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She's known for choosing classic silhouettes, neutral pumps and longer hemlines, but the Duchess of Cambridge
has shown a sexy streak this week at official events with husband Prince William
Rocking that slit.
For a private dinner on Tuesday, Kate chose a flattering white Roland Mouret dress (left). But the real "wow" factor came from the gown's sexy slit, exposing the demure Duchess's hose-less legs
like never before; even her most dazzling gowns, like this Alexander McQueen
, have kept her quite covered.
Showing some skin.
Kate stunned again on Friday, this time choosing a teal Jenny Packham creation (right) for the BOA Olympic Concert event
at London's Royal Albert Hall.
This dress, fairly conservative at first glance, also held a sexier secret: a button-up lace back. In the past, when wearing outfits that expose a bit more, she's often covered up with a cardigan or blazer
Working a plunging neckline.
Kate's Packham gown also dipped much lower in front than her usual V-necks, including the famous Issa dress
she wore the day she announced her engagement.
Wearing open-toed shoes.
It doesn't seem like a big deal, but Kate's glimmering sky-high Jimmy Choo sandals – worn to both events – are against palace norms: both the Queen
and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
make a habit of wearing low-heeled, closed-toe heels.
Kate herself has generally worn her favorite nude L.K. Bennett pumps
, or similarly subtle styles
Could Kate's sexier style mean a modern move for the Palace? Or is she just coming into her own a year into her life as a royal? What do you think of the Duchess's latest dresses?