As Princess Kate has proven, no one can wear a traditional wool suit quite like an English royal.
The outfit — a purple-brown heritage guncheck Michael Kors Collection wool suit featuring a three-button jacket ($1995) and modest, calf-length skirt ($995) — was paired with one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s black Lock & Co hats, called “Fairy Tale.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Kate has worn the traditional country suit. She wore a similar outfit when she attended the 2007 Cheltenham Gold Cup alongside William when she was his then-girlfriend. She has also worn (and re-worn) a blue tweed suit by New Zealand-born designer Rebecca Taylor.
The houndstooth-check suit (especially one like the outfit Kate wore on Sunday) is an extremely traditional form of dress for women in England. Usually reserved for casual occasions in the countryside like afternoon tea or shooting parties, the English style usually features a longer skirt than the famed Chanel-style tweed suit.
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—Maria Mercedes Lara and Monique Jessen