The Kate Effect

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She has one of the most photographed faces in the world, constantly features in the ‘Best-Dressed’ lists and was named one of the top 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2013. With a rumoured five outfit changes a day when on official business, Kate Middleton is constantly championing the best of British fashion and design. Here are her top British luxury designers who have all felt The Kate Effect


Alexander McQueen

Pleated mini dress from Alexander McQueen, £1,535

Kate’s affirming love for British fashion brand Alexander McQueen began when the Creative Director, Sarah Burton, was picked to design her wedding dress.

Goat Fashion

Washington coat from Goat, £680

Kate was in good company when she wore this Washington coat from this much-loved British brand popular with Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow during a recent trip to New York.


Double-breasted coat in cerise wool-silk double crêpe from Mulberry, £1,500

Covering up her small baby bump, Kate opted for this gorgeous Mulberry coat in New York and within hours it had completely sold out.


L.K. Bennett

Sledge patent leather platform court from L.K. Bennett, £195

It is a well-known fact that Kate’s shoe collection is brimming with L.K. Bennett, but it’s these nude courts that are her trusted pair.

Catherine Walker

Waverley emerald-green coat jacket by Catherine Walker & Co, POA

Catherine Walker & Co, one of the UK’s only authentic couture fashion houses, was first given the royal seal of approval by Princess Diana and it wasn’t long before Kate followed suit.

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