Kate Middleton Wore a £20 Zara Jumper With 2022’s “It” Trouser Trend

No one makes fast fashion look expensive quite like Kate Middleton, but after looking into the contents of the outfit she wore at her and Prince William’s first public outing of 2022, it’s clear that she’s outdone herself this time. For an official visit to the Foundling Museum in London, Middleton did what she does best—i.e., rewearing her favourite wardrobe items from affordable brands like Zara and the UK-based label Jigsaw. 

In addition to her sold-out blue coat from the latter brand, which she first wore in January 2020, Middleton grabbed a £20 black turtleneck jumper from Zara and a pair of matching Jigsaw trousers that just so happen to be majorly trendy right now. The high-waisted slacks are wide-leg and slightly long, allowing them to puddle around her pumps, which are from Emmy London. The style, often referred to as puddle trousers, has become a frequent street style sighting, popping up on Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber and Dua Lipa. But Middleton? I didn’t expect her to hop on the trend; though, I’m certainly not complaining. 

Keep scrolling to shop Middleton’s still-available Zara turtleneck and dip your toe in the puddle-trouser trend.

On Kate Middleton: Jigsaw coat and trousers; Zara High-Collar Knit Jumper (£20); Emmy London Josie Midnight Pumps (£395); Accessorize earrings

Puddle trousers for petites. 

Perfectly puddle-y.


These are so versatile you’ll find any reason to wear them.

We all deserve a pair of these.

Checks like these will never date. 

Pair these with a chunky knit or an oversized blazer.

The Row is leading the puddle-trouser charge. 

Aren’t these gorgeous? 

I’m into this entire ensemble. 

These are so lightweight and breathable.

Such a great colour. 

Where joggers and tailored trousers meet. 

I can absolutely see Middleton in these. 

Now, all you need is a pair of retro New Balance trainers and a collegiate sweater.

I’m always drawn to trousers with front pleats. 

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