The Duchess of Cambridge still hasn’t sat for a magazine cover (much, I imagine, to every fashion editor’s dismay), but that hasn’t stopped an outpouring of Kate Middleton features. British Vogue celebrate her style evolution in the February 2013 issue with a brilliantly titled article, Katepedia: A Study In Royal Style, and it’s a great read!
Fashion journalist, Lisa Armstrong, was set the mighty task of analysing Kate’s style for the fashion bible, and the eight-page feature offers up a lot of information. My favourite detail, though, is the fact Kate apparently has short legs. I can’t say I’ve ever noticed, but according to an anonymous designer she’s mastered the art of eleongating her pins:
“Pre-pregnancy, she never failed to accentuate her tiny waist. Although as one (anonymous) designer points out, she favours a slightly raised waist because – they claim – she has a long body and relatively short legs. What? Short legs? Kate Middleton? I looked and looked again. And blow me down, the designer’s absolutely right – her dresses all sit a centimetre or two above her natural waist. I can’t vouch for the long body. That’s how successful the raised-waist tactic is.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m now off to study pictures of Kate to see if this is true. And I will be using this trick myself if it is! I have a long body and “relatively short legs” too, so if it works for the future queen I’m sure it will work for me…
Read the full feature in British Vogue’s February 2013 issue, on newsstands Wednesday January 9th. And FYI: the Kate Middleton lookalike on the cover is model Kati Nescher.