Every bride feels pressure to select the perfect wedding dress—we can only assume these expectations mount when you’re marrying the heir to the British throne. For her historic wedding gown, the Duchess of Cambridge went with a British designer at a famed label—Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The jaw-dropping, dramatic lace dress lived up to all of the anticipation and made headlines around the world.
The Duchess of Cambridge knows that when something works, you stick to it. In the ten years since her wedding, Kate has turned to the brand again and again. She’s chosen a number of tailored frocks and flowing ballgowns from the label and makes the most out of these outfits, rewearing them over the years.
Below, find 20 times the Duchess of Cambridge wore McQueen. Or, shop the brand for yourself here.
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October 20, 2020
Kate wore a long, red, double-breasted coat from the designer for the launch of her ‘Hold Still’ community photography project. The red hue was perfect for the autumn event.
February 11, 2020
The Duchess is clearly a fan of McQueen coats. She chose this militaristic style for a visit to the Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center in Leicestershire.
September 26, 2019
Kate often rewears this powder blue, belted McQueen coat, featuring large pockets. She chose the outerwear here for the naming ceremony for the boat, the RSS Sir David Attenborough. She also previously wore this coat in 2014 and in 2016.
March 12, 2019
The Duchess chose this black floral dress, which she originally wore to the 2017 BAFTA awards, for the 2019 National Portrait Gallery Gala.
February 10, 2019
Few make a white gown like McQueen. The Duchess chose this flowing, one-shouldered number for the BAFTA awards.
October 23, 2018
Kate pulled out all the stops for the Dutch state dinner in 2018. The Duchess paired the famed Lover’s Knot tiara with an icy blue McQueen gown.
October 12, 2018
McQueen seems to be the royal wedding designer of choice. The Duchess wore this raspberry-colored dress to her cousin-in-law, Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank.
July 9, 2018
The Duchess seems to trust the label for many momentous life events. For example, she chose McQueen for her youngest child, Prince Louis’s christening.
February 1, 2018
McQueen has also been one of Kate’s most-worn maternity brands when it comes to formalwear. She chose this stunning, sweeping gown for dinner at the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway.
June 17, 2017
At the 2017 Trooping the Colour festivities, the Duchess chose this cheery, bubblegum pink McQueen dress. She paired the outfit with a matching pink fascinator.
June 20, 2017
The Duchess wore McQueen white lace, reminiscent of her wedding gown, to 2017’s Royal Ascot horse race. Here, she chats with her mother, Carole Middleton.
May 20, 2017
Since Pippa Middleton wore McQueen to Kate’s wedding, it seems only fair that the Duchess wore the designer to Pippa’s nuptials. Kate paired the elegant dress with a matching fascinator.
May 4, 2016
The Duchess loves a blush-colored McQueen. She chose this ensemble to visit London’s National Portrait Gallery.
September 25, 2016
Kate normally chooses solid colors from the brand, but made an exception for a 2016 trip to Canada. She chose this red and white eyelet, embroidered dress to attend an event for the Canadian Coast Guard and Vancouver First Responders.
March 9, 2015
While pregnant, the Duchess once again opted for pink McQueen, sporting this coat to the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey.
September 13, 2012
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as part of the Diamond Jubilee Tour in 2012. Kate wore custom, gilded McQueen to an official dinner hosted by Malaysia’s Head of State.
December 19, 2011
Kate donned this dramatic black velvet gown to join Prince William and Prince Harry at the Sun Military Awards.
July 9, 2011
McQueen seems to be the Duchess’s BAFTA go-to designer. She wore this flowing lavender gown to the 2011 event.
April 29, 2011
The day that started the iconic partnership. Sarah Burton designed Kate Middleton’s wedding dress for Alexander McQueen. She also designed Kate’s sister, Pippa’s bridesmaid’s dress.
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