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Kate Middleton’s post-pregnancy wardrobe

Lots of black, vertical stripes and caftans?

By InStyle Magazine Jul 26, 2013 6:41PM
PHOTO: Prince William and Duchess Kate // Bimal Gautam/Photoshot/AdMediaBy Cheryl Brody Franklin

Now that Kate Middleton‘s a mom, we can’t wait to see if she’ll change up her look. But as any new mom knows, the first couple months are the toughest, since maternity pieces are baggy and pre-pregnancy clothing is still too small.So we asked celebrity stylist Estee Stanley what advice she’d give to Kate if the duchess were her client. To avoid buying a “transition” wardrobe, Stanley suggests getting some key pieces tailored.

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“I would bring everything to alterations that she had custom made by Alexander McQueen while she was pregnant and take them in,” said the star stylist, who dresses Lea Michele and Jessica Biel. A perfect option? The pastel pink McQueen coat she wore in June to the annual Trooping of the Colour parade in London. “I don’t like to waste, so I would reuse those because all of the pieces were great.” To create a slimmer silhouette, Stanley would dress Kate in a lot of black, vertical stripes and empire-waisted looks, like the Jenny Packham blue polka dot dress she wore when leaving the hospital.

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And on those days when the duchess wants to feel a bit more relaxed, Stanley loves a loose caftan. “I’m obsessed with them! You can never go wrong with an amazing printed caftan or even a basic solid-colored one.” It’s hard to imagine the duchess going for a flowy caftan, but if she were to choose one, we’d put bets on this colorful silk-chiffon look from her go-to-designer: Issa. What do you think?

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Aug 2, 2013 6:55AM
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However, she does look so very nice in whatever she wears.
Aug 2, 2013 6:54AM
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It just kills me that when a celebrity/royal wears anything twice its like OMG! she wore it again!  Since when is any clothing item a wear only once kind of thing?  And we complain about politicians wasting money!?  A lot of those clothes are given to the celebs by designers, and as it is an expenditure of operating as advertising, guess who pays for them...yeah, we do considering they are done as tax write-offs by the designers.  I'm sick of seeing bad actresses in dresses that cost tens of thousands of dollars, shoes that break after one wear, 35,000 dollar hand bags that people have given them as advertising schemes, hundred dollar eye shadows....come one, really? 

Aug 1, 2013 9:21PM
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she looks great in what ever she wears. 
Aug 1, 2013 5:24PM
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yes, I see Kate bouncing back to pre-pregnancy weight; she's gorgeous!!
Aug 1, 2013 4:59PM
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HER NAME IS NOT KATE MIDDLETON ANY MORE - SHE IS CATHERINE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE - this is totally irresponsible "reporting" to continue to address this lady by her maiden name. 
Aug 1, 2013 3:38PM
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i loved the pink coat!!!! i hope kate sets the bar for post baby style. leaving the hospital and showing that little tummy should send a messege to all those women who find it a crime to be seen otherwise. it makes kate just like the rest of us. i love her and she will look great in whatever she wears.  dote on that beautiful baby and forget what the critics may say.
Aug 1, 2013 3:08PM
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She's probably going to be one of those lucky ones whose body just seems to miraculously rebounds into pre-baby shape...sort of like a boomerang.

 

10 to 1 the next time we see her, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to see that she was ever even pregnant...

Aug 1, 2013 11:48AM
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Some nice casual stuff to wear while she becomes used to being a mother.  She should be enjoying this time and not worrying about clothes.
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