New photos of the Duchess of Cambridge have been released to mark her 40th birthday, with new data revealing her impact on the fashion world. Here is a list of Kate Middleton's top 10 greatest fashion moments according to Pinterest.. Do you agree? Or have we missed any?
The images used to mark Kate Middleton's 40th birthday were taken in November 2021 at Kew Gardens by photographer Paola Roversi, and will eventually be part of the National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection. The Duchess can be seen wearing multiple Alexander McQueen dresses, as well as earrings that belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales, and others loaned by the Queen.
Fashion critics have praised her glamorous image in the photographs, and not for the first time. By comparing Google Trends data, we can see the influence she has on the fashion industry:
There was an 809% week on week increase in “gold sequined dress” searches after she wore a gold Jenny Packham dress in September 2021.
A 750% week on week increase in “polka dot dresses” after she was seen wearing polka dots after the birth of Prince George in 2013.
A 492% week on week increase in “Black military coats” after her outfit on Remembrance Sunday in 2019.
With her birthday being celebrated this week, the team at Betway used data available on Pinterest to reveal Kate Middleton’s greatest fashion moments throughout the last decade by comparing the number of saved pins.
Jenny Packham’s Aspen Teal Silk Gown (3,335 pins)
Pinterest pins (3,335)
Designer: Jenny Packham
Year: 2012 and 2018
Topping the list with over 3,300 pins is this stunning teal silk gown by British Fashion designer Jenny Packham. Not only has the Duchess of Cambridge wore this to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012, but she also wore it to the Tusk Conservation Awards in 2018.
Kate Middleton can often be seen recycling her previous outfits, promoting sustainable fashion.
Looking extra royal in golden sequin gown (3,224 pins)
Pinterest pins (3,224)
Designer: Jenny Packham
Another Jenny Packham design, the Duchess hit headlines last year wearing this stunning gold sequined gown to the James Bond: No Time to Die premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London, paired with Onitaa earrings.
The dress was retailed at £4,000 and many fashion critics regard it as one of her best looks to date (and Pinterest users agree).
Pale Pink Beulah Dress at Wimbledon (3,005 pins)
Pinterest pins (3,005)
The Duchess of Cambridge wore this beautiful pale pink Beulah dress to watch the men’s singles final at Wimbledon last year, matched with Aldo Nicholes heels and Josef Point de Beauvais embroidered clutch bag.
Angelic white summer dress by Suzannah (2,943 pins)
Pinterest pins (2,943)
Year: 2019 and 2020
Another recycled look, Kate Middleton wore this white Suzannah dress to Wimbledon in 2019 but also wore it to a royal visit at a baby care centre in Sheffield in 2020.
Retailing at £1,850, the look remains popular with Pinterest users as one of her best outfits.
Striped casual chic day attire (2,866 pins)
Pinterest pins (2,866)
Wearing this JoosTricot jumper, Kate Middleton proves that you can still look fashionable in casual wear.
The Duchess wore this look to a BBC Breakfast interview in 2020, featuring a striped crew neck collar top, long sleeves and alternating navy and white horizontal stripes with matching trousers.
Sparkling in ANOTHER Jenny Packham gown (2,698 pins)
Pinterest pins (2,698)
It’s hard to believe that this iconic look from the Duchess of Cambridge is over 10 years old! Kate wore this back in 2011, yet another design by one of her favourites Jenny Packham.
Wearing the gown to an ARK Gala dinner, this look clearly positioned the Duchess as a fashionista on the British style scene.
Catherine Walker’s stylish scarlett eponine coat (2,440 pins)
Pinterest pins (2,440)
Designer: Catherine Walker
Back in December, the duchess opted for this stunning scarlett Catherine Walker eponine coat during a Christmas carol service at Westminster palace, proving that you can still be stylish in winter wear.
Elegant Dolce & Gabbana green dress (2,233 pins)
Pinterest pins (2,233)
Designer: Dolce & Gabbana
Another Wimbledon look, the Duchess wore this beautiful green Dolce and Gabbana dress back in 2019 to the ladies singles finals of Wimbledon.
With over 2,000 saved pins on Pinterest, this outfit remains one of her most popular to date.
Perfect paisley Ridley London summer dress (1,919 pins)
Pinterest pins (1,919)
Designer: Ridley London
The Duchess opted for this paisley Ridley London dress for a photography workshop back in 2019.
While Kate usually opts for bolder block-colour dresses, this printed piece proved to be a hit.
Sunshine yellow summer dress (1,880 pins)
Pinterest pins (1,880)
Designer: Jenny Peckham
And finally, wearing yet another Jenny Peckham design, this summery yellow dress was worn by the Duchess in 2011 during a tour of Canada.
She paired the look with an L.K. Bennet clutch and beige heels.