If it’s good enough for Kate Middleton, it’s good enough for Hollywood. Kate may be a serial sartorial offender, recycling her outfits and championing the high street when she’s the future queen; it now appears Hollywood’s top girls want in on the action, too.
Succumbing to the high street bargain bait, Zoe Saldana, Emmy Rossum and Amanda Seyfried were all spotted sporting a striped $50 dress by Express. The nautical-inspired thigh-skimming dress seems a perfect companion for the scorching temperatures those across the pond are luckily basking in, and seeing Hollywood’s elite heralding the high street good enough is refreshing.
Beyonce’s recent Topshop splurge – £5,000 in under an hour, if we’re talking figures – speaks volumes about the faith the showbiz elite has in the humble high street retailer. It isn’t feasible for a mere aspiring mortal to even begin to dream about owning 25 pairs of Louboutin heels – another wallet-emptying goodwill gesture from Beyonce, for younger sister Solange – but turning the page of a magazine, or surfing the internet to see high-profilers in ‘normal’ clothes we all have access to is positive – both personally and economically.
Kate Middleton has played a huge part in bringing to the fore, esteemed high street brands Zara and Reiss. Seeing Kate in high street wares has allowed women to view the said high street stores with a new perspective: suddenly, a dress from Zara is good enough to wear to a wedding.
The Something Borrowed star, Ginnifer Goodwin, delivered a solid seal of high street approval, when she wore a custom Topshop Unique green silk twist front gown to the 2011 Met Gala – the fashion calendar’s most coveted event.
All Hail the high street. Need we say more?