Fashion Face-Off: Kate Middleton vs Amy Childs in Zara
This time last week, The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a bargain Zara dress (£69.99) for a Gary Barlow gig at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Despite the fact we know Kate loves a bargain, the press went suitably mad - 'princess in high street shocker'!
Only a few days later, Amy 'not in TOWIE anymore' Childs wore the same dress when she arrived at LAX airport in LA, where she filmed not-at-all-staged scenes for her new show 'It's All About Amy'.
Amy's obviously settling into the fame game well. Either she's flying business / first class or she nipped to the ladies loos to change before she met the paps. Can you imagine wearing that dress and those heels in economy? She's also toting a huge quilted Chanel handbag - the ultimate in status symbol hand luggage.
But can she beat Kate's more subtle brand of chic? Black tights and a blazer, plus that ever-present clutch bag give the dress a more grown-up look, which is exactly the kind of thing we've learned to expect from ever-appropriate Kate. Plus, she is eight years older than Amy so it's no surprise they styled it differently.
Question is, who do you think wears it best? It's a Royalty vs Reality TV battle...and we never thought we'd ever say that!