Women the world over have been in love with Kate Middleton’s style from the get-go (especially when it’s budget-friendly). For the most part, she’s stuck with very reserved, modest styles as is befitting of a royal. Lately, however, she’s been stepping out in styles that leave slightly less to the imagination.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart a 'Stepping Out' session at Media City on December 6, 2017 in Manchester, England. The session is a focus group where young people are able to give children's television editorial staff and content producers their view of how they respond to new programmes under production. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Middleton’s latest outfit was a glen plaid coat over a bright red minidress and a pair of black tights, which she wore to Manchester to attend the Children’s Global Media Summit with her husband, Prince William.

The coat is L.K. Bennett’s Delli Check Coat ($725), and it’s already sold out in the US. The dress comes from British brand Goat. Specifically, it’s the Elodie Tunic Dress, ($620), which surprisingly is still available.

But what’s most stunning about this holiday-ready look is how short it is — at least by royal standards. Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s mum usually favors a more demure midi length to her skirts for public appearances.

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain attend the 'Francisco Cerecedo Journalism Award' ceremony on November 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)

Middleton isn’t the only member of a royal family to step out in something above the knee; Queen Letizia of Spain has also been spotted in shorter styles. It could be that at almost a quarter of the way through the 21st century, dress codes are finally loosening up a bit, but they definitely won’t change overnight. Who knows, though, maybe we’ll see a royal wearing colored nail polish in our lifetime.

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