Kate, William and Harry during a visit to the Tower of London in August [Getty]
When it comes to maternity style, it’s pretty hard to knock the endlessly elegant Duchess of Cambridge. When Kate was pregnant with her Prince George, she stepped out in an admirable selection of designer coats and dresses, making bump dressing look easy peasy.
But, of course, there would have been hours of planning behind each of her outfits, with designers creating bespoke pieces for her new silhouette and accessories matched perfectly to her spring-appropriate looks. Only the best for the royal bump!
Kate also gained some serious style kudos by choosing fashion-insider favourites like Erdem and Emilia Wickstead to tailor her maternity closet. While in the early stages of her pregnancy, we saw K-Middy repeating old outfits like her red Armani coat and MaxMara Studio dress, by the six-month mark, she stuck to her favourite high-street pieces like that Topshop contrast-collar coat.
So with the happy announcement that Kate is pregnant with Royal Baby No.2, let's take a look at our favourite maternity hits from the DoC - and let Bump Watch begin! (again).
1. The Baby-doll
A vision in powder blue, the Duchess’s choice of Emilia Wickstead’s bespoke Empireline dress for her appearance at the National Portrait Gallery drew immediate comparisons with a classic Jackie Kennedy photo from Life magazine. Her grey Rupert Sanderson pumps complement the pastel frock.
2. The Princess Coat
Attending the Scouts’ Parade at Windsor Castle, the Duchess wore a short mint coat by Mulberry, with spring-like (and completely on-trend) daisy fastenings over a mint broderie anglaise dress. Her trusty LK Bennett Sledge heels and Whiteley’s Cappuccino beret finished this fresh look.
3. The Statement Print
Designer Erdem Moralioglu is best known for his standout floral prints, which have made him a firm favourite with the likes of Michelle Obama. Kate chose a navy and maroon shift from Erdem’s Resort 2013 collection for her visit to a Manchester school and teamed it with a Stuart Weitzman clutch.
4. High-Street Queen
The Duchess has been spotted rifling through Topshop’s maternity rails and sported a black and white polka-dot frock from the highstreet hero at the inauguration of Warner Bros Studios in Hertfordshire. Her Zara jacket kept to the cut-price theme.
See more of Kate's great maternity hits in the gallery below...