Kate Middleton & Alexander McQueen Are A Match In Holiday Dress Heaven — PHOTOS

Got a fancy holiday party to attend and no inspiration? Look no further, because Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen dress is the perfect balance of chic and festive. Stepping out onto the London streets in sensible black pumps, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the Anna Freud Centre's annual Christmas party in a cherry red dress designed by Alexander McQueen, a longtime favorite of Middleton. Though this isn't the first time that Middleton has worn the dress, the trendy peplum and pleated skirt combo is no less stunning the second (or third) time around, which shows that a great basic holiday dress really can last for years.

Middleton has worn Alexander McQueen on many occasions, and the design house's classic yet edgy aesthetic is the perfect match for a young royal who doesn't want to spend the rest of her life in conservative monochrome suits. Since creative director Sarah Burton designed Middleton's legendary wedding gown (which, by the way, has its own Wikipedia page), Middleton has turned to the design house for a number of public appearances, including the christening of daughter Princess Charlotte. While Alexander McQueen certainly has its share of out-there looks (remember Lady Gaga's lobster heels, anybody?), the brand also designs gorgeous coats and dresses that are better suited for a royal family member, and Middleton's holiday dress is the perfect example.

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Gorgeous. For more of Middleton's great Alexander McQueen moments, read on.

1. The Conservative Cream Suit

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Queen Elizabeth may not care for Middleton's taste in shoes, but surely she'd approve of this suit.

2. The Blue Coat Dress

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The tailoring on this coat dress is to die for.

3. The Cream Suit Dress

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Feminine and classic.

4. The Tartan Dress

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Alexander McQueen's signature use of tartan looks gorgeous on Middleton.

5. The White and Gold Gown

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Middleton wore this dramatic custom-made gown while on royal tour in Malaysia.

6. The White Suit

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While the suit is conservative, Middleton adds some fun with a pair of black cork wedges.

7. The Wedding Gown

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Middleton literally made history in this wedding gown.

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