Shots fired: The Daily Mail took a huge pot shot at Kate Middleton and her fashion. They ran an article that compared Kate’s fashion to that of Amal Alamuddin – George Clooney’s new wife – and gave Amal a glowing review while Kate was called “safe, constrained, staid, and frumpy”.
What the H, Daily Mail? They usually love Kate and her fashion and give her glowing, often overrated, reviews. And what’s weird, I totally disagree with the Daily Mail on this. While I have my ups and downs with Kate’s fashion, I hate Amal’s fashion. It’s seriously terrible. The Daily Mail didn’t pick out the worst of Amal’s street fashion, and that’s probably because Kate doesn’t even dress that badly so there was no comparison. Kate doesn’t have horrible bleached denim jeans paired with a crop top for a reason – Kate, dare I say it, has better taste than that. I hate to say it but I prefer Kate’s skinny jeans to Amal’s bleached jeans (wow, I never thought there would come a day when I would say that).
I will say that Amal’s white pantsuit is fabulous – I would steal that if I thought I could pull it off. And I will say that at least Amal wears her clothes, rather than having them fly all over the place, revealing her bum while at work. So she has that going for her. And she definitely takes more risks than Kate, but of the outfits the Daily Mail compared, I prefer Kate in all but two. Amal wins with the pantsuit and I hate Kate’s doily dress so Amal wins that one by default.
I can’t believe I’m siding with Kate on this one, but yeah that just happened. I’m sure most people will disagree with me, but there you go.
Another thing: you know who is even thinner than Kate Middleton? Amal Alamuddin. Seriously, homegirl is super thin.
Dear Kate, please don’t look at Amal and think you need to be thinner. You need to be healthy, don’t try to one-up Amal in the skinny department. Challenge not accepted, Kate. Challenge not accepted!
This is actually pretty funny to me. Kate used to be the golden girl, but her image has been so tarnished that even the most sycophantic paper has basically turned on her. The Daily Mail used to put other people down to build Kate up, and now they’re putting her down to build Amal up.
Part of me thinks that’s sad, though, because why do we have to tear one person down in order to build another up? Why can’t we take them on their own and say that neither has great fashion; Kate has her moments, Amal has hers, and leave it at that?
By the way, this post is strictly about Kate and Amal’s fashion. There is clearly no comparison when it comes to work ethic and work history – Amal wins by a mile.
Here is a small picture of the Daily Mail’s photo comparison. If you want to see bigger photos, go here for the article.