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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

 

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #1

Strangely enough, the duchess has never worn Chanel before which is silly, because this elbow-length sleeved frock is 100 princess perfect. READ MORE: The super stylish royal you've probably never heard of

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look: #2

This Vionnet gown in a colour palette Kate is comfortable with, but the texture takes her interesting new places. READ MORE: Kate Middleton's best listening faces

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #3

Ok, obviously this Valentino frock would need to be lined, but still... READ MORE: 11 times Princess Mary had better style than Kate Middleton

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #4

Kate has a blue Stella McCartney frock she wears all the time, so this lush brocade wouldn't actually be too much of a stretch. READ MORE: Why Kate Middleton is not the most stylish royal anymore

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #5

Kate woud look a proper glamazon in this St Laurent sparkler. READ MORE: What Will and Kate are really like

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #6

With just a little bit of strategic lining and a little hem lengthening, this Givenchy stunner could make Kate quite the statement. READ MORE: TIFF 2015 best and worst dressed

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #7

If it's good enough for Queen Kim, surely Kate could take a risk on the rich jewel tones of this Balmain gown. READ MORE: Prince Harry with adorable animals

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #8

So this Moschino is never going to happen, but oh, imagine if it did. #internetbroken READ MORE: The Queen's best "cross resting face" moments

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #9

Kate certainly won't wear any of Dolce and Gabbana's 'mama' themed gowns, but she may step out in a custom, longer version of this nude and silver sheath. Please? READ MORE: 9 times George's cousin Mia had better style than him

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #10

The likeliest possibility on this list, this luxe gold showstopper is by Temperley, Kate's fancy occasion fave. READ MORE: The Prince of Wales met an eagle

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #11

With a little tailoring (although how fun would it be if Kate rocked this fashion forward silhouette?) this pretty Rocha dress would be lovely. READ MORE: Prince George's best frowns

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #12

Kate's a big Emilia Wickstead wearer, and who knows? Maybe she'll surprise us with the unusual colour and silhouette. READ MORE: The cutest pictures of Prince George and Prince William

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #13

Thakoon is a Michelle Obama fave, and the scarlet hue of this dress is a nice nod toward a colour considered lucky in China, the country the banquet is in honour of. READ MORE: All the celebs pregnant in 2015

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #14

We're just being crazy now, but seriously Kate, this Rodarte dress would be amazing on you. READ MORE: Prince George's 7 stages of not being an only child anymore

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #15

The demure neckline and sober styling of this Oscar de la Renta are classic Kate. READ MORE: Celebs at Wimbledon

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #16

This Jason Wu glory is not too far from what Kate has worn in the past, albeit a bit sparklier. READ MORE: Royals getting wild at Royal Ascot

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #17

This dramatic gown from Honor has presence but wouldn't compete with any sparklers Kate may borrow from the Queen for the evening. READ MORE: Prince George's no good, very horrible day at the polo

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18 dresses Kate Middleton should wear to her first state banquet

Kate royal banquet look #18

Add a couple inches onto this Herve Leger dress and you have a strong contender. READ MORE: 7 times the Swedish royal wedding was better than Will and Kate's

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