How Kate Middleton has ‘modernised’ Princess Diana’s outfits – ‘More sophisticated’

“These polka dot tones are also more formal.” 

Karine compared these tones to the perception of brighter colours: “Red and pink polka dots are definitely more playful and fun when worn in outfits and therefore, are no longer classic. 

“A red polka dot is more alluring and a pink polka dot adds a feminine and bolder touch to an outfit.”

A lot of Kate’s polka dot outfits feature pleats or ruffles, Karine explained how these elements add dimension to a design. 

“Pleating and ruffles are ornaments and decorative frills aimed at adding more edge and elegance to an outfit,” she said. 

“Structured dresses, skirts or even shirts appear more sophisticated and sharper than plain designs.