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Kate’s fantastic fashion

Kate Middleton is a fashion queen already. Here are five trends that the royal bride-to-be has revived.

fashion and trends Updated: Apr 29, 2011 01:52 IST
Roma Arora

Britain’s princess-to-be, Kate Middleton, 29, is admired for her impeccable fashion sense and ranks amongst the best-dressed celebs of all times. Whatever Kate has worn in the recent past, has become a global craze — be it her black dress at a friend’s wedding or the choice to keep her hair loose on her wedding day instead of a traditional tight chignon. Kate’s fashion is easy and relaxed and not really dictated by the British style book, probably that’s working in favour of her. Not just that, Kate has also revived many old trends thus making them popular again. As she says ‘I do’ today, we spoke to the fashion experts to find out Kate’s most impressive style statements that she has brought back on the fashion block.

She’s well-wrapped
She’s unmistakably stylish. The blue Issa wrap dress Kate wore at her official engagement announcement made her a fashion icon instantly. She’s been seen sporting a similar trend on the streets while shopping. The trick here is to keep the look simple and non-fussy.

Expert speak: “She’s taken the fashion industry with storm. Kate believes in making a style statement with something as simple as a wrap dress. These dresses have been here for ages, but nobody takes them seriously. Now with Kate wearing it every now and then, everyone has started appreciating the trend,” says designer Pam Mehta.

Comeback of feather hats
She’s completely a hat girl and nobody wears it better than her. The princess-to-be has been sporting different kinds of hat designs at various formal events. All across the globe, the sale of hats has gone up, thanks to Miss Middleton. It’s probably the hottest trend now. The feathered hats she wears in a tilted side way completely compliments her look.

Expert speak: “Kate is quite a trendsetter. Her penchant for hats has created a wave across the world. She has worn all sorts of hats. I feel the comeback of the trend for hats may very well be dedicated to her,” says designer Nida Mahmood.

Classy trench coats
This classy piece of clothing has got a younger feel now. Kate loves wearing trench coats but follows certain fashion rules. She always wears it with black stockings, medium high heels and a non-jazzy clutch to complete the look that is simple and non-fussy.

Expert speak: "She’s bringing many classy items back on the centre stage. One of those is trench coat. She wears them fantastically. You should never go for too many accessory pieces with a classy trench coat. She pairs them perfectly with a clutch and stockings," says designer Abdul Halder. kate

Stylish suit dresses
Kate rocks in her bright suit dresses. She’s a conservative yet chic dresser. At many events, she was seen flaunting the suit dresses paired with a thin waist belt and long boots. She carries them with a seasoned grace.

Expert speak: “Kate looks fabulous in structured suit dresses. She has a great body to wear it well. The good thing is that she accessorises them very well with waist belts, hats and knee-length boots,” says designer Anjalee Kapoor.

Pretty polkas for the lady
Kate keeps her fashion basic and casual. For everyday outings and fun events, she prefers vibrant and pretty prints paired with comfy wedges. Prints make one look young and vibrant and something as catchy as polka dots can give the much desired attention. Kate’s polka-dotted dresses give her the girl-next door image.

Expert speak: “She wears a lot of polka dotted-dresses and carries them off with great elegance. Her style is down-to-earth and not made-up,” says designer Arpan Vohra.