Kate Middleton–AKA Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge–has been widely fawned over for her style (by this site especially). Even though we’re fans, we think it’s quite fair to describe Middleton’s style as a kind of “uniform,” she has a look and she seldom deviates from it. She likes nipped waists, slim skirts, dresses with sleeves (especially quarter sleeves), she likes frock coats and sensible pumps and sparkly evening gowns with minimal silhouettes.
…This is all a manner of saying we’re kind of surprised by her latest choice, which she wore while attending a reception at Buckingham Palace yesterday (for the UK’s Olympics and Paralympics winners). The look was an uncharacteristically flouncey Temperley dress:
Apparently it’s a bespoke rejiggering of this look, a more restrained LBD. She paired it with some classic Jimmy Choo pumps and a diamond bracelet.
We spend a lot of time bitching and moaning at famous people for always being boring and wearing the same safe shit over and over again. So, in that regard, we think it’s cool that Middleton took a small risk by veering from her usual thing with hippie appliqués and sheer panels. Also, her hair is always amazing.
However, we still think the dress is kind of… ugly.
In times like these, we open it up to the polls:
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(All photos via Wenn)