What Would Kate Middleton Wear on Christmas Day? Here's Some Inspiration
There are so many reasons to love the holidays: Family comes from far and wide to gather together, the music is merry, neighborhood doors are decked in wreaths and red bows, and there seems to be a party nearly every other night! It’s no wonder, then, that we’re always searching for wardrobe inspiration for the 12+ days of festive looks that Christmastime often seems to require. And who better to look to for holiday style inspiration than our favorite honorary Southerner, Kate Middleton? The royal, with her signature head of perfectly blown-out curls, radiant smile, and always-impeccable taste, has proved that she can look good in anything (even track pants!), but we’re especially fond of those standout looks she reserves for royal engagements and holiday festivities. Here, we’ve rounded up some of Kate’s best looks and the ones we’d just die to wear on Christmas Day!
We haven’t met a shade of winter white we don’t like, and this dress is no exception. The tailored black blazer grounds the fluttery dress so it’s cold-weather appropriate.
A waist-cinching velvet bow gives this elegant ensemble a shot of holiday flair. Heeled knee-high boots combat the winter chill in style.
The now-famous sapphire frock that the duchess wore at the announcement of her engagement to Prince William remains one of our favorites. We love jewel tones for the holidays: They’re a rich alternative to traditional reds and greens.
All About Plaid
Is there any pattern that feels quite so celebratory as tartan? Kate wore the jacket-skirt combo for a tour of her former prep school, but we think it’d work equally well for a Christmas Day church service.
Pretty in Plum
The boxy fit of this classic wool tunic dress gives you a little wiggle room, ideal for hiding the inevitable consequences of all those buttery holiday treats.
A monochromatic look is anything but boring when the color at play is a deep, Bordeaux red. Kate’s signature look – a polished coat that’s cinched at the waist and flares out elegantly just below the knee – wins on holiday cheer thanks to the oh-so-regal fur collar. And Princess Charlotte, all dressed up for church, makes a pretty cute accessory.
The ever-merry combination of red and green feels fashion-forward, thanks to the addition of black to the mix. A brass-buckled belt and dainty floral-inspired earrings add holiday shine.
While Kate rocked this pleated skirt and coordinating ¾-sleeved top for a spring event, we think the shimmery coral-and-cream check would feel right at home at a Christmas Day supper – goodness knows we won’t be having a White Christmas down here!
Double-breasted brass buttons and a sumptuous velvet collar and cuffs mean this pine green coatdress is a brilliant, go-anywhere pick for Christmas Day, from morning church services to an evening dinner party with family and friends. While we in the South typically save our hats for Easter Sunday, Kate’s posh fascinator makes a strong case for church hats on Christmas Day, too.