The Duchess loves to wear British staple Boden – from its chic and sweet cardigans to floaty summer dresses and pretty pussy-bow blouses. Princess Charlotte often wears the brand, too! Kate Would Love: Broderie trim blouse, Boden.
Marks & Spencer
Who can forget Kate’s sell-out pink trouser suit from M&S? Or her ultra-popular bargain trainers? The royal loves championing the British high street in her Marks & Spencer favourites.
The Duchess of Cambridge has sparked a sell-out on the Ghost website on many an occasion, and she has a number of pretty dresses from the collection. In 2021, to celebrate her 10th anniversary with Prince William, Kate chose a blue floral number from Ghost to pose for a smiling portrait – proving her love for the brand.
This is a brand that goes way back for Kate, who has worn L.K.Bennett ever since her early days as a member of the royal family. There was a time when she wouldn’t be seen without her pale beige heels from the brand – these days, she prefers its timeless dresses.
Another British classic, Kate favours the chic staples at Whistles, too. In May 2021, she proved her timeless style by rewearing a Whistles blouse dating back to 2008 – which she in fact wore for her 2010 engagement photos, taken by Mario Testino at St James’ Palace.
There’s no doubt that Kate has a special relationship with her wedding dress designer, Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen – and she has continued to wear luxurious pieces from the fashion house ever since her royal wedding day. Her signature favourites include military-inspired pieces, tailored coats and custom gowns.
One of Kate’s newer favourite luxury brands, Alessandra Rich was responsible for Kate’s collared polka dot dress which reminded many of Princess Diana’s 80s style. The Italian designer has since revealed that the Princess of Wales is one of her main inspirations, telling Tatler: “I’m drawn to history’s polite rebels, such as Princess Diana, and I want to embody that spirit in the Alessandra Rich woman.”
The Duchess is also fond of Emilia Wickstead’s elegant dresses – in fact, she loves them so much that she often buys the same style in different colour ways.
Aspinal of London.
Kate loves her handbags, too! Aspinal of London is one of the mid-luxury brands she favours – she owns two ‘Mayfair’ box bags and often carries her favourite clutch from Aspinal.
& Other Stories
Kate has begun shopping at high street favourite & Other Stories in recent years – her go-to ‘mom’ jeans are from the brand, as well as a gorgeous floral dress she wore at the Chelsea Flower Show back in 2019.