Since Kate Middleton and Prince William announced their engagement in 2010, she became one of the most influential fashion icons of our generation. Everything the Duchess of Cambridge wears calls the attention of the press, and each item of her outfit is carefully analyzed.
Kate Middleton is known for her classic and chic style, but she's also known for wearing affordable clothes, and she doesn’t mind to wear a gown more than once. When the Duchess appears in public, the outfit she chooses will be sold out in just a few hours.
However, Kate Middleton also has several costly outfits. Here is a list of the most expensive things she wore.
10 Purple Gucci Blouse - $1,300
Purple is one of Kate's favorite colors. If you do a quick search about her style, you will see her wearing the color countless times on dresses, purses, coats, and blouses.
Earlier this year, she chose a purple Gucci blouse that cost $1.300 during a visit at Henry Fawcett Children's Centre in London. It made the headlines because she decided to wear it backward. She matched it with a pair of black trousers, and it was one of the most expensive outfits she ever wore in public.
9 Pregnancy Yellow Dress - $1,700
We often see Kate wearing sober colors like green and pink, but sometimes she takes some fashion risks. In 2013, when the now mother of three was pregnant, she wore a bright yellow dress coat and she nailed it!
The $1,700 dress is from Emilia Wickstead, a brand that Kate wore multiple times. She matched the dress with a Jane Corbett hat. Kate wore the outfit for the Queen's annual garden party at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II is a fan of bright colors and might have approved Kate's choice for the event.
8 Rainy Day Outfit - $2.000
It is hard to look elegant on a rainy day, right? Not if you are Kate Middleton. During her trip to Blackpool, the Duchess wore a Sportmax olive green coat ($1,200) over a Michael Kors peacock print dress ($295), suede boots, and a green purse designed by Manu Atelier ($570).
The outfit was not only elegant, but it was one of the most expensive Kate ever wore. She chose the outfit for visiting Blackpool Tower and other projects in town that need renovation. She also discussed charity and education.
7 Sparkling Dress -$2,480
Kate Middleton is known for her classic and elegant style. She doesn't take many risks when it comes to fashion, so it was a surprise when she appeared wearing this sparkling green gown this year. It is still a classic style, but we can say it is more "daring" if compared to other dresses the Duchess wore. And she looks fantastic, right?
The Duchess of Cambridge wore it during a trip to Northern Ireland. The Dress was available for sale on Net-A-Porter for $2,480, but it was sold out a few hours after Kate Middleton appeared wearing the dress.
6 Emerald Green Coat - $4,000
When celebrating the St. Patrick's day this year, the Duchess of Cambridge chose an emerald green coat by Alexander McQueen. She attended the parade matching $4,000 coat with a dark green hat from Lock & Co. Hatters, Gianvito Rossi heels, and black gloves.
During the event, Kate also gave officers springs of shamrock, a tradition on St. Patrick day. She also broke the protocol and played with a dog.
This is one of the most expensive outfits Kate ever wore, and there are high chances that she will appear in public wearing it again in another event.
5 Catherine Walker Coat - $4,950
Kate Middleton has her favorite brands, and Catherine Walker is one of them. The Duchess has appeared in several events wearing the brand. She seems to have a particular preference for their coat dresses.
She has worn several models and colors, but the most expensive is the one she used in Canada in 2016 and wore it on multiple occasions. It cost $4,950. The last time she appeared in public wearing it was during her visit to the Household Division's Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade in London earlier this year.
4 Her Outfit At BAFTA - $10,605
It is no secret that Alexander McQueen is one of Kate's favorite brands. She is classic, and most of the time she wears affordable clothes. Yet, when the Duchess wants to make an impression, she often chooses the Alexander McQueen outfits, and the brand appears multiple times on this list.
In 2019, Kate Middleton attended the London's Portrait Gala ceremony wearing a black floral dress by Alexander McQueen that cost $10,605. It was not the first time she wore the outfit. In 2017, she went to the BAFTAs ceremony with the same dress.
3 Another Alexander McQueen - $14,000
Kate Midleton was the Maid of Honour for her sister in 2017. She chose an Alexander McQueen pink dress and matched it with a Jane Taylor hate and Kiki McDonough earrings. The outfit cost $14,000.
The Duchess has a special connection with Alexander McQueen. The brand signed her wedding dress back in 2011. Pippa Middleton asked her guests to bring a second outfit for the party. However, there are no images of Kate's second dress.
Although the Duchess looked flawless, all the attention went to Charlotte, who was a flower girl at the wedding. It would be impossible to beat that.
2 Chanel Suit - $17,277
In 2017 Kate Middleton and William spent some time in Paris. They used the last day of their trip to visit famous places like Musée d'Orsay and the Eiffel Tower. She wore a multicolor tweed to do the tour.
The outfit is from Chanel, one of the most famous fashion houses in Paris. The Duchess matched the dress with a Chanel bag and Cartier jewelry. The total price of the outfit was$17,277.
Wearing Chanel was not a random choice. Midleton decided to wear the brand as a way to celebrate Paris, the most fashionable city in the world.
1 Wedding dress - $434,000
In 2011, Kate Middleton and Prince William got married, and they had the most expensive wedding in history. According to many sources, the Royals spent $34 million on the day.
Kate entered the church wearing an Alexander McQueen dress that cost $424,000. Designed by Sarah Burton, creative director of the brand, the dress was a perfect combination of tradition and elegance. Middleton looked perfect in it! It soon became one of the most iconic weddings dresses of all time and inspired many copycats around the world.