By MAMAMIA STYLE
Over the weekend a rather mean-spirited article was going around titled, ‘Why Kate Middleton is not a ‘style icon’.
The author of the piece had a problem with Middleton getting a spot on the Vanity Fair Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.
“Is it appropriate that she be rubbing shoulder pads with the likes of Anna Piaggi, Karl Lagerfeld and Catherine Deneuve? Do cap-sleeved shift dresses, nude hose and cork wedges a fashion icon make? Not in my style bible.”
It’s become a sport to take down the Kate Middleton’s style. Even the so-called ‘Kate effect’ (where no matter what she wears, from a high street label Reiss dress to her navy Issa engagement frock, sells out immediately) could save her from the scathing attack. By the way, Middleton reportedly brings about $1.5 billion into the British economy from people copying the clothes she wears.
The writer suggests that if Kate desires to be a style icon, she could make like Lady Gaga and hire a stylist. So are we to presume that Kermit the frog dresses and meat shoes are more stylish than wrap dresses and Breton stripes?
We’d suggest that Kate’s modern and relatable sense of style is exactly why she has such widespread appeal. She may not have the sartorial senstivity of Princess Mary and be living in the constant shadow of Princess Diana, but we think she’s doing a damn good job under all the pressure.
We bring you seven times Kate Middleton totally nailed fashun.
1. Her blue and white polka dot maternity dress.