Bright, traffic-stopping colors may have been all over the Spring/Summer 2019 runways, but a decidedly more toned-down hue is proving to be just as popular this time of year. Yep, the light-blue coat dress Kate Middleton wore over the weekend makes quite a convincing case for rocking softer, more understated shades this season. If you're searching for a way to liven up your wardrobe right now, but aren't quite ready to go as bold and bright as neon green, look no further than this duchess-approved powder blue.
The royal family had two things to celebrate on April 21. Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry were all smiles as they attended the Easter church service in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The annual service also happened to coincide with the Queen's 93rd birthday this year.
For the celebratory Sun. outing, Middleton looked the epitome of springtime chic. Her sleek powder-blue coat dress, by Alexander McQueen, featured concealed buttons, sharp shoulders, and an elegant high collar. She wore the streamlined frock with a matching slip dress, which ever-so-slightly peeked through as she walked, and a bow-embellished fascinator, also in a coordinating blue hue.
A crystal acorn brooch, a pair of drop earrings (which she first wore at her wedding in 2011 and then again in 2016), and her blue-sapphire engagement ring added the perfect amount of sentimental sparkle.
It's not only Middleton's jewels that are familiar, though. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she's worn the exact outfit before (and for the same occasion, too). Back in 2014, the duchess donned the powder-blue coat dress and matching fascinator to attend an Easter church service during her and Prince Williams' Australia tour.
The few styling differences between then and now? Middleton's shoes. On Sun., she slipped into gray suede heels from Emmy London. In 2014, she chose to ground the ensemble with a pair of off-white L.K. Bennett pumps.
Spring is the perfect time to liven up your wardrobe with some color. Do so with the The Zoe Report's roundup of Middleton-inspired powder-blue pieces that will never go out of style (much like her McQueen dress), below.