The Duchess of Cambridge’s style is often considered a little bland for the fashion crowd—too many breton tops, coat-dresses and nude patent pumps. Given she is representing the royal family on an international stage, she needs to look polished and respectful, and select classic items that will photograph well and won’t date after several months. It’s no easy task to tick all these boxes at the same time as pleasing the fashion crowd.
Recently, Kate has been making more fashion-forward choices wearing unexpected London Fashion Week, designers such as Simone Rocha and Barbara Cassola, and experimenting with new silhouettes and subtlety nodding towards the latest trends. Scroll below to see 8 times Kate Middleton didn’t wear what we expected.