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Katherine Ryan's outfits in The Duchess: From her feathered PJs & her best school run fashion moments 

Katherine's school run looks gave Carrie Bradshaw a run for her Manolos… 

Leanne Bayley
Leanne BayleyDirector of Lifestyle & Commerce
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If you haven't yet watched The Duchess on Netflix, where have you been? Katherine Ryan is not only is the lead actress in the show, she's also the executive producer and writer - and not to forget, style star! In the hit series she plays a fashionable disruptive single mum living in London and we can't help but wonder, is Katherine Ryan the UK's answer to Sex and The City's Carrie Bradshaw?

RELATED: Meet The Duchess star Katherine Ryan's beautiful family

the duchess pjs

First up, we were slightly obsessed with the feathered PJs Katherine wore on the school run with her daughter Olive. We immediately recognised the Daily Sleeper set - they've been a popular investment buy with the fash pack on Instagram for the past year. The chic designs are perfect if you're looking for a pair of PJs that you can wear out with heels and then get in and roll into bed - and then throw on a jumper for the school run the next day. 

Katherine opted for a pink pair but we're obsessed with the new yellow style that's exclusive to Net-a-Porter right now. Dreamy. 

yellow pjs

Yellow Sleeper set, £262, Net-a-Porter 


You can buy them in various colours, and if you're looking for a winter investment - the black pair could be perfect. These sell out time and time again so do not miss out. 

black pjs

Black Sleeper set, £262,  Net-a-Porter 


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Elsewhere in the show - in the first episode - she wore a pair of Star & Moon earrings from Thomas Sabo

the duchess earrings

The 37-year-old wore the chic earrings with a metallic Zandra Rhodes dress, statement blazer, patterned tights and pink heels. Definitely not the yummy mummy outfits we're used to in British TV shows. 

the duchess star moon earrings

Star & Moon earrings, £149, Thomas Sabo


The show's stylist is Jennifer Michalski-Bray who has worked with plenty of celebrities over the years. From Joely Richardson to Kerry Washington and The Fall's Gillian Anderson. But what's interesting is that also worked on the hit US show Gossip Girl. During her time working alongside Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, Jennifer played a key role across three seasons handling everything from shopping for pieces worn on the show to assisting cast fittings. Ah, it all makes so much sense now. As well as Jennifer, Katherine hired her makeup artist Fiona Eustace for the show. 

the duchess jumper

Katherine was adamant about getting her personal glam squad working on the show. "It was important to take my team with me into this project. And I was disruptive and adamant about that happening. They’re the best – it’s not just about loyalty,’ Katherine said in an interview with Metro. "I knew it was a challenge that we could handle and I wanted us to do it together, and I’m really glad that they did."

Scroll down to see more of our favourite looks from The Duchess…. 

the duchess red

We're totally wearing a head-to-toe red outfit the next time we go out! Katherine said: "I think it was integral for this character to leave the house completely put together and authentic to her own artistry, every day. I’m so used to seeing single mothers who are messy, and they’re sad, and I thought that the headpieces, and the power dressing, was so much a part of who she was." 

the duchess veil

Is a veiled headdress too much for the school run? Hell no. 

Jennifer revealed: "This was really fun to create - we had a moodboard with inspiration for this look. Since the show didn't have a huge budget, we used two great second-hand finds - the black cashmere blend Dolce & Gabbana coat and the Lanvin dress underneath. Then of course, played it up with the over the knee Stella McCartney boots and the Givenchy bag."

the duchess pink jumpsuit

You can't go wrong with a pink jumpsuit for the ultimate WFH outfit. Jennifer told us: "The jumpsuit felt like the perfect WFH outfit for Katherine's character. Easy yet stylish. We loved the colour of this LF Markey jumpsuit as it went so well with her interiors on the show."

the duchess plaid

We love everything about this look; the plaid coat, the green dress and the huge headband. Picture perfection. Jennifer gave us an insight into this look, telling us: "The most wholesome out of all of her looks we created. We wanted Katherine to meet Evan's parents looking the part of the perfect future daughter-in-law. The headbands were such a key player in the series. All of them were made (with a handful of custom pieces) by accessories designer, Victoria Percival."

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Jennifer told us: This was Katherine's favourite look of the series according to Jennifer. "It was so intricately layered and really thought out. First off, we fell in love with the Zandra Rhodes dress, but it was strapless and a little risqué for the character so we decided to put a gorgeous Alexander Wang top underneath and sewed some gunmetal chains onto it as straps which tied in with the gunmetal zips on the sleeves of the Wang top. The whole look was finished off with the gorgeous velvet Racil blazer, Gucci socks, YSL bag (available to rent at Catwalk Club) and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes."

Netflix is giving us plenty of style inspiration right now - Emily in Paris has been the talk of the style crown on Instagram. People are desperate for her Chanel accessories, her bucket hats and her all-important vintage-looking phone case.

Photos by Simon Ridgway/NETFLIX. 

This article has been updated at a later time. 

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