21 December 2015

Year in Review: The Duchess of Cambridge's Best of 2015

This was a year with a maternity leave and without an international tour for the Duchess of Cambridge, but - thanks to the tiara gods - the pickings for her Best of 2015 were still easy as can be:
A master class in how to incorporate diplomatic symbolism into your outfit in an elegant way, what we saw of the Jenny Packham dress (state banquets, alas, aren't great for fashion perusal, but I'll take what I can get) was swishy and just a touch sparkly.
It doesn't exactly hurt that the look was also laden with diamonds on loan from the Queen and topped by one of my favorite tiaras and a fab chignon, but the dress can stand on its own as a 2015 highlight.

Honorable mentions:
  • We didn't really get to see her dress for the Diplomatic Reception (speaking of events not great for fashion perusal, harrumph), but the surprise tiara debut was enough for an honorable mention alone.
What's your pick for her Best of 2015?

Photos: via Getty Images, Telegraph video screencap