Kate Middleton’s fashion sense came into great use on Saturday, when Princess Charlotte made her first balcony appearance for her grandmother’s 90th birthday.
The duke and duchess’ 13-month-old daughter was pretty in pink from head to toe. While Middleton also sported pink, wearing an Alexander McQueen coat and a Philip Treacy hat, the little princess wore a smock dress and some matching shoes, reported the Daily Mail. Kate Middleton topped off her daughter’s ensemble with a cute little pink and blue bow for her hair. Charlotte’s lightly colored pastel shoes were a huge hit. The princess’ Mary Jane-styled shoes can be found on childrensalon.com.
The fashionable Kate Middleton never forgets to accessorize. While it still remains unknown where Charlotte’s dress came from, we know where the shoes and tights were purchased. Her pink and blue bows can be found at Amaia, along with the ribbed tights, which were also the same colors as the hair clips. Despite the accessories being worn by royalty, these products can be found at a reasonable price. The bow was only 2.50 euros ($2.82), and the tights were 11 euros ($12.53). For those of you who hope to purchase your child a dress similar to Princess Charlotte’s, brands such as the Feltman Brothers and a Spanish brand called Irulea have dresses that look just like hers. The Feltman Brothers’ dress can be purchased for 44 euros ($49.78), while Irulea’s price tag is a little more expensive, costing 99 euros ($111.76).
Don’t worry! Kate Middleton’s fashion sense has been utilized on Prince George. Back when George had his first official portrait done, his mother also dressed her son in the Amaia brand. He wore a pair of corduroy shorts and socks from their kid’s clothing line. The brand owners have acknowledged that princess frequents their store, saying they are “delighted” that she has chosen to dress her kids in their designs.
Fashionista and duchess Kate Middleton has apparently been shopping at Amaia for quite sometime. Co-owner of the shop, Amaia Perso, told the Daily Mail that “The Duchess of Cambridge has been visiting our shop regularly ever since George was a little baby.” Perso takes great pride in knowing that the royals appreciate her work.
“We feel really proud and honored. We are a small brand and she could have taken her pick of any brand, so we are really really grateful to her for picking us.”
Though the duchess’ kids are incredibly young, Middleton finds it very important to dress her children in a sophisticated and well-presented manner. Some might argue that they are children and they shouldn’t worry about having to keep up with appearances.
Kate Middleton’s fashion has a method behind the madness. According to the report, experts claim that princess prefers to dress her children in traditional attire to avoid the public from creating a commotion around their outfits. Children’s style expert Suzanne Peters understands Middleton’s fashion choices, which can come off as old-school to some.
“Some might say it’s nostalgic or old fashioned. Yes, it does look like we did when we were kids, in fact, even generations before us – but I would say their style is traditional, timeless and classic.”
While Kate Middleton’s fashion sense has made her such a style icon, that isn’t necessarily the case with Charlotte and George’s attire. Peters believes that reason Middleton puts her kids in such basic clothes is that she “doesn’t want that pressure on her kids.” Kate Middleton prefer to have the world look at her kids “smiles, rather than what brand they are wearing,” Peters told the Daily Mail.
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