No Fascinators Allowed at the Ascot

Kate Middleton wears a red fascinator

Kate can't wear this hat--or dress--to the Ascot

 

Some potentially bad news for Princess Beatrice, Kate Middleton, and the rest of the posh set that frequent the Ascot. This year, fascinators have  been banned from the Royals’ section of the Ascot–one of the most exclusive pastimes of the British aristocracy–as have bare midriffs, strapless dresses, and dresses that don’t fall below the knee. Apparently, the stricter code for the upcoming June event is in reaction to “the proliferation of provocative outfits, outrageous accessories and revealing tops” in recent years. Of course, the Queen can wear whatever she wants.

 
 

Our Celebrity Wedding Album: Kate Middleton, Kate Moss & Kim Kardashian!

2011 has been a huge year for celebrity weddings, with Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian, Kate Moss, Rachel Weisz, Reese Witherspoon, singer Amerie, Vanessa Minnillo, and basketballer Chris Bosh’s new bride Adrienne Williams just a few of the marquee names that said “I Do”. And since we weren’t the only ones who woke up at 4 in the morning to watch Giuliana Rancic lead E!’s coverage of the Royal Wedding or eager to see what Kate Moss would rock on her big day, we’ve decided to give you another procrastination destination for you to scroll through on your lunch break.

 

Lauren Bush married David Lauren in a custom Ralph Lauren wedding gown.

Lauren Bush married David Lauren in a custom Ralph Lauren wedding gown.

The Bride: Lauren Bush
The Big Date: September 4, 2011 (first revealed in the December 2011 issue of Vogue)
What she wore: A high-necked collar gown with puffed shoulders and a large open back designed by Ralph Lauren. “The top layer of the dress was made of tulle in antique ivory,” Bush Lauren says, adding “nearly 100 craftspeople spent more than 3,000 hours hand-embroidering the tulle with motifs of flowers and Renaissance-era scroll designs in ivory silk and metallic thread, Swarovski Elements crystals and off-white pearl beads.”
Who she married: David Lauren, son of Ralph Lauren
The Big Trend: Antique, hand-embroidered

 

In her "I Was Here (Live at the Roseland)" video, Beyonce reveals a snippet of what may be her wedding gown

Beyonce reveals a snippet of what may be her wedding gown in "I Was Here (Live at the Roseland)" video

The Bride: Beyonce Knowles
The Big Date: April 4, 2008 (but revealed for the first time on November 16, 2011 in her “I Was Here (Live at Roseland)” music video)

What she wore: A pleated gown with sharp sweetheart neckline
Who she married: Jay-Z
The Big Trend: Bias pleating and ruching
photo courtesy of The Boombox

Real Housewife of Atlanta Kim Zolciac's Wedding Dress was made of Duchess Satin, Swarovski crystals, pearls, beads, and embroidered lace.

Kim Zolciac's Wedding Dress was made of 100% Duchess Satin, Swarovski crystals, pearls, beads, and embroidered lace

The Bride: Real Housewife of Atlanta Kim Zolciak
The Big Date: November 11, 2011
What she wore: A handmade Duchess Satin gown embellished with crystal
Who she married: Atlanta Falcon Kroy Biermann
The Big Trend: More is More (crystal, pearls, beads, tiers, lace…)
photo courtesy of US Magazine 

 

 

Eva Amurri married Kyle Martino in a Lela Rose Wedding Gown

The Bride: Eva Amurri
The Big Date: October 29, 2011
What she wore: A lace detail Lela Rose gown with diamond headpiece
Who she married: soccer commentator and former MLS soccer player Kyle Martino
The Big Trend: Lace
photo courtesy of People

