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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

Kate Middleton style: The Zara statement necklace

When The Duchess of Cambridge wore a $35 Zara crystal necklace to the London premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a collective gasp was heard throughout the fashion world over Kate's ability to easily rock a high/low look. (Needless to say—that necklace sold out in minutes.) GALLERY: Kate Middleton's best looks of all time

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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

Kate Middleton style: The Alice Temperley LBD

Kate proves she is not only the reigning queen of high/low but also a champion of wearing the LBD with her expert execution of this black lace number with minimalist accessories at the 2013 SportsAid Charity Ball. GALLERY: A year in Kate Middleton style

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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

Kate Middleton style: The black Jenny Packham gown

This floor-length Jenny Packham gown turned heads at the 2013 "100 Women in Hedge Funds" reception. We fell in love with this ultra chic black satin gown because of how easily we could picture ourselves wearing it. The best of Kate Middleton style

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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

Kate Middleton style: The metallic Jenny Packham gown

During her first post-baby public appearance (the Tusk Foundation's Charity Event in September 2013), Kate walked the red carpet in the most metallic Jenny Packham gown money can buy. This shimmering black tie dress was a new fashion venture for Kate that definitely caught our eye. GALLERY: Kate Middleton's top fashion moments

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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

Kate Middleton style: The peach Jenny Packham long coat

Kate made the ultimate summer night's fashion statement in this blush-toned sundress, cream fascinator and matching long coat at the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation in June 2013 with her baby pump proudly on display. Must read: Kate Middleton's favourite fashion designer

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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

Kate Middleton style: The Paule Ka skirt suit

Kate chose this maroon Paule Ka skirt suit for a night out at the Middle Temple Inn in London in 2012. This more conservative ensemble had an "I-mean-business" vibe for an evening of dinner and dancing while still maintaining that royal, formal appeal. Kate Middleton style: Must-have accessories

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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

Kate Middleton style: The teal Jenny Packham gown

The 2012 Olympic Games were a huge media sensation for London, but when the Duchess arrived to the countdown event in a teal Jenny Packham gown with dainty sleeves, lace backing and aqua clutch, Kate's keen fashion sense began a photog frenzy all on its own. Kate Middleton's style evolution

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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

Kate Middleton style: The lace Temperley Amoret dress

Could Kate also be the master of minimalism? Case in point: The black lace Temperley Amoret dress she wore to the University of St. Andrews Charities 600th anniversary in 2012 was accessorized with only a classic red brooch and simple box clutch. How to get Kate Middleton's classic beauty look

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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

Kate Middleton style: The lavender Alexander McQueen gown

Kate stepped out at the 2011 BAFTA "Brits to Watch" event in Los Angeles and graced the red carpet in this beautiful lilac Alexander McQueen gown with a figure-hugging, shimmering belt. Two words come to mind: Absolutely flawless. GALLERY: Steal Kate Middleton's ladylike style

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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

Kate Middleton style: The Erdem Moralioglu dress

Kate greeted fans along the streets of Ottawa in a blue Erdem Moralioglu dress paired with pretty nude accessories and a silver bracelet. Moraliolu's delicate navy lace matched Prince William's suit and corresponded with the evening occasion like a white satin glove. 6 ways to get the Kate Middleton look

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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

Kate Middleton style: The purple Issa London frock

When Kate came to Canada in 2011, she wowed the crowds at Parliament Hill by wearing a purple Issa London frock with all black accessories. This look was very similar to the blue wrap dress she wore to her engagement reveal—we're definitely fans of recycling a style if it works. Style showdown: Kate Middleton vs. Cressida Bonas

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Kate Middleton style: Her 12 best evening looks

Kate Middleton style: The blue Issa London

Kate's "something blue" was out in full fashion for her engagement announcement to the handsome Prince William. From the royal blue Issa London jersey wrap dress to the sapphire engagement ring and dark navy pumps—this was the engagement picture worth a thousand words. Kate Middleton's 5 favourite fashion designers

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