I Got Called Out as a Kate Copycat

I write a lot about Kate Middleton's clothes. Like many of you, I love her sense of style. I love that she's showing the world that you can still be stylish and beautiful and modern without wearing clothes that leave little to the imagination.

But when a florist at my local supermarket accused me of being a Kate copycat?

I got pissed.


I was in her department buying flowers for my daughter's theater performance. I was wearing a white eyelet dress.

"Such a pretty dress," the florist said.

"Thank you,"I replied, pleased. I liked this dress, too.

"I guess now that that princess wore a white dress, everyone else thinks they have to, too," she continued drily. "What's her name again?"

I paused, not wanting to give her the satisfaction of knowing that I knew her name. Saying her name aloud would make her think she had proof that I was, in fact, copying Kate. But I couldn't resist.

"Kate Middleton?" I said reluctantly.

"Yes, that's it," she said. "People are going crazy trying to wear what she wears, aren't they?"

"Oh, I don't think so," I mumbled before fleeing.

I was not happy. Not happy at all. I hadn't had Kate on my mind when I put on my white dress that morning. I didn't even know Kate had worn a white dress recently.

Damn, damn, damn.

So I guess on some level, I can understand the rage that this tongue-in-cheek post elicited from some of you about Kate's yellow dress. I did think she looked pretty, and yellow is a big color this season.

But I also know the feeling of being accused of being a Kate copycat. 

It's not a good feeling at all.

In the end, though, I guess I'd rather be accused of copying Kate than...

Lady Gaga.

Have you ever been accused of copying a celebrity's look?

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