Fashion Police Roundup: Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama and Reiss’s ‘Shola’ dress

Now, we don’t normally feature Queen Elizabeth II here at The Fashion Police, but we just had to take issue with today’s Daily Mail, which criticises Michelle Obama for wearing a dress which they claim was too similar to the monarch’s at their meeting this week. This is news to us, because, of course, Michelle Obama’s dress is not even remotely similar to the Queen’s:


See? Not even a little bit similar.

“It’s never a good idea to dress like an 85-year-old,” says The Mail. Two things about that:

1. It is if you’re an 85-year-old.

2. Michelle Obama isn’t dressed like one. Or like the Queen, for that matter. Sheesh!

(Her oufit is by Barbara Tfank, by the way. We don’t know who the Queen’s is by.)

The Mail, is, however, pleased with Kate Middleton, who has returned from her honeymoon and who is continuing with her custom of wearing high street fashion. To meet the Obamas, Kate wore Reiss’ beige ‘Shola’ dress, which is “only” £175:


The Reiss website crashed this afternoon under the weight of the traffic it received from people scrambling to buy this dress – or so it’s claimed, anyway. The dress was still in stock in sizes 8 and 10 at the time of writing, so either they had a huge amount of stock, or the Kate Effect isn’t quite as strong as the media would like us to think.

We think Kate looks as elegant as ever here, but what do you think? Want to buy the dress? You can click here to get it if so – but only if you wear size 8 or 10…

6 Comments

  • May 25, 2011

    Estava Morioka

    yes, I love Kates dress. Although I would have loved to see her pair it with a bold color shoe or a bold color necklace (red or royal blue maybe). But she still looks amazing. As for michelle…She does look like an old lady. not queen elizabeth in particular, but some 85-year-old somewhere is rocking a dress like that. Its really not the dress thats so much the problem its really the matching fabric shrub. That shrub is horrendous!

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  • May 25, 2011

    Caroline

    Oh dear. I spent much of yesterday cooing over Michelle’s dress. It’s exactly my style. I guess I’d better book in for my blue rinse now…

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  • May 25, 2011

    b.

    I don’t really know why, but I always love how the Queen dresses.

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  • May 25, 2011

    Moni

    I actually like Mrs. Obama’s dress and would wear it myself – but not with that jacket/shrug. The fabric looks cheap and doesn’t go with the also-shimmery dress, the sleeves seem too short. And what’s with that weird cape-like back? Didn’t her tailors have time to alter it to her size?
    I want to give her a plain dark grey cardigan instead.

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  • May 25, 2011

    Zoe

    I love Kate and Michelle’s dresses. Dislike Michelle’s jacket and shoes though. I see the similarities between Michelle’s dress and the queen’s but they don’t look that much alike. And besides, does the queen/first lady really inform people what they are going to wear for public appearances?

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  • May 26, 2011

    Amy

    i like kate and mrs O dresses and for information the dress is sold out

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