Kate Middleton’s Black Dresses

When you’re a royal Duchess, it’s safe to say you have a few black dresses in your wardrobe.  Kate Middleton is the true fashion icon of the royal family.  From weekend bliss to obligatory events, Kate has all her black dresses covered.  No matter the look, she manages to stun everyone with her style.  Let’s look back at some of Kate’s quintessential black dress looks below. Image: deviantart by CC License Nothing says British royalty more than a brilliant military coatdress!  Here’s Kate with her husband Prince William at the Victoria Barracks, Windsor to present Operational Medals to the Irish Guards.  She couldn’t have dressed more appropriately!  The bright gold double-breasted buttons add detail. Yet, the gold shamrock broach to tribute the Irish army is considerate and special.  The black pumps are absolutely gorgeous.  Last but not least, her signature accessory of the hat is always on pointe, this time in match black color with a simple gathered bow finish.  Kate makes us all proud in this black dress look. Image: newsvore by CC License Ah, here we have the royal black velvet dress.  A lot of people compared this dress to Dianne when she wore it.  But, we think Kate makes her own great fashion statement here!  Kate updates the classic black velvet look with a strapless feminine sweetheart top and natural, bare arms. The fitted bodice then allows a train of flowing black velvet to cascade all around her legs to the floor in a truly regal look.  She dresses it up even more with her own modern choker of studded jewels, tear drop earrings, diamond bracelet and of course, her magnificent ring.   In this black dress, Kate breathes new life into a royal velvet classic. Image: starandstyle by CC License
Yes, even Kate needs a casual black frock to run around town in too!  This short-sleeved spring/summer dress is a perfect go-to for a great shopping day out and about.  The v-neck cascades down to a diamond shaped centered waist to help bring in this comfortable free-flowing number.   It ends above the knee to alert everyone that it’s not necessary for a Duchess to always dress formally. Best of all, this is one great little black dress that we too can easily find a replica of in our favorite mall.  Is it a bit chill out?  Add a cardigan or short jacket over it on a chilly day.  Pair it with your favorite sandals or chunky platforms for a totally complete casual look.  Kate gives a great example of how you can still style it up while running getting those errands done! Image: wantherstyle by CC License The classic schoolgirl Kate is as sweet as can be!  No one gives an ode back to school days better than Kate in this traditional dress with Peter Pan collar.  She completes the look with a pair of teardrop pearl earrings, of course!  Kate just proves that even a straightforward uniform dress with high collar can look stunning with an air of innocent and style. Which is your favorite black dress on Kate?