It is no secret that Kate Middleton is a fan of Alexander McQueen, or at least her stylist is.
From the stunning Sarah Burton designed wedding dress Kate wore for her wedding to Prince William, to the sailor-chic outfit worn by the Duchess when visiting the sites of the London riots, Kate always looks fantastic in the classic Italian brand.
It was no surprise therefore that she wore three different McQueen items over the course of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Thanks-giving Ceremony Dress
When Kate wore a deep blue Issa dress at her engagement announcement similar creations quickly flew out of high street stores nationwide.
The same happened this month when Kate wore a feminine nude dress for the Thanksgiving ceremony at St Pauls Cathedral. The elegant number was long sleeved with a hemline reaching past the knee.
It featured a subtle floral pattern in delicate lace and a fawn ribbon which cinched in her waist creating a smooth silhouette. The unusually fitted cut really emphasised Kate’s beautiful shape.
The Jubilee Concert Blazer
For the Diamond Jubilee Concert we saw Miss Middleton dressed relatively casually in a summery blue dress from Whistles, overlayed by a simple, classic black blazer from Alexander McQueen.
Even Will and Harry had omitted their ties for the soireé which featured musical performances from the likes of Cheryl Cole. Jessie J, Gary Barlow and Will.i.am.
The Pageant Dress
Back on more official duty Kate had a much more sophisticated look at the Jubilee pageant, wearing another, more elegant Alexander McQueen creation. The deep red, long sleeved dress was knee length with a soft-pleated skirt and interesting cut out effect at the waist.
Kate also wore a hat and carried a clutch in similar shades, teamed with nude L.K Bennet shoes and very simple gold jewellery.
Was Kate Celebrity-Inspired?
Although the McQueen dress was uniquely tailored for Kate, the same base design has been seen on several celebrities over the past year including Kim Kardashian and Tulisa.
When Kim Kardashian wore the same dress last April, it was cut to a sexier mid-thigh length and was sleeveless. The shorter, box pleated section looked much less elegant, though the large sparkly necklace actually looked quite elegant – perhaps Kim has been raiding the Crown Jewels?
Although different to Kate Middleton’s dress, the sexy cut and shiny accessories suited Kim Kardashian for a much less formal occasion. Tulisa, however, looked awkward in the same dress.
Looking a little like a lone cheerleader, Tulisa had her hair tied back in a french plait, and was wearing rather trashy red lipstick. Her usually gorgeous legs – being curvier than Kim and Kate’s – were not complimented by the box pleats and the effect was made worse by a pair of black ‘dominatrix’ heels. Naturally we feel classy Kate wore it best.
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