That Kate Dress
The Shola dress which Kate wore to a meeting with US President Barack Obama last month, which is selling on eBay for up to £420, has been the most talked about dress since her wedding day and even managed to crash the Reiss website because of the sheer volume of people on it! The beige bondage creation shows off her svelte figure and toned and tanned arms perfectly.
Steal her style with matching court shoes, clutch and silver necklace.
With news that the £175 Reiss Shola Dress is set to be re-stocked I bring you a copy for just £30!
F&F Limited Edition Kate Middleton Dress £30
Black Court Stunt Shoes Dune – £80
Sparkling Starlet Necklace – £55 – GlitzySecrets.com
Raffia clutch bag £18
Watched by an estimated 2 billion across the world, the Royal Wedding of the year did not fail to amaze us in the fashion stakes with about 1,900 guests invited to the service at Westminster Abbey and 1,900 critical comments too!
Princesses Beatrice wore peach Valentino with Eugenie turning to Westwood for her bold outfit choice, both sporting Phillip Treacy hats and also managing to make their way onto the worst dressed list with their crazy ensemble of designs and colour. The dressed down Samantha Cameron wore a silk crepe Burberry dress but with no hat or fascinator, only an orange scarf and hair-slide by Erickson Beamon to decorate her hair, she left everyone thinking that it was dress down day!
The best dressed goes to the obvious attendee Catherine Middleton who wore a stunning Sarah Burton creation two times on her big day. Best dressers included the below Lady Frederick Windsor and Princess Mathilde. Also on the list is Charlene Wittstock, the fiancée of Prince Albert of Monaco who wore a stunning fitted grey hat and coat combo by Akris. Sophie, Countess of Wessex makes my list too with a champagne embellished skirt suit with matching clutch, belt and a statement of a hat. I can’t fail to mention how dapper the Princes looked on the day in they Royal military attire and cheeky grins!
Other designers were failed to be mentioned on the big day, all being out done by the glamorous new Princess. Giorgio Armani dressed Lady Frederick Windor, HRH Princess Mathilde of Belgium and HRH Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark for the celebrations. Lady Frederick Windsor, for the dinner,wore a long Giorgio Armani Privé one shoulder dress in gunmetal grey silk chiffon with an embroidered feature on the bust in the same colour. For the Royal Wedding ceremony, she chose a Giorgio Armani Privé cocktail dress in navy blue silk cady, choosing to wear it with a short coat in silk jacquard fabric with a glossy/opaque checkerboard pattern.
Lady Frederick Windsor
Both wearing Giorgio Armani.
The date has been set for the 29th of April next year. Now speculation as to the style of wedding gown, and which high-end or little know designer the future Princess Kate Middleton will wear for her wedding of the Century, has begun!
As we all know the attention is always on the bride and what dress will be worn at any wedding. Kate’s dress will certainly cost a lot more than the average brides that’s for sure and it will certainly be demure and traditional, a style the Princess in waiting has shown as exuding since before the press attention began. Some say she dresses years above her age, then again how is a future Princess supposed to dress? With the amount of attention she receives it must be difficult to choose her outfit in the morning!
Her style has evolved with her maturity and we have followed her every step from her first unguarded pictures in the press, to the style icon she has become today. Kate has always dressing polished in every press photo we have seen her in, perhaps since there is so much expectation surrounding her. Her signature style is knee-length satin dresses by Daniella Issa Helayel as shown in the engagement announcement, crisp fitted coats as shown at Prince Williams RAF graduation and ‘old chap’ riding gear at the Polo. Always standing out from her university crowd, it is no wonder dress sales have risen in demand for what she has worn! Always on best dressed lists the press attention has been similar to Princess Diana’s whose style icon status grew drastically while she was in the spotlight, the comparisons in style have never been far away.
It would be nice if the dress reflected traditional English heritage and spoke to the modern-day woman at the same time. I think it would be lovely to see the bride in a simple white design with a little detail to keep in touch with her conservative and elegant style. I don’t think too much flesh will be on show either possible wearing a higher neckline and covering her shoulders up. She has an amazing figure and can get away with most outfits so a tight-fitting fishtail style would suit her beautifully, no bows, puff sleeves or thick lace veils however for this wedding please. However it IS a royal wedding after all and I’m sure she won’t hold back on anything on her big day, even though she seems to shy away from press attention, looking reserved and as if hiding behind William in their recent engagement announcement. After all it’s not everyday a commoner become a Princess is it? The dress will almost certainly be a contrast to the 25 foot train Princess Diana donned for her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981. The press have been comparing each outfit with that of the late Princesses drawing how similar they are. I wonder if Kate will be able to set her own stamp in the royal fashion stakes unlike the current wife of Prince Charles and whether the Sapphire ring of Williams late mother may be a symbol of good or bad luck for them both? It has even been said that Kate has been offered the tiara Diana wore on her wedding day, first worn by Queen Mary and kept in Buckingham Palace ever since. Styles have changed vastly since then and the Princess in waiting will want to make sure her own style and personality shines through. I wonder if she succumbs to tradition or creates a new one? Even so, it will be the wedding everyone’s talking about and we will all be sat the end of our un-royal seats with all our ooh’s and ahh’s waiting to lay our eyes on the gown of choice! LLLB