And considering the numerous duties she has to uphold and 'royal fashion rules' she has to follow as the Duchess of Cambridge (including never taking her coat off in public), it's unsurprising that, despite having what is no doubt an expansive wardrobe, there are a few fashion items that Kate rarely sports.
Of course, much of it may come down to her own personal preference, but over the years we couldn't help but notice that there are a number of pieces the Duchess tends to avoid, a few of which are classic style staples.
From the one colour royals tend to shun, to the popular summer shoe she's never been spotted in, scroll on for the six things you'll almost never see Kate Middleton wear.
The rationale for why the royals steer clear of orange isn't exactly set in stone, however the main theory is that it doesn't photograph well (although The Queen has been spotted in the hue). That said, orange-adjacent hues such as peach and coral (as pictured above) have always been on the table.
2. Blue Jeans
While black and grey jeans often appear in Kate's casual trousseau, the traditional blue variety rarely make an appearance.
Although there's no 'royal rule' against wearing sandals (Meghan Markle loves them), Kate has only ever been seen wearing heeled sandals a few times, and has never been photographed in flat sandals.
When it comes to formal nighttime occasions, the Duchess typically opts for matte fabrics, usually shunning shimmering sequins and beaded embellishment. She has only worn head-to-toe sequins on a mere handful of occasions during her decade of public life.
At the King's Cup sailing championship in 2019, Kate surprised spectators by stepping out in a pair of shorts (which were totally appropriate for the event). Aside from that, there was only one other time when Kate wore shorts, and that was before her wedding to Prince William.
6. Off-shoulder Necklines
Considering this cut makes shaking hands somewhat difficult, it seems plausible that the Duchess might eschew off-shoulder necklines for practicality purposes, having only worn four such designs publicly in 10 years.