Happy One-Year Anniversary, Duchess: Celebrating One Year Of Kate Middleton’s Royal Fashion!


Has it already been a year since Prince William and Kate Middleton got hitched? It will be on Sunday, April 29, and we’re going to swig a glass or two (or three) for the royal couple. More than anything, this last year is when we completely fell in love with Kate and her winsome style. Seriously, the woman never fails to put her best fashion foot forward. More than anything, she puts in a lot of thought into the political context of her clothes, which is always appreciated. Remember when she wore Canadian designer Erdem Moralioglu while visiting Canada? Or that fab red Maple Leaf hat by Lock And Co. on Canada Day celebrations? Smart moves, gurl. And they — along with her gracious personality — have only served to win her more fans.

There have been other amazing fashion moments by her, through this first year of her becoming royalty. That pale pink shimmering Jenny Packham on her first official engagement was a total hit. And that incredibly sexy black velvet Alexander McQueen dress for  the Sun Military Awards? In fact, Packham and McQueen have emerged as her favorite designers — other than Reiss, Issa and Irish designer Orla Kiely, for slightly more informal occasions. As far as Jenny Packham goes, we’re total fans of the silver, one-shouldered Grecian gown and the yellow, summery frock that Kate has worn on different occasions. With McQueen you can’t beat the second white dress she wore for her post-wedding celebrations.

So, in celebration of her royal style and of her impending one-year anniversary on Sunday, we’ve compiled an epic gallery of Kate’s top 25 looks. It was a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. But we also want you to get involved. We’ve got a numbered list of all the 25 looks right below, in order of our preference. Go through the list (you won’t be sorry) which is linked to the corresponding picture in the gallery. The gallery is also numbered from 1-25 in case you want to go straight to it. Below it, we’ve got ourselves a poll of the top 15 of that list. We’d love for you to vote and tell which is your favorite. We’ve even got the designers and milliners down for every outfit, so have a ball, click away and vote, vote, vote!

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For your votes: 

1. Her incredible Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress

2. Amazingly sexy Alexander McQueen black velvet gown for the Sun Military Awards 

3. The gorgeous summery primrose yellow Jenny Packham silk frock at Calgary Airport

4. Glam in a black lace-overlay Temperley London gown for the War Horse premiere

5. Pale lilac Alexander McQueen gown with crystal-encrusted belt at the BAFTAs

6. Black lace Zara dress, Ralph Lauren bolero for a charity concert at Royal Albert Hall

7. Lock & Co. red Maple leaf hat, Reiss “Nanette” dress for Canada Day celebrations

8. Silver Grecian Jenny Packham gown for hosting dinner at St. James Palace

9. Pale pink, shimmering Jenny Packham gown for her first official event as Duchess

10. Post wedding bash Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown with angora bolero

11. Elegant lavender “Peridot” dress by Roskanda Illnic in Beverly Hills

12. Fashion-forward Jesire coat dress with Jimmy Choo “Cosmic” pumps in London

13. Pastel, flowing Jenny Packham frock for polo in Santa Barbara

14. Katherine Hooker coat,  Rachel Trevor-Morgan hat for “The Order of the Garter”

15. Erdem Moralioglu “Cecile” dress at the Governor General of Canada’s hom

The rest for your viewing pleasure:

16. DAY Birger et Mikkelsen coat, Gina Foster Millinery hat at Zara Phillips wedding

17. White Alexander McQueen coat, Lock and Co. hat at the “Trooping of the Colors”

18. Iconic Reiss “Shola” bandage dress for Barack Obama’s State visit 

19. Grey Orla Kiely dress with black daisy appliqué at Dulwich Picture Gallery

20. Coat dress by Orla Kiery, boots from Aquatalia by Marvin K. at Rose Hill Primary

21. Navy double-breasted officer’s coat by Alexander McQueen at Victoria Barracks

22. Green Emilia Wickstead piece with “Betty Boop” Lock and Co. hat on St. Patricks Day

23. Zara dress, Anya Hindmarch bag at Sam Waley-Cohen and Annabel Ballin’s wedding

24. Amanda Wakeley dress while visiting The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, Surrey

25. Malene Birger “Bullet” dress at opening ceremony of  Somba K’e Civic Plaza in Canada

[Photos: Splash News Online/ Getty Images]

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