Kate Middleton, who rounded up her trip to Australia and New Zealand with husband Prince William and 8-month-old son George, delighted fashionistas with a non-stop parade of stately suit dresses by top designers mixed with her favorite style staples: Blazers, wedges, simple court shoes and demure day frocks.
Here are the most talked-about fashion moments from Kate's Down Under tour.
Hems have crept below the knee, dresses are less figure-hugging, and sleeves also covered more of her arms. It's a wardrobe that's markedly more "grown up" and more regal than before, royal watchers say. There's also much more color — bold, traffic-stopping hues — a choice that reflects her growing confidence, both as the face of a new generation of the British monarchy and as a style icon for women all over the world. (AP)
Kate Middleton was regal in an emerald green Catherine Walker belted coat dress paired with her favourite nude LK Bennett pumps as she arrived in Canberra to visit the National Portrait Gallery. (AP)
Kate donned full black on Anzac day in Canberra for the dawn service at the Australian War Memorial.
She later changed into a smart grey coatdress with a navy blue hat. The Palace did not divulge details of Kate’s outfit on the last day as they did not want to detract from the significance of Anzac Day. (AP/Reuters)
For the last night of their 19-day tour, Kate was stylish in a stunning white cocktail dress by Lela Rose with a black clutch bag and matching heels. (Reuters)
Kate Middleton, was regal in a red dress with a platinum broach set with baguette and diamonds, on the day she along with her baby son, Prince George and husband Prince William arrived in New Zealand's capital.
For her first outing with Baby Prince George in New Zealand, Kate wore a monochrome knitted Tory Burch dress with pearl drop earrings and black pumps. The look was comfortable, allowing the young mother to sit on the floor with her toddler during the play date.
For her next day out, which was a visit to the aviation museum in New Zealand, Kate opted for a more formal look. She wore military style blue coat by Alexander McQueen with navy-blue pump heels and a matching clutch.
Kate later ditched her coat and dressed down for a vineyard visit in New Zealand where she wore a checked shirt with a dark navy blazer and matching pants with wedge heels.
A wild jet boat ride on the Shotover River saw the Duchess in skinny denims with an oversized jacket and sneakers. Kate also attended a junior rugby match in Queenstown, sporting a cream jumper, jeans and grey trainers.
Kate Middleton also proved she's quite a sport when she played cricket in three-inch heels in Latimer Square Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Duchess looked effortlessly chic in a striking red Luisa Spagnoli skirt suit with a peplum top and contrasting black belt.
Kate Middelton was lovely in a black Jenny Packham dress, which had been hand-stitched with silver beading to portray New Zealand’s national emblem during the unveiling of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II during a state reception at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand. (AP)
While the Royal couple bid their goodbyes to New Zealand from the jet at Wellington airport, Kate was effortlessly chic in a tailored Rebecca Taylor outfit.
For her arrival at Sydney along the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George, Kate was radiant and beautiful in a sunshine coloured Roksanda Ilincic dress that accentuated her slender figure.
Post her arrival, Kate changed into a chic Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress with blue pump wedge heels.
A zoo outing in Australia saw the Duchess in a primrose yellow summer dress.
The Duchess arrived at the Royal Airforce Base at Amberley in Brisbane looking fresh and pretty in a white LK Bennett dress with a blue floral print and dainty jewellery to match.
Kate portrayed one of her most breathtaking looks till date at the traditional Easter Sunday church service. She wore a dove grey Alexander McQueen coat with a matching dress and a Jane Taylor hat.
She carried off her look with élan and complemented it with a matching McQueen clutch, and a cream pair of suede LK Bennett pumps.
After the service, Kate changed into a white lace dress by Australian designer Zimmermann paired with tan coloured ankle-strap wedges for Sydney's Royal Easter Show.
For her visit to Ayers Rock Airport, in Yulara, the Duchess was stylish as ever in a light coffee-coloured shift dress by designer Roksanda Ilincic with a delicate beige belt and matching clutch.
She later changed into a patterned white and beige Hobbs dress that looked beautiful against the red coloured desert landscape.
Kate later arrived in the Adelaide suburb of Elizabeth in a pale pink coloured Alexander McQueen suit with nude coloured stilettos.