Exactly Where to Shop All of Kate Middleton's Favorite Shoes
We talk a lot about Kate Middleton’s dresses and coats, but not so much about her footwear. The Duchess is a fan of classic styles and shapes, and when she finds something she likes, she re-wears it (frequently). Still, she’s not quite as stoic as the queen, who only ever wears black shoes—there are different colors and styles mixed in throughout her repertoire. While you’re likely already familiar with her L.K. Bennett nude heels and Stuart Weitzman wedges (supposedly axed by the queen!), we rounded up a few of the other styles she’s worn recently.
For a Christmas party at a charity she supports, Kate finished off her festive red Alexander McQueen dress with a pair of black suede Stuart Weitzman heels. While the suede version isn’t easily found online, you can still nab the classic shape in black or tan here (a few sizes of the shoe in forest green suede are also up for grabs here). Dedicated commenters over at What Kate Wore found a similar style from a collab Stuart Weitzman did with British retailer Russell & Bromley too: It’s called the Plunge and sells for roughly $270.
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When the proud mama emerged with Princess Charlotte for the first time, she picked a leg-lengthening pair of nude heels from Jimmy Choo. You’re looking at the Gilbert, a classic style included in the brand’s collection of best-sellers. “It’s a tremendous honor hat the Duchess of Cambridge chose to wear Jimmy Choos on this momentous occasion,” Choo’s creative director Sandra Choi told The Hollywood Reporter. The style is a popular seller, meaning stock is frequently low (though there’s one size on serious sale here).
When it comes to boots, Kate has shown her love again and again for Aquatalia. Her most favored style appears to be the Rhumba, a heeled pair that comes up to the knee. Like many of the styles she’s worn out, it can be tricky to find a pair for yourself, but a few exist (see if your style is stocked here). She packed them for a fall trip to Scotland, wearing them with a cobalt blue Christopher Kane coat, and took them out of the closet for a Christmas weekend look this December.
There aren’t a ton of opportunities to spot Kate in party shoes either, but thanks to the London premiere of the new James Bond flick Spectre, we did! The royal finished off her Jenny Packham gown with a pair of open-toe Jimmy Choo “Vamp” sandals. The style is totally sold-out everywhere, but there are two pairs currently up on The RealReal (congratulations, size 6 and 9.5!).
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One of her biggest recent style wins was this stunning lace Dolce & Gabbana dress, picked in the rich color of the year. She complemented the look with a pair of matching heels in a brand that’s new to her. Royal style students have identified the pumps as Gianvito Rossi’s “Gianvito,” a pick that makes sense since the super stylish Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is reportedly a fan of the brand. The classic shape comes in different colors and is on the brand’s site.
Remember that Stuart Weitzman collaboration we mentioned above? It clearly turned out a few pairs Kate liked, including this “Halfnhalf” boot. It’s very similar to the brand’s 50/50 boot (one of the first over-the-knee boots to captivate shoppers, as popularized by Gisele), but doesn’t rise quite as high. The Duchess wore them to an official event last fall, but has also been spotted in them while running errands in December.
Psst—for Kate’s style on the cheap, check out RepliKate. The site scours the web to find similar styles that frequently cost less than the brands the Duchess wears.
Out of all the stylish moments Kate had last year, only one claimed a top spot. “>Come see which look you voted as one of the best of 2015.
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