So, much like the past two days, today is still all about Kate Middleton. When the radiant new mom made her first appearance with Prince William and their new baby boy, we cooed over their sweet family while approving of the pale-blue polka-dot Jenny Packham dress she chose (and marveled at how Princess Di also picked spots when she left with William!) While her dress isn't available to shop, we did the next best thing and rounded up our favorite similar options.
Is it any surprise that Kate Middleton took her first postpregnancy steps in Jenny Packham? The British designer has been dressing the Duchess of Cambridge for landmark occasions since long before she said "I do." What is surprising are all the little-known Jenny Packham facts we we picked up on the eponymous designer who just staged her 25th anniversary catwalk show at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Read on to find out more about Kate's go-to label.
We have our own ideas on what Kate Middleton should wear now that she's a mom, but for her first postbaby appearance, the duchess fittingly chose a baby blue crepe de chine dress from British designer Jenny Packham. This isn't the first time Kate has worn Packham's creations. Who can forget that stunning jewel-toned Jenny Packham gown she donned at the Our Greatest Team Rises Gala dinner at the Royal Albert Hall in London in May 2012? Kate even wore Jenny Packham's nude dress during one of her pregnant appearances.
But the blue didn't stop there — it was a full-on blue affair, since Prince William also sported a light-blue button-down shirt as the royal couple exited the hospital. What do you think of Kate Middleton's first postbaby-appearance ensemble? Let us know in the comments below, and then look back on Kate's best style moments so far.
First she gave us two stylish street looks in London, then Vanessa Hudgens stepped it way up at the UK premiere of her flick The Frozen Ground. For the occasion, the actress selected a beautiful nude crystal-embellished Jenny Packham jumpsuit — very fitting considering she was in London and the designer is British. We love that the deep-V neckline gave Vanessa's ensemble just a hint of sexy (also evidenced in a shot Vanessa shared on Instagram), but we also admire that the pale hue, long sleeves, and pants kept it looking classic. To complete her red carpet look, Vanessa added embellished ankle-strap sandals and a metallic clutch. What do you think of Vanessa's latest red carpet style? Leave a comment below!
If there's one couple we (always) keep close style tabs on, it's definitely Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. And now with the royal baby on the way, we can't think of a better reason to celebrate the chic duo, so we're taking a look back on all their stylish moments together. While it feels like yesterday that we were floored by her custom Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress, their two years as husband and wife has been filled with superchic — not to mention, monumental — moments for both. While Kate has become a master of high-low styling, favoring everything from Topshop and Whistles to Jenny Packham and Alexander McQueen, William is just as good at donning a cool mix of dapper suits and more casual fare. To fete William and Kate's upcoming bundle of joy, we've rounded up their best fashion moments since tying the knot. Here are more than 150 photos to commemorate.
Once you've found your dream dress, it's time to complete the look with the perfect wedding veil or headpiece. We like to think of your wedding day as the ultimate "red carpet" event of your life, and with that comes the pressure of looking nothing short of spectacular as you make your way down the aisle. This necessary accessory is the second-most important piece to a bride's ensemble. Whether you prefer to go the traditional route in a pretty cathedral lace veil or opt to go more bohemian à la Margherita Missoni, we picked out 14 of the prettiest wedding veils and headpieces to finish off your bridal look. From Jenny Packham's barely there mesh confection (see below) to a handmade floral headband, see and shop all of our beautiful editors' picks.
After a brief dalliance with color, Adele returned to her signature black in an embellished Jenny Packham gown on the Oscars red carpet. The singer, who will perform her Oscar-nominated Skyfall theme song during the show, proved that black is anything but boring; just look to her head-to-toe sparkle (including Harry Winston diamonds) for evidence. Are you into Adele's Oscars ensemble?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Julianne Hough has majorly stepped up her style for the Safe Haven promo tour, and we've certainly taken notice. We had a chance to catch up with the on-the-rise starlet at the launch of her shoe line for Sole Society, and she dished on everything from her personal style to her go-to brands and her thoughts on the sneaker craze (spoiler alert: she's sold). Keep reading for Julianne's stylish reveals.
PopSugar: How would you describe your personal style?
Julianne Hough: Feminine with a little bit of an edge, especially with my haircut. I feel so much more sassy and free with it, and I feel like I can wear these fun high-collared shirts and kind of business-y things, but it's still feminine with boyish kind of clothes. I'm still kind of figuring out what I like, but what I love is that I like to try different things, and it might not work, but at least I tried it.
PS: What's your shoe personality?
JH: Fashion-forward and sassy, but a little bit classy, too. I like a classy statement heel that you can wear with jeans, wear with a dress during the day, and dress up at night, but that are also fun and colorful.
With a celebrity fan base including Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, and Kate Middleton, it's no surprise that Jenny Packham is one of the most sought-after dress designers of the moment. We caught up with her backstage at her Fall 2013 runway show to talk about what inspired her decadent Parisian-chic collection, as well as her definition of modern elegance. See what she had to say — and find out which pieces she's loving most from her line — when you watch our interview now.
Jenny Packham went back to 17th-century Paris for her Fall '13 collection, showing us a stunning lineup of shimmery looks for day and night. Shrunken metallic knit sweaters were paired with sweeping silk skirts, knit sheaths showcased dazzling embellishments, while full, knee-length skirts received a glam update in rich, jewel-toned hues. Meanwhile, Packham's red-carpet crowd will not be disappointed with her latest offerings; from rhinestone-embellished gowns to a sleek black number featuring sheer cutouts, there was enough around to please every sartorial taste.