With 2012 drawing to a close, we’re taking a look back at our favorite dresses of the year! We saw thousands of dresses at hundreds of events this year, so it was hard to narrow down our favorites to just 12. But we did! Click through the gallery to see the statement-making dresses that topped our list, including Jessica Alba, Emma Stone, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and more.
We saw thousands of dresses at hundreds of events this year, so it was hard to narrow down our favorites to just 12—but we did! Our picks include Jessica Alba’s feminine Valentino gown, Emma Stone’s red-hot Lanvin mini, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s ethereal but bold Jenny Packham dress, and more. Click through the gallery to see the statement-making dresses that topped our list!
Last night’s sixth and final season premiere marked the beginning of the end for Gossip Girl’s fashionable Upper East Siders. The drama is heating up once again—and so is the fashion. Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), masquerading as “Sabrina,” wore a gorgeous lemon silk chiffon Jenny Packham dress, while Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) worked a gray Joie tank and statement necklace. Meanwhile, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) sported some knockout accessories, complementing her ensemble with a python Fendi bag. For more looks from the new episode, titled “Gone Maybe Gone,” click through the gallery. Catch Gossip Girl every Monday at 9/8c, and check back on news.instyle.com to get all the weekly fashion credits.
Happy day, RepliKates—we now have over 100 outfits in our ultimate Kate Middleton lookbook! The Duchess of Cambridge always wows us with her refined closet, filled to the brim with custom pieces by Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham, Issa, and more of the best from Britain and around the world. Starting with her royal wedding dresses (yes, two!) and updated with even the latest looks from her Jubilee Tour through Asia, click through to see all of Catherine’s best designer looks. And—*clink your teacups and raise a pinky*—here’s to the next 100!
It’s almost time, Upper East Siders! Gossip Girl returns for its final season October 8th, and we have a sneak peek at Blake Lively’s premiere look—a dress almost identical to the one Kate Middleton wore to the Olympic Concert back in May. The showrunners must be determined to continue the regal storyline from last season, because the flowing, lemon lace dress that (newlywed) Blake was spotted in is straight from Jenny Packham’s Spring 2012 runway, as is the bespoke teal creation designed for the Duchess of Cambridge. (And this isn’t the first time the Gossip Girls worked one of Catherine’s Packham dresses—check out the style Blair wore.) We can only hope that after last season’s “royal” wedding, complete with Kate and Pippa-inspired dresses, there’s more fairy-tale style—and story lines—to come from our favorite Manhattanites. Xoxo
Plus, see more of Kate’s best looks.
The Diamond Jubilee Tour continues—and Kate Middleton has chosen a gorgeous look for each and every stop of her Southeast Asia trip. To date, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have visited Singapore, Malaysia, and the Solomon Islands, and while Catherine may be far from home, she hasn’t strayed a bit from her favorite British fashion labels. Kate’s worn custom looks in modest cuts like Jenny Packham‘s pink pleats (hand-painted by De Gourmay, the designer told us) and icy blue lace from Temperley. Check out the below gallery of Kate Middleton’s tour looks thus far. And stay tuned for more!
“It’s our pleasure to invite Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge, to deliver her speech.” And so it began! After delivering her first public speech at the Treehouse Children’s Hospital in England last March, Kate Middleton took to the podium once again for her first international speech (watch the video above). The Duchess delivered her remarks this morning at Hospis Malaysia while on her Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East in the Queen’s honor. “William and I are hugely excited to be in Malaysia. This is our first-ever visit,” Catherine said, her pristine curls blowing in the wind while she addressed the outdoor audience. “It’s so exciting to learn about the country’s very first pediatric palative care program.” Wearing a pleated, periwinkle dress with three-quarter sleeves by go-to designer Jenny Packham, she went on to describe her work with Treehouse Children’s Hospital and how the two organizations plan to collaborate. Well done, Kate!
Click through to see more of Catherine’s standout style!
There’s plenty to see at New York Fashion Week! Marc Jacobs presented an eye-popping mod-inspired collection, while Minka Kelly looked fabulous front-and-back at Jenny Packham. And Stacy Bendet launched the Alice + Olivia bag line complete with clear clutches filled with candy. Click through the gallery to get the scoop on everything that’s happening—onstage and off!