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The Duchess of Cambridge has been sporting more daring designers including Missoni and Gucci



From high street to high end! Kate updates her wardrobe with some VERY pricey brands including D&G and Gucci - so, has she been inspired by label-loving Meghan?

  • Kate, 37, often plays it safe with go-to designers including Alexander McQueen
  • Last month, mother-of-three opted for Missoni during a visit to Northern Ireland
  • Since then she has been photographed wearing Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana 
  • Stylist says Meghan's high-end fashion may have inspired her to venture out

By Charlotte Bell and Chloe Morgan

Published: 03:58 EDT, 13 March 2019 | Updated: 04:27 EDT, 13 March 2019

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The Duchess of Cambridge may have spent the past few years perfecting her classic royal style but it looks like she might be introducing a few new looks to her wardrobe rota.

Kate, 37, is normally one to play it safe when it comes to her fashion choices, sticking to her go-to designers such as Alexander McQueen and Catherine Walker.

But the mother-of-three has been stepping out in some new brands and more daring creations for some of her latest royal engagements - including Missoni, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. 

'Whilst Kate has always had a penchant for mid-range brands such as Hobbs, Reiss, LK Bennet peppered with her high-end favourites such as McQueen and Catherine Walker, Meghan has brought a high-end fashion look to the royals,' said celebrity stylist Lucas Armitage. 

Speaking of her recent switch up, celebrity stylist Lucas Armitage says: 'Meghan has brought a high-end fashion look to the royals. Perhaps this high end vibe has inspired Kate to venture into a bold new world of Gucci.' Above, the Duchess of Cambridge donned a new £790 silk Gucci blouse as she attended the Henry Fawcett Centre in south London yesterday
Speaking of her recent switch up, celebrity stylist Lucas Armitage says: 'Meghan has brought a high-end fashion look to the royals. Perhaps this high end vibe has inspired Kate to venture into a bold new world of Gucci.' Above, the Duchess of Cambridge donned a new £790 silk Gucci blouse as she attended the Henry Fawcett Centre in south London yesterday

Speaking of her recent switch up, celebrity stylist Lucas Armitage says: 'Meghan has brought a high-end fashion look to the royals. Perhaps this high end vibe has inspired Kate to venture into a bold new world of Gucci.' Above, the Duchess of Cambridge donned a new £790 silk Gucci blouse as she attended the Henry Fawcett Centre in south London yesterday

Kate, 37, during a visit to the Empire Music Hall Belfast on 7 February (above). She stunned in a £1,590 Missoni metallic-knit wrap dress, which she paired with her signature Gianvito suede stilettos, costing £505, and a nude Mulberry clutch
Kate, 37, during a visit to the Empire Music Hall Belfast on 7 February (above). She stunned in a £1,590 Missoni metallic-knit wrap dress, which she paired with her signature Gianvito suede stilettos, costing £505, and a nude Mulberry clutch

Kate, 37, during a visit to the Empire Music Hall Belfast on 7 February (above). She stunned in a £1,590 Missoni metallic-knit wrap dress, which she paired with her signature Gianvito suede stilettos, costing £505, and a nude Mulberry clutch

He continued: 'Perhaps this high end vibe has inspired Kate to venture into a bold new world of Gucci - something that feels quite new and fresh for her.'

Yesterday, the royal mixed high street and high end during a visit to the Henry Fawcett Centre in Kennington, south London.

She paired a new £790 silk Gucci blouse with a favourite pair of £130 high waist trousers by Jigsaw.  

And just last month, trendy Kate swapped her usual go-to brands for Missoni when she joined Prince William at Belfast's Empire Music Hall during their surprise tour of Northern Ireland. 

Kate, 37, wore a silk Gucci blouse with a favourite pair of £130 high waist trousers by Jigsaw yesterday. Pictured, the Duchess gave one of the twins a helping hand as she crossed the soft play area at the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre
Kate, 37, wore a silk Gucci blouse with a favourite pair of £130 high waist trousers by Jigsaw yesterday. Pictured, the Duchess gave one of the twins a helping hand as she crossed the soft play area at the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre

Kate, 37, wore a silk Gucci blouse with a favourite pair of £130 high waist trousers by Jigsaw yesterday. Pictured, the Duchess gave one of the twins a helping hand as she crossed the soft play area at the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre

The royal stunned in a £1,590 Missoni metallic-knit wrap dress, which she paired with her signature Gianvito suede stilettos, costing £505, and a nude Mulberry clutch.

