Kate's Post-Baby Style: What Can We Expect?

07/23/2013 at 05:00 PM ET

Kate Middleton baby hair Ben Eade/Bauer-Griffin

The Duchess of Cambridge‘s famously classic style didn’t miss a beat during her pregnancy, and now that the heir is born, we can’t imagine that she’ll suddenly start wearing sweats and a topknot.

And U.K. fashion expert Hilary Alexander agrees that we’ll be seeing more of the same lovely dresses — like the one she wore to introduce Baby Cambridge — as the Duchess enters her first few months of motherhood.

RELATED PHOTOS: See Kate’s adorable maternity style from start to finish!

“Coming out of the hospital, she wore a very simple, pretty dress from one of her favorite designers,” Alexander said of Kate’s Jenny Packham polka-dots, adding of the dress’s forgiving cut, “She’ll stick to an empire line for the first month. At the moment, in this heatwave in London, the looser, the lighter, the better.”

That means that the sweatpants aren’t an option — even if the Duchess wanted them to be. “It’s just too hot for tracksuits,” Alexander said. “Maybe sleeveless maxi dresses or caftans in pure cotton — anything that is cool. Something easy to wear, [perhaps from] her favorite high street stores: Reiss, Hobbs, Whistles.”

The day the Duchess steps out in a caftan, we’re going to need to be immediately alerted, but judging by her blissed-out expression holding the baby on the St. Mary’s steps, it may be a while before she leaves the nursery again!

Tell us: Are you excited to see Kate’s new-mom wardrobe?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Monique Jessen

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CherryBomb on

Love her! She looks so smitten with that little guy, so beautiful :)

ivy on

She is headed o her parents’ home for the next 4-6 weeks. She can be as casual as she wants and can use the time to relax, recover and bond with her new little son. . I doubt that fashion and style will be in her thoughts much. When she again emerges, I think she will be right back to her classic and beautiful self.

Mary on

She looks so happy, they look happy. Prince George is a cutie pie. They will be great parents to the future King. Hope the paps leave they alone for a while, let them enjoy the baby in peace.

FrenchLady on

No matter what, she sure is a breath of fresh air!!!

Elizabeth on

She looks beautiful and I wouls stay with the parents for the next month or so cause u need all the help u can get

Ari on

I could never imagine her wearing a sleeveless maxi dress. That being said, I don’t know why people think maxi dresses are great for summer. They remind me of tents and I imagine would be quite hot and uncomfortable.

Ashley on

I’m sure her style will remain the same – elegant and timeless as usual! I could see her wearing a maxi dress to the grocery store or something but not on a big outing. Personally I can’t stand them – although I do have two or three more polished-looking ones.

Mary Stallard on

such a beautiful family, I think she will continue with her classic style,she is a beautiful lady and Prince William is quite handsome also.

vicki on

@Ari, I bought a maxi-dress thinking it would be great it hot weather. Boy, was I wrong! It’s sleeveless, of course, but the length of it made my bottom half so uncomfortable! Having bought one, I’m not sure why they are all the rage either!

Summer on

She looks really good Wish her a Will all the best

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