A royal review: The Duchess of Cambridge's best looks of the year

This year has been a busy one for the Duchess of Cambridge. Two royal tours, a British Vogue cover and plenty of red carpet appearances ensured her ever-growing wardrobe would be watched like a hawk.

Despite two growing children to look after, Kate didn’t lose her stylish side. Favouring the likes of Alexander McQueen and Jenny Packham yet again, her evening gowns proved to be as stunning as ever.

Here’s the royal’s top looks of 2016.

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November 22, 2016

A longtime supporter of the high street, the Duchess wore a semi-sheer floral dress from L.K. Bennett. Costing only £375, the dress was the perfect shade for a winter trip to the National History Museum. [Photo: PA]

November 3, 2016

Kate wore a cream Self Portrait gown to the premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob. This ensemble was one of a few risqué looks the Duchess donned this year with a thigh-high slit showing some royal leg on the red carpet. [Photo: PA]

October 18, 2016

Alexander McQueen proved to be a favourite label for the Duchess again this year with the royal wearing a poppy-printed design to meet members of Team GB. Ever the co-ordinator, Kate chose matching red accessories. [Photo: PA]

October 11, 2016

The Duchess certainly knows how to work a suit and this pale blue Catherine Walker design was no exception. She impressed the Netherlands crowd with her tailored ensemble and chic nude heels. [Photo: PA]

October 10, 2016

Kate looked pretty in pink in a pleated chiffon dress by American brand Kate Spade. Featuring a delicate rose print, the Duchess accessorised with her usual nude bag and shoes. [Photo: Getty]

October 1, 2016

The royal family's tour of Canada saw Kate appear in some memorable looks. This elegant nude coat – complete with a feminine collar and emblematic maple leaf brooch – was the perfect outfit to bid farewell to the country. [Photo: PA]

September 29, 2016

For a children's party in Canada, Kate opted for a cream knit dress by See by Chloé. Mixing designer and high street accessories, she also wore a waist-cinching Acne Studios belt and espadrille wedges from budget-friendly store, Monsoon. [Photo: PA]

September 27, 2016

Kate went Italian for another day in Canada. Wearing a bottle green button dress by Dolce & Gabbana, she effortlessly finished off the look with a nude clutch and heels from her favourite retailer, L.K. Bennett. [Photo: PA]

September 26, 2016

The Duchess was divine in an asymmetric red dress by Preen. Donning the vibrant design for an evening reception in Canada, her matching suede accessories immediately hit every woman's wishlist. [Photo: PA]

September 25, 2016

It was another Alexander McQueen day for the Duchess in Vancouver as she appeared in a red-and-white printed design with a royal red Miu Miu clutch and gorgeous suede heels. [Photo: PA]

September 16, 2016

Kate hit headlines in this spotted Altuzarra dress. Not for her choice of colourful print but for the revealing thigh-high slit so rarely seen on a royal. [Photo: Getty]

July 7, 2016

Lemon is a hard shade to pull off but naturally, Kate stunned in this yellow-and-white design by Roksanda Ilincic. Wearing it for a day at Wimbledon, the Duchess fondly called her look the 'banana dress' after William told her she resembled the fruit. [Photo: PA]

July 6, 2016

Looking like she'd walked straight out of a fairytale, the Duchess opted for an off-the-shoulder cream look by Brazilian designer Barbara Casasola for hosting duties at a museum event. [Photo: PA]

June 22, 2016

Kate recycled her stunning Jenny Packham gown for a gala dinner in Norfolk. First seen wearing the champagne-coloured look in 2011, the Duchess combined her sparkly ensemble with a satin Prada clutch and the Queen's very own diamond earrings. [Photo: PA]

June 12, 2016

Another colour block Roksanda Ilincic dress features on Kate's best looks of 2016. Instead of yellow, Kate chose summery shades of blue and peach to attend the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations. [Photo: PA]

June 9, 2016

A royal blue gown was a fitting choice for the Duchess at a Kensington Palace gala. Designed by Roland Mouret, the fitted dress featured cut-out shoulders and was worn with Cartier hoops, a satin Prada clutch and Gianvito Rossi sandals. [Photo: PA]

May 4, 2016

Kate's visit to the National Portrait Gallery to see her Vogue cover saw her don a pale pink peplum dress by Alexander McQueen. Carrying the nude theme through to her shoes and bag, the Duchess was a feminine vision. [Photo: PA]

April 15, 2016

On the royal tour of Bhutan, Kate turned out in a gorgeous red chiffon gown by Beula London. Featuring an abstract poppy print and a barely noticeable slit, the Duchess looked every inch the princess. [Photo: PA]

April 11, 2016

Enjoying the sights of India, Kate wore a matching crop top and maxi skirt designed by British label, Temperley London. The ornate embroidery was the perfect look for such a cultural place. [Photo: PA]

April 10, 2016

An appearance at a Bollywood gala calls for an eye-catching gown. Kate didn't disappoint in an embellished royal blue gown and matching shawl by Jenny Packham – the Duchess' go-to evening designer. [Photo: PA]

April 6, 2016

Sheer can be a pretty risqué look for a royal but the Duchess donned the trend elegantly in a navy polka dot gown by Saloni. Matching Rupert Sanderson heels completed the look. [Photo: PA]

March 11, 2016

This red-and-white gingham look was a firm favourite among Kate's fashion supporters. From Eponine London, the elegant two-piece was worn with black Gianvito Rossi heels and a Stuart Weitzman clutch. [Photo: PA]