Posts Tagged: Kate Middleton

Sep 13

Celebrity inspired wedding guest: Kate Middleton

 Kate Middleton is the ultimate style Queen. She makes it into all the best dressed lists and every piece of clothing or jewellery she wears quickly sells out in less than 24 hours.

Her looks are always impeccable and perfect for any occasion and that is why I have chosen to highlight some of her outfits, as they will help inspire you for any upcoming wedding you may be attending.


Long dresses

Kate saves long dresses for very special occasions and they are always absolutely stunning. She usually goes for dresses that highlight her tiny waist, have a flowy skirt and short sleeves.

She completes her look with a matching clutch, sky-high heels and her famous glossy hair.

Remember, long dresses are PERFECT for evening weddings.


Short dresses

Knee-length dresses are definitely Kate’s favourite. She wears them on most outings, public and private. Since her wedding to William in 2011 we have seen her in hundreds of them.

Although she usually favours dark colours, she sometimes surprises with bright and bold choices.

The three looks shown here are just some of my favourite and are appropriate for any type of wedding, especially a morning one.

Which one of the three is your favourite: the purple Issa dress, the Jenny Packham dress with flower detailing in the front or the stunning red Alexander McQueen creation she wore for the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant?



Winter looks

We are lucky that Kate has engagements all year round as we get to see how she embraces all the seasons. Here are three outfits that could work for a winter wedding, which requires more covering up!


If you are pregnant…

Being pregnant does not mean you have to wear shapeless and boring clothes and the Duchess of Cambridge is the perfect example as to how to embrace maternity style with the ease and grace of a queen. Here are just three of the outfits she wore during her pregnancy.

They are stunning and so elegant.


Wedding dress inspiration

Very rarely, Kate goes out in white outfits, and although they are not suitable for a more traditional and religious wedding, some brides who are thinking of having a more relaxed and low-key wedding might find some inspiration in these three choices:



Do you think Kate is the ultimate style queen? Which of the outfits above is your favourite? Would you add any other to the list?



Nov 12

The engagement rings adorning the fingers of the British royals

To serve as inspiration to those future brides and boyfriends who are lost and have no idea what engagement ring to go for, I have decided to take a look at the sparklers adorning the fingers of the British royals. From Kate Middleton’s sapphire engagement ring, which once belonged to Princess Diana, to Sophie Wessex’s two-carat oval diamond flanked by two heart-shaped gemstones. Take your pick!

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth received a square-cut diamond engagement ring with diamond side stones set in platinum from Prince Philip. The diamonds all came from the groom’s mother’s tiara.

Princess Margaret

Queen Elizabeth’s sister Margaret received a ruby engagement ring that was designed by her future husband, photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones,  it was created to look like a rosebud (a ruby surrounded by diamonds) to honor the princess’ middle name, Rose.

Kate Middleton

Prince William gave Kate his mother’s distinctive 18-carat blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring. It cost £28,000 when it was bought by Prince Charles in February 1981, but now it is apparently worth £85,000. William popped the question in the spartan Rutundu Log Cabins during their Kenyan holiday. According to Kate, it was VERY romantic!

Princess Diana

When Prince Charles proposed to Diana, he still hadn’t bought a ring. Diana was given several rings to choose from Garrard Jewellers. She finally chose the sapphire engagement ring that now belongs to Kate. Her choice of jewellery caused a stir both in the royal family and the public because her ring wasn’t a unique piece and it was part of the jeweller’s catalogue, making it available to anyone.

The Countess of Wessex

Following in family tradition, Prince Edward also proposed with a ring from the British royal jeweller Garrard. He presented his girlfriend Sophie with a two carat oval diamond, flanked by two smaller heart-shaped gems. Set in 18 carat white gold, the jewel is worth an estimated £105,000.

Sarah Ferguson

Prince Andrew proposed to Sarah on March 19, 1986. The romantic prince proposed during a stay at Scotland’s Floors Castle, where apparently their first kiss took place – with a £25,000 Burmese ruby ring, chosen specifically to match Sarah’s red hair. The ring is very similar to Diana’s as it features a coloured gem and it’s also surrounded by diamonds.

Princess Anne

For her marriage to Captain Mark Phillips, Princess Anne chose a sapphire and diamond engagement ring, again by Garrard Jewelers.

Autumn Phillips  

Autumn Kelly debuted the beautiful ring given to her by Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips at an equestrian event in August 2007. All eyes were on the three stone white gold ring, featuring an oval shaped diamond at its centre. The ring is reportedly worth £80,000.

Zara Phillips

Rather than choosing a family heirloom, as William did, Mike Tindall decided to design his own ring for his royal bride-to-be. The beautiful piece of jewellery features a single solitaire diamond in the centre. It sits on tens of pave set diamonds on a split shank or band made of platinum.

The Duchess of Cornwall

Britain’s future king presented the Duchess of Cornwall with a unique art deco style ring featuring a huge square cut diamond flanked by three diamond baguettes. A family heirloom, it was reportedly given to the Queen Mother in 1926 on the occasion of the birth of her daughter, Queen Elizabeth.

Which one is your favourite? Would you want any of these rings for yourself?


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