When the Duchess of Cambridge was photographed at King's Cross station last Friday, it came as no surprise that she was wearing a high street label to cover up her blossoming baby bump, choosing a striking patterned coat from Zara. She might be royalty but when it comes to her sense of style the Duchess still keeps it down to earth, mixing both designer wear with high street brands including Whistles, Ted Baker and Reiss. We take a look at some of her best high street looks that have unsurprisingly sold out within minutes of Kate wearing them...
The Duchess is seen here wearing a striking red Zara coat
A long-time fan of Zara, the Duchess has worn a number of the brand’s items, most recently last Friday when she was spotted off-duty in a navy and rust printed coat. She also chose to wear another coat from Zara in May of last year when she attended Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday Celebration at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
This is the Zara coat Duchess Kate wore when off-duty last week
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However, it was a printed maxi dress that she wore while travelling to her sister Pippa Middleton's wedding in May that caught the public’s attention. The £39.99 dress from the Spanish brand was totally on point with its gorgeous floral design, and the button down front meant there was no danger of the Duchess messing up her hair when she got changed for the church service.
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The structured designs and fluidity of the clothes from Whistles appeal greatly to Duchess Kate; as well as being extremely flattering on her enviable figure, they are also conservative enough for her to wear for a royal function. In fact, for her engagement photos the Duchess chose a beautiful cream-colored blouse from Whistles, and since then she has been photographed wearing the label on many occasions - perhaps most famously to view her first official portrait in 2013 at the National Portrait gallery. For this important outing, the Duchess chose to wear a deep red chiffon dress from Whistles which featured a dark velvet waistband.
When it comes to her outerwear, the Duchess is a big fan of Ted Baker and opted to wear a coat from the designer when she visited Canada in 2011 as part of her royal tour. Sales of the £300 blue trench coat unsurprisingly rocketed and since then Kate has been photographed wearing it on more than one occasion. More recently in July, on a visit to Wimbledon to watch Roger Federer play against Marin Cilic, she wore a poppy-print dress by Ted Baker.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Reiss dress when she met with Michelle Obama
The Duchess's wardrobe is full of classic dresses from the luxury high street shop Reiss, including the Nannette and the Trina – both of which also experienced the 'Kate effect' in full force when they sold out within minutes. It is no surprise that Duchess Kate loves the classy cuts and gorgeous designs from the label, choosing to wear a £325 blue Reiss coat to the Rugby World Cup opener on 18 September 2015. It was three years earlier when the Reiss website reportedly crashed after Duchess Kate was photographed wearing a beige bandage dress from the label to welcome Michelle Obama in London during the US President's official visit. The £175 Shola dress sold out within minutes.