Duchess Kate has maintained an impressive, Beyonce-level commitment to high heels, even into her third trimester. Perfect and poised as she may be, we suspect she’ll soon be trading in those teetering shoes for more comfortable options. Below are 8 chic flats under $100 that are sure to please the expecting royal:
Blue bloods: Proper enough for a blue blood — pretty enough for a princess. Is it a coincidence the style is named Katharine?
Isaac Mizrahi New York Katharine Flat, $89.90, Nordstrom.com
Pastels in the palace: The military detail of the slim buckles are a nod to her husband’s service, while the low heel is sure to put her tired tootsies at ease.
Homemade Ice Cream Flat in mint, $75.99, modcloth.com
Stable staples: Just because she can’t ride now doesn’t mean she can’t look the part. And we know Kate has just the equestrian blazer to match.
Lauren Ralph Lauren AbigaleCanvas Ballet Flats , $79, Bloomingdales.com
Sunny soles: Perfect for a sunny meet-and-greet, these gender-neutral polished pointers won’t give anything away.
Addy T-Strap Flat, $49.95, SoleSociety.com
Spot on: The media's reception of Kate’s TopShop polka dot dress was so major that we like to call it "The Spot Heard ‘Round The World". Her feet might want in on the action.
Farold Polka Dot Flats, $69,guess.com
Curtsey and bows: Pregnancy plus summer sometimes equals not-so-swell swelling. These feminine sling backs should offer some royal relief.
Miles Bow Sling Backs in coral, $48.00, topshop.com
Pleasantly perforated: Elegant but edgy, duchess Kate could wear these with sundresses and her signature skinny denim pants.
Geo Cut Patent Sandals, $79.95, anthropologie.com
New neutrals: Shiny and pointy aren’t just for crowns. These Jeffrey Campbell stunners would be a great substitute for Kate’s go-to neutral patent pumps.
Jeffrey Campbell In Love Tapered D’Orsay Flat in white and silver, $90, footnotesonline.com