Friday, 13 April 2012

Kate Middleton Wedding Anniversary Fashion Special

*I'm going away for just over a week and I won't be able to blog. I wanted to give you a couple of new posts to enjoy while I'm away!

It’s nearly one year on from one of the most spectacular, historically important events of the decade. When William and Kate tied the knot to become the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge the world shared in their happiness, and around the globe people were  inspired by their perfect wedding. I thought I would take the opportunity to toast the couple in the run up to their one-year anniversary and also post a blog on some Kate inspired wedding ideas. This will be a mish-mash of wedding related pieces and will vary in price.

Nail Varnish
Firstly, let’s start off with some Essie nail varnish. We now all know that Essie was the go-to varnish for Kate on her wedding day, but did you know that Essie’s Vow to Wow bridal-inspired collection is brand new and should be available soon! Getting your nail varnish colour right on your wedding day is vital – although it may seem like the last thing you need to think about – because it is the finishing touches to the whole outfit and it can take your look from wow to WOW. The right colour for you will depend on what kind of bride you are, but Essie’s new range - comprising of four shades - will have a colour that is just right for you. The colours are demure and delicate in shade and they go beyond sheer neutral colours you normally see on brides. The pale pastel shades are fun, understated and cheap; the perfect choice for any blushing bride. Just don’t forget to get a manicure first!

Instant Hot is my favourite. It has iridescent flecks of shimmer woven into the formula; a touch of sophistication. I also love Like to Be Bad, it’s a ballerina pink shade and it too has an added shimmer for that elegant finish.

Like to be Bad

Instant Hot


If Kate was the blushing bride, her sister was the bashful bridesmaid, but somehow sister Pippa nearly stole the show. 

If you have £1995 to spare to dress your bridesmaid then Alexander McQueen have a very similar dress to Pippa’s dress, which is available on

Alternatively, BHS have a replica dress for a fraction of the price (£145 reduced from £175).

The Bride
You have to check out Justin Alexander's website for a replica dress of the second gown that Kate wore on her wedding day.

Justin Alexander Kate inspired dress

If you're lucky enough to be able to have a second dress for the reception, like Kate and Pippa, and you want to emulate Pippa's look, here are a couple of silver clutches. Silver goes with nearly every colour there is, so even if you haven't dressed your bridesmaids in green you can still co-ordinate their outfits with a silver clutch.

Gemma Diamante Clutch - Monsoon - £25

Valorie Clutch - Anya Hindmarch - £350

Do any of you have some Kate inspired wedding pictures? If so, I'd love to do a blog on them so send them over to me.

Which dresses did you prefer, the wedding/bridesmaid dresses or the reception dresses?

Sara x

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