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The Groom: Music producer Mark Ronson
The Big Date: September 3, 2011
What He Wore: A seersucker suit
Who He married: Actress Joséphine de la Baume
The Big Trend: Seersucker
photo courtesy of Popsugar
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The Bride: Kim Kardashian
The Big Date: August 20, 2011
What she wore: A sexy strapless Vera Wang gown with diamond headpiece
Who she married: Basketballer Kris Humphries
The Big Trend: Blinging headpiece
photo courtesy of People / Fashionista
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The Bride: The View co-host Sherri Shepherd
The Big Date: August 13, 2011
What she wore: A gown with petal detail
Who she married: Lamar Sally
The Big Trend: Petal detail
photo courtesy of Pryncepality
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The Groom: American Idol alum Scott MacIntyre
The Big Date: August 18, 2011
What He wore: A white suit with white shirt and tie
Who he married: Christina Teich
The Big Trend: White on white
photo courtesy of People
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The Bride: Dancing with the Stars Host Brooke Burke
The Big Date: August 12, 2011
What she wore: A strapless gown with sweetheart neckline
Who she married: Actor David Charvet
The Big Trend: Sexy strapless
photo courtesy of SheFinds
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The Big Date: August 13, 2011
What she wore: White tank top under a white shirt, with a white skirt
Who she married: Zack Keyahov
The Big Trend: Linen beach basics
photo courtesy of TMZ
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The Bride: Zara Phillips (Prince William’s cousin / 13th in line to the British throne)
The Big Date: July 30, 2011
Who she wore: Stewart Parvin (the personal couturier to the Queen)
Who she married: Rugby player Mike Tindall
The Big Trend: Pleats
photo courtesy of WWD
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The Bride: Adrienne Williams
The Big Date: July 16, 2011
Who she wore: Oscar de la Renta
Who she married: Basketballer Chris Bosh
The Big Trend: Classic strapless
photo courtesy of People
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The Bride: TV host Vanessa Minnillo
The Big Date: July 15, 2011
Who she wore: Monique Lhuillier
Who she married: Singer Nick Lachey
The Big Trend: Strapless two-piece
photo courtesy of People.com
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The Bride: Kate Moss
The Big Date: July 1, 2011
Who she wore: John Galliano
Who she married: Rocker Jamie Hince
The Big Trend: Vintage with rhinestone detail
photo courtesy of People
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The Bride: Singer Amerie
The Big Date: June 25, 2011
Who she wore: Monique Lhuillier
Who she married: Former Columbia Records exec Lenny Nicholson
The Big Trend: Petal detail
photo courtesy of ThatGirlAdele
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The Bride: Kate Middleton
The Big Date: April 29, 2011
Who She Wore: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Crown jewels
Who She Married: Prince William of Wales
The Big Trend: Long sleeves
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The Bride: Reese Witherspoon
The Big Date: March 26, 2011
Who she wore: Monique Lhuillier
Who she married: Agent Jim Toth
The Big Trend: Color
photo courtesy of Fashionista
More…
>Want to WIN a New Pair of Eyefly Glasses?
>2011 Met Ball: SJP, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alicia Keys, Iman, & Andy Cohen Pay Tribute to McQueen
>Get inspired by Giuliana Rancic’s amazing shoe collection
>The Royal Wedding: Kate Middleton Wore McQueen; is Now a Duchess.
[photos courtesy of Getty Images except where otherwise noted]

 
 

Rate Kate Middleton’s North American Style

Packing for an 11-day trip is hard enough without the added pressure of knowing every single minute will be photographed or otherwise recorded for posterity, so we’re incredibly impressed with Kate Middleton‘s flawless fashion choices on her first offical overseas trip as a Royal. Check out some of her most memorable looks below and tell us which ones were your faves!
DAYTIME DUCHESS
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By day, Kate Middleton stuck to structured and breezy knee-length dresses in mostly muted colors save the crimson coat dress (above) she wore to the airport on her last day in Canada and a belted shamrock green dress (not pictured). Which of her daytime looks was the best in your book?

LOW-KEY KATE
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From the Smithbilt cowboy hat she rocked at the rodeo to skinny jeans she wore on a camping trip in Yellowknife, Canada, which of Kate’s casual looks was your fave?

KATE’S BIG DATES
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The Duchess dazzled in flowing Alexander McQueen, a princely purple Issa dress, a royal blue frock with lace shoulder detail, and the same Reiss dress she wore in the pic that announced her royal engagement. Which frock rocked the most?

