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.

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.

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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