It’s been quite a long time since I meant to do a post on the Duchess of Cambridge Style, but always postponed it just because, to be honest with you, I’m not too into royals, duchesses, princess and all that… Sure I respect and admire all they do and stand for, but when it comes to associating fashion or style with a royal in general… allow me to get a little reluctant. May be my edgy style or my sometimes over the top personality that simply contradict with the whole understated everything that royalty stands for (fashion & style wise). Besides… I hate hats. There I said it. Not the street style types, that you can so easily dress up or down with jeans or heels, but those uber pretentious styles embellished with so many beads and feathers and paired with the least tasteful A-line, knee-length dresses, in those ice-cream colors that do no favors to anyone. Anyway… there are a few royals out there who every now and then get in the flashlight and have us all talking about their beauty, social skills & styles. And such is the case of the lovely Kate Middleton. Well actually the Duchess of Cambridge! A regular looking kinda gal who’s got a hold of a prince’s heart and had a whole nation (hell a whole world) get all sappy and romantic over the wedding of the century and as of lately the pregnancy. Does Kate Middleton have style? And if so… what is it? Do you like it? Kate Middleton fashion has already been discussed and praised for years now, and what I believe she deserves a big kudos for, is the way she does not take it too seriously. I love Kate, I think she’s a likable person, genuine, lovely, beautiful. Her smile is just perfect, her social/people skills are fantastic… but her style… Well… let’s just say it’s not right down my street. With a few exceptions (the nude lace dress, the black lace dress, and a few other outfits I’ll show you below) her overall fashion choices are a bit boring, they lack personality and quite frankly Kate Middleton’s style is although classic & polished, quite unfinished. Quite a few times I’ve looked at her outfits and felt as if she could have used a belt, more accessories or clothing items to make it work. I suppose she’s got more than a few style rules she needs to obey but still… dress according to your age Kate. And I’m not talking about that fishnet dress that had Will all smitten with her, or her sparking sequined fashion choices when she hit the town to party, or her boring jeans and plain tops when living back home with mom and dad – I mean find a balance between classic & cool. OK so she has to do the longer hem, the hats, the proper granny styles once in a while… but there’s plenty of room for subtly jazzing it up, right? here are some past style looks of Kate:
some of my fave Kate Middleton style looks :) Safe or not, too boring or too granny – Kate Middleton’s style makes way and settles in among other celebrity faces. Kate Middleton’s dresses have a certain elegance and class to them that has nothing to do with red-carpet like glitz and glam… yet she looks fantastic in some of them. Understated elegance and pure refinement seems to be Kate’s middle name. Besides she’s doing something that just screams hats down to her: combining high-street brands with huge designers. Kate Middleton fashion pictures portray her in both Alexander McQueen gowns and Topshop or Whistles dresses. She loves high-street brands and doesn’t shy away from wearing them, which is amazing! I’d love to see more of this young Kate shine through the confinements and proper restrictions of royalty. Although I guess this may not be exactly up to her… She’s probably doing what she can to combine the required classic style with the personal touch, and besides she’s on a constant growth and change style wise. So let us not throw the dice yet! No Kate Middleton fashion icon talk is complete without mentioning Kate Middleton’s wedding dress: Alexander McQueen simple, feminine, grand & elegant. (not my style in terms of design at all, but she looked stunning in it). Still the talk of the town (and world) and a reference point for all brides to be, I guess. Loved her overall look, not too made up, as if she didn’t try at all, yet managed to look breathtaking. And one more thing I so need to mention… Kate Middleton’s hair! OMG… never have I seen a mane so perfectly luscious, glossy, bouncy & healthy. The best haircut, color and texture I’ve seen! Not too crazy about her latest 1970′s haircut, but I swear… with that hair she could make anything work. What’s your take on Kate Middleton style? Do you think she’s a fashion icon?