Kate Middleton is not only a real – life princess, but also a trend setting style icon. She manages to be both fashionable, yet classy, as befits her title, the Duchess of Cambridge, at the same time. When she is photographed in something, it tends to fly off the shelves, sometimes within hours. Check out her best outfits from 2016.
Kate wowed guests in a Jenny Packham beaded down at a gala dinner. During a hike in Bhutan, Kate sported skinny jeans, boots and a crisp white collared shirt. The blue and white pattern of the dress played off the dome design of the Taj Mahal during their visit. Kate evoked memories of her wedding in this lace Dolce and Gabanna mini dress at the Royal Ascot.

Kate brought glamour to her work day in a periwinkle suit with belted waist and pleated peplum. The tea-length dress from Preen and a maple leaf broach stopped the show at this government reception. Kate effortlessly pulls off high-end designer clothes, as well as street-worthy ensembles found at ordinary places like Zara and JCrew.

She has helped make some new and before-unknown designers launch into popularity when she wears their clothes, and even is politically savvy when choosing what to wear. Kate wore Canadian-born British designer Erdem Moralioglu to kick off her royal tour in Ottawa. We look forward to seeing what this style-savvy princess wears in 2017!