We're back with our first post of 2015! As promised we're holding our annual end of year polls asking you all to vote on Kate's sartorial, footwear and accessory choices of 2014. Because we voted for Kate's best royal tour looks back in May (you can view the winners on our Royal Tour Page) it seemed appropriate to omit the tour and focus on Kate's style throughout the rest of the year.
Tonight it's all about what one would undoubtedly describe as the Duchess' favourite garments - coats. Kate has a stellar selection of bespoke, designer and high street coats. She favours this look above all others and debuted a number of stunning new additions in 2014 as well some chic repeats!
We'll take a look back in chronological order which means first up is the gorgeous green Hobbs London 'Persephone' trench coat the Duchess wore for the St Patrick's Day parade at Aldershot. The £279 garment was a stunning choice and the shade of green worked very well with Kate's colouring. This is one I'm hoping to see repeated in the future.
Kate joined William and Harry for the wedding of friends Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett in late March - repeating her favoured M Missoni blue tweed coat for the occasion.
In May, Kate chose the 'Athena' wool jacquard coat by Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders for a day visit to Strathearn. The stripe wool piece is from the 2013/2014 Collection and originally retailed for $2,555. It features a notched collar, single-breast pocket, full-length sleeves and flap front pockets.
The Duchess of Cambridge marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France wearing her Alexander McQueen cornflower blue belted coat. The Duchess debuted the piece during the tour and hit the right note, choosing to wear it shortly afterwards for the commemorative event.
For the Order of the Garter ceremonies, the Duchess brought back her shiny Christopher Kane coat - a piece she first wore for the London 2012 opening ceremony. The icy-blue silk satin piece divided opinion, and I've never warmed to it. It shall be interesting to see how it fares in the vote.
Kate brought back another tour coat - the Erdem 'Allie' - for the official launch of the Tour de France at Harewood House. The flawlessly cut wool crepe "bright grass-green" piece features a tab detailed waist.
For First World War commemorations in Belgium, Her Royal Highness looked regal in a bespoke Alexander McQueen coat dress with a peter pan collar and drop waist.
The Duchess selected another bespoke McQueen piece to officially greet President Tony Tan Keng Yam of Singapore and his wife - her first official state role as a member of the Royal family. The bespoke grey plaid garment was a stylish yet appropriate choice for the event and it's a piece I expect we'll see once or twice in the future.
Kate was beautiful in blue for a visit to Wales with William in November. The Matthew Williamson wool-blend coat is crisply tailored with four pockets carefully placed to flatter and emphasize the waist.
Kate was sombre in the Alexander McQueen wool flared coat for Remembrance Sunday. The double-breasted garment is a staple black coat with an exaggerated collar and button embellished lapels.
Kate packed several coats for her first trip to New York and arrived in style wearing Séraphine's 'Marina' maroon and black tweed coat. This piece is the only maternity garment in today's poll, it will be interesting to see if Kate opts for more maternity pieces for the duration of her pregnancy.
The Duchess looked chic in GOAT's 'Washington' coat for a visit to a child development centre in New York. The heavy-weight black crepe coat is edged with beige trims at the neckline,cuffs and back. It originally retailed for £680 at Matches.
One of the most important aspects of the trip was the Cambridges visit to the National September 11 Museum. Kate's choice of Mulberry coat garnered attention for all the wrong reasons with many feeling the cerise pink was simply the wrong hue for the occasion.
We expected to see Kate select a US-based designer at some point during her trip to the Big Apple. The Duchess honoured her host country in style by wearing the Tory Burch 'Bettina' coat. The metallic tweed piece offers a tailored fit and took Kate from a reception with the Clintons to her first NBA game.
We always see the Duchess in a gorgeous festive coat on Christmas Day and this year was no exception. Kate chose the 'Turpin' coat by British brand Moloh for the walk to St Mary Magdalene Church.
Looking back, Kate has added several keepers to her already fabulous coat collection. There are so many I love including the Hobbs 'Persephone' and the Matthew Williamson wool-blend coat, it's hard to choose! As always, I very much look forward to seeing your choices.
We'll be back with our poll on Kate's dresses and evening gowns next! :)