Monthly Archives: November 2016

Fashion Experience

The Royal Family has an undeniable influence over our spending habits. Remember when Prince George donned a sweet bathrobe to meet Barack Obama? The toddler’s athleisure-inspired look sold out within a matter of hours.

While sister Princess Charlotte inspired thousands of mums earlier this month, when the sheep-adorned cardigan she wore for her birthday portrait sold out on the John Lewis website.

And the royals’ sartorial choices mean big money in the fashion industry, as Brand Finance estimated that the ‘Kate Middleton Effect’ contributes £4.7 billion to the UK economy each year. While Princess Charlotte is expected to be worth more than £3 billion in the future.

But this month, it seems everyone is talking about Pippa Middleton’s enviable wardrobe.

Set to wed fiancé James Mathews on May 20 at St Mark’s in Engelfield, the media has captured her every move since the engagement news. And at every given opportunity, the fash pack has speculated which designer brand she will choose to don on the big day.

Rumour has it, Giles Deacon has been chosen for the job after he was spotted leaving her residence with dress bags a few months ago.

But regardless of which designer has been given the prestigious responsibility, one thing is certain. The sartorial spotlight is well and truly on Kate’s younger sister, Pippa…


The Pre-Wedding Appearance

Just last week, Pippa made a rare public appearance, as she attended the ParaSnowBall Fundraiser. She opted for a floral dress by Erdem for the prestigious event and sure enough, search for the organza gown increased by 101 percent according to fashion giant, Lyst.


The Debut Engagement Dress

Pippa is renowned for keeping a relatively low public profile so when she made her debut appearance following the engagement, the media rushed to capture the moment. And sure enough, the Whistle’s Lisa dress she was photographed wearing quickly became the most viewed white dress on Lyst that week.

According to the global fashion search engine, search for ‘white lace’ grew by 54 percent last July and cream hues are still the most popular sales when it comes to lace.


The Tweed Jacket

When it comes to the Sloane Rangers, tweed is undoubtedly the most donned print. And back in April 2013, Pippa challenged sister Kate in the sartorial stakes. Both sisters donned the cult pattern but Pippa surprisingly won the fashion vote.

Pippa and Kate Middleton donned tweed in the same month

Pippa’s Tory Burch jacket received nine percent more views that Kate’s mint Mulberry tweed look. And according to Lyst, search for the Tory Burch jacket continued to increase by 28 percent week on week.


The Two-Piece

Back in August 2015, Pippa was photographed on the beach in a red bikini. Within a mere 72 hours, the two-piece sold out on Lyst. The good news however, is that the Vix Solid Bia Tube Bikini is back in stock for those looking to imitate the look.

And with her nuptials on the horizon, we’re intrigued to see if Pippa’s wedding dress has the same influence on the nation as Kate’s lace gown by Sarah Burton.

Add To Your Shopping Basket This Week

This week, we’re prepped to purchase our first major summer accessory. Yes, you read that correctly. All it takes is a little sunshine and we’re sartorially prepping for our impending holiday…

In other Zara news, we have our hearts set on a pair of sweet satin slides and are already eyeing up the ‘It’ dress of the season. It’s official, Zara has well and truly ramped up its sartorial game, that’s for sure…

Shop Grazia’s top three Zara picks of the week below:


The Robe-Style Dress

You thought pyjama dressing was over? Think again. This season, we’re still coveting two-piece co-ords, slipper-style mules and of course, the robe dress. We have our hearts set on this cross-over dress from Zara.

Don the look with wooden clogs and a basket bag this summer and accessorise with supersized earrings come evening.


The Slippers

We’re still coveting open-toe mules this season. And these slip-on shoes courtesy of Zara are at the top of our wish list. We’ll be teaming ours with a spaghetti-strap dress and an oversized blazer. Think luxe pyjama dressing.

Yes, we’ve been obsessing over the supersized straw bucket bag ever since it hit March 1st. But the hat equivalent has been on our minds 24/7. And now all we need is a holiday…