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Kickstarting the fashion year

On January 17th, Kate Middleton donned a winter floral dress by Erdem for a Heads Together event in London. She accessorised with an oxblood clutch and co-ordinating patent pumps. [Photo: Getty]

The Duchess of Cambridge's top fashion moments of 2017

You may want to take a moment to process the fact that Kate Middleton‘s wardrobe contributes over £1 billion to the economy.

Yes, the ‘Duchess Effect‘ has been in full swing ever since she graced the steps of Westminster Abbey in her Alexander McQueen wedding gown six years ago.

An unofficial ambassador of the high street, the Duchess of Cambridge has the ability to sell out dresses faster than the models in shopping edits of magazines. The 35-year-old even put designer label Issa out of business after her sell-out engagement dress racked up thousands of requests.

And year on year, the Duchess of Cambridge appears to strengthen her sartorial stance in the fashion industry.

In an attempt to woo the British public, Kate previously stuck to royal protocol following the traditional rules of fashion put in place before her.

But 2017 has undoubtedly been her biggest venture yet. From recycling outfits to demonstrating how the royals conquer the cold-shoulder trend – the Duchess of Cambridge has pulled out all the fashion stops this year.

Need further proof?

Take a look back at Kate’s best fashion moments of 2017 (and pray the most coveted items are still in stock).

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