You will by now be in possession of your new Grazia magazine and will, therefore, have read that Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry are planning to throw the party to end all parties for Kate Middleton’s 30th birthday this weekend. With a guest list which includes the Beckhams, drinks by Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Sterling (who own the super-fab Maggie’s bar and the bonkers Bunga Bunga) and a karaoke machine for the end of the evening, the party plans are in full swing, but one issue which hasn’t been addressed is what the lady of honour, Kate Middleton, is going to wear.
We know that Kate likes the 80s (remember the fluro roller-skate outfit she sported a few years back?) but this being her 30th, she’s going to want to look super chic-and-fabulous.
Now, if we were asked, which we haven’t been, to advise Kate on a chic-and-fabulous 80s party outfit, we would suggest that the Duchess might like to go for less of a kids-from-fame look and more of a Thatcher-power outfit. Perhaps with the help of a beautifully tailored tuxedo jacket by Haider Ackermann, or Emilio Pucci or Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent, as seen on the Autumn/Winter 2011 catwalks?
Yves Saint Laurent and Emilio Pucci
Alternatively, she could go polka dot in a ‘my-mother-in-law-was-Diana’ type way? There are a whole host of spot patterns out there at the moment, with offerings from Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Gucci and David Koma. How about one of those? Perhaps with a lovely slipper.
Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs
The other, even less likely options, are that Kate a) opts for some Magnum P.I. chic with a Stella McCartney Resort collection Hawaiian shirt, b) comes over all Fergie with a peplum detail blouse by Mulberry or c) works it like Madonna with a Dolce & Gabbana cropped bra top.
Or she could dig those horrendous legwarmers out again. Who knows!