The ship-christening ceremony Kate Middleton attended yesterday was her last official outing before she goes on maternity leave. It also marked the end of our Kate Middleton maternity watch — a sad day since observing Kate stylishly and regally dress her growing baby bump was fun, to say the least.
To further mark the last month of the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy and to celebrate the coming of the royal baby, let’s take a look back at Kate Middleton’s best maternity dresses.
We wish the Duchess a restful maternity leave and a safe delivery for her and the baby!
1. The green Mulberry fall 2011 dress she wore before the big announcement
Kate also debuted a new do with bangs in this dress.
Kate Middleton at the official opening of the New Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum in London, England on November 27, 2012
2. The Max Mara wrap dress that first showed hints of the baby bump
Kate wore this dress at her first official appearance as a pregnant woman.
Kate Middleton leaving Hope House in London, England on February 19, 2013
3. The peter pan collar dress that was perfectly prim and proper
We first featured this Topshop peter pan collar dress paired with a cream-colored Goat “Redgrave Summer” coat here.
Kate Middleton visiting the headquarters of the charity Child Bereavement UK in Buckinghamshire, UK on March 19, 2013
4. The pistachio Mulberry tweed coat she wore to meet a Boy-Scout-uniformed Bear Grylls
Both Kate Middleton and Bear Grylls were too cute for words.
Kate Middleton and Chief Scout Bear Grylls at a national celebration for scouts who have achieved the Queen’s Scout Award at Windsor Castle, England on April 21, 2013
5. The boldly printed Erdem dress that showcased her baby bump
This might’ve been the first time Kate Middleton flaunted instead of hid her baby bump. We first featured this Erdem dress here.
Kate Middleton attending the launch of a new school counseling program at The Willows Primary School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, UK on April 23, 2013
Get the dress at Neiman Marcus:
Erdem “Sophia” Dress, $1,880
6. The elegant empire-waist Emilia Wickstead satin dress
Empire waists are a pregnant woman’s best friend.
Kate Middleton arriving at an evening reception to celebrate the work of The Art Room charity at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England on April 24, 2013
7. The fun polka-dotted Topshop dress she wore to horse around the Warner Bros. Studios
Kate wore this dress to the inauguration of the Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, where she, Prince William, and Prince Harry promptly dueled with wands at the Harry Potter part of the tour.
Kate Middleton attending the inauguration of Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in London, England on April 26, 2013
8. The yellow Emilia Wickstead dress she appropriately wore to a garden party
Kate’s Emilia Wickstead “Marella” coat worn as a dress was so perfect for a garden party; we’re sure it sparked a get-Kate’s-garden-party-look craze.
Kate Middleton at the first garden party of the summer hosted by Queen Elizabeth and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, which was held at the grounds of Buckingham Palace in London, England on May 22, 2013
Get the dress at Matches Fashion!
Emilia Wickstead “Marella” Coat, £1,071
9. The dalmatian-print Hobbs coat dress she wore to her last official outing
Animal print on Kate Middleton? The rumors that Roberto Cavalli might dress Kate Middleton in his sexy and often animal-printed signature style just might be real.
Kate Middleton naming a new Princess Cruises ship the Royal Princess at the official ceremony held at Ocean Terminal in Southampton, UK on June 13, 2013
The Hobbs “Niamh” dress that features the same dalmatian print is no longer available.
Hobbs Dalmatian Mac Coat, £169