BY LAKSHYA LAW | DKODING MEDIA
Always part of a new wardrobe controversy. Kate Middleton’s royal fashion choice has repeatedly been questioned.
Backlash is part of being a celebrity and there are no bigger celebrities than the Royals.
Being from the British Royal Family is enough pressure to handle on top of which Kate Middleton is trolled over every appearance choice aswell! As there are millions looking up to them, media scrutiny is at its maximum but there are times when anything about them is made a headline with backlash.
Let’s have a look at 8 times Kate’s fashion choices didn’t need to be trolled.
1.Marilyn Monroe moment:
Not the first time the Duchess was caught by the wind.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is not so lucky when it comes to having her moments when she lands as the wind gets the better of her most of the time. Instances where Kate suffered a major wardrobe malfunction by having a Marilyn Monroe moment.
A large gust of wind sent her dresses flying and the backlash was to a limit where a German tabloid published the photos of her bare bottom. The Palace was not happy, calling it a “grotesque” invasion of privacy. Perhaps, her stylist should consider heavier hems of the dresses to avoid such moments.
2.The Duchess’ non-manicured toes:
Onlookers were surprised to see Kate take off her footwear to find that her feet weren’t manicured. Kate and William removed their shoes to pay respects to Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi, it was publicized that her toes weren’t perfectly manicured. It took the Royal fans wondering why Kate wasn’t ready for the event.
3. Topless photo of Kate was released:
Paparazzi snapped a photo of Kate while she was topless in the privacy of their vacation home in Provence, France. The photo rapidly surfaced in a Swedish tabloid. A statement was issued by Buckingham Palace, defending Kate. “Their Royal Highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house.
It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them.” A court hearing and criminal charges were brought against the publication and the photographer.
4.When she walked a runway in college in a see-through dress.
Designer Charlotte Todd has called it “a part of fashion history” when Kate wore this sheer brown dress for a charity event in college, and reportedly, it was this thing that caught Prince William’s eye and here we are today shipping the couple goals. Yet it was deemed unethical for the duchess to wear such clothes.
5. The Duchess’ wedding dress designs were slapped with a lawsuit.
Alexander McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton to design Kate’s now-iconic wedding dress was chosen by Kate Middleton herself. Unfortunately, the newly minted royal’s lacy gown was sued over the designs and became controversial.
The Duchess‘ dress was inspired by English bridal designer Christine Kendall sketches, and she sued the fashion house (not Kate) for breach of copyright. Burton denies any claims and said she didn’t know who Kendall was or what her sketches were.
6. Kate didn’t wear a black dress to the BAFTA Awards:
Like at the Golden Globes most women wore black dresses in 2010 BAFTA Awards in support of the Time’s Up movement, Kate opted to wear a deep green gown with a black sash around her torso. Respecting the royal protocol, it prohibits members of the family from making any sort of political statement or showing bias.
So, even while she was just following the rules here, her black sash likely made a subtle statement.
7.When Kate wore a dress that was deemed “too short.”
The controversy starts at Kate’s dresses. Her fashionable outfit choices that are mostly conservative are often called out for one thing or another. So, it was unsurprising that she received trolling for wearing a bright red dress to board the royal barge “Spirit of Chartwell” for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
The rest of the royal family members wore muted colors hence Kate received backlash for being unapologetically herself.
8.When Kate stole the spotlight in a bright red dress.
Kate’s dresses always are a perfectly good length, the hem falls at her knees. But the internet went ballistic and started pointing fingers at this dress, calling it “too short, too sheer, and completely inappropriate,” according to Vogue Australia.
Kate Middleton has always been subjected to a lot of backlash for her fashion choices but has maintained her elegant yet posh style all throughout.
Because there was nothing really wrong with Kate’s dresses, the Palace did not make a formal statement, supporting her undoubtedly.