Now that the royal tour (de fashion) is over, let's run the numbers.
Despite being the queen duchess of clothing repeats, the grand total of Kate Middleton's trip wardrobe was a whopping $65,000, according the Daily Mail. Granted the 19-day visit of New Zealand and Australia, consisted of 22 looks—most of them brand new.
But where Prince George's mum really managed to save was her accessories. All of Catherine's shoes have been previously worn such as her Stuart Weitzman wedges, nude L.K. Bennett pumps and Jimmy Choo heels. Most of her jewelry was on loan from the queen—that means free. And she wore her Cartier Ballon Bleu watch (which, yes, is a splurge at $9,229) almost every day. She also limited her hats (and we all know how much she loves a fancy topper!) to four by favorite designers Gina Foster, Jane Taylor and Jonathan Howard.
As for the big-ticket items, the most expensive ensemble was a $6,722 Lela Rose dress followed closely by a custom-made dress by Jenny Packham, which cost $5,202. The cheapest was her recycled Hobbs sheath, which was on sale for $58.
Not surprisingly most of the $65,000 spent went to coats. Kate kicked off the trip in a $2,521 red Catherine Walker coatdress and then later wore a green bespoke version from the designer (no price was released for that one-of-a-kind piece). She also wore a $3,935 powder blue Alexander McQueen style, a bright green $2,961 Erdem jacket and another $2,639 grey Alexander McQueen coat on Easter Sunday. She finished the trip in a $2,995 coat by Michael Kors.
Prince William's wife also splurged on some pretty stylish frocks such as a $2,013 teal Emilia Wickstead dress, a $1012 two-piece pink Alexander McQueen number, and the $1,595 "banana" yellow Roksanda Ilincic sheath.
The rest of the dresses were all under $1,000: Starting with a grey $998 Roksanda Ilincic sheath, a white Zimmermann frock for $459, a floral LK Bennett dress for $411, and a $797 printed Suzannah dress, which was hidden under her green Catherine Walker coat.
Now let's talk about the looks that sold out instantly. Guess what? They were both American designers. A $340 Tory Burch dress, which was gone in only hours and then a $325 printed DVF wrap dress, which was scooped up just eight minutes!
As we mentioned before, there were also plenty of repeats. Kate refashioned her Stella McCartney shift dress, $587 Max Mara wrap dress, $830 Luisa Spagnoli red suit, and her $278 two-piece ensemble by Rebecca Taylor. She also brought along her favorite J Brand jeans, Zara blazer, and Me + Em stripped shirt.
Surely Kate will be recycling the newer looks too—probably in the very near future. Which ones would you want to see again?