When it comes to style the Duchess of Cambridge tends to play it safe, sticking to coat dresses with appropriate hemlines and sensible pumps. Gladiator sandals and flares don't quite fit with the Windsor guidelines.
Kate's look may be conservative, but it is adored throughout the world as when she wears something it sells out instantly. Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale, questioned Kate's status as a fashion icon during a Fashion and Fiction panel at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
She said: "I think she dresses quite uneventfully. I think she’s watching her back. I think she probably has people who pretty much tell her what is appropriate for her to wear. I don’t think she’ll become the fashion plate that [Princess] Diana was, and I think she’s probably doing that advisedly, wouldn’t you say?”
She then added: "To be honest with you, I haven’t paid that much attention. But why would I, really? Too old.”
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