Top 15 2011: Kate Middleton
Few would argue that Kate Middleton was the style star of 2011. (Least of all you, dear readers: 42% of you picked her as the year's trendsetter.) The newly-minted Duchess of Cambridge may have a conservative wardrobe when put side by side with your typical style icon, but this year even Lady Gaga didn't seem to capture the world's imagination in quite the same way.
When discussing the year's best-dressed women, it didn't seem quite right to include Princess Catherine. She's not a creature of the red carpet (though she's certainly held her own in that arena). She's in a category of her own, and as such, we decided to give Kate her own best of the year list, filled with our favourite fascinators, chic coats and stunning gowns. The one dress you won't find is the dress—Middleton's Sarah Burton-created Alexander McQueen wedding gown. That's not the look of the year—that's the dress of the decade.—Jennifer Campbell