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GAP bi-stretch skinny ankle pants

GAP Ikat print pants

Blue ikat print trousers

In September 2016, poor weather conditions led to a change in schedule for the Duke and Duchess.  The couple were unable to fly to the Isles of Scilly, so they made an impromptu visit to the Eden Project instead.  For the event, Kate chose GAP’s bi-stretch skinny ankle pants in an ikat blue print.

William and Kate at the Eden Project in Cornwall

About the GAP skinny ankle pants:

The trousers are made from a special ‘bi-stretch’ fabric, composed of 95% cotton and 5% elastane.  The fabric is designed to hold it’s shape all day.

Gap blue ikat print "bi-stretch" skinny pants

The ikat print trousers retailed for £44.95 on, €59.95 on and $69.95 on   However, at the time of writing (2nd September 2016) they can be found on sale for £21.99 at and €30.99 at but very few sizes remain.  Note: this is subject to change because the trousers are very popular.  It’s highly likely they’ll sell out.

Kate Middleton and Prince William at the Eden Project

Sadly, they’re not available on at the time of writing.  If you simply must have them, eBay is your best bet.


Kate wearing the trousers with her Monsoon wedges while visiting the Isles of Scilly after the weather improved.

Other colours still available!

Kate’s GAP pants/trousers are still available in the black ikat print on, and  (again, this is at the time of writing).  They’re on sale for $24.99, €25.99 and £18.99, respectively.

Kate Middleton's trousers in black ikat print

There are a number of other print and colour options available across all three sites.  The trousers also come in petite, regular and tall lengths.  The ‘tuscan red’ is a particular favourite of mine –

Kate Middleton's trousers in tuscan red


The bi-stretch skinny ankle pants were made by women who participate in GAP’s P.A.C.E education program.

“In 2007, we launched Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) to help the women who make our clothes gain the skills and confidence they need to advance at work and in life. More than 35,000 women in 12 countries have participated in the program to date, and we have now committed to educate one million women throughout the world by the end of 2020.”

P.A.C.E teaches women tangible skills in a number of areas, including communication, finances, health and planning for the future.

Kate Middleton wearing GAP:

This is not the first time Kate’s worn GAP. The Duchess owns a number of pieces from the company, including this fitted shirt.

Kate samples wine at the vineyard

Kate wore the shirt during a visit to a vineyard in 2014.

Where Kate wore her GAP bi-stretch skinny ankle pants

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