I never knew I had any princess-y daydreams until there was Kate Middleton.
Honestly. Didn’t grow up playing princesses or thinking about marrying a prince. I actually asked my mom recently if I ever played with dolls or dressup or house or really anything girly, and she answered “No, you really just liked to read.” Ha. (#nerdalert)
I didn’t even really care about the royal wedding in the weeks leading up to it. But then. She wore that utterly perfect Alexander McQueen wedding dress and everything changed. It still wasn’t so much that I then wanted to be a princess, it was just that I knew she was going to play the part of a princess to a tee, and watching it would be so much fun.
So I’m here to admit, I am absolutely living vicariously through her every wardrobe choice. She is the ultimate princess. Polished but not overdone, ladylike but not stuffy, and pretty much always stunning. The princess we all hope we would be if we ever were a princess.
And I kind of like how consistent her style is, she seems to follow three rules for princess-appropriate, classic, flattering clothing about 85% of the time: high necks, cinch everything at the waist, and unless it’s floor length, it should hit just above the knee.
I still don’t envy her life (endless commitments, so much pressure, your every move is watched, fame sounds horrible to me), but I do enjoy watching how she lives it.
Here’s to hoping Kate Middleton will be the next Jackie O. of style!