18 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
KATE Middleton has gone from fab to drab in the royal style stakes. At just 37, the mum-of-three is adding decades by playing it safe with frumpy frocks and dowdy hair – outshone by sister-in-law Meghan Markle’s Hollywood razzle dazzle.
Thankfully, The Sun Fashion Team are here to help by swapping the Duchess of Cambridge’s blowsy basics for some high street heroes.
Kate Middleton embraced the midi skirt trend on a Royal visit with Prince William with this tartan number
We help mum Kate Middleton reclaim her style crown by updating her current wardrobe with high street picks
By trading her dated peplum two-piece for an on-trend trouser suit or her prim cardis for chunky knits, this princess will be a style queen in no time, as per our mocked-up “after” pics.
Here, our team guides you through their Middleton Makeover – only without the Buckingham Palace budget.
Her outfit… Peplum pleats make Kate Middleton’s smart suit look dated in this £3,720 outfit
Magenta suit, £2,700 from Oscar de la Renta
Black heels, £525 from Rupert Sanderson
Box handbag, £495 from Aspinal of London
KATE Middleton’s gone for royal purple but she could have been one step ahead by picking next season’s hot hue – lilac.
Peplum pleats make a smart suit look dated and the skirt length is neither here nor there.
Our pick… Kate Middleton could freshen up her formal look with this trouser co-ord, costing £370.99, which could flatter her slender frame
Grey coat, £34.99 from New Look — buy now
Shirt, £29 from Topshop
Lilac blazer, £140 from French Connection
Trousers, £80 from French Connection
Bag, £18 from River Island
Shoes, £69 from Office
Kate could freshen up her formal look with a trouser co-ord, much more flattering for her slender frame.
Plus, it means she can lose those matronly black tights while still staying cosy on a chilly day.
Her outfit… Kate Middleton should give the trusty tweed jacket in this £868.58 outfit a break in favour of a bright statement coat
Tweed jacket, £399 from Dubarry
Jumper, £79.59 from J Crew
Jeans, £29.99 from Zara
Boots, £360 from See by Chloe
A RURAL stroll doesn’t mean you have to blend in with the bushes – head-to-toe khaki is as dull as dishwater.
Give the trusty tweed jacket a break in favour of a bright statement coat – not only will this lift the colour in Kate’s complexion but it will brighten up those grey skies too.
Our pick… This dramatic red coat in outfit costing £180.99 would lift the colour in Kate’s complexion and it will brighten up those grey skies too
Red coat, £68 from Next — buy now
Cream roll-neck, £12 from Peacocks
Jeans, £25.99 from New Look
Trainers, £75 from Adidas at Schuh — buy now
And time to ditch those faithful skinny jeans – other styles are available, you know.
A mom style will still look slimming but modern too.
Tea with the Queen
Her outfit… Kate Middleton should ditch the ageing frocks like this £639 outfit and opt for a more on-trend jumpsuit
Green polka-dot dress, £325 from LK Bennett
Khaki clutch, £119 from LK Bennett
Khaki suede courts, £195 from LK Bennett
THIS inoffensive dress is classic Kate – but the pussy-bow neckline and long sleeves remind us of the 1940s.
Some style flair is desperately needed with this sort of dress – Kate could have at least rolled up the sleeves a little.
Our pick… The tailored shape of this jumpsuit in an outfit costing £133 means it’s smart but the top can be unbuttoned a tad to show a flash of flesh
Jumpsuit, £45 from Asos — buy now
Bag, £18 from Nasty Gal
Shoes, £70 from Dune — buy now
She should ditch the ageing frocks and opt for a more on-trend jumpsuit.
Its tailored shape means it’s smart but the top can be unbuttoned a tad to show a flash of flesh.
Paired with her trusty nude courts, she wouldn’t put a foot wrong.
Her outfit… The traditional check and buttoned-up cardigan combo costing £1.708 was more suited to the likes of Camilla than Kate Middleton
Black cashmere cardigan, £208 from Brora
Tartan skirt, £1,500 from Emilia Wickstead
KATE embraced the midi skirt trend with this tartan number.
But the traditional check and buttoned-up cardigan combo was more suited to the likes of Camilla than a dazzling duchess in her thirties.
Our pick… Kate Middleton could add a cosy chunky knit to a simple and stylish look, which costs £109.98, that’s hot off the catwalk
Cream jumper, £20 from Dorothy Perkins
Skirt, £19.99 from New Look — buy now
White boots, £69.99 from Zara
Switching from plaid to a silky midi and adding a cosy chunky knit is a simple and stylish look that’s hot off the catwalk.
Teamed with white kitten-heeled boots, this mum of three would be stepping out in style.
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Her outfit… Kate Middleton missed the mark in this gathered ballgown, which cost approximately £7,000
Ruched ball-gown, £7,000 approx from Alexander McQueen
LOOKING more like an Eighties pageant queen than a future Queen of England in this gathered ballgown, Kate missed the mark.
If there’s one thing a princess should be able to do well it’s sashay around in enviable eveningwear.
Our pick… Kate Middleton could take a risk with this red-carpet ready style, costing £98.99, for her next Royal do
Dress, £73 from ChiChi — buy now
Shoes, £25.99 from New Look
And that certainly doesn’t mean dressing like every bridesmaid’s worst nightmare.
Kate could take a risk with our slinky style.
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