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Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton continues to be practical when it comes to her clothing purchases, even while dressing her baby bump.

On a trip to London's TopShop on Oxford Street last week, Kate picked up a few bags of new clothes, including Lovestruck's lightweight Deidre dress:

  • Duchess Kate Waves
  • KM Dress Shot

The floral frock (which retails for 37 Pounds, or $56) is not maternity wear but has a "practical elasticated waist enabling the dress to expand with the bump."

Head designer Erika Shaw says:

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Kate Middleton is certainly staying active during her first pregnancy - but not dangerously so. She went to a wedding in Switzerland, but did not go skiing.

Along with Princes William and Harry, she bundled up in daytime formal wear for the wedding of athlete pals Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mark Tomlinson.

The next day, she opted for a much more casual look for a walk through the stunning mountainside at the Arosa resort while the brothers went skiing.

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The pregnant Kate Middleton was seen out and about this week, sporting her baby bump, good friend Trini Foyle and dog Lupo in London's Hyde Park.

WhatKateWore (dot) com, a site dedicated to (you'll never guess) all things Kate Middleton fashion, posted a photo of her on its Facebook page.

Kate Middleton Walks Dog

"With thanks to lovely WKWer Jennifer, her sister saw Kate walking in Hyde Park yesterday, you can see Lupo on the far left of the photo," the caption read.

The Middleton fan adds, "Looks like Kate is in her LK Bennett Darwin jacket, Le Chameau wellies & skinny jeans. (Love the hair being partially pulled back.)"

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Kate Middleton committing a fashion faux pas? Surely you jest.

No, we're not talking about the Kate Middleton topless scandal (there was no fashion being displayed there, if you know what we mean). This is a different situation:

Kate Middleton Clothes

Kate and Prince William thought they were dressing festively and appropriately for a party in the Solomon Islands. Unknowingly, however, they donned attire from the Cook Islands!

Scandalous! In all seriousness, this offended the locals.

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Kate Middleton certainly makes an attractive, fashionable Olympic ambassador for team Great Britain. The Duchess continues to earn headlines for her fashion choices, even selections that are decidedly non-flashy.

Most recently, it's her skinny jeans, paired with a blue blazer, pants, wedges, clutch and umbrella (it is England after all), that have people buzzing.

With that cute striped shirt, it's another casual winning look:

  • Kate Middleton in Skinny Jeans
  • Kate Middleton Windbreaker

Another of our favorite Kate Middleton pics from the 2012 games came this week when she went to watch her country's sailing team, decked out in Olympics workout gear.

With Princes William and Harry by her side, Kate's proven time and again that she pulls off something like a windbreaker as well as she does any haute couture!

She is #1 on Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List for a reason, after all.

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In stunning news, the fashionable Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton has topped the annual Vanity Fair best-dressed list again this year.

Just like 2010 and 2011.

The magazine lauds 30-year-old Kate’s recognition of British designers like Alexander McQueen, Alice Temperley and Matthew Williamson, among others, and for her mix of higher- and lower-end styles, many of which she even re-wears.

She's the people's princess, after all!

Kate Middleton Vanity Fair Cover

Joining the Olympic fashion trend-setter is her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, who makes the list for the first time ever (William did not make the list).

There’s major Hollywood representation on the roster, as well, with newcomer Jessica Chastain also landing atop the list, along with Diane Kruger.

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys represent music, while the New England Patriots' Tom Brady and the N.Y. Giants' Victor Cruz earn top athletic style props.

Matt Lauer, Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet and designer Stella McCartney are also praised for their senses of style in the September 2012 issue.

What do you think? She's been running away with the award for years now, but does Kate Middleton deserve the honor of best-dressed celebrity?

 

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The London Olympics are great for so many reasons, most pertaining to the incredible athletic competition among a moving cross-section of humanity.

The deluge of Kate Middleton pictures is also great.

The unofficial face of the host nation is setting even more fashion trends than usual this week. Her latest? A cute, blue Smythe Navy One Button Blazer!

Kate Middleton Blazer

Kate wore the item at the Cross Country Equestrian event - where Prince William's cousin Zara Phillips actually competed for Great Britain - Monday (above).

Kate Middleton fashion followers may recall that she also was seen in this same blazer at Heathrow airport and on her trip to Canada in Summer 2011.

Clearly it works for her ... as if anything doesn't.

Check out a few more images of her looking great in it below, plus some bonus pictures of Kate welcoming the Olympic torch to Buckingham Palace:

  • Kate Middleton's Blue Blazer
  • Kate Middleton at the Olympics
  • Kate Waves
  • Welcoming the Torch

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DISCLAIMER: The following Kate Middleton photo is 100% authentic. We do not believe in pathetic photoshopping attempts at publicity.

The gorgeous The Duchess of Cambridge kicked off a series of Summer Olympic-themed royal events yesterday by donning an electric-blue crepe dress by Stella McCartney, who's been named the designer of the official British uniforms for the upcoming worldwide event.

The outfit was adorned by a necklace that sources confirm to People is from Middleton's "personal collection." It's comprised of a large gold ring forming a pendant, with four other rings along the chain - and we hear it's valued at $78,000.

Kate Middleton Outfit

That figure, of course, is nothing compared to what some photographer reportedly earned from snapping this Kate Middleton bikini picture.

What do you think of the necklace?

 

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Two hats worn by Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton before her marriage to Britain's Prince William were recently sold at auction for fairly big bucks.

One, which she wore to a wedding in October 2010, went for the equivalent of $5,080 and the other for $5,030. Not a small amount for an accessory.

Interestingly, both of the hats were rented ... who rents hats? Apparently if you're the UK's most fashionable young woman, it's par for the course.

Kate Middleton With Prince William Photo

Given that Prince Charles reportedly picks up the tab for all work-related Kate Middleton wardrobe costs, she can afford to rent the best of the best, too.

The two hats were part of the 'Passion for Fashion' auction held by Kerry Taylor, the same auction house which sold a dress of hers for £78,000 last year.

Now that she's married to William, auction houses are unable to put any items of the Duchess' clothes up for sale unless she sanctions a charity auction.

For more of her stylish headwear, click through the Kate Middleton pics below!

  • Kate Middleton in a Blue Hat
  • Kate Middleton in Pink
  • The Duke and Duchess
  • Kate Middleton in Green
  • Kate Middleton Christmas Earrings
  • Kate Middleton, Hat
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Kate Middleton may be a fan of recycling her style and shopping in regular clothing stores, but she also wears her share of high-end designer dresses.

Paid for by Prince Charles, at an estimated £35,000 this year alone!

According to the Mail Online (UK), Prince William's has agreed to pay for the Duchess of Cambridge's full "work-related" wardrobe, defined as anything she wears to official engagements or while out and about with the Royal Family.

Kate Middleton Wardrobe

Kate's father-in-law has offered to take the cost of the Duchess' designer dresses out of his official household budget ... which is probably not small.

Despite that, Kate goes to great lengths to keep her clothing budget down, recycling dresses where she can, and shopping on her own in London.

She also returns all free samples sent for her, insists on paying full price for her non-work-related apparel, and still chooses her clothes herself.

"Catherine has an innate sense of style and, almost as importantly, knows what is appropriate for the occasion," one insider told the paper.

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