Kate Middleton is known not just for her incredible beauty but also for her impeccable style. The Duchess of Cambridge wears beautiful and often times cost friendly ensembles that many believe make her one of the most relatable monarchs. However, Tuesday evening, Kate Middleton's tiara and Jenny Packham gown reminded everyone that while she may re-wear her affordable faves over and over, she's still a princess, after all.
Middleton's fashion, alongside her charitable work, is probably one of her best known features, but not because of the outlandish styles she rocks but because of how stylishly relatable and chic her looks are. In fact, Vogue named her "Duchess of Normcore." Not only does she re-wear outfits an entire year after the initial donning, but she also shops some affordable finds like an amazing $63 ASOS dress back in March.
While you may be thinking that Middleton rocking a piece of outerwear twice doesn't qualify her as relatable fashion-wise, I'd have to disagree because it's not the first time she's done so. In fact, she re-wore a beautiful Jenny Packham gown while in New York proving that if she loves something, she'll rock it again. It's particularly fitting to mention that particular dress as Middleton yet again wore Jenny Packham this week at the state dinner but in a much more regal way — with a tiara!
At the state dinner to celebrate visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, Middleton wore the stunning Lotus Flower tiara alongside a stunning red Jenny Packham gown. While the gown is stunning with its cap sleeves and a-line silhouette, the tiara truly captured the most attention — especially since it's only her third time wearing one according to Vanity Fair. The site was spectacular, and reminded everyone that while she may appear to to be the most relatable royal, she's still a royal.
While tiaras are not Middleton's signature, she's definitely not afraid of a great head pieces. We're all familiar with the beautiful tiara she donned at her wedding. It was expected that she would wear one, but the piece truly added yet another level of elegance to her look.
Plus, she's also killed in in some incredible fascinators that would eclipse even Princess Beatrice's infamous one. One of my personal favorites was her grey look from The Order of the Garter ceremony. The side-sitting head piece with plumes was grand without being dramatic.
Middleton also uses her hats and fascinators to celebrate an occasion. I loved when she wore a cowboy hat to the Calgary Stampede. It was totally festive and showcased the duchess's fun personality.
My personal favorite of Middleton's head pieces though was one of her first. Her 2011 royal Christmas service hat was elegant and chic.
While it's hard to compete with a tiara, Middleton's head piece is super on-point. However, I've got to be honest, there's nothing like a tiara on a royal. Middleton always looks lovely, but it's nice to see the duchess embracing her princess side.