Prince William andarrived in Canada this week on their first official trip abroad as a married couple, and Kate is continuing to impress the Canadian people with her choice of dresses.
In her first 24 hours on Canadian soil, Her Royal Highness changed five different outfits, beginning with the smart navy Smythe les Vestes blazer, Roland Mouret shift and Manolo Bhlanik shoes she sported on leaving Heathrow on Thursday. This was followed by a black floral lace Erdem dress and LK Bennett cream pumps and later she was spotted dressed in an Issa bird print wrap that she wore a day before her wedding.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kicked off the 9-day tour in Ottawa with Canada Day celebrations and Kate, once again recycling a dress from her personal collection, donned a cream-colored ruffled Reiss dress that she wore in her official engagement photos. Kate complemented the outfit with The Queen’s diamond Maple Leaf Brooch, a pair of red pumps, a red Sylvia Fletcher hat featuring a red maple leaf and a fan-shaped red straw clutch from Anya Hindmarch.
The Royal couple visited the Canadian Museum of Civilization before attending a concert on Parliament Hill, Ottawa last night to round off a busy Canada Day. Being the guests of honor at the event which was part of the national celebrations marking Canada's 144th birthday, Kate changed her red and white outfit, Canada's national colors, into the gorgeous V-neck purple Issa Jersey dress. Teaming the outfit with a pair of black stilettos, Kate wore her hair loosely into a bun behind her neck, making the whole outlook absolutely dazzling.
Kate Middleton has quickly become a fashion icon. The ‘Kate Effect’ describes the Duchess of Cambridge’s influence on the fashion world. Canadian designers went into fashion frenzy as millions of people became obsessed with the question, ‘What Kate is wearing?’
"I feel like Kate found herself in today's look and finally incorporated elements that dazzle," ET Canada fashion producer, Angie Smith commented on the red and white dress that the Duchess of Cambridge wore on Canada Day, "The red fascinator is pure Kate - she's notorious for her hats (she's got the perfect face for them) and how sweet for her to go patriotic and pay tribute to our national holiday. She still looks as though she might be a little warm - if I was to get my hands on her wardrobe, I would still push a bit lighter fare."