Kate Middleton: The New Fashion Icon

by Taja Scott on Apr 25th, 2011 in Events, News

Kate Middleton, originally known as Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, is said to be the new fashion icon. Kate is constantly being watched and photographed due to her unique sense of style. If you haven’t heard, Kate Middleton is the fiance of Prince William of Wales. The dazzling couple is expected to marry on April 29, 2011.

Kate Middleton, whether she knows it or not has influenced many with her style. Her iconic fashion sense didn’t start over night. It took years in the making, for Kate to adapt her own style and also add to the continuous trends in fashion.

She has been featured in numerous best-dressed lists and was chosen by The Daily Telegraph as the “Most Promising Newcomer” in its 2006 list of style winners and losers. The British Journal and Magazine called Tatler placed Kate at number 8 on its yearly listing of the top ten style icons in 2007. She was also featured in People magazine’s 2007 and 2010 best-dressed lists. In June 2008, Kate was selected as Style.com monthly beauty icon. Even in July 2008, she was included in Vanity Fair’s international best-dressed list. Realizing that Kate is a true fashion trendsetter, in February 2011, she was named the Top Fashion Buzzword of the 2011 season by the Global Lanuage Monitor. Talk about a true fashion diva! Kate Middleton is still turning heads today.

According to New York Daily News, ever since Kate cultivated a chic yet effortless appearance since she was romantically linked to Prince William while they were students at the University of St. Andrews.

She is also known to favor British designers and fashionable chain stores like Topshop, Reiss and Burberry. Items purchased by Kate from the chain stores has been known to sell out as soon as she’s pictured in them.

Said by the Canberra Times, ” Fashion researcher Professor Jennifer Craik, who teaches fashion at the Canberra Institute of Technology expects elements of Miss Middleton’s style – which she called “pared back” and almost minimalist – would soon be seen on Australian streets.”

Kate Middleton knows fashion which will make her an important contributor of fashion trends.

Noticing Kate’s style, its composed of fitted blazers, horse riding boots, modest jewelry, finished off with a clean face and glossy hair. Some would say her style should be more creative, as a royal soon-to-be princess,  but why should she dress the way others expect her to dress. Wouldn’t that be out of the question for a true fashion diva?  Her form of wear is more conservative than the ideal fashion icon. Like Lady Gaga or Victoria Beckham, who’s known to wear high waisted outfits and tops that shows more than the average neckline can’t be compared to royals. Some fashion critiques try to compare royals to these outlandish fashion goers. Princes and princesses are supposed to look classy and elegant. There’s no need for high waisted dresses and tops that won’t cover.

Kate Middleton is a fashion icon and because she stays true to her sense of style, she will forever be the fashion followers of her time.

To show you Kate Middelton’s style, I have posted some of her  looks below.


How cute can she be! Kate show off her chic style with a fitted blazer, penciled knee length skirt and an adorable hat.

Showing off those boots of hers… Kate sports the cow girl look goes classy very well.

 This $625 blue sleek dress from the British label ISSA, was worn when she and William announced their engagement.

What do you think about Kate’s style? Is she really the new fashion icon?

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robert hass
Jun 14 2011

Its very true that she has become the Fashion icon.....