Kate's Coat Dress Addiction: See Her 5 Best in 2013

12/26/2013 at 04:48 PM ET

Kate Middleton's Best Coat DressesSplash News Online; Getty; Splash News Online; Rex

It’s been a busy year for the Duchess of Cambridge. She became a mom, slipped right back into her skinny jeans and continued her royal red carpet duties alongside Prince William (keeping up with her perfect wardrobe and bouncy blowouts). And it’s no secret that PeopleStyleWatch.com editors love to analyze her every style move. Our latest observation: Kate was all about the coat dress in 2013. (See the photographic evidence above.)

From left, Kate recycled a tartan Alexander McQueen design — first worn for a visit to her her alma mater last year — for the Christmas Day service at Sandringham in King’s Lynn, England. She kept it festive with a green fascinator and a pair of her favorite suede boots. Last month, she recycled her Orla Kiely dress for a charity event in London. Next (and probably her most standout fashion moment of 2013), the new mom wore an ivory Alexander McQueen coat dress featuring ruffles down the front for Prince George’s christening in October.

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And even during her pregnancy Kate dressed her bump in fashion-forward styles like a Dalmatian-print coat from London boutique Hobbs (the $260 topper is sold out!) and a Sylvia Fletcher bespoke hat. Lastly, she selected a plaid Moloh design paired with her trademark black suede boots for an outing in Scotland in April.

While she always looks flawless, we’d love to see Kate in a moto jacket and some colored skinnies in 2014. (That’s our fantasy fashion forecast). How about you: Which look is your favorite? Are you a fan of Kate’s classic style or do you think she should change things up a little bit in the new year?

–Brittany Talarico

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Jeanie on

Huge fan of her style! She always looks great!

Anne Oleksy on

She is a lovely, graceful young mom! An excellent role model for style and class!

akmgr on

She looks great, if it’s not broken, don’t try to fix it.

Gg on

I would like to see her cut several inches off her hair. Something a little more sophisticated.

annie on

i personally find her style very boring, but inexcuse her because shes a royal and not a celeb so cant be really fashion forward. but neck-up, she always looks lovely. her smile always does it. but i still hate the clothes lol

readresp on

She’s gorgeous, but People, really — I don’t see any but the first as a “coat dress,” certainly not the little sheath or the dress with a bolero or the spencer jacket. Just an excuse to feature a top cover girl.

BD on

i don’t know. She is a nice girl. But somehow her wardrobe makes her old. The green coat on the left, the dress in the middle. I am so glad, i am no royal. I really don’t like the royal style. When she dresses like a normal woman, her style is adorable. A new haircut, a little shorter, would be nice.

Shana on

Almost the one year anniversary of those topless pics!

Carolyn on

The coats are boring.

sally on

Love her! She is awesome for re-wearing her clothes! Truly classy!

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