Good Fashion Sense is More than Owning Designer Frocks
Unlike most of her fellow royals, the clothing that hangs in Middleton's closet includes labels ranging from today's top designers to affordable pieces that commoners can afford, too. The duchess was famously photographed wearing an inexpensive Zara dress the day after her wedding, and in 2011, when Middleton met First Lady Michelle Obama, the $340 Reiss dress she wore created such a frenzy that the company's Web site crashed before it sold out online. Even though she likely has multiple famous designers on speed dial, Middleton also shops at mainstream clothing chains like Top Shop and Warehouse, where she's reported to have purchased three dresses and a blouse for only $350 the week before her royal wedding. To the average consumer, it's nice to know that a member of the royal family appreciates a frugal find just like anyone else.