It’s Wednesday and it’s time for a new edition of BN Style Your Bump, a series where BN Style looks into maternity style from different women to help inspire you! So far we have profiled Chrissy Teigen, Patricia Bright, Kourtney Kardashian, Tamera Mowry, Maky Benson, Blake Lively, Lami Phillips, Nikki Perkins and Lilian Esoro-Franklin – click here to see them glow in style.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a Service of Commemoration to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan at St Paul’s Cathedral on March 13, 2015 in London, England.
Today we have the Duchess of Cambridge, the lovely Kate Middleton. Mother of two and married to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Kate is not only a Duchess or a Princess, she’s the Queen of stylish coat, jackets and dresses. Her closet is a mixture of Asos and Alexander McQueen, she’s also very frugal and is not afraid to wear a good outfit more than once, my kind of girl.
With the British weather in mind, be prepared to see lots of coats and jackets and a few dresses here and there. Her pregnancy style is also good inspiration for the working woman. I like her use of accessories, prints and colours to make what might seem boring look stylish and pretty but what I like most about her maternity style is the length of her dresses. They’re short enough to flaunt her legs and just long enough to do that in a tasteful way.
I’m a little partial so we’ll start with her print looks.
This first coat dress from Hobbs, she’s worn it for both pregnancies in 2011 and 2013.
MARGATE, ENGLAND – MARCH 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery on March 11, 2015 in Margate, England.
SOUTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the naming ceremony for the new Princess Cruises ship ‘Royal Princess’ on June 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The Duchess of Cambridge, as the ship’s godmother, officially named the Royal Princess with a traditional blessing involving smashing a bottle of Champagne over the ship’s hull in what is expected to her final solo engagement before the birth of her and Prince William’s child.
Another black & white dress she has worn twice, for both of her pregnancies. Notice how for both dresses, a simple hat makes the difference. This look is great inspiration for a working mum, the jacket is a great addition to make you look work appropriate and it also takes attention away from your bump.
OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the wedding of William van Cutsem and Rosie Ruck Keene at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Ewelme on May 11, 2013 near Oxford, England.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 26:Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Inauguration of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on April 26, 2013 in London, England.
Another A-line polka dot dress from Asos but this time in a different colour mix and with a longer black jacket.
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Brookhill Children’s Centre in Woolwich to find out about the work of Home Start on March 18, 2015 in London, England.
The next few are her more fitted dresses. Notice how both dresses have an empire wait joining above her belly. Also the dresses are not tight, but they’re fitted enough to rock her bump in a tasteful way.
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 23: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives to visit The Willows Primary School, Wythenshawe to launch a new school counseling program on April 23, 2013 in Manchester, England. The Duchess of Cambridge met staff and volunteers, teachers and parents at the school as she launched the program which is a partnership between the Royal Foundation, Comic Relief, Place2Be and Action on Addiction.
These next coat dresses are in lovely colours especially the yellow one. Her choice of length remains unwavering with both dresses cut above the knee.
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 21: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the National Review of Queen’s Scouts at Windsor Castle on April 21, 2013.
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks to guests as she attends a Garden Party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth II on May 22, 2013.
Another coat dress in a gorgeous pink colour.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 27: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Stephen Lawrence Centre, Deptford during a day of engagements to support development opportunities for young people on March 27, 2015 in London, England.
And another frugal moment, wearing this Alexander McQueen dress coat twice in 2013 and 2015.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2015 in London, England.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stands on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony on June 15, 2013 in London, England. Today’s ceremony which marks the Queen’s official birthday will not be attended by Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh as he recuperates from abdominal surgery. This will also be The Duchess of Cambridge’s last public engagement before her baby is due to be born next month.
Here she is in another empire waist cut lace dress and jacket in the same colour. I really like her monochrome looks, very clean and classy.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 04: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a service of celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on June 4, 2013 in London, England. The Queen’s Coronation took place on June 2, 1953 after a period of mourning for her father King George VI, following her ascension to the throne on February 6, 1952. The event 60 years ago was the first time a coronation was televised for the public.
Love this colour mix in her, it compliments her skin tone nicely.
WINCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: Catherine, The Duchess Of Cambridge meets children and staff during a visit to Naomi House Children’s Hospice on April 29, 2013 near Winchester, Hampshire, England.
In another empire waistline cut, Kate is wearing this pretty dress by Emilia Wickstead.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 24: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in her role as Patron of The Art Room, attends an evening reception to celebrate the work of the charity at the National Portrait Gallery on April 24, 2013 in London, England.
As Snow White, here she is in similar white A-line dress coats.
PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the headquarters of Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) in Portsmouth Old Town on February 12, 2015 in Portsmouth, England.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the set of “Downton Abbey” at Ealing Studios on March 12, 2015 in London, England.
A vision in blue, she’s wearing more A-line dress coats which are great for hiding the baby bump.
STOKE ON TRENT, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Emma Bridgewater pottery factory to view the production of a mug that the company has launched in support of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices on February 18, 2015 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 13: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a Service of Commemoration to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan at St Paul’s Cathedral on March 13, 2015 in London, England.
Here’s she is in another A-line coat dress in brown with a lovely pop of green for St. Patricks day.
ALDERSHOT, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks on March 17, 2015 in Aldershot, England.
And finally one evening look with her baby bump in it’s early stages, here she is in this dress by Jenny Packham.
That’s the end of today’s edition, hope you enjoyed it. Don’t be fooled by the coats and coat dresses, you can always find a similar style with a lighter fabric. Look out for more stylish editions of BN Style Your Bump every Wednesday one BN Style.
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