Lamb Dressed As Mutton
The Princess of Cambridge recently celebrated her milestone 30th birthday on 9th January. Due to this there has been even more Kate Middleton press coverage as a result. From 'how to' feautures on daytime TV shows in styling your locks a la K-Middy, to double page newspaper articles on dressing like the princess & where to shop to replicate her look...
I think Kate is beautiful, a naturally pretty girl with an amazing figure and gorgeous thick shiny locks. What I fail to understand is the hype surrounding her style of dressing. Her clothes are classic, she certainly ticks that box. But I just don't see the big kudos in wearing a plain Zara wrap around or continually clothes-horsing dull two piece suits.
I appreciate her relatively new role as Princess would not be suited to low cut tops, leather leggings or 6 inch Louboutins, but considering Kate's age I'm not sure that it is requirement by the Palace to dress like a middle aged politician.
Quite a controversial post criticising the new nations sweetheart (move over Cheryl Cole) and I appreciate that if she's happy/comfortable with her look then who is anyone to judge? Its is just my personal opinion that I feel the media gushing over her styling is over the top to say the least. She looks nice - but 'nice' is just it.
I would assume in polling people aged between 21-30 most participants would opt for the wardrobes of Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung or Vanessa Hudgens over Middletons safe style.
I am also not sure I believe the publicity that thousands of gullible women flock to stores to buy her exact dress/American tan tights/flight attendant court shoes - and if they do, I bet they are much older than the Princess herself.
If you took Duchess Kate out of the Royal Family and onto any High Street in the country, she would simply just blend in. For me, its only her glossy & well styled locks that separate her from the ranks of middle aged women wearing mum-dresses.
I was going to be really cutting & sarcastically suggest that for her birthday Will's bought her the Bon Marche gift vouchers she'd asked for - but I won't.
Is she a style icon? No. Is she in the public eye so people are going to obsess with what she's wearing, whatever she's wearing? Yes.
Am I ever going to be appointed Dame after this post? No, I doubt it...