2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

RED QUEEN

Stop traffic in a red dress like the Duchess of Cambridge's Alexander McQueen number. The boatneck detail and pleated A-line skirt are universally flattering, while the bold color means you can step out sans accessories and still look polished.

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

GET THE SHIFT

Stylish, sophisticated and just a little sexy. We're talking, of course, about her bright Stella McCartney sheath, to which she adds a silvery necklace and basic black pumps. Copy her ensemble and you'll feel like a princess (only without all those time-consuming royal duties).

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

PRETTY IN PLEATS

Kate thinks pink with a $2,000 Emilia Wickstead dress that showcases her trim waist and features a demure neckline and pleated skirt. She polishes off the feminine frock with satiny pumps and her best accessory, husband William.

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

GET PLAID

We're loving this fashion-forward take on plaid, traditionally a pattern saved for more casual looks. Of course, it doesn't hurt that her short-sleeve, belted dress fits her body perfectly. (And of course, you won't be wearing yours to a judo match, so feel free to add shoes).

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

I DREAM OF JEAN-IE

Taking a gold in the Preppy Olympics, the stylish royal hits a summer event in an easy-to-replicate ensemble: a navy Smythe blazer over a striped top, J Brand skinnies and cool Stuart Weitzman wedges.

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

PRINTS AND PRINCESS

Kate's retro-inspired Jonathan Saunders teal-and-green print sheath, which she accessorizes with nude pumps and a clutch, translates easily to fall with the addition of a black blazer and ankle booties. Pillbox hat optional.

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

GRAY LADY

If Pippa and mom Carole are lucky, Kate will lend them this pretty Orla Kiely frock featuring a floral appliqué design!

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

SUGAR COATED

The Duchess dons a double-breasted A-line coat with a shawl collar and proves that her collection might just rival her sister's!

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

THE ROYAL JEWELS

Jumping on the peplum bandwagon, Kate wears a chic pale blue Matthew Williamson sheath with a jeweled collar and cuffs to the London premiere of African Cats.

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

IRISH "AYES"

Fittingly dressed in emerald to celebrate St. Patrick's Day along with the troops in Aldershot, England, she accessorized her wrap coat with a shamrock brooch and jaunty brown pillbox hat.

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

IT SUITS HER

She's appropriately autumnal in a cranberry Paule Ka look, worn with black tights and pumps to a Middle Temple Scholars meeting in London.

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

PURPLE REIGN

Kicking off her royal tour in high style, Duchess Catherine attends a dinner in Singapore wearing a violet digital-print dress by local-born designer Prabal Gurung.

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

POP THE CHAMPAGNE

Olympic spirit (and style) carries on for Kate, who fêtes the start of London's Paralympic Games in a trench-inspired coat dress, nude pumps and a glittery clutch.

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

LOVELY IN LILAC

She takes a break from the bleachers to attend the Royal Academy of Arts' Creative Industries Reception in London, wearing a recycled Roksanda Ilincic dress, pale accessories and what might be the prettiest updo we've ever seen.

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2012: Kate's Most Stylish Year Yet

WORK IT!

The Duchess of Cambridge makes a royal entrance at the Imperial War Museum in London, where she attended a fundraising campaign to create new exhibits on the First World War.

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