More…
>Want to WIN a New Pair of Eyefly Glasses?
>2011 Met Ball: SJP, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alicia Keys, Iman, & Andy Cohen Pay Tribute to McQueen
>Get inspired by Giuliana Rancic’s amazing shoe collection
>The Royal Wedding: Kate Middleton Wore McQueen; is Now a Duchess.

 
 

Kate Middleton’s North American Style

After tracking Kate Middleton‘s wardrobe choices during her North American tour, we think we’ve got her style pegged: Neutral colors; Muted florals; Knee-skimming silhouettes with standout details; Crown jewels; and an ever-present clutch. Get the Duchess’ breezy glam with a few of the pieces below.

Quintessential Kate Middleton



More…
>SHOP: Summer 2011 on Bluefly — Cynthia Steffe, Leifsdottir, & more!
>2011 Met Ball: SJP, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alicia Keys, Iman, & Andy Cohen Pay Tribute to McQueen
>Get inspired by Giuliana Rancic’s amazing shoe collection
>The Royal Wedding: Kate Middleton Wore McQueen; is Now a Duchess.

 
 

Happy 50th Birthday, Princess Diana!

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More…
>The Royal Wedding: Kate Middleton Wore McQueen; is Now a Duchess.
>SHOP: Summer 2011 on Bluefly — Cynthia Steffe, Leifsdottir, & more!
>2011 Met Ball: SJP, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alicia Keys, Iman, & Andy Cohen Pay Tribute to McQueen
>Get inspired by Giuliana Rancic’s amazing shoe collection
[photo courtesy of People.com]

 
 

Kate Middleton: Look What She’s Wearing Now!

You knew it was coming! Our Kate, er, Duchess Catherine Middleton fashion look book is here. Keep checking this link for the latest on what Prince William’s bride is rocking.

 

at Sandringham on December 25, 2011 in King's Lynn, England.

Kate Middleton's first Christmas as a Royal

 

 

What She’s Wearing: A full-length coat, velvet Jane Corbett hat, amethyst drop earrings, and black suede gloves

Where She’s Wearing It: In Kings Lynn, England where she attended Christmas service at Sandringham Church Appeal at St James’s Palace (December 25, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This maxi wool-cashmere coat by DKNY
2. A chic topper like this Diane von Furstenberg equestrian hat or this Eugenia Kim cloche
3. Amethyst drop earrings

4. Suede gloves

5. This Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring, almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!

Kate Middleton (in Jenny Packham) and Prince William at The National Memorial Arboretum Appeal

Kate Middleton in a Jenny Packham gown

 

What She’s Wearing: A one shoulder Jenny Packham gown with metallic platform sandals

Where She’s Wearing It: The National Memorial Arboretum Appeal at St James’s Palace (November 10, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This BCBGMaxAzria mulberry mist sateen pleated front one shoulder dress
2. Silver sandals
3. A blinging bracelet (diamond or crystal)

4. This Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring, almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!

 

 

 

Kate Middleton visited UNICEF's Emergency Supply Centre with Denmark's Crown Princess Mary

 

 

What She’s Wearing: A belted red coat, black clutch, chocolate suede boots

Where She’s Wearing It: Visiting UNICEF’s Emergency Supply Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark (November 2, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This candy apple pleated coat with velvet trim by French Connection
2. This black bow embellished stretch belt by Fashion Focus (I know Kate’s belt is red, but I think picking a contrast color will define the waist better)
3. Black suede knee-high boots (Keep the accessories in the same color)

4. A black clutch (I also like the idea of a snakeskin clutch like this one by Camille Zarsky)

5. This Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring, almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!

 

What She’s Wearing: A cloud grey Amanda Wakeley gown with Grecian detail

What She’s NOT Wearing: Hair extensions
Where She’s Wearing It: At an event in support of the ‘In Kind Direct’ charity (October 26, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This beaded empire waist gown by Mignon or this teal silk chiffon gown with crystal applique by A.B.S.
2. Diamond drop earrings
3. This Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring, almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!

