I’ve been irked at some fashion police criticism of Kate’s style for not being edgier. My Wear What You Want policy does call for a sense of appropriateness. As I wrote in 2009:
“Obviously, ‘Wear What You Want’ doesn’t apply to every situation. You shouldn’t wear a boob belt dress to a funeral. Nor should you wear a skin-tight, backless white halter dress to your first day of work as an intern at CNN.”
It’s perfectly appropriate for a princess-to-be to be well-groomed and wholesome-looking, and not a runway-obsessed fashionista. I keep wondering if the complainers are the same folks who whine that Lady Gaga doesn’t dress “normally.” People are never satisfied!
UPDATED TO ADD: The winning hat definitely belonged to Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, the wife of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.