Kate Middleton Wore a Coat Dress in NYC and It's Definitely Not Her First One — See Her Best Coat Dresses Ranked

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Only Connect Head Office to learn how they support ex-offenders and young people at risk of offending and how they are working with other charities in this field on November 19, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Arthur Edwards-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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The Royal fashion watch continues. While making her rounds in New York City on Monday, Kate Middleton wore a coat dress to visit Harlem's Northside Center for Child Development. And it's a silhouette she must really love, because she seems to wear them a lot.

The Duchess' "Washington Coat" by Goat, a British designer, was a black, military style with a white lined collar and sleeve buttons that retails for around $1,000. It was obviously chic, and also a style that is extremely practical in inclement weather. If you live somewhere where winter actually means winter, then you can sympathize that three or four months out of the year, fashion becomes irrelevant. You can never see your outfits in public because they are always hidden by coats. So a coat dress is a perfect alternative, because it looks like a dress, but keeps you warm like a coat. Win-win!

And the expectant mother sure has quite the collection of the stylish winter piece. So let's take a look back at some of the Duchess of Cambridge's best coat dresses, and maybe get some inspiration for our winter shopping (or Christmas!) lists while we're at it.

1. Black Military

The Goat coat dress kept her cozy in NYC.

2. Emerald in Ireland

Kate wore an emerald green Emilia Wickstead coat for the Irish Guard parade.

3. Buttercup Yellow

Bright and beautiful, just like the Duchess.

4. Patterned

Middleton switched up her solids for this patterned Orla Kiely coat.

5. Tweed

The Duchess tried a tweed version while in Australia.

6. Tartan

The traditional print could not have been more fitting for Christmas day.

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