 

What She’s Wearing: The long-sleeve, floor-sweeping ‘Sarai’ gown by Beulah London
Where She’s Wearing It: At a fundraising gala hosted by 100 Women in Hedge Funds in aid of the Child Bereavement Charity (October 13, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. A striking long sleeve red evening gown. A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz has a slinky, bold-shouldered black gown with cutout back that’s prolly not appropriate for a children’s charity event, but I love it!
2. Diamond drop earrings
3. This Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring, almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!

 

 

What She’s Wearing: A three-quarter sleeve sheath dress, box clutch, and taupe pumps
Where She’s Wearing It: On her way to open the new Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden Hospital
(September 29, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. A three-quarter sleeve sheath dress. (I like this one by Donna Morgan.)
2. A box clutch like this one by Inge Christopher
3. This D&G white c otton twill button front skirt
4. Matching pumps.
5. This Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring, almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!

 

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What She’s Wearing: A naval look by Alexander McQueen — white blouse and navy skirt with sailor buttons.
Where She’s Wearing It: On a visit to the Summerfield Community Centre, impacted by the London riots (August 19, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. A white blouse with button details — you can keep it simple with this Dolce & Gabbana white striped cotton button-front shirt or go “extra” with this BCBGMaxAzria white cotton necklace button down blouse
2. A dark skirt with standout detail like this Elie Tahari black stretch linen ‘Frances’ pleated tie skirt.
OR you could flip the look by pairing
3. This D&G white c otton twill button front skirt
4. This Marc by Marc Jacobs navy tonal geometric silk ruffled bib blouse
5. Navy pumps. LOVE these Prada cobalt woven leather platform pumps and these Prada Sport dark blue perforated leather bow detail pumps, and these Christian Dior blue eyelet suede ‘Dior Byz’ platform pumps
6. This Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring, almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A purple sweater, skinny jeans, a houndstooth scarf, and her blue diamond engagement ring.
Where She’s Wearing It: Grocery shopping in North Wales (August 1 & August 10, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. A textured purple sweater
2. Skinny jeans–as you can see, it’s a look that works with light and dark wsah denim.
3. Ballet flats like these Diane von Furstenberg black suede ‘Sao’ flats
4. This Harrison carbon houndstooth cashmere knit scarf
5. This Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring, almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
photo courtesy of People
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What She’s Wearing: A textured cream coat with a wide-brimmed fascinator, clutch, and platform pumps in the same color. For jewelry, she kept it simple and luxe with drop earrings and her blue diamond engagement ring, which famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: At Zara Phillips’ wedding — Phillips is Prince Williams’ cousin; the 13th in line to the Royal throne (July 26, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This Moncler beige ‘Moyade’ belted trench coat
2. This BCBGMaxAzria beige cotton blend split neck shift dress
3. Beige pumps like these Yves Saint Laurent new pale beige suede ‘Palais 105′ platform pumps
4. This Nicole Miller beige leather studded ‘Ella’ clutch
5. Simple drop earrings like these styles by Pianegonda and A.V. Max
6. This Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring, almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
photo courtesy of WWD
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What She’s Wearing: A navy crochet top, pleated white skirt, silver bracelet, beige clutch, blue diamond drop earrings, and her blue diamond engagement ring, which famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: At a reception to mark the Launch of Tusk Trust’s US Patron’s Circle (July 10, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This Leifsdottir pearl white voile crochet detail top
2. This Romeo & Juliet Couture beige chiffon pleated skirt
3. A casual pair of pumps, like these Tod’s navy leather peep-toe penny loafer pumps
4. This Prada camel shined leather turnlock clutch
5. A pair of blue stone earrings like these styles by Judith Ripka and Charles Krypell
6. This Judith Ripka diamond horseshoe and heart charm link bracelet
7. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A pale lavender Alexander McQueen gown with beaded belt, metallic platform sandals, metallic clutch, charm bracelet, and her blue diamond engagement ring, which famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: At BAFTA “Brits to Watch” Gala (July 9, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This Laundry by Shelli Segal black gathered jersey embellished back long dress or this Tadashi Shoji lavender chiffon draped long dress
2. This Dolce & Gabbana silvertone beaded brass chain belt
3. Metallic platform sandals like these Miu Miu light gold leather knotted t-strap platform sandals.
