Kate tops Britain's best-dressed list

Some say Kate Middleton leads the women's fashion curve. Some say she just follows it and has yet to establish her own style mark.

The argument has swung most decisively in to the former category with her anointment as Britian's best dressed woman by the influential Harper's Bazaar.

“Catherine’s incredible style evolution has gripped us all,” said Bazaar editor Lucy Yeomans. “She gave us the year’s -- if not the century’s -– most thrilling fashion moment at the royal wedding, and is shaping up as an amazing ambassador for British designers and the high street.”

From the royal wedding, through her Canadian and California tour and public appearances since, the 'Kate Effect' is undeniable. Not that the designer's needed her help, but the fashion brands she favours have grown only stronger: Jenny Packham (pictured below), Alexander McQueen, Erdem, Amanda Wakely, Issa, etc. 

"All of our judges were agreed on choosing her -– something that very, very rarely happens," said Harper's features director Clare Coulson.

The magazine's list also includes singer Florence Welch, model Kate Moss, and Samantha Cameron, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron. Here's how the magazine's style list breaks down:


1. Duchess of Cambridge

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2. Florence Welch, singer                           3. Andrea Risborough, actress

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4. Kate Moss, model

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5. Tilda Swinton, actress                              6. Keira Knightley, actress

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7. Stella McCartney, designer                     8. Phoebe Philo, designer  

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9. Alexa Chung, TV host                          10. Livia Firth, eco-businesswoman

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 The rest of the magazine's top 20:

11. Natalie Massenet, actress

12. Natalie Vodianova, model

13. Samantha Cameron, wife of PM David Cameron

14. Emma Watson, actress

15. Yasmin Le Bon, model

16. Thandie Newton, actress

17. Charlotte Dellal, designer

18. Kristin Scott Thomas, actress

19. Josephine de La Baume, actress

20. Cara Delevingne, model



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Actually, the lilac chiffon gown pictured from the BAFTA gala in Hollywood, is Alexander McQueen, not Jenny Packham.

I'd argue her sister Pippa's bum "...gave us the year’s -- if not the century’s -– most thrilling fashion moment at the royal wedding..."

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