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How To Adopt Kate Middleton’s Maternity Style

As Kate Middleton’s due date for the third royal baby approaches, it seems the perfect time to reflect back on her maternity style. Sleek and formulaic, here is a step-by-step guide to adopting the Duchess of Cambridge’s maternity style…

Royal Baby Blue
Kate Middleton's Maternity Style
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Kate Middleton's Maternity Style
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Whether boy or girl, one of the Duchess’ primary colours during pregnancy is blue – in every shade. This classic colour means that her bump-dressing always looks sleek. Regal in its very name, dressing in royal blue will always be a choice which reflects sophistication and timeless elegance. To channel the Duchess, pair a deep navy dress with accessories of turquoise in order to add a touch of brightness and modernity to your look.

kate middleton's maternity style

Pair with the bright accent of the Lucca in petrol…

The Dress-Coat
kate middleton's maternity style
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kate middleton's maternity style
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kate middleton's maternity style
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A trend for AW18 as seen on the catwalks of the likes of Prada and Fendi, the Duchess has been donning the dress-coat since her first pregnancy with Prince George. In a bright hue or sugary pastel, these coats are an effortless choice for perfect occasion dressing whilst pregnant. Kate follows the simple formula of pairing each of her statement coats with matching heels and simple jewellery. This elegant combination is most certainly the easiest way in which to adopt Kate Middleton’s maternity style.

kate middleton's maternity style
A Look of Lace
kate middleton's maternity style
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kate middleton's maternity style
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From the beginning to the end of her pregnancy, the Duchess of Cambridge has always utilised lace to add a touch of delicacy to her pregnancy style. Always a polished ensemble, the Duchess often wears simple styles elevated by the addition of this luxe fabric – such as this empire-line Seraphine number which she wore during the royal tour of Sweden and Norway earlier this year. For any special occasion whilst pregnant, the perfect lace dress is clearly the royal answer.

kate middleton's maternity style

Match with the Fabia handbag…

Basic Additions
kate middleton's maternity style
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kate middleton's maternity style
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The cornerstone for each of the Duchess’ maternity outfits is, undoubtedly, the basic pump. Her accessorising very much stays within the remit of a black, navy or nude heel depending on occasion. Whilst 4-inch heels may not be a possibility for all whilst pregnant, finding a pair of smart shoes to wear is always a challenge. The solution, however, is relatively simple: a low slingback offers sophistication, whereas a block heel provides a little more comfort than the most elegant choice of a classic leather stiletto pump. Either way, invest in a pair that makes you feel your most beautiful and, as the Duchess would do, wear them time and time again.

kate middleton's maternity style
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Feminine Florals And Frills
kate middleton's maternity style
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kate middleton's maternity style
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From basic accessories to flamboyant frills and florals, Kate Middleton has never shied away from busy prints whilst pregnant. It is a testament to her personal style, which should never take a back seat during pregnancy. Therefore, a vibrant dress, with a statement print and plenty of flounce is not something to fear. The Duchess offers a masterclass in embracing pregnancy dressing as an extension of her everyday wardrobe and personal taste. She is, after all, a global icon of style – maternity dressing is no different.

kate middleton's maternity style

Pair with the simple but classic Rosa Croco