The Duchess may love to recycle her favorite looks, but that doesn’t mean her Royal Tour wardrobe didn’t cost a pretty penny! Kate showed off 22 looks in 19 days, and the majority of her outfits were brand new — and they came with a hefty price tag. See each and every outfit & let us know which look was your favorite!
Kate Middleton solidified her role as a royal fashion icon when she embarked on a 19-day royal tour with her hubby, Price William, and adorable 8-month-old baby boy, Prince George. The 32-year-old Duchess managed to show off a total of 22 looks while stepping out for a slew of appearances in both New Zealand and Australia — and she relied on her staple set of go-to designers for the trip! According to MailOnline, Kate’s stunning looks cost a whopping $65,000!
Kate Middleton’s Royal Tour Wardrobe 2014 — Her Outfits In Australia & New Zealand:
Sure, Kate loves recycling a good outfit, and she did bring along a few looks we’ve already seen before — but there were also a ton of outfits that were brand new! From Alexander McQueen to Jenny Packham, she turned to her favorite high-fashion designers to craft the exquisite looks she showed off on the tour. In most cases Kate opted to wear bespoke designer creations, like a gorgeous black Jenny Packham cocktail dress — and Daily Mail says it cost $5,202. A pink, two-piece McQueen number clocked in at $1,012, while a striking yellow Rosanda Ilincic sheath cost $1,595.
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Kate Middleton’s Affordable Royal Tour Dresses:
While a slew of her looks were pretty pricey, she also sported many dresses under $1,000 — and her most affordable proved to be a Hobbs dress that she rewore on the tour, which she first scooped up for just $58 on sale in 2012. A floral LK Bennett dress, (which she also recycled), was priced at $411, while a white eyelet frock by Australian designer Zimmermann cost $459. Her sophisticated grey Roksanda Ilincic sheath, (the second look she showed off by the designer), was strikingly similar to a silhouette she has worn in the past and cost $998. Kate also showed off looks from American designers, including Tory Burch, Michael Kors, and Diane Von Furstenberg. Her printed Tory Burch frock cost $340, while her DVF wrap dress had a $325 price tag — and they both sold out instantly after the Duchess debuted them! Kate’s final look, coat dress from Kors’ Spring 2014 collection, cost $2,995.
Along with bespoke designer creations, Kate also made sure to pack a few affordable staples that were already hanging in her closet, like her navy Zara blazer, trusty nude L.K. Bennett pumps, and favorite pair of J. Brand jeans.
Kate Middleton’s Shoes — Royal Tour Wardrobe:
Kate always embraces an opportunity to sport a fascinator, but when it came time to select her accessories the Duchess was a savvy packer — in fact, she kept her accessories to a minimum and all of her shoes were recycled! From her Stuart Weitzman wedges to her nude LK Bennett pumps and Jimmy Choo heels, she definitely didn’t spend too much time stressing about her fancy footwear. As far as fascinators were concerned, she only showed off four hats — and she relied on her fave milliners for the creations as she rocked Gina Foster, Jane Taylor, and Jonathan Howard. Kate saved the hats for the most important occasions, like church on Easter Sunday.
Katy Perry’s Cartier Watch — Gift From Prince William:
The new mom also debuted a brand new accessory — a Cartier Ballon Bleu watch, which just so happens to be an anniversary gift from her hubby! How sweet is that? The $9,229 timepiece is timeless — and it looked great against her appropriate yet chic wardrobe. The majority of her exquisite jewels were all on loan from the Queen’s reserve collection.
So, what was the most expensive item? It proved to be a $6,722 Lela Rose dress, while the majority of the $65,000 was unsurprisingly spent on coats. From the red Catherine Walker coat dress, ($2,521), she wore when she kicked off the royal tour to her $3,935 powder blue Alexander McQueen coat for Easter Sunday, her outerwear truly stood out on the trip.Kate’s favorite silhouette seemed to be a coat dress — and it looked phenomenal on the Duchess!
See all of Kate’s great outfits on the royal tour & VOTE for which look you liked best on the Duchess.