Kate Middleton's Outfits: Why Does She Never Wear Orange?

Kate Middleton is known for her colorful outfits, but there's one color we never see her wearing: orange. The real reason she never wears orange clothes:

Kate Middleton has been spotted in almost every color, but orange.
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Kate Middleton is a true style icon. Many of us are enchanted by her fashion picks, and we love that she doesn't shy away from almost every color of the rainbow. We've seen her in a bright yellow dress and in a vibrant pink coat. However, it seems that orange outfits didn't make it into her wardrobe. Is there some mysterious royal rule that prohibits the color? What's it all about?

On the following pages, we'll reveal why the Duchess of Cambridge never wears orange:

The Duchess Catherine of Cambridge would rather wear a bright yellow than the color orange.
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Kate's Outfits: She Never Wears Orange Clothes

Kate would never, never, even think about wearing an orange dress to a royal outing! It's not that she personally dislikes the color, the decision to avoid orange is quite common among fellow public persons.

Orange never looks good in photos. Cameras don't capture the color the way it is - it simply rarely looks good.

On top of that, the color orange doesn't suit Kate's skin tone. She has more of a cool skin tone, which isn't compatible with orange outfits. The color would reflect back onto her face and leave a yellowish cast on it.

Kate Middleton always looks good - and have you noticed that her bra straps never show?

Kate Middleton has to comply with certain royal fashion rules.
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The Duchess of Cambridge has to Follow the Royal Style Protocol

Kate is a real pro when it comes to fashion, she's always dressed well, her hair and makeup is on fleek and we could never imagine her showing up wearing a fashion disaster.

These are the rules she lives by since being part of the royal family:

1. Never wear orange (salmon-colored clothes are allowed, but she must stay away from bright orange!)

2. No patterns (how sad, they're so much fun)

3. No color-blocking

She clearly enjoys wearing eye-catching colors, but she decides to wear only one color per outfit. 

Kate wears a pink coat while visiting Coventry Cathedral.
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One Dress, two Occasions: Prince William's Wife Commits to Sustainability

Among celebrities, it used to be an absolute taboo to wear a dress more than once. The same applies to the royal family; back in the day, it was unthinkable to wear a clothing item twice. However, Kate stands behind her commitment to sustainable fashion and wears outfits more than once, while also supporting sustainable fashion brands.

She wore this beautiful pink coat both in New York in 2014 and in 2018 while she was visiting Coventry Cathedral.

There are even more outfits she repeatedly wore in the past!

While Kate Middleton was pregnant with Prince Louis, she wore elegant and relaxed clothes.
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Always a Fashion Role Model, Even When Pregnant

Kate is a devoted mum to her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Looking good while being pregnant? No problem for her!

This picture shows her back in 2018, when she was pregnant with little Prince Louis. Here, she combined a stylish blouse with polka dots with a pale, 1960s-inspired coat and a pair of tight black pants. Even though her outfit is perfection, her baby bump is the star of the picture!

We also like her next outfit:

The Duchess of Cambridge looks angelic in a white gown at the BAFTA gala.
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The Queen of Good Taste: Kate Middleton

No matter where the paparazzi take photographs of her - whether at church, at her kid's school, or at charity events - Kate's outfits are always to die for. Here, she floats down the red carpet of the British Academy Awards in 2019. Her beautifully draped white gown elegantly accentuates her figure. Kate looks impeccable in white, right?

There's one essential she always wears:

Kate and her husband Prince William are always well dressed.
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This is Catherine's Most Unique Accessory!

No matter what she puts on in the morning, Kate's smile is her most important accessory! It is positively contagious and was her trademark even before she rose to fame and became a royal.