Kate Middleton, who is observed all over the world for her sartorial style, was showered praises by none other than ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly. She said that Kate looked “phenomenal” in a 75-pound ($108.26) Topshop dress last month. The TV presenter came to the rescue of the Duchess of Cambridge when she was scrutinized for her outfit at Queen Elizabeth II’s belated 90th birthday celebration at the Windsor Castle Sunday.
Kelly praised the 34-year-old royal for snapping up high street labels such as Topshop, Zara and Whistles, despite having a princely shopping budget. The 56-year-old said Kate faced a lot of difficulties due to her high profile. “It’s difficult for her because if she wears high street, all the stuck-up courtiers will say, ‘Look at that, she’s not being dignified enough’ and then if she wears designer clothes, ‘Look at that, spending a fortune on clothes’,” said Kelly.
Lorraine said she felt Kate looked much more comfortable in high street than when she wore designer labels. Talking about the princess’s royal visit to India and Bhutan, she added that most of the times Kate opted for designer dress, but the moment she wore a £75 Topshop dress, she looked “really good.” Lorraine said that when someone of her position wore high street, it was “great.”
On Monday, Kate wore a mix of British and American designs for the launch of Heads Together campaign. She opted for a cream top and blue patterned skirt. Her top appeared to be a custom version of the classic Binky blouse by London-based brand Goat. The slim-fitting blouse featured a round neck and long retro sleeves that gathered into the cuffs with silk covered buttons.
It gave a very understated and feminine vibe to Kate’s look. Goat Fashion has just launched its website in the U.S. Kate paired the blouse with a skirt by the American brand Banana Republic. The midi-length skirt featured teal, blue and white color combination and had geometric prints. The A-line skirt fell nicely over Kate and emphasized her tiny waist.
On Sunday, Kate stood out from the crowd in a bright red blazer by Spanish high street brand Zara at 50 pounds. She wore a white lace dress by Dolce and Gabbana underneath it. Her dress featured long sleeves and her jacket also had long sleeves, button down with two chunky red buttons and a Peter Pan collar.
Lorraine spoke out about the mother-of-twos fashion choices ahead of Lorraine’s High Street Fashion Awards that was held Tuesday. The presenter is now urging people to wear British high street and support their own brands. Meanwhile, Kate has always been a fan of the high street and makes regular visits to Topshop, Whistles and Hobbs as well as one of her favorities Zara.