4. This Jimmy Choo champagne metallic fabric ‘Tom’ leather-trimmed clutch or this Rebecca Minkoff peach metallic leather ‘New Fling’ convertible clutch
5. This Judith Ripka diamond horseshoe and heart charm link bracelet
6. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A floral dress with split shoulder detail, criss-cross strap beige sandals, woven clutch, charm bracelet, and her blue diamond engagement ring, which famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: At a private reception hosted at the British Consul-General’s home (July 8, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This BCBGMaxAzria light peach floral silk ‘Ingrid’ dress
2. This Marc Jacobs brown textured calfskin ‘Garbo’ envelope clutch
3. A pair of strappy sandals like these Gucci ivory kid leather zip back suede toe strap sandals.
4. This Judith Ripka diamond horseshoe and heart charm link bracelet
5. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A belted bright green dress with beige pumps and printed clutch, charm bracelet, and her blue diamond engagement ring, which famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: At a private reception hosted at the British Consul-General’s home (July 8, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. Start with this Ellen Tracy spearmint seamed cap sleeve shift dress or this BCBGMaxAzria emerald green silk wrap dress
2. This Dolce & Gabbana brown leopard print canvas shoulder bag
3. Fleshtone pumps like these Prada nude leather pointed toe pumps or these Stuart Weitzman nude patent leather ‘Daisy’ pumps.
4. This Judith Ripka diamond horseshoe and heart charm link bracelet
5. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A dove grey drape detail dress with beige pumps and matching flesh tone clutch, charm bracelet, and her blue diamond engagement ring, which famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: On her way to attend a Venture Capital and New Media summit hosted by Variety Magazine (July 8, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This Calvin Klein tin stretch blend ruffle detail sheath dress.
2. A beige clutch like this Botkier nude leather ‘Bleecker’ crossbody clutch.
3. Fleshtone pumps like these Prada nude leather pointed toe pumps or these Stuart Weitzman nude patent leather ‘Daisy’ pumps.
4. This Judith Ripka diamond horseshoe and heart charm link bracelet
5. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A red coat dress with beige pumps and matching flesh tone clutch, diamond maple leaf brooch, charm bracelet, and her blue diamond engagement ring, which famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: At the airport in Calgary, Canada (July 8, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This sleeveless Ellen Tracy poppy stretch cotton bamboo belted pleat dress is perfect for summer.
2. A beige clutch like this Botkier nude leather ‘Bleecker’ crossbody clutch.
3. Fleshtone pumps like these Prada nude leather pointed toe pumps or these Stuart Weitzman nude patent leather ‘Daisy’ pumps.
4. This Judith Ripka diamond horseshoe and heart charm link bracelet
5. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A buttercup yellow shirt dress with beige pumps and matching flesh tone clutch, and her blue diamond engagement ring, which famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: At the airport in Calgary, Canada (July 7, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This Rolando Santana chocolate silk ‘Christina’ pleated belted shirt dress or this Marc by Marc Jacobs coriander green cotton twill shirt dress
2. A beige clutch like this Botkier nude leather ‘Bleecker’ crossbody clutch.
3. Fleshtone pumps like these Prada nude leather pointed toe pumps or these Stuart Weitzman nude patent leather ‘Daisy’ pumps.
4. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A white cowboy hat, blue and white print prairie blouse, Skinny jeans over brown cowboy boots, a belt with turquoise detail cross at the buckle, and her blue diamond engagement ring, which famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: At a rodeo demonstration in Calgary, Canada (July 7, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. Start with this BCBGMaxAzria white stretch cotton ruffle blouse (or channel Prince William with a plaid shirt)
2. Skinny jeans — we’re still loving these 7 for All Mankind true blue ‘The Skinny’ second skin jeans
3. This CC Skye beige and turquoise suede bamboo buckle belt
4. Cowboy boots with this cowboy-evocative Patricia Underwood natural straw diamond cut-out hat
5. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: Skinny jeans with a taupe shirt, moccassins, leather belt embellished with metal hardware, and her blue diamond engagement ring, which famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: Headed to Blachford Lake in Yellowknife, Canada (July 5, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. Keep it classic with these 7 for All Mankind true blue ‘The Skinny’ second skin jeans
2. Flat mocassins like these Matt Bernson sahara suede ‘Fawn’ mocassins
3. An easy stretch cotton shirt
4. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A neutral-colored woven dress with band detail at the waist, beige clutch, matching fleshtone pumps, and the blue diamond engagement ring that famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: Visiting the Soma K’e Civic Plaza in Northwest Territories, Canada (July 5, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This Single stone stretch woven belted sheath dress