With the nation keeping an eager eye on her sister-in-law Meghan's style, the mother-of-three may have been inspired to branch out and explore more controversial looks. 

Just one day later, Kate donned a pastel blue £1,735 Mulberry coat as she accompanied her husband William to the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena, County Antrim.

While Mulberry has long been one of Kate's favourite designer brands, the statement cape detail gave it a high fashion edge, compared to a simpler style she wore back in 2014 by Alexander McQueen.

Kate opted for a designer gown when she joined her husband for a visit to Empire Music Hall Belfast last month. Pictured, the royal smiled as pulled a pint in the pub
Kate opted for a designer gown when she joined her husband for a visit to Empire Music Hall Belfast last month. Pictured, the royal smiled as pulled a pint in the pub

Kate opted for a designer gown when she joined her husband for a visit to Empire Music Hall Belfast last month. Pictured, the royal smiled as pulled a pint in the pub

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Missoni gown back on February 27
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Missoni gown back on February 27
Kate and William, who made a surprise visit to the city, attended a party celebrating young people who are making a difference in Northern Ireland
Kate and William, who made a surprise visit to the city, attended a party celebrating young people who are making a difference in Northern Ireland

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Missoni gown as she attended a party celebrating young people who were making a difference in Northern Ireland on February 27

During her surprise visit to Northern Ireland, Kate donned a £1,735 Mulberry coat as she accompanied her husband William to the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena, County Antrim. Pictured, The Duchess arrived for a walkabout outside the Braid Centre in Ballymena on February 28
During her surprise visit to Northern Ireland, Kate donned a £1,735 Mulberry coat as she accompanied her husband William to the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena, County Antrim. Pictured, The Duchess arrived for a walkabout outside the Braid Centre in Ballymena on February 28

During her surprise visit to Northern Ireland, Kate donned a £1,735 Mulberry coat as she accompanied her husband William to the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena, County Antrim. Pictured, The Duchess arrived for a walkabout outside the Braid Centre in Ballymena on February 28

Earlier that month, the Duchess of Cambridge attended The Royal Foundation's 'Mental Health in Education' conference in a bespoke black tweed skirt suit by Dolce & Gabbana.  

She paired the chic outfit with simple accessories, including an elegant £495 black suede clutch by Mulberry and she kept out the Winter chill in a pair of black tights.  

Just hours later, Kate then stepped out in a bespoke Gucci gown as she joined female leaders for the annual 100 Women in Finance event at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The delicate floor-length dress featured layers of pleated tulle in a soft array of pinks.

The Duchess has worn Gucci before, back in 2017 also to the V&A museum in London but since then has stuck to her favourite go-to designers. 

Kate's stylist Natasha Archer, who has been working with the Duchess for many years, is currently on maternity leave after giving birth in December last year. 

The Duchess of Cambridge donned a bespoke black tweed skirt suit by Dolce & Gabbana when she arrived at The Royal Foundation's 'Mental Health in Education' conference at Mercers Hall in London on February 13
The Duchess of Cambridge donned a bespoke black tweed skirt suit by Dolce & Gabbana when she arrived at The Royal Foundation's 'Mental Health in Education' conference at Mercers Hall in London on February 13

The Duchess of Cambridge donned a bespoke black tweed skirt suit by Dolce & Gabbana when she arrived at The Royal Foundation's 'Mental Health in Education' conference at Mercers Hall in London on February 13

Kate cut a prim and proper figure in a black tweed skirt suit as she arrived at the event
Kate cut a prim and proper figure in a black tweed skirt suit as she arrived at the event
She appeared to be in good spirits beaming at the crowds who had gathered for her arrival
She appeared to be in good spirits beaming at the crowds who had gathered for her arrival

Kate cut a prim and proper figure in Dolce & Gabbana as she arrived at the event last month

Last month, Kate stepped out in a bespoke Gucci gown as she joined female leaders for the annual 100 Women in Finance event at the Victoria & Albert Museum
Last month, Kate stepped out in a bespoke Gucci gown as she joined female leaders for the annual 100 Women in Finance event at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Last month, Kate stepped out in a bespoke Gucci gown as she joined female leaders for the annual 100 Women in Finance event at the Victoria & Albert Museum

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