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#ThrowbackThursday: Things Kate Middleton wore in 2005 she never would now

Published 03/12/2015 | 10:59

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets charity representatives as she attends the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets charity representatives as she attends the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London
Kate Middleton's 2005 style
Kate Middleton, girlfriend of Prince William, during their graduation ceremony at St Andrews, Thursday June 23, 2005. William got a 2:1 in geography after four years studying for his Master of Arts. (Photo by Anwar Hussein Collection/ROTA/WireImage)
STROUD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 04: Kate Middleton attends the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park on August 6, 2005 in Stroud, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton attends the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park on August 6, 2005 in Stroud, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton and her father Michael Middleton sighted prior to her graduation ceremony at the University of St. Andrews, where she obtained a 2:1 degree in the History of Art on June 23, 2005 in St. Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton, girlfriend of Prince William, attends the second day of the Gatcombe Park Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park, on August 6, 2005 near Tetbury, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
Kate Middleton & Mother Carole Visit The Spirit Of Christmas Shopping Festival At London'S Olympia. (Photo by Antony Jones/Brendan Bierne/UK Press via Getty Images)
Kate Middleton attends the wedding of Hugh Van Cutsem and Rose Astor at Burford Parish Church on June 4, 2005 in Burford, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)

Kate Middleton is undoubtedly one of the most, if not the most, influential style icon in the world.

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The Duchess of Cambridge never takes a fashion misstep and tops best dressed lists around the world as well as boasting selling power most Hollywood A-listers could only dream of.

But it wasn't always the case.

In 2005, she graduated from St Andrew's College with a degree in History of Art, attended a few weddings and also showed off her fondness for chunky belts, belly tops and one very questionable outback hat.

1. The Wedding Guest

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At the wedding of Hugh Van Cutsem and Rose Astor, we get the first glimpse of her love of sheer tights. Shiny sheer tights. With a striped shirt, white button down blazer and fascinator.

2. The Graduate

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At her graduation from St Andrew's College, the future princess was the epitome of a 2005 prep girl. A white shirt, black bodycon skirt, black opague tights and the standout - a brown Longchamp Le Pliage small tote.

 

3.  The Kylie Jenner

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Before her graduation day, the then 23-year-old wore a bang-on-trend white camisole string top, bellybutton and all. This is where her love of chunky belts really begins to show.

 

4. The Off Duty

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For a shopping day with her mom, she wore her favourite belt, flared jeans, cowboy boots and cropped blazer.  Spotted: Another Longchamp Le Pliage tote.

 

5. The Crocodile Hunter

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At the Festival of British Eventing, she blends into the crowd with muted tones, another chunky belt and an outback hat she wouldn't take off for the rest of the day.

 

5a. Let's take a look at the outfit as a whole:

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5b: I feel like no one is talking about this hat enough:

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For the record, all these pieces were the epitome of noughties chic and Kate was likely still the most stylish women everywhere she went. But 2015 Kate? Puh-lease.

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