As Gossip Girl: The Complete Fifth Season arrives on shelves on DVD we wanted to take a look at one of the most influential fashionistas on the show, Miss Blair Waldorf. As Blair finally got her prince and her fairy tale wedding we wanted to compare some of her key fashion moments with the UK’s favourite princess Kate Middleton, to see who really is the queen in the style stakes!
No one can argue that they both look like Princesses in their wedding dresses, but on this occasion Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen dress just takes the title over Blair Waldorf’s Vera Wang. Let’s also not get started on their bridesmaids, Serena’s bust enhancing bridesmaid’s dress may have just been slightly more inappropriate than Pippa Middelton’s skin tight dress, but who are we to judge!
The Nautical Look
Both Blair and Kate love simple classic looks, and the nautical look is one they both share an affinity with. Kate rocks a simple Alexander McQueen shirt and skirt, but Blair takes the look to another level with a simple nautical collared dress.
Both ladies have many occasions to wear a lovely evening gown, and both have the pick of the most stylish designers. From the below Kate again chose a simple and classic colour, but Blair has won this round with the daring colour mixed with pink shoes providing an elegant evening look.
Both Blair and Kate wore differing versions of the same Jenny Packham dress to events, but wore the dress in different classic ways. Kate with simple sleek and smooth hair and Blair opting for ringlets. They both looked great in the dress, so we would have to label this one a tie.
Both ladies have busy Princess schedules which require an elegant outfit or two, but Blair manages to pull off the everyday look with aplomb. She mixes bright colours and patterns while Duchess Kate is well known to favour the casual country look, she could do with an everyday fashion lesson or two from Blair herself!
Clearly these ladies have a lot in common, with the Gossip Girl costume designers using Kate as inspiration for dressing Blair. On this occasion we think that Blair has just edged it, but what do you think?
Gossip Girl: The Complete Fifth Season is out now on DVD