Anyone who thought that the wearing of that Sarah Burton wedding dress would see Kate, Duchess of Cambridge move from her beloved High Street to Haute Couture was going to be sorely mistaken. Kate left for her honeymoon wearing a dress that was bought for £49.99 from…Zara!
Kate had shown her love for the High Street in the week before the wedding, stocking up on dresses from Warehouse, underwear from Goldenpoint and trousers from Whistles for her honeymoon. She even bought the famous ‘Kate’ blouse from Whistles, leading people to wonder what had happened to the first blouse that led to her needing a second! But the glossy mags have been hoping that Kate would become a leading figurehead for British fashion design, showcasing the best of British fashion talent on the World stage.
But maybe Kate is the canny one, realising that the glamour and expense of the wedding dress needed to be balanced out by style that any fashionista could aspire to. And so the new Duchess of Cambridge left for her honeymoon wearing a Grecian style pleated dress from Zara in a lovely shade of blue, teamed with patent LK Bennett wedges that she had also worn for the wedding rehearsal on the 28th April, and a simple black jacket.
The dress, like everything else that the new golden girl of the British Royal family wears, quickly sold out online, whilst fashion sites have been referring Kate fans to copies of the LK Bennett wedge shoes, as Kate bought these last year.
Kate may well be the newest style icon for British fashion, but it is clear that clothes in this Duchess’s wardrobe will have to earn their keep.