Experts have revealed that the Duchess uses clever pleating, buttons, and colour-blocking techniques to make her clothes flatter her figure.
Kate Middleton, 39 years old, has her pieces tailored before she wears them. This removes revealing necklines and sexy sleeves to fit her elegant and royal style.
Yesterday, the mother-of-three stepped out in a custom-coat dress by London-based brand Eponine, and coordinated navy accessories by LK Bennett, as she joined Prince William (also 39), at the Clydeside Distillery, in Glasgow.
The gown featured black buttons that highlighted the royal’s slim waist.
It’s not the first time that the Duchess has used tailoring techniques to show off her body.
FEMAIL Kate is flattering her figure by Hannah Eichler, a fashion stylist who uses pleats to create ‘optical illusions.’ She also uses buttons and buttons to draw the eye in.
Experts reveal that the Duchess of Cambridge, 39 years old, uses clever tailoring techniques with buttons, pleating and colour-blocking to make her clothes flatter her figure.
‘But these stylish sartorial statements are no accident – there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Kate’s style as she opts for clever details which flatter her figure to perfection.’
The Duchess showed off the best British fashion by wearing an elegant dress to last night’s Earthshot reception at CO26.
Despite the fact that the dress is from the brand’s SS20 collection, and Kate often wearing Eponine, this is believed to be her first time wearing the coat.
Hannah explained Kate’s choice of button detailing helped to flatter her slender frame, revealing: ‘All hail the humble button, as Kate’s love for a military inspired look is not only on trend but a clever styling detail too.
Meanwhile the Duchess has regularly opted for pleated skirts and dresses over the past few months, which she has paired with polo necks and pretty blouse detailing (left, at the ‘Taking Action on Addiction’ campaign launch in London, and right, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh in May)
Kate wore a belt to tighten her waist when she chose a custom baby-blue Catherine Walker coat dress to accompany her husband at the Closing Ceremony of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
‘Note the buttoned tabs to the waist of her Eponine dress – cleverly situated an inch in which instantly nips in her waist.’
The Duchess has been wearing pleated skirts and dresses for the past few months. She has paired them with polo necks, and pretty blouse details.
Last month, Kate looked radiant in a customised £845 red Christopher Kane skirt and a £225 Ralph Lauren jumper as she met with Ant and Dec at an addition charity event in London.
When she met Mila Sneddon, a young cancer patient, Kate fulfilled a promise to wear pink.
The Duchess sported a £450 ME+EM silk shirt dress which features a dipped midi hemline and pleated detailing.
She added a Boden belt to her waist and Emmy London shoes to her favorite pair.
Hannah explained that the block colour detailing and pleated skirts helped to ‘draw the eye in’ to the Duchess’ outfits, adding: ‘It’s time to say yes please to pleats as The Duchess holds this technique in high regard.
“The soft pleats on her ME+EM dress skim her figure. Also, check out the colour block pink fabric. This clever way of creating an optical illusion draws the eye in.
Meanwhile she added: ‘Who would have thought Kim Kardashian would be Kate’s style inspiration?
‘Kim has long used mono colour ensembles to create a seamless silhouette, and Kate’s not far behind when it comes to block hues.’
“Wearing outfits in colour family avoids horizontal lines in your body, which can increase width.
Meanwhile Hannah also revealed how Kate has a seamstress on speed dial to alter outfits, pointing out her red pleated skirt by Christopher Kane was altered to include a thicker waistband to nip in her middle.
Hannah revealed that colour blocking and pleating were not the only techniques the royal used to show off her frame.
She revealed: ‘Structured pieces are Kate’s instant trick to ensuring her outfits stay looking sharp when she’s busy with engagements.’
The fashion stylist pointed to Kate’s use of a belt to cinch in her waist when she opted for a custom baby blue Catherine Walker coat dress to join her husband at the Closing Ceremony of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in May.
Kate teamed her coat with her £425 Emmy London ‘Rebecca’ Riviera Suede blue stiletto heels and a Strathberry clutch bag in a navy blue croc leather, designed in Scotland.
Hannah explained how the Duchess wears structured pieces as an ‘instant trick’ to ensuring her outfits stay ‘looking sharp’ when she’s busy with engagements (pictured, at the Wimbledon Tennis championships)
She also wore the Queen’s Floral Bouquet Brooch with its matching stud earrings, which she previously borrowed for the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in 2018, as well as a £1,400 18ct gold pendant necklace by London-based jeweller Kiki McDonough featuring a blue topaz stone at its centre.
Hannah explained: ‘This Catherine Walker coat dress features statement shoulders and a stiff skirt – not to mention a matching colour belt – which create the coveted Dior like hourglass shape.’
Rochelle White, a celebrity stylist, said that Kate is comfortable in her own skin and that her fashion choices are well-chosen to flatter her body.
“She was seen in well-tailored dresses that showed off her figure.
Rochelle White, a celebrity stylist, said that the Duchess used carefully placed pleats in order to emphasize her figure (left and right at Wimbledon).
‘Some designs and styles of these dresses even have tiny details and details that show off her waist.
“All these looks have given each outfit and occasion a unique flow.”
Kate looked elegant in a navy coat dress and navy heels as Prince William walked alongside her in the Clydeside Distillery. This was just hours after she had thrown mud with Scouts in Scotland to’rewild seeds’.
The Duchess wore her hair down in a low bun for the ceremony. She was accompanied by Prince Charles, Camilla and Boris Johnson.
Yesterday evening, the Duchess joined Prince William & Boris Johnson for the evening reception at the Cop26 conference in Glasgow
Guests were able to hear the Queen’s rallying cry to Cop26 leaders, asking them to join forces in tackling climate change and solving the most difficult problems. Pictured are William, Kate and Charles watching the speech.
Her custom dress came from Eponine’s SS20 collection and made from a double wool crepe fabric, the price is available on application but similar items cost around £2400.
The duchess added a touch more glamour to her look with sparkling diamond earrings and a poppy-badge ahead of Remembrance Day.
She completed her outfit with the addition of her favourite £425 heels from fellow British designer Rupert Sanderson.
The royal was spotted wearing the ‘Malory’ pumps on at least 12 occasions, including at the Commonwealth Day ceremony at Westminster Abbey in 2017 as well as at a dinner with the Obamas at Kensington Palace 2016
The couple shared their joy on Instagram after the ceremony.
The couple shared their joy on Instagram after the ceremony.
“This week at COP, they will display their amazing innovations for repairing our planet.
‘The #EarthshotPrize finalists will also meet members of the Prize’s Global Alliance, some of the world’s largest corporations, philanthropists, and not for profits – who will provide unparalleled support to the Prize Finalists to help scale their solutions. #COP26