Duchess Of Cambridge Fashion: 35 Times Kate Gave Us Princess Style Goals

The Duchess of Cambridge turned 35 on Monday 9 January.

10/01/2017 10:45 GMT

The Duchess of Cambridge’s effortlessly elegant style has captured the nation’s heart from the moment she came into the limelight - spawning the “Kate Middleton Effect” as we know it today (an item will instantly sell out after she’s spotted wearing it).

To celebrate the Duchess’ glorious fashion reign, we’ve compiled a round-up of 35 times she gave us major princess style goals:

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    The Duchess nailed red carpet glamour in a floor-length gown by Self Portrait at the premiere of 'A Street Cat Named Bob' on 3 November 2016.
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    The Duchess of Cambridge was praised for embracing 'daring' fashion choices when she wore this cream Barbara Casasola off-the-shoulder jersey dress to an Art Fund dinner hosted at the Natural History Museum on 6 July 2016 in London, United Kingdom. 
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    Proving the British high street can hold its own amidst a designer weardrobe, the Duchess wore Topshop’s Embroidered Smock Dress, £75, with £60 Karley wedges by Dune London to Kaziranga National Park during the royal visit to India and Bhutan on 13 April 2016.
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    The Duchess found a regal way to wear the crop top trend while in New Dehli on 11 April 2016, by pairing this 'Indian Chintz and lattice' design from Alice Temperley's SS16 collection with a matching maxi skirt.
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    The Duchess of Cambridge looked a vision in an ice-blue Jenny Packham gown at the London premiere of 'Spectre' on 26 October 2015.
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    Kate paid a touching tribute to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana when she wore her tiara to the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace on 8 December 2015.
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    Kate donned her best smile and a custom-made Alexander McQueen dress in a festive red hue to the Anna Freud Centre Family School Christmas Party at Anna Freud Centre in London on 15 December 2015.
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    Kate looked casual and cool in a Jonathan Saunders sweater while attending a children's rugby game in New Zealand on 13 April 2014.
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    The Duchess of Cambridge glowed in a Jenny Packham gown as she arrived at a London charity event on 9 June 2011.
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    Kate exuded elegance in a body-hugging Jenny Packham dress while attending a state reception in Wellington, New Zealand on 10 April 2014.
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    Kate sported a sunny yellow Roksanda Ilincic dress while visiting Sydney, Australia in April 2014.
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    The Duchess wore a chic Zara blazer for a wine tasting event in New Zealand on April 13, 2014.
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    Kate stopped traffic in a lovely floral-print frock by L.K Bennett while arriving at the Royal Australian Airforce Base in Brisbane on 19 April 2014.
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    Kate looked casual, but chic in Hobbs while visiting Uluru/Ayers Rock in Australia in April 2014.
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    The Duchess kept things classy with a teal suit by LK Bennett while visiting Leicester on the first date of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in March 2012.
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    Kate attended the UK red carpet premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in a Roland Mouret gown on 5 December 2013.
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    Kate opted for a dramatic Diane von Furstenberg printed frock during a trip to the Blue Mountains in Australia on 17 April 2014.
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    The Duchess sported a tan Malene Birger frock during a welcome ceremony in Yellowknife, Canada on 5 July 2011.
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    Kate dressed down in a ME+EM ensemble to sail with Team New Zealand on 11 April 2014.
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    The Duchess stepped out in an ice blue brocade Alexander McQueen skirt suit for the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony on 14 June 2014.
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    The Duchess arrived at UK's Creative Industries reception in July 2012 wearing a classy gray Roksanda Ilincic dress.
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    The Duchess of Cambridge stole the show in an Alice Temperley gown at the UK royal film premiere of "War Horse" in January 2012.
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    Kate turned heads in this Alexander McQueen coat on day four of the Royal Tour to New Zealand on 10 April 2014.
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    The Duchess stunned in a teal Jenny Packham gown while attending the London Olympic gala in May 2012.
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    The Duchess of Cambridge sported a Michael Kors coat dress while visiting the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia on 25 April 2014.
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    The Duchess donned a lovely white cocktail dress by American designer Leila Rose at a reception in Canberra, Australia on 24 April 2014.
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    The Duchess looked chic and polished as she arrived in Alberta, Canada in May 2011.
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    Kate appropriately donned a red Catherine Walker ensemble during a departure ceremony in Calgary, Alberta on 8 July 2011.
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    Kate attended the Royal Variety Performance on 13 November 2014 wearing an elegant black lace gown by American designer Diane Von Furstenberg.
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    Kate donned an Alexander McQueen coat for the Easter Sunday services at St. Andrews Cathedral in April 2014.
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    Kate wore a long-sleeved nude and lace Alexander McQueen dress for a Buckingham Palace garden party in June 2014.
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    Kate kept things simple in a white Jaeger dress as she attended a breakfast reception in London in October 2014.
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    The Duchess sparkled in a silver Jenny Packham gown at the Tusk Foundation Gala in September 2013.
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    The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in another Jenny Packham dress on 24 October 2013.
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    Kate proudly sported a red and white ensemble during a Canada Day celebration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on 1 July  2011.
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