2. A beige clutch like this Botkier nude leather ‘Bleecker’ crossbody clutch.
3. Fleshtone pumps like these Prada nude leather pointed toe pumps or these Stuart Weitzman nude patent leather ‘Daisy’ pumps.
4. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A cream sweater dress with nautical tie and blue stripe trim, blue suede shoes, and the blue diamond engagement ring that famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: Visiting Province House in Charlottetown, Canada (July 4, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. A nautical knit dress or tie neck blouse with matching skirt
2. Blue suede pumps
3. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A royal blue dress with lace detail, beige pumps, matching clutch and the blue diamond engagement ring that famously belonged to her husband’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: Attending a Freedom of the City ceremony in Quebec (July 3, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This Nicole Miller navy silk overlay scoop neck dress
2. A beige clutch like this Botkier nude leather ‘Bleecker’ crossbody clutch.
3. Fleshtone pumps like these Prada nude leather pointed toe pumps or these Stuart Weitzman nude patent leather ‘Daisy’ pumps.
4. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A structured grey dress which she dressed up by day with grey print heels, and sassed up by night with black satin pumps and matching clutch. Of course, she was rocking the blue diamond engagement ring which famously belonged to her husband’s mother Princess Diana all day.
Where She’s Wearing It: To a morning visit at the Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal, and an evening event aboard the HCMS Montreal (July 2, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This Tahari ASL charcoal stretch pleated neck bow-detail dress or this Calvin Klein tin stretch blend ruffle detail sheath dress.
2. By day: print/brocade/fabric pumps — try these Lanvin grey frayed flannel perforated trim pumps; by night: kick your look up with these Jimmy Choo champagne glitter fabric ‘Private’ heeled sandals or classic black satin pumps.
3. For day, choose this Deux Lux grey ‘Piper’ studded convertible clutch. This Valentino dove grey satin pleated bow zip clutch or this Christian Louboutin anthracite satin ‘Aionoeud’ bow clutch would look amazing for evening.
4. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A royalpurple dress with blinging maple leaf brooch (loaned to her by the Queen), and black pumps, and, of course, the blue diamond engagement ring which famously belonged to her husband’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: At the Evening National Canada Day Celebrations (July 1, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This Wyatt woven v-neck dress.
2. Black pumps — I’d suggest these Jimmy Choo black glitter fabric ‘ailsa’ pumps for evening, or these classic Stuart Weitzman black kidskin ‘Daisy’ pumps.
3. This black sequin bow detailed convertible clutch by Red Valentino.
4. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A deconstructed white wrap dress with red fascinator hat, red and brown woven clutch with tassel detail, and red pumps with patent detail at the heel, and her blue diamond engagement ring which famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: On her way to the Canadian Museum of Civilisation to attend a citizenship ceremony (July 1, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This Tahari ASL white linen blend chain belt dress isn’t a wrap, but the chain belt detail adds the same wow as the zip detail on Kate’s dress.
2. These Jimmy Choo red patent leather Lilac pointed toe pumps or these identical Stuart Weitzman red quasar patent leather ‘Daisy’ pumps. OR you can totally rock your look out with these Alexander McQueen red satin crystal appliqued peep-toe pumps
3. A red clutch. (If you go with the Alexander McQueen shoes, pair them with this Giuseppe Zanotti red sequin top frame top clutch
4. A fabulous red hat or similarly standout brooch.
5. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
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What She’s Wearing: A knee-length, three-quarter sleeve navy lace dress by Erdem with a charm bracelet she may have received as a gift from mother-in-law Camilla Parker-Bowles, beige pumps and clutch, and her blue diamond engagement ring which famously belonged to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana.
Where She’s Wearing It: Landing in Canada for her first visit to North America (June 30, 2011)
How You Can Wear It Too:
1. This black stretch lace tunic by The Reformation (with a slip of course!) or this black lace mini dress by French Connection
2. A simple charm bracelet like this Judith Ripka diamond horseshoe and heart charm
3. A killer pair of pumps in beige with equally fly clutch — LOVE this Yves Saint Laurent beige lambskin patent detail oversize clutch
4. Don’t forget a blue stone ring — this Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire and crystal oval ring is almost identical to Kate and Princess Di’s rock!
photo courtesy of People
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>Get inspired by Giuliana Rancic’s amazing shoe collection
[photos courtesy of Getty Images unless otherwise noted]

