Well Played: Kate Middleton Steps Up The Princess Style Stakes In Gorgeous Blue Stella McCartney

Rachel Krause | July 19, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Kate Middleton has gotten a lot of flack for her somewhat staid royal dress sense. William’s bride hasn’t made a sartorial misstep to date, but she definitely tends to go for a lot of very safe, very modest looks that are, well, kind of yawn-inducing. They aren’t necessarily the wrong choices — she does have a certain regality to uphold, and have you seen some of the busted polyester shit Beatrice and Eugenie wear? — but I think Kate has wonderful taste and really could grow into the style icon lot she’s been prematurely dealt. I’ll admit, I covertly cross my fingers whenever she makes a formal appearance in hopes that she’ll step out in a seriously jaw-dropping (yet palace-appropriate) look this time … and I think we’re getting closer! Stella McCartney’s designs occasionally leave me lukewarm, but this simple short-sleeved azure shift with its nipped-in waist is flawless on Kate, and a promising sign of fashion “risks” (I use that term lightly) to come. But seriously, I am still dying — dying — to see the duchess in an Elie Saab creation. I’ll send her an email with the address to his London store just in case. [Photo: FameFlynet]