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We can’t wait to see what the stylish, down-to-earth couple will wear for their trip to the U.S. — and we aren’t alone! So many designers weighed in on what they want to see the royals wearing, and we have all the sketches here!
Every time Kate Middleton steps out, everything from her fascinator to her pumps seems to be met with great praise — and I’m sure her wardrobe for their trip to the U.S. won’t be any different. The Royals are set to arrive on Jul. 8, and their schedule is jam-packed with so many diverse activities — which means they will both need a slew of appropriate get-ups! WWD asked LA tastemakers and designers what they think Will & Kate should wear while they’re in town. See the sketches and what they had to say here!
"We wanted to keep it light and breezy for summer by using chambray fabric for both pants, which will keep the royal newlyweds cool and casual for their visit to the West Coast." — David Lim, designer of Kasil Workshop
“Her trip is the perfect excuse to throw a pair of cotton trousers, a soft linen jacket and a classic yet evocative silk blouse. The look reflects the balance of old Santa Barbara Style mixed with a new Los Feliz/Silver Lake chic.” — Juan Carlos Obando
The prince's California beach style must include O'Neill board shorts and walk shorts. — O'Neill
"I think she should be wearing my silk and cotton sateen dress from resort. It is inspired by the kind of dress an English woman would wear to a garden party.” — Gregory Parkinson
"The sea blue color of this bandeau top and hipster bottom bikini from my cruise 2012 collection reminded me of Kate's engagement dress and ring.” — Rod Beattie of Bleu Rod Beattie
Vans' classic canvas summer shoe.
"The sweater-over-evening-skirt look is key for us — it adds an insouciant touch to a dressy ensemble. Shown here topped with a peak-lapel blazer, it is a perfect match for Kate's approachable sense of style.” — Jenni Kayne
"Kate strolls Abbot Kinney in Venice in a slouchy doublebreasted blazer over an acid pastel Deco Palm print bikini top, and a grosgrain-tied paperbag waist short to show off her incredibly slender waistline." — Trina Turk
“Both the cloche for Kate at $70 and the classic fedora for William at $70 are 100 percent wool for the harsh British winters." — Anna Delis, designer of Goorin Bros.
"I select my off-the-shoulder jersey bodice gown with an origami silk satin-faced organza skirt with a crystal baguette-encrusted jewel belt in a gorgeous shade of raspberry. This look is perfect for royalty walking the red carpet." — Kevan Hall
"With these shades, the couple will fit right in to the culture and enjoy the L.A. sun." — Larry Leight, founder and creative director of Oliver Peoples
"William and Catherine in Seven For All Mankind exude a natural, effortless off-duty California style with premium denim as the foundation.” — Michele Manz creative director for Seven for All Mankind
Kate should wear pieces from my Hey Sailor collection as it's the perfect jewelry for a nautical summertime look.” — Tarina Tarantino
"We thought a relaxed strapless jumpsuit in royal blue would be great on her for a California evening and chose an easy yet beautiful tiered dress for day, with her favorite V-neck and a refined tea length." — Max and Lubov Azria of BCBG Max Azria
"At first glance, this look appears to be a dress, but it is actually two pieces — a maxiskirt and white blouse tucked in…beyond! It's glamorous, Boho and sexy without being too revealing. Perfect for a beach party in Malibu. — Rachel Zoe