With an increased workload comes an increased wardrobe. Kate Middleton did 133 engagements in 2016 over 63 days, plus some out and about appearances that didn’t count toward her total, and in that time Kate managed to fit in over 100 different pieces of clothing. Because she wore so many clothes, I’m splitting the year end round up polls into three separate posts. This one features her gowns and separates, and I’ll have two others for her dresses and coats.
Along with over 100 different pieces of clothing, Kate wore 47 different pieces of jewelry, 33 different pairs of shoes, 22 different bags, 14 different hats, and 10 other accessories.
Kate wore 46 different designers. Her three most worn designers this year were Alexander McQueen (11 times), Jenny Packham and Catherine Walker (5 times each). Kate debuted 16 different designers this year.
Kate’s most worn color was blue (19 times), followed by white (14 times) and red (11 times).
Kate wore 35 pairs of earrings, 6 necklaces, 2 bracelets, 2 brooches, 1 watch, and 1 tiara.
Given how many of Kate’s pieces this year were bespoke, there is no way to know the true cost of Kate’s 2016 wardrobe. But just taking a look at the pieces that were new in 2016, I’ve calculated her wardrobe to have cost about $176,000. I think that’s a fairly conservative estimate, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it cost a lot more.
For each category, there are two polls: Favorite and Least Favorite.
1) Jenny Packham red bespoke gown – Kate wore this repeated gown to the Diplomatic Reception on December 8.
2) Jenny Packham pearlescent sequin gown – Kate wore this repeated gown to the EACH gala dinner in Norfolk on June 22.
3) Saloni Blue Mary Illusion Dot Dress – Kate wore this new full length dress to the pre-India tour reception at Kensington Palace on April 6.
4) Jenny Packham bespoke blue beaded gown and shawl – Kate wore this new gown and shawl to the Bollywood gala dinner in India on April 10.
5) Roland Mouret Nansen gown in royal blue – Kate wore this new gown to the SportsAid 40th anniversary dinner on June 9.
6) Self Portrait Pleated Crochet gown – This new gown made an appearance at the movie premiere of ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ on November 3.
7) Tory Burch Floral Mesh Gown – Kate wore this new gown to dinner in Bhutan on April 14.
8) Beulah London Juliet red poppy gown – This new gown also made its appearance in Bhutan, at the reception on April 15.
1) Eponine London red and white checked top and shirt – Kate wore this new top and skirt from the SS16 collection to XLP on March 11.
2) Rebecca Taylor dark blue tweed jacket and skirt – Kate wore this repeated skirt suit in her February 8th Children’s Mental Health Week video, and in the ‘Our Queen at 90’ interview which debuted in March.
3) Catherine Walker bespoke pale blue suit – Kate wore this new skirt suit for her first solo overseas visit to the Netherlands on October 11.
4) Goat Binky Blouse & Banana Republic Geo Jacquard Skirt – Kate wore these new pieces to the Heads Together launch on May 16.
5) Alexander McQueen Military Silk Georgette Blouse & Embellished Wool Crepe Skirt – Kate threepeated these pieces for her visit to Portsmouth on May 20.
6) Paul & Joe Embroidered wool cape & Bhutanese skirt – Kate wore these new pieces for her official welcome in Bhutan on April 14.
7) Alexander McQueen white broderie anglaise two-piece – Kate wore these repeated pieces when leaving Bhutan on April 16.
8) Reiss Vinnie High Neck Shirt & Dolce & Gabbana Boucle Wool Blend Skirt – Kate wore this new outfit for her guest editor of HuffPo UK stint on February 17. She repeated the skirt to visit a women’s prison and center on November 4.
9) Le Kilt Classic – Houndstooth Long – Kate wore this new skirt with a black turtleneck during a visit to Scotland on February 24.
10) Temperley London Delphia crop top & Delphia long skirt – Kate debuted this outfit for a garden party in New Delhi on April 11.
11) Michael Kors Collection Guncheck Wool Trumpet Skirt & Virgin Wool Plaid Blazer – Kate wore this repeated outfit for church and the Gallipoli memorial service on January 10.