The royal family boasts some of the most fashionable women in the world, which is why one can’t help but wonder where these women get their inspiration from when selecting pieces for public appearances and galas. For the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, the answer is simple — her late mother-in-law Lady Diana! The Princess of Wales was a bona fide style icon, so it’s no wonder Kate Middleton often pays sartorial homage to her decades later by rocking modern versions of some of Diana’s most iconic looks. Follow along for 12 times that Kate Middleton wore outfits inspired by the ever-stylish and fondly remembered Princess Diana:
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12. The Red Dress
In 1992, Princess Diana attended the premiere of Just Like A Woman wearing a head-turning red dress that featured a slight off-the-shoulder neckline and an elegant floor-length skirt. She topped the look off with a sparkling necklace and was all smiles while stepping out of the limousine to grace the red carpet. Years later, Kate Middleton made an obvious nod to her late mother-in-law wearing a similar red gala dress that featured a subtle asymmetrical neckline.