Catherine Middleton may have the love life, luxury and leisure of a true duchess but there’s no reason why the rest of us can’t steal her style. While she charms royal spectators with her classic ensembles, the Duchess of Cambridge has inspired women everywhere to take ladylike to another level.
If you’re looking to get your foot in the door of Buckingham Palace, or simply just feel like a Duchess on the daily, follow these five rules to royal dressing:
Rule #1 No Open Toed Shoes
Channel Kate’s prim and proper professionalism with a low-heeled, close-toed pump that balances protocol and poise.
Rule #2 Wear Sheer Neutral Hosiery
When wearing skirts, give the illusion of flawless skin with a nude tight that will smooth out your gams giving just the right amount of attention to your flirty looks.
Rule #3 Go Midi Over Mini. Always.
Why settle for risqué when you can be royal? Opt out of shorter and tight skirts for a more elegant length that says you’re title-worthy. Try a pencil skirt that sits just above the knee or a dress with an a-line bottom.
Rule #4 Be a Natural
Forget the wild blue eye shadows and glitter-heavy glosses. You’ll need a palette of which even the Queen would approve. Stick with neutral hues and subtle pinks that bring out your natural beauty.
Rule #5 Try a Statement Hat
If there’s one thing that Brits are not understated in it’s their millinery. Keep the rest of your look subdued and add some drama with a unique fascinator: A royal wedding must.
— Beatrice Hutcheson-Santos