People are talking about Kate Middleton's top for this reason

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Yesterday, Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge was out not once but twice, and made some interesting sartorial choices. Her first engagement was with the Henry Fawcett's children's centre in Lambeth, for which she opted for bright colours, something Princess Diana always did when she visited children.

Kate Middleton wore a bold purple blouse by Gucci, which she paired with tapered navy trousers and an Aspinal bag. The top in particular caught peoples' attention, and not because of its colours, as the Duchess has never shied away from this in the past.

No, people were talking about it because she appeared to be wearing the shirt the wrong way round. Normally, it is designed to be worn with the buttons down the back, but she was wearing with them at the front.

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The pussy bow can be tied any which way however, and Kate had hers at the front too. Did she do it on purpose? Or did she make a simple mistake like we so often have?

Either way, we can all agree she looked fabulous regardless, and you would never tell.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.