From shopping trips on the High Street to that fabulous wedding dress. From a neat Amanda Wakeley blue dress and jacket, to a sleek and stylish black Issa dress, there could be no other style icon for the month of April than the beautiful Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge.
The stunning ivory wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton from the house of Alexander McQueen was exquisitely simple and elegant. Lace sleeved, with a nipped in waist and a-line skirt, this was a dress fit for a Princess, demure, with a slight antique feel,but also very contemporary, and set to be the style all brides aspire to this year. Copies are already beginning to appear, with i-want-that-dress.com already selling a copy for £349. There are possible plans for the dress to go on public display – I so hope this is true, I’d be first in the queue to look up close at the stunning brocade and lace detail.
But this month wasn’t just about that designer dress. Kate once again showed herself as the new queen of the High Street. Fashion trips to the Kings Road featured stores such as Warehouse, Whistles and Peter Jones as Kate stocked up on her honeymoon wardrobe. She also snapped up a bargain Stella McCartney dress once wore by Madonna, with 70% off. Her going away dress was from Zara, rather than a designer buy, and she wore it with trusty LK Bennett wedge shoes that had already been worn during wedding week and were already a year old.
Kate has had other style moments this month. She wore skinny jeans to one rehearsal, teamed with a neat white blazer. The black Issa dress she wore during her Kings Road jaunt shows that she remains loyal to the designers that she trusts. She was also seen re-wearing the Diane Von Furstenburg print dress that she wore to dinner with Camilla Parker Bowles, again making those pieces earn their keep in that soon to be extended closet.
I hope that Kate continues to mix the designer with the High Street. It’s a fab treat when you find that something you admired her wearing can be picked up during your own weekly shopping trips without needing a king’s ransom to pay for it!