It’s Kate Middleton’s birthday today, so we’ve taken a look at her defining fashion moments…
1) The dresses
When images of Kate wearing
that see through dress at a Uni fashion show emerged, the UK’s women were simultaneously overjoyed and dismayed. Overjoyed, because it just goes to show that no matter who you are, embarrassing mistakes will be made (Prince Harry of course plays his own part in this too). Dismayed, because the sheer dress displayed all too clearly a figure that we could never even dream of achieving. Sigh.
Still, fast forward a few years and Kate was wowing us in the blue Issa dress she wore to announce her engagement – in our opinion her most iconic look to date. A classic cut in a gorgeous fabric and beautiful hue made it the perfect dress for the occasion, so it was no surprise that not only did it sell out in minutes, Issa decided to make it part of their permanent collection.
2) The tights
If we were Kate, we’d be walking around declaring that we personally ended the recession in the UK (probably a good job we’re not, then). There’s no denying her impact on sales – after it was discovered that she wears nude sheer tights, sales of Falke and Wolford Tights at one depa
rtment store were up by 40%, while for some vendors sales were up by as much as 500%!
Kate, who packed 9 pairs of nude sheers in her case for her tour of the Far East last year, ended the stigma for nude sheers when she paraded her glowing pins around town, showing women everywhere that they are the perfect way to fake pin perfection! High end brands like Falke and Wolford are best for getting a truly luxe look, but if you’re on a budget check out the Pretty Polly Naturals range.
3) The ring
For many the most romantic part of the engagement and the centrepiece to every
Kate look, her engagement ring is iconic for more that one reason. The stunning diamond and sapphire ring was passed down from Princess Diana to William, and he then chose to give it to Kate. Sob!
We just can’t wait for the royal baby to arrive. Imagine what looks that blue blooded tot will be rocking! And while the Duchess is still by and large recovering from her pregnancy sickness, she can at least take heart from the fact that she’s still one of the world’s best dressed women. Happy Birthday, Kate!