Kate Middleton voted most stylish royal in fashion poll, Meghan Markle not in list topped by Victoria Beckham
Kate got 24 percent of the vote, while singer and designer Victoria Beckham grabbed the first position after being chosen by 28 percent of the respondents
Kate Middleton has been voted the most stylish royal, according to a poll commissioned by an online fashion platform. The survey by fashion platform Farfetch included the Duchess of Cambridge, known for her love of high street brands and clever color combinations, as the only royal in its list of top ten style icons in Europe. Meghan Markle was absent from the list despite being in the news cycle over her fashion choices. Kate got 24 percent of the vote, but singer and designer Victoria Beckham grabbed the first position by receiving the nod from 28 percent of the respondents.
The luxury website’s compilation of top ten fashionistas also included names like Italian pop star Ellie Goulding, influencer Chiara Ferragni, American style queen Olivia Palermo, model and presenter Alexa Chuna, and actress Jane Birkin. British fashion blogger Lizzy Hadfield, Bonnie Strange, and model Anna Cleveland were included in the list too. Farfetch -- a global platform for luxury fashion industry -- did not reportedly include Meghan or Queen Elizabeth in its list. In the past few months, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Kate has continued to keep her fashion game on. She has been seen donning big name UK designers including Suzannah, Stella McCartney, and Emilia Wickstead amid the pandemic. Besides, the 38-year-old was also seen recycling and reusing some of her favorite clothing pieces.
As reported by The Daily Mail, Farfetch conducted the poll as it launched its World Fashion 2020 initiative for people to access the most popular fashion trends around the world during 2020. The tool not just provides sales data from some of the world's most fashion-forward cities, but also lets people know how shopping habits have changed during lockdowns in most of the world.
The research also made a list of the world's top dresser countries. Italy that houses several world-famous designers and fashion houses like Prada, Versace, and many more ranked first in the poll of 14,000 adults from across Europe. France was on the second spot while Spain was on third and the UK on the fourth. Sweden got the fifth rank in the compilation. The list stated that Italians spent more on tracksuit sets as the country saw a huge 1000 percent increase in sales in 2020. On the other hand, people in New York were more inclined to sleepwear as its sale was up 225 percent year-on-year from last year. British people were seen spending more on the classic Aviator watch this year since sales escalated by 400 percent - more than any other country globally.
“Fashion has always been a great way to truly express and explore your individuality, and now with so many different styles to choose from, it's never been easier for people to really put their own spin on things,” a spokesperson for Farfetch said.
This comes a month after another survey revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are the least eco-friendly members of the British royal family. The pair was at the bottom of the list in the survey conducted by SaveOnEnergy -- a company whose mission is to “hook you up with a reliable energy plan at an affordable all-in rate, with full-transparency about what you’re buying”. But in contrast, the parents-to-one was given the first place for having the most eco-friendly wardrobe. The SaveOnEnergy’s website stated: “Despite having been awarded points for owning an electric car and Meghan’s loyalty to sustainable fashion brands, Harry and Meghan engaged considerably less than others with environmental charities and engagements between March 2019 and 2020, which hinders their score. They also had the third worst carbon footprint of all royals studied.”