Get Kate Middleton's Purple Houndstooth Coat: Shop the Look
The Duchess of Cambridge's first maternity look (though we didn't know it at the time) -- a breezy green Mulberry dress -- was a hit, and after being treated for acute morning sickness this week, the expectant princess bundled up her bump under chic new outerwear.
With her glow back, the royal mom-to-be made a stylish statement as she left the hospital with Prince William in a deep purple houndstooth coat, which she accessorized with a lavender scarf for a chic tonal contrast.
Subtle ruffles at the shoulders and sleeves lent the preppy plaid a feminine feel. Though Middleton didn't cinch her outerwear with one of her signature belts, the princess coat's ladylike silhouette kept the look polished and prim.
Though Middleton will soon have to trade the tailored style in for a roomier coat to accommodate her growing bump, the practical princess has once again shown her sartorial know-how by investing in an array of chic, classic coats. Like any savvy fashionista, the princess knows that when the temperatures drop, her outerwear will be the most photographed part of her winter wardrobe -- and often all we get to see of her fashionable outfits.
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