Barbiecore was impossible to avoid last summer, with Valentino’s hot-pink shade everywhere on the red carpet. And now with Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie—starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling—hitting screens in July, the trend is set to enjoy another resurgence in the months to come.
In fact, it seems that even the Princess of Wales can’t resist this summer’s candy-pink mood. The royal stepped out for an engagement at London’s Foundling Museum wearing a pastel-pink suit from Alexander McQueen, which she paired with a matching blouse underneath and a pair of white pumps (a shoe choice that’s become a new summer staple for Kate). Finishing off the look? A statement white belt featuring a pearl buckle that’s reminiscent of the kitschy accessories worn by our favorite Mattel doll.
It’s not the first all-pink outfit that we’ve seen from Kate this week: the royal rewore a bubble-pink Me+Em dress for a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday. Her most recent look was another repeat wear, with the Princess first debuting her blush-pink suit for a Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood roundtable in June 2022.
Given that Kate has no shortage of pink looks in her archive – from the glittering The Vampire’s Wife gown she wore to an evening reception in Belize in March last year to the fuchsia Stella McCartney dress she opted for at the Platinum Jubilee – watch this space to see if the royal leans even further into this summer’s hottest trend in the weeks to come.
This article was originally published on British Vogue.