Kate and her culottes! How shorts became the Duchess of Cambridge for & # 39; casual & # 39; trips – as a stylist explains, they give her outfits a more & # 39; contemporary & # 39; appearance
- Kate Middleton, 37, has ended up in culottes four times in recent months
- Yesterday I attracted a trendy couple from Zara with a cool polka dot top for a royal visit
- Also spotted with two other couples while attending public events this summer
- Stylist said she has a & # 39; contemporary & # 39; look while adhering to dress codes
A modest dress and matching jacket have long been the building blocks of the distinctive looks of Kate Middleton.
But recently the duchess of Cambridge, 37, wore a slightly more fashionable dress: culottes.
The royal started the summer with a naval couple to launch the King & # 39; s Cup sailing regatta in May and has since worn them no fewer than three other occasions – including during her outing to a children's center in London yesterday.
Speaking with FEMAIL, stylist Susie Hasler, who runs Stylized by Susie suggested that the pants make her outfits a more & # 39; contemporary & # 39; feeling, while still being able to adhere to strict royal dress codes.
Yesterday: The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, has found a new fashion favorite in the form of a trendy culinary trousers. Pictured yesterday in a £ 26 pair from Zara during a visit to the Sunshine House Children and Young People health and development center
The stylist said: & # 39; As a royal, Kate must adhere to a conservative dress code for engagements and visits.
& # 39; Pants skirt has a more contemporary look and allows the duchess to wear flat shoes for comfort. & # 39;
She continued: & # 39; It is unusual to see the duchess in jeans, so a tailored pair of pants or culotte serves as a great casual alternative that still meets all the conditions for complying with the Royal dress code.
& # 39; Culottes have grown in popularity and women love them because they skim over curves and are a great seasonal intermediate purchase. & # 39;
August: The Duchess was worn in her LK Bennett pants for the second time when she arrived at the King & # 39; s Cup Regatta in August
Which dress codes do the royals have?
For ladies in the royal family, a neat day dress or pants together with a jacket or vest are considered suitable for royal outings.
Kate Middleton follows these traditional rules and often opts for midi wrap dresses or smart jacket dresses.
She has occasionally worn dark jeans.
The duchess was first seen in trousers when she arrived at the launch event for the King & # 39; s Cup Regatta in a cool £ 150 LK Bennett pair.
She styled the pants with a striped top and red bag, with a clear nod to the nautical theme. She later wore the pair back to the event itself in August.
The royal attracted a few cool and comfortable culottes when she first unveiled her Chelsea Flower Show garden in May.
She opted for a camel-colored £ 69 pair from Massimo Dutti, combining the piece with a beautiful white blouse.
She kept the look practical and sober by combining a pair of white sneakers.
May: Kate was also broken into a cool brown pair she was wearing with a beautiful white blouse and sneakers to reveal her Back to Nature garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in May
Kate showed how practical the pants could be during the Chelsea Flower Show and climbed a ladder in a tree house during the event
Due to the practical nature of the outfit, Kate was able to climb around the garden and at a certain moment climb a ladder in a small tree house.
And yesterday the Royal was seen in another pair of black culottes, this time from high street retailer Zara.
She combined the pants with a trendy polka dot Equipment blouse and Gianvito Rossi heels for a visit to a children's health and development center in London.
May: The Royal has been spotted four times in culottes in recent months and appears to have at least three pairs of wide leggings (pictured in May at the launch of the King & # 39; s Regatta with a pair of L K Bennett)
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