Being the fashion icon that she is, Duchess Kate seems to never miss when it comes to outfit choices, from the combinations to the colors. And there is one color we see more than the others. Be it for engagements in Ireland or just regular outings, green has been a go-to color for the Duchess, fitting her looks perfectly. There are dozens of occasions when the Duchess wore green so here are just a few of her best viridescent outfits over the years.
But there is a reason behind why Kate shows a certain fondness for the color, and color specialist Gabriella Winters gives us the answer. She explains: “Kate has medium-dark eyes that are on the softer side in terms of intensity, and dependent on the lighting they appear to be slightly different shades of green.”
“She wears her eye colours often and very successfully,” she added. “Wearing colours that are innate to your colouring will make you appear graceful, fresh and elevated – Kate wearing her eye colours make her look effortlessly elegant, glowing and refined.”
Gabriella also explains that Duchess Kate may be drawn to green because of its connections to nature – and it’s well known how big of a fan of nature Kate is. “Culturally, green of course is the universally accepted colour of nature, and thus it’s often associated with freshness, restoration and environmental awareness,” she said. “We are reassured by the presence of green on a primal instinct level.”
“A person wearing green will exert an impression of composure, rationality and stability,” said Gabriella. “More specifically, Kate’s pine greens evoke a sense of aspiration, sophistication and prosperity, while her olive shades induce feelings of wisdom, self-love and feminine leadership qualities.”
Natural History Museum, November 2012
One of her first outings in green came when she wore this casual yet modern Mulberry dress for the official opening of The Natural History Museum’s Treasures Gallery. She also debuted a new haircut for this event.
Portrait gala, March 2017
For the Portrait gala the Duchess went with a elegant form-fitting lace gown by Temperley London-one of her best green get-ups.
Evelina Children’s Hospital, December 2018
A simple polka-dot dress from L.K. Bennet that sold out just hours after the Duchess was seen wearing it.
Visiting Family Action, January 2019
Kate wore this Beulah dress on two separate occasions; First at the launch of a new national support line at Family Action in 2019. And then again she wore it at a Buckingham Palace event in November the same year.
St Patrick’s Day Parade, March 2019
On this holiday everyone has a reason to wear green, some better than others, as the Duchess proves in this custom-made Alexander McQueen dress.
Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, July 2019
For the flower show, where her own garden was on display, Kate wore a beautiful Sandro dress, finishing her look with cute pink earrings by Accessorize.
Wimbledon, July 2019
In 2019, the Duchess of Cambridge joined the Duchess of Sussex for the Women’s Final at Wimbledon. For the final she wore a button-down Dolce and Gabbana dress, which she actually wore first back in 2016 during her visit to Canada. It became so popular due to her so much so that it is now actually named after her.
Dublin, March 2020
When she arrived in Ireland, the Duchess made a great first impression in a gorgeous Alessandra Rich dress along with her trademark hairbands.
Galway, March 2020
During her tour of Ireland, Duchess Kate wore green on multiple occasions, the first being in Galway. Kate started strong with a dress from Suzannah, worn with a Sezane belt and Ralph Lauren boots.
Ireland, March 2020
Next came a dress from a celebrity-favorite The Vampire’s Wife, which was very similar to one worn by Princess Beatrice.
Windsor, December 2020
For Christmas Kate went with a festive green as she joined the other family members at Windsor Castle last December. The dress is from one of her favorites Alexander McQueen.
In the end, our Duchess of Cambridge looks stunning in any color, its just so that green brings out the best from her.