Playing host for the 2012 Olympic Games, the city of London has seen people from all around the world captivated by its beauty. But the love affair doesn’t stop there.
The city is also now the home of fashion royalty, literally, with the Duchess of Cambridge featured on the Vanity Fair International Best-Dressed List for the second year running.
Kate Middleton was flung into the international spotlight after she wed Prince William in early 2011.
In the lead up to the royal wedding, fashion enthusiasts everywhere speculated about who would be awarded the honor of designing a gown that would go down in history. Patriotically so, the crown was awarded to Sarah Burton for the house of Alexander McQueen, who did not disappoint in creating a timeless regal masterpiece.
Since then, the paparazzi have gone crazy capturing her every move and consequently every outfit.
Indeed, I am a self-confessed Duchess of Cambridge groupie, having fallen in love with her effortlessly classic beauty and style. What is so appealing about Kate is that she truly is the people’s princess—engaging in fashion habits that the general public can relate to.
For others of such profile, being snapped in the same outfit twice would be considered a major fashion faux pas. However, Kate repeats clothes with pride and makes us all feel better for constantly repeating outfits.
Reassuringly, she is also a fellow lover of high street-fashion chains such as Zara and Topshop. Often she mixes and matches accessible and affordable pieces. Kate perfectly demonstrates that you don’t need money to have style.
With black tie events aplenty, she is no stranger to fine couture fashion either. The duchess has been seen parading a series of breathtakingly beautiful gowns.
Although each look has been distinctly unique, Kate maintains a style of sophisticated femininity with a hint of demure glamour. She has mastered the fine art of always dressing appropriately for every occasion, with her immaculate outfits complemented by her perfect poise and dazzling smile.
Admittedly, Kate’s style might not be everyone’s fancy, but no one can deny that her tasteful wardrobe filled with classic staples and feminine silhouettes is perfectly fit for a princess.
Elaine Tiong is a freelance writer and event stylist. She can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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