Kate Middleton Reportedly Wants To Ditch Her Prim-And-Proper Style For An Edgier Look

Andrea Macdonald

Kate Middleton has been serving up some sexy summer style.

Flirty summer dresses and bold splashes of color are signaling exciting new changes in the Duchess of Cambridge's wardrobe.

The yummy royal mommy, who just went back to work after her maternity leave, is bound by a long laundry-list of strict royal style rules such as no cleavage, knee-length skirts, and no colorful nail polish. Cosmopolitan reports that her style team is making headway on an "edgier look" despite the royal protocol and impressively managing not to ruffle the Queen's feathers while they're at it.

The royal aunt's latest appearances at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son Archie's christening had royal watchers doing a double take. Middleton opted for a fresh salmon pink Stella McCartney number paired with a red satin braided headband and matching suede high heels.

At her Wimbledon appearance last week, the Duchess cheered on the tennis players in a crisp short-sleeved white dress with black buttons paired with a sleek, black bow belt by Alexander McQueen. Middleton accessorized with a matching black bow brooch on her lapel.

The mother of three wore a Sandro Paris dress with a plunging neckline and beige espadrilles to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Middleton gave off a young Mother Nature vibe as she sat at a picnic with visiting school children.

"Kate felt like she was in a bit of a style rut and thought she needed a little edge," an unnamed source told People.

"She's consciously worked on getting her look to be a bit younger and more modern, and it's worked! She looks amazing, and she is getting lots of compliments about it."

Her clothes aren't the only thing the royal is changing about her stunning style. Middleton made a rare change to her luscious locks by adding soft caramel blonde highlights.