Few can dispute the impact Kate Middleton has had on the nation’s wardrobes. Dressing like a lady is in again, brides are after Sarah Burton look-a-like dresses and sales of ‘nude’ leg-lengthening court shoes have soared.
And now she’s topped Harper’s Bazaar’s best-dressed British woman list, despite Dame Vivienne Westwood branding her style as ‘ordinary’. We love the way Kate mixes high fashion and statement jewellery (well if you do have access to the crown jewels…) with high street pieces from the likes of Topshop and Zara, which sell out of her picks almost immediately!
The magazine’s editor, Lucy Yeomans, who headed up the judging panel, reportedly said the Duchess won as her “incredible style evolution has gripped us all.”
Our fav K-Mid outfit!
Kate beat off fierce competition to top the list of the nation’s 20 most influentially attired (apparently). We’re not sure how much the ‘influential’ bit counts or whether it’s a best-dressed list really.
Florence Welch came second (see Chanel show for one of the many reasons why) and actress Andrea Riseborough third.
Kate Moss came 4th and Harper’s reportedly said: “She has a Tesco attitude about fashion – she makes accessible to everyone” well maybe, but her recent collaboration with Fred is anything but high street!
Tilda Swinton took 5th, Kiera Knightley 6th (see that Mary Katrantzou dress at Cannes) Stella McCartney 7th (for her own personal style rather than her own label- we think) sneaker-lover Phoebe Philo in 8th, Alexa Chung in 9th and Livia Firth in 10th- possibly because of how well she rocked that Stella McCartney Illusion dress!
Here’s the run-down from 11 to 20: Natalie Massanet, Natalia Vodianova, Samantha Cameron, Emma Watson, Yasmin Le Bon, Thandie Newton, Charlotte Dellal, Kristen Scott Thomas, Josephine De La Baume and Cara Delevigne.
Who’s be in your top 10 most influential current British style icons?
P.S. Just noticed that Pippa Middleton didn’t make the list!