 
 

Morning After: Fashion’s Juiciest Headlines

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Lady GaGa Being Sued For Allegedly Profiting from ‘We Pray For Japan’ Bracelet [CocoPerez]
Gwyneth Paltrow for Topshop? [Fashionista]
Victoria by Victoria Beckham Launches [WWD]
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A dress from Victoria Beckham’s new dress line

The “C”s on Kate Middleton‘s Charm Bracelet May Stand for “Catherine,” “Cambridge” and “Camilla” [People]
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>The Royal Wedding: Kate Middleton Wore McQueen; is Now a Duchess.

 
 

Diamonds & Pearls: Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Bling of Choice

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Kate Middleton’s something borrowed was the Cartier tiara Queen Elizabeth loaned her (the tiara was presented to Queen Elizabeth by her mother on her 18th birthday, according to the Official Royal Wedding blog), but the diamond and pearl drop earrings she wore were a gift from her parents Michael and Carol Middleton, according to E! An understated, yet totally luxe choice for England’s new Duchess of Cambridge — and you (remember: today, EVERYONE’S a princess). Treat yourself!
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Collective Sigh: Kate Middleton is a Princess Duchess Now; Wore Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen!

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They did it! Kate (in McQueen) and Will are now the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge.

The ceremony was fantastic! Kate Middleton seemed to be having an out-of-body experience as she floated to the altar, and when she finally got there William whispered something to her that made them both smile. Throughout the service, they both looked like they were about to burst into laughter, throw-up, and cry. The ring seemed similarly freaked out as Will gave it several forceful thrusts before it finally slid onto her finger.
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Kate’s Cartier tiara on loan from the Queen is not part of the “crown jewels” collection — apparently, no one can wear the crown jewels as they belong to the people of England

Kate’s sister Pippa was the perfect maid of honor/lady in waiting,dutifully straightening Kate’s train at every turn. In her white gown, also by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, she looked like a bride herself. White — or anything close to it — on anyone other than the bride is generally taboo, but every girl in her party was decked in white/ivory which seems to be a royal tradition as the bridesmaids in Princess Diana’s wedding wore white too. Or maybe it was just these two brides’ choice.
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Pippa Middleton & a few of the too-cute flower girls

With so much speculation about what Kate would wear — long sleeves or strapless, McQueen or Bruce Oldfield — and whether it would measure up to Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ nuptials, what was so beautiful about the Royal Wedding is how clear it was, to me at least, that in spite of all the pomp, circumstance, and splendor Kate and William were just a girl and a boy getting married. A girl in an ivory tulle Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress with a lace bodice handmade by the Royal School of Needlework and trimmed in handmade flowers. And a Cartier halo tiara, on loan from Queen Elizabeth, that looked to be diamonds set in platinum. A girl who will be the Queen of England.
UPDATE: More deets on Kate’s dress & Pippa’s too on the Official Royal Wedding website
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Best Dressed Guests: Victoria Beckham attended the wedding in a Phillip Treacy hat, a navy dress from her own label, and Louboutin heels

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