A year ago at this time, Kate Middleton had just lept onto our fashion radar. She finally ditched the "Waity-Katie" moniker and said yes to Prince William when he proposed in November -- with his mother's giant sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
And with that mega jewel and that lovely white Reiss dress shot by Mario Testino, we were off! Kate wore long coats and dainty hats through the whirlwind winter engagement and transformed into Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, in the most talked-about wedding dress in years.
Over the next eight months, particularly on the summer's Royal Tour, the newlywed royal impressed the world with her composed style, sporting a wardrobe of colorful sheath dresses, basic pumps, delicate jewelry and the occasional skinny jeans. Never dated yet never excessively trendy, Catherine charmed the world with her pitch-perfect royal look.
Below, a roundup of the Duchess of Cambridge's best 2011 outfits!