Kate will be extra sparkly in Australia, allowed to 'raid' the Queen's jewelry collection
One of our all-time favorites, this Jenny Packham gown she wore in 2012 is just perfection.
Her custom-made Jenny Packham frock for showing off newborn Prince George was simple, pretty and just right.
Duh, a list of her best looks couldn't possibly exclude her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown!
We know Kate loves lace (and so do we) so we were big fans of this Erdem dress with lace-accented shoulders.
We loved her canary yellow Jenny Packham dress, even if the wind at the Calgary International Airport sought to fight with it!
During her pregnancy this year Kate was radiant in polka dots -- plus the dress is from Topshop, so it's even better!
Kate looked lovely at the BAFTA awards in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
One of everyone's favorite dresses, Kate wore Issa for the couple's engagement photos.
This military-style ensemble by Alexander McQueen is one of our favorites.
Kate attended a film premiere in this gorgeous dress by Matthew Williamson, and the designer added the embellishment along the neckline just for her.
Kate looked pretty as can be in this coatdress by Jesire.
Shortly before welcoming baby George, Kate wore a custom dress and jacket by Jenny Packham to the Queen's Coronation celebration.
Kate's emerald Emilia Wickstead coatdress is gorgeous - and perfect for St. Patricks day.
Kate looked lovely in floral Erdem.
We were so bummed to know this primrose lace dress is by an independent designer, because we want it!
Kate looked perfect in Alexander McQueen for George's christening.
This vibrant yellow Emilia Wickstead coat was a great maternity look.
One of Kate's favorite dresses (and one of ours!) she has worn this Temperley London gown a few times.
The Duchess is stunning in this emerald dress by the brand Mulberry.
And duh, wedding dress part 2!
Kate's powder blue Emilia Wickstead dress was this editor's favorite maternity look.
We're obsessed with this Alexander McQueen piece -- Kate looks fierce!
The best part about this Orla Kiely dress is that the pattern is small birds! Too cute.
Kate had a very colorful pregnancy, here in a bespoke coat by Mulberry.
Kate stunned at SportsBall in Temperley London.
Kate may have worn her belt upside-down on this MaxMara coat, but we still loved it.
It's easy to look fashionable in thousand dollar dresses, but the Duchess can dress down, too!
A wrap dress is one of the most flattering silhouettes, and Kate chose this one by MaxMara earlier this year.
Kate wore a stunning blue patterned Jane Troughton coat to a friend's wedding, paired with a Jane Corbett fascinator and black court shoes.
Alexander McQueen, of course. And isn't this coat amazing?
The Duchess looked pretty in a grey shift dress by Roksanda Ilincic.
Hey, stripes are totally fashionable.
It's safe to say that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, has been carefully planning out her wardrobe for the upcoming royal tour, but while her outfits are being kept under wraps, we now know she'll be wearing some impressive jewels. US Weeklyreports that Queen Elizabeth has allowed Kate to "raid" her jewelry collection in preparation for the trip. With no black tie or formal events planned, we're not expecting to see any tiaras (try not to cry!), but there will definitely be opportunities to wear something sparkly.
Though the tour is largely informal, Kate and William are set to attend 48 engagements. Kate will have up to 30 outfit changes before the trip is over -- so naturally, the chance to wear some beautiful pieces! After all, an outfit is never complete without a little something extra. And according to Us Weekly's source, the Duchess "has been allowed to pick out as many items as she needs." Um, jackpot!
Kate has reportedly been working with the Queen's personal dresser, Angela Kelly, on her wardrobe and will be wearing a good mix of clothes off the rack (tailored, of course) as well as custom designs. We expect she'll wear many designers that hail from Australia and New Zealand, but also represent her favorite British labels.
The Queen has quite the selection of brooches and other jewels that have particular ties to Australia and New Zealand, perfect for dressing up one of Kate's outfits. A blog dedicated to Kate's style, HRH Duchess Kate, has a great list of the jewels she thinks the Duchess may borrow and their significance.
The Duchess of Cambridge isn't one to typically wear lots of bling -- aside from that stunner she borrowed from the Queen recently -- so we'll be interested to see just how much she chooses to bring along. We will see when April rolls around! In the meantime, click through the gallery above to see Kate's best looks!