Monday 21 October 2019

The queen of culottes: Kate Middleton champions affordable workwear wardrobe trend

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to vist the Natural History Museum in London on October 9, 2109,
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to vist the Natural History Museum in London on October 9, 2109,
The Duchess of Cambridge, in her role as Patron of the Natural History Museum, arrives for a visit to the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity at the museum in London, to hear how it is championing and helping to protect UK wildlife
The Duchess of Cambridge, in her role as Patron of the Natural History Museum, arrives for a visit to the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity at the museum in London, to hear how it is championing and helping to protect UK wildlife
The Duchess of Cambridge, in her role as Patron of the Natural History Museum, visits the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity at the museum in London, to hear how it is championing and helping to protect UK wildlife
The Duchess of Cambridge, in her role as Patron of the Natural History Museum, leaves after a visit to the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity at the museum in London, to hear how it is championing and helping to protect UK wildlife
The Duchess of Cambridge, in her role as Patron of the Natural History Museum, arrives for a visit to the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity at the museum in London, to hear how it is championing and helping to protect UK wildlife
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Museum Director Michael Dixon arrive for the visit of the Angela Marmont Centre at the Natural History Museum in London, Britain October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kate Middleton is known for her devotion to particular trends.

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge heralded the return of the coat dress, floaty midi dresses and nude heels, and now, it's culottes. Kate has been championing the transitional piece into her workwear wardrobe, exampled today for an event at London's Natural History Museum in a masterclass in high-low fashion.

The culottes, an olive green pair by Jigsaw (where she worked as a junior accessories buyer once upon a time), were offset by a plum polo neck from Warehouse and matching Tod's heels. Her mini Chanel calfskin bag, which she debuted during her state trip to Paris in 2017, added an injection of high fashion and proved the validity of an investment accessory by the French fashion house.

The duchess was a guest at today's event as part of her role as the museum's patron, and learned about how the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity is championing and helping to protect UK wildlife. In recent months, Kate and William have increased their number of public appearances in a reported bid to bolster British appearances on the global stage in the wake of an incoming Brexit.

The Duchess of Cambridge, in her role as Patron of the Natural History Museum, visits the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity at the museum in London, to hear how it is championing and helping to protect UK wildlife
The Duchess of Cambridge, in her role as Patron of the Natural History Museum, visits the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity at the museum in London, to hear how it is championing and helping to protect UK wildlife

Kate and husband Prince William are scheduled to embark on an upcoming royal tour to Pakistan next week.

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