Kate Middleton Looks Breezy And Beautiful In Belize

Kate Middleton is known for her chic fashion sense (among other things), and her clothing choices are often emulated by her fans. Designers have experienced an increase in brand visibility and sales when the duchess steps out in one of their creations, a phenomenon known as "the Kate effect." As a J. Brand Jeans representative told Marie Claire UK, "[Kate's] got this amazing influence none of us could ever predict to market." Multiple blogs have sprung up to chronicle the duchess' fabulous fashion, including the Kate Middleton Style Blog and What Kate Wore. These sites make it easier for people copy Kate's look for themselves, either with the exact brands she wore or with lookalike pieces.

Besides being a trendsetter, Kate imbues her clothing choices with symbolic meaning. According to Vogue, the Duchess of Cambridge "truly cares what she wears and what it stands for." As a senior royal, Kate is aware that the eyes of the world are on her, and she makes sure to send a thoughtful message via her wardrobe. For example, Prince William's wife wore a blue sweater to show support for Ukraine during a visit to the Ukrainian Cultural Center in London on March 9, as Marie Claire UK reported. She topped her outfit with a pin depicting the blue and yellow Ukrainian flag. And in addition to sending a hopeful message to the Ukraine, Kate recently donned blue in support of another country.

Kate Middleton's floral-print dress wows fans

As of March 2022, Prince William and Kate Middleton are spending a week in the Caribbean as part of the festivities for Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee. This is the royal couple's first overseas tour since March 2020, per Town & Country. Their itinerary includes Belize, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. During their travels, Glamour reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have appeared in a variety of blue hues to honor the Belize flag. In particular, Kate made her grand arrival in a blue lace Jenny Packham suit, plus a matching bag and heels.

Though the pair's original plans were cancelled due to local protests, they shifted gears and visited a cacao farm before heading to the beach, per People. As the outlet noted, Kate wore a summery midi dress designed by Tory Burch in honor of the occasion. The dress featured a floral print with pops of red, cream, and sky blue against a vibrant blue background. Kate contrasted the blue with neutral Stuart Weitzman Minx wedges, as well as a straw clutch by Anya Hindmarch. Both the shoes and bag are a sustainable nod, as What Kate Wore reports that the royal has worn both pieces already. Unfortunately, Kate's dress is already out of stock at sites like Shopbop and Farfetch, as fans rush to replicate her chic, globe-trotting style.