Last summer Barbie was unavoidable, and Valentino hot pink was everywhere on the red carpet. Now, with the Greta Gerwig Barbie movie – starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling – in theaters in July , this trend will pick up again in the coming months.
In fact, it seems like even Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, can’t resist candy pink this summer. The royal wore a pale pink Alexander McQueen suit to the engagement at London’s Parenting Museum, which she teamed with a matching blouse and white pumps (which have become Kate’s new summer staple payment). Finishing the look? A statement white belt with a pearl buckle is reminiscent of the kitschy accessories worn by our favorite Mattel dolls.
This isn’t the first all-pink outfit we’ve seen from Kate this week: The royal re-worn it for Monday’s visit to the Chelsea Flower Show Bubble pink Me+Em dress. Her most recent look is yet another repeat, with the princess debuting her blush kit 2022 at the Royal Early Childhood Foundation roundtable in June.
Given that Kate has no shortage of pink looks in her archives – from the sparkly Vampire’s Wife gown she wore to a gala dinner in Belize last March, Drop by her at Platinum Jubilee—check out the space to see if the royals will be taking a closer look at this summer’s hottest trends in the coming weeks.