Since the dawn of time, skirts have represented a pillar of feminine fashion. Powerful women aplenty have stood out in the sartorial blend of skirts with the more classic suits, aka skirt suits, throughout the 20th century. Today, while pantsuits are still enjoying their moment in the limelight, skirt suits for ladies are steadily growing in prominence, and are showing no signs of slowing down.
Speaking of powerful women, one of the most trailblazing, trend-setting fashion icons of this generation is none other than the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
And when it comes to skirt suits for ladies, there are few icons out there who have relied on this trend time and again and have, to put it mildly, inspired groundbreaking fashion trends.
Are you also looking to follow in the Duchess’ footsteps and make your own fashion statements with skirt suits for office wear?
Here are 5 of the many, many instances of Kate Middleton bringing the best out of skirt suits for ladies.
Royal Engagements in the Netherlands, 2016
Conducting engagements on behalf of the Royal Family abroad for the first time on her own back in October 2016, Kate Middleton was seen wearing a sky-blue skirt suit. The jacket included an oversized collar, a big belt that matched the fabric, and full sleeves with notches cut at the wrists. She paired the jacket with a matching, knee-length skirt.
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The Royal Tour of New Zealand, 2011
Perhaps a personal favorite ensemble, this vibrant, red skirt suit has been picked out of Kate's wardrobe a record four times, including wearing it back in 2011 visiting St. Andrews with Prince William, where she attended university, and on the Royal couple's trip to New Zealand in the same year to pay tribute to the massive loss of life and property in an earthquake.
Add a twist to the original ensemble with a similar look in a darker burgundy shade straight skirt suit, with this jacket style top that imparts the formal look and yet is lightweight and can be worn effortlessly.
Health Writers’ Guild Conference, 2017
Back in February 2017, the Duke and Duchess attended a symposium organized by The Guild of Health Writers. The conference's main themes were anxiety and mental health. Kate wore an Oscar de la Renta jacket and skirt from the Fall 2015 collection. A wool-blend fabric was used to create both items in Italy.
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St. Mary Magdalene Church, 2016
In 2016, the mother of Prince George stayed warm on a trip to St. Mary Magdalene church by donning the plaid Michael Kors Collection suit. The Duchess dressed for the service in a brown wool blazer and skirt. Kate's slim jacket has a single breast, princess seaming, three strategically positioned buttons at the waist, and button detail on the flap pockets.
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Action for Children Services, 2017
Kate visited two Action for Children facilities in Monmouthshire, Wales, on February 22, 2017, to assist underprivileged kids in the UK.
Kate made her first tribute to the cause while serving as its Royal Patron, inheriting the role from the Queen back in December 2016. the Queen gave her the position. For the two engagements in Wales, Kate wore a wine-colored outfit created by the French fashion house Paule Ka. She has previously worn the burgundy skirt suit for the first time in October 2012 when she visited the Middle Temple.
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In her 11 years as part of the Royal Family, the Duchess of Cambridge has made her mark as a fashion icon in her own right, and you would be forgiven for wanting to emulate Kate's style in your day-to-day lives.
Skirt suits are an especially powerful piece of attire that screams professionalism while at the same time ensuring you look dashing at your workplace. So get your hands on these Powersutra skirt suits, and walk into that conference room with your heads held high!
It’s time to skirt suit up ladies!