Much has been made in the press of the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a 2008 Reiss dress for her first public address yesterday in a cobalt blue number that had previously been seen on her mother Carol, when she attended Ascot in 2010. Reports suggest that Carole actually borrowed the dress from Kate in the first place, but it doesn't really matter who bought it, it is a great dress, classic style, gorgeous colour and one that undoubtedly suits both a women in her 20's just as much as it does a women of 57, but well placed sources also reveal that Kate often turns to her mothers wardrobe when she needs something special.
and that is exactly what happens in my house. My eldest daughter, although 8 inches taller and of a completely different body shape to me, will often pop up to borrow a dressy top for a night out, sometimes something smart if the occassion requires it and very often a frock for maybe a wedding, christening or just for a night out as happened most recently when she stole a grey leopard print silk dress from my closet for a weekend away in Manchester.
and here she is in a Linea by House of Fraser cream silk one shoulder ruffle top which I fell in love with a few years back when I saw Yasmin Le Bon wearing it in a campaign picture, I never wore it as I felt it was a bit too young, so it was perfect for her even though it cost me £75 grrrrr.........
There will always be fashion rules I feel I should adhere to, but I shouldn't be afraid to take a peek inside her wardrobe now and again as these pictures prove, there are so many trends and styles that really can be worn by women of any age, its not a case of what you wear, more about how you wear it!
What are your thoughts on this subject and do you have a twenty something daughter who borrows clothes from you or vice versa?