I’ve split this year’s year-end Kate Middleton fashion polls into the same categories as last year: Dresses, Coats, Gowns, Separates, and Hats. I’m grouping the dresses and separates together, and the coats, gowns, and hats together. Kate’s shoes and bags are too boring to bother polling, but I may do a jewelry one, too.
Minus the pants outfits (which are boring), Kate wore 47 pieces, 31 designers, and 11 colors. Kate wore 20 dresses (43%), 18 coats (39%), 4 gowns (9%), and 4 separates (9%).
The top worn designers were: Alexander McQueen (5 times, 11%); Reiss (4 times, 9&); and Jenny Packham (3 times, 6%). The top worn colors were: blue (14 times, 30%); black (10 times, 21%); and grey (5 times, 11%).
There is no way to know the true cost of Kate’s 2015 wardrobe (just the pieces that were new in 2015), but between the clothes (many of which were bespoke), jewelry, shoes, bags, and hats, I’m guessing it cost anywhere between $50,000-$100,000 (there were some expensive jewelry debuts).
For this year’s polls, I’m including two polls for each category: Favorite and Least Favorite. So we can know which piece people liked the most, and which piece people liked the least. Each category is organized by color.
2) Alexander McQueen bespoke red dress with flaps – Kate made her final dive into her 2012 closet when she pulled out this dress for a third time on December 15 at the Anna Freud Centre Christmas Party.
3) Jenny Packham bespoke buttercup print yellow silk shift dress – Kate defied my expectation of red when she wore this yellow dress on May 2 leaving the hospital with Princess Charlotte.
5) Seraphine Maternity “Florrie Floral Print Dress” – Kate wore this dress twice within the span of a month, first on January 19 for three visits in Kensington and then on February 18 for a trip to the Emma Bridgewater factory and Action for Children.
The Duchess of Cambridge attends Goring lunch yesterday wearing (non maternity) Erdem. http://t.co/mpEB2cTIiV
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) March 3, 2015
13) Orla Kiely dress from the AW2011 collection – Kate started her trend of pulling from her 2012 closet when she pulled this dress which she first wore in March 2012 to the Dulwich Picture Gallery. She repeated the dress on October 27 for her Chance UK visit.
14) Matthew Williamson grey dress with turquoise and gold embellishment – In another 2012 closet pull, Kate grabbed this dress for the November 18th Place2Be headteacher conference. She first wore this dress to the ‘African Cats’ premiere in April 2012.
15) Hobbs “Animal Shirt Dress” – We finally got a good look at this dress when Kate wore it to the Fostering Network visit on January 16. She first wore this dress under a coat in Wales in November 2014.
1) Luisa Spagnoli jacket and skirt – Kate has had this outfit since 2011, wearing it again in 2014, before three-peating it on December 16 for the Christmas Lunch at BP/An audience with her new patronage.
2) LK Bennett “Davina” dress and “Jude” jacket – Kate continued her trend of pulling from her 2012 closet when she wore this outfit to the ICAP Charity Day on December 9.
3) Michael Kors Collection “Guncheck Wool Trumpet Skirt” and “Virgin Wool Plaid Blazer” – This new jacket and skirt, worn to Sunday church service on December 27, is very classic “Kate Middleton”. She wore several outfits similar to this one during the girlfriend years.
4) Polka dot jacket and skirt – This black polka dot skirt suit Kate wore on November 17 to the Paris condolence book signing is a repeat. Kate has had this for years and has worn it several times before.