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Duchess Kate's 10 best style moments of 2012

Dec. 21, 2012 at 9:20 AM ET

From casual coral-colored jeans to dramatic floor-length lace gowns, Duchess Kate didn't disappoint in 2012. With a fun yet sophisticated approach to style, Kate captivated the public in ladylike suits, laid-back wellies and even a head-scarf reminiscent of the late, beloved Princess Diana.

Take a look back at the expecting royal's best fashion moments of the year, which included standout outfits from British brands like Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and more:

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Kate visited St. Andrew's, the school she attended from 1986-1995, and paid homage to the academy's signature tartan and forest green in a plaid coatdress by McQ, a brand from the late Alexander McQueen, in Berkshire, England, on Nov. 30.
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Kate recycles a lace Alice Temperley gown while attending a gala dinner in aid of the University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Campaign at Middle Temple Hall on Nov. 8 in London, England.
Duchess Kate is not above wearing the same outfit twice, especially when it's as stunning as this blue silk Erdem Moralioglu dress. On left, she wears it during the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 16, 2012; on right, she returns to it for the wedding of Thierry Kelaart and Patrick Heathcoat-Amory on Sept. 29, 2012.
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Kate channels the late Princess Diana in a headscarf and Beulah London dress on her visit to the Assyakirin Mosque on Sept. 14 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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The Duchess attends an official dinner hosted by Malaysia's Head of State Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah of Kedah on Sept. 13. The gold-and-white gown was designed by Alexander McQueen and has the national flower of Malaysia, the hibiscus, embroidered on it.
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Duchess Kate dresses down in jeans and $500 wellies to watch her husband, Prince William play in a polo match on June 17.
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Prince William and Kate prepare to board the Spirit of Chartwell during the Diamond Jubilee pageant on the River Thames on June 3. For the celebration, Kate wore Alexander McQueen.
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Prince William and Duchess Kate, wearing a teal Jenny Packham gown, attend the "Our Greatest Team Rises -BOA Olympic Concert" at the Royal Albert Hall on May 11 in London, England.
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Dressed in theme, Kate presented shamrock flowers at a parade ground at an army base in southern England on March 17, St. Patrick's Day.
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Kate knows how to dress up and down her coral-colored jeans. On left, she tried her hand at field hockey at the Riverside Arena in the Olympic Park on March 15 in London. On right, she wears the Team GB official supporter's scarf during the same visit.

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