The Princess of Wales has noticeably changed her style since taking on her new royal role.
Kate Middleton has fully embraced the “working girl” style, preferring tailored pants and suits to the skirts she wore before.
This strategic wardrobe change marks Kate’s evolution in her position as a royal and future queen consort.
Why has Kate Middleton adopted a new style?
Royal experts have noted that since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Kate’s fashion has adopted a more businesslike aesthetic.
The princess has worn pantsuits to most of her recent public engagements.
According to style expert Miranda Holder, this change in Kate’s style has a lot to do with her new position.
“Her more serious wardrobe reflects the gravitas of her heavyweight role within the Firm,” she said.
Now that she is the Princess of Wales, Kate has literally changed her image to align with her greater authority and prominence within the royal family.
Her image as a royal must convey the sophistication and poise befitting her status.
Kensington Palace has also announced that it will no longer publicly identify the designers of Kate’s looks.
This is likely an attempt to direct attention to the princess’s important charity work and role, rather than her fashion choices.
However, Kate’s strong sense of style remains as popular as ever. Her ensembles continue to sell out once fans and style watchers identify the garments.
According to Holder, Kate has stuck to a consistent formula with her recent tailored looks, choosing neutral colors and simple silhouettes.
As she grows older in her royal duties, we can expect Kate to continue to opt for elegant and powerful looks.
The evolution of her wardrobe indicates that she is stepping up to represent the modern monarchy.