header 2Selected as one of the ‘Most influential People in the World’ by Time Magazine in 2012 and number one on Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed lists in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Kate Middleton is definitely worthy of the title Style Icon. Her impact on British and American fashion has even been given its own term - the ‘Kate Middleton effect’.

The Royal Wedding, back in 2011, created a global frenzy of wedding-fever. Her bridal gown, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, had brides everywhere feeling somewhat envious, however it’s not just her wedding day that established her iconic status in fashion-forward dressing. Her mixed wardrobe of designer and high street makes her look accessible to those of us who can’t quite stretch to the price tag that comes with couture!Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 09.41.27

Kate is very confident when it comes to wearing colour, blue being her favourite hue, but it still remains that some of her most famous looks have been in black – remember the McQueen velvet dress? She took on NYC in a simple yet chic black turtleneck by Seraphine, we loved this more casual look for Kate with a loose ponytail and long gold necklace. She’s shown us that floor length lace most definitely works, at the Royal Variety she wore a Diane Von Furstenberg gown in black and looked breathtaking.

 

So in honour of the Royal’s most iconic fashionista and her timeless fashion sense, we’ve created something rather special with our LBD Catherine Dress, £120. Inspired by the beautiful Temperley London floor-length lace gown worn to the London premiere of War Horse in 2012, the Duchess made headlines across the globe with her sartorial styling and captivating dress.

Graceful and stylish, the beautiful floral-sequinned lace and slinky figure hugging bodice create an alluringly feminine look, whilst the cut-out back detailing adds a demure hint of skin to add extra wow factor to the design. Channel Kate’s understated style with simple accessories; peep-toe heels will elongate your legs under the flowing length of the dress and have you feeling like a princess yourself. Add a metallic clutch, subtle earrings and a colourful ring to add a splash of colour. This is definitely an investment piece, something to be worn all year round season after season for the ultimate elegance, perfect for a multitude of glamorous occasions.

Catherine DressShop the outfit: The LBD Catherine Dress £120, Fiorelli Crescent Stud Earrings £18, Aftershock London Gracie Diamante and Jewel Silver Hardcase Clutch Bag £50, Aftershock London Debbie Peep Toe Heel in Black £53.95,  Fiorelli Nancy Rose Plated Pink and Clear Preciosa Crystal Oval Ring £25.