The Royal Wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William is this Friday and this internet is abuzz with excitement. Ellen Degeneres has started doing (hilarious) regular segments in preparation and fashionistas from all across the blog-osphere are making their criticisms, adorations and predictions.
Anyone in this bright of a spotlight is bound to set a few fashion trends on both sides of the pond.Â I know that it’s the biggest Royal wedding since Princess Di, and that the comparisons are inevitable, but I think Kate is cultivating a style all her own. Where Kate goes for more classic looks, Di seemed to be a little trendier. As one of the most photographed women in the world, it must be nice to not have to look back 10 years from now and wonder WHAT you were thinking.
When dressed down (as much as princesses dress down) she’s usually caught in a pair of opaque tights, thigh-length skirt and cardigan. Preppy-chic. Sort like she just stepped off the set of Gossip Girl: Royal Edition.
She also likes trenches and dresses with buttons and belts, and outfits that show off her body shape while simultaneously not revealing too much skin. This is probably also a good long term strategy, because looking lady-like never goes out of style.
The one place that she takes some fun risks is with her hats, which can be feathery, floppy or altogether fun. Accessories are the perfect place to add some flair, because, unlike you’re dress, if they don’t work by the time you get to the party you can just take them off.
While she often dresses in really color-coordinated outfits, in the recent picture you see here she’s done something interesting: paired a navy blue dress with a pair of earrings in contrasting yellow citrine. Although the earrings are really dainty and small, its the great color contrast that makes them stand out and get noticed and adds a little more dynamism to the outfit.
Once married, it’ll be interesting to see how her style continues to evolve and what effect it’ll have on trends in the coming years. What do you think of Kate’s fashion sense?
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