Look back at the evolution of Kate’s style over the past nine years or so, it’s clear that her appearance hasn’t changed much. She’s developed a personal style that works for her: tall boots with classic straight-leg jeans, tall boots with feminine dresses that respectably trace the curves or tall boots with pretty skirt suits. Her newer clothes may look more expensive and regal, but her trademarks endure. No extreme makeovers here.
It remains to be seen whether Kate will take up the challenge to become Britain’s sartorial ambassador. It’s technically not part of a First Lady’s job description to promote the fashion industry. But if she does, she’ll need someone in her corner to help her navigate the minefield of worst-dressed lists and discriminating editors. Then again, with rumors persisting that Middleton will wear Alexander McQueen on her wedding day, maybe she’s already found that person.