Queen style Duchess Cambridge voted Britains best dressed

All hail the Queen of style! Duchess of Cambridge voted 'Britain's best dressed'
By Maysa Rawi

She may have millions of fans and selling power like no other but the Duchess of Cambridge has had a hard time impressing the fashion world - until now.

A high-end magazine has this month voted Kate Britain's Best dressed woman.

The newlywed beat Kate Moss, Emma Watson and Samantha Cameron to the top spot on Harper's Bazzaar's sartorial it-list.

Sartorial star: The Duchess of Cambridge has been voted Britain's best dressed

Making history: Kate gave the world the year’s –
if not the century’s – most thrilling fashion moment

Judges praised Kate’s ability to wear designs from Alexander McQueen to the high street with the same elegance.

And despite being criticised for her old-fashioned dress sense, conservative wardrobe choices and and love of hosiery, it seems Kate is having the last laugh.


Lady in red: Kate stunned crowds in Canada with this Marianne coat-dress by Catherine Walker, with The Queen's Maple Leaf brooch

Singer Florence Welch, WE star Andrea Riseborough and Kate Moss, made top five

Mellow yellow: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge impressed the judges with her ability to mix structured formal wear with casual floaty dresses

The Duchess has single-handedly made the lady-like look trendy again - not bad for a girl who professes to have little interest in clothes.

On the judging panel were fashion insiders including the magazine's editor, Lucy Yeomans, editor-at-large, Kim Hersov and designers, Antonio Berardi Roksanda Ilincic and milliner Philip Treacy.

They selected 20 women who continue to represent British style that is peerlessly elegant and gloriously unpredictable.

Along with Kate, other women to make the exclusive list were Florence Welch, actress Andrea Riseborough, Tilda Swinton, and Keira Knightley.

As well as designer Stella McCartney, designer Phoebe Philo, presenter Alexa Chung and eco-businesswoman Livia Firth, married to Colin.

Bazaar’s Editor, Lucy Yeomans, said of the Duchess’ Alexander McQueen dress worn for her royal wedding: 'She gave us the year’s – if not the century’s – most thrilling fashion moment.'

Harper’s Bazaar’s panel of judges described Catherine’s style as an 'incredible style evolution that has gripped us all.'

Baring arms: The Duchess of Cambridge in a classic Joseph

Fashion formula: Kate favoured a look of knee-length sheath dresses, court shoes and clutch bags while on tour in Canada


Stylish: Stella McCartney and Alexa Chung also made the list