The 5 Style Staples Kate Middleton Swears By

As the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton has a wardrobe fit for any royal. Her timeless and sophisticated style shines through the designers she wears—from Dolce & Gabbana to Preen by Thorton Bregazzi—and the heirlooms she dons (like Princess Diana’s crown jewel). But the Duchess herself also knows what works best for her figure and, as such, has a rotating set of essentials that are not only classic, but also versatile enough to go from government reception to evening premiere. Here, the pieces that get Kate’s royal stamp of approval.

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A perfectly tailored sheath dress

At the Ben Ainslie Racing America's Cup launch event in London, Kate's impeccably structured look was made possible by Jaeger.

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A pair of classic nude pumps

The Duchess complemented her Kate Spade dress with these elegant Gianvito Rossi suede pumps at a London event in honor of World Mental Health Day.

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A standout two-piece suit

Kate visited the XLP Project youth charity in London wearing this mod-inspired skirt suit by Eponine.

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A basic one-tone clutch

She appeared at the UK premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob holding a ruby suede clutch that allowed her Self Portrait gown to take center stage.

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A bright coat dress

Kate stunned in a crimson Carolina Herrera coat dress during a visit to Yukon as part of her royal tour of Canada.