Kate Middleton Dress: Too Much Leg For A Duchess?

    May 10, 2012
    Amanda Crum

I can’t help but think of Princess Diana when I look at Kate Middleton, mostly because–much like Prince William’s mother–Middleton is the object of fascination and speculation for so many. People are always eager to know what she’s wearing, who she was seen with, where she was. Middleton was groomed for her role in the royal family, so it’s likely she’s been trained on how to deal with such public scrutiny; hopefully it will serve her well in the years to come, because the attention sure isn’t going away any time soon.

The Duchess was photographed attending a posh dinner with husband Prince William in London on Tuesday, and her ankle-length white gown has been the topic of celebrity buzz ever since. The dress–designed by Roland Mouret–was long sleeved and covered her collarbone, but was given a touch of sass with a long slit in the front, which showed quite a bit of her toned legs. The question on everyone’s minds, therefore, is whether or not the dress was appropriate for Middleton, given her public stature, or if she should be allowed to wear trendy young frocks like everyone else her age.

Image credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage.com

Twitter had a lot to say about the subject:

Beautiful and simple dress! Kate Middleton in white: http://t.co/kKlIIQEa(image) 6 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Do you think Kate Middleton is showing too much leg in this dress? I think it’s still classy!! http://t.co/3BY4Rovb #Vote(image) 57 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Do we think Kate Middleton’s missing her wedding dress in this number? http://t.co/6ZhtefpM(image) 3 hours ago via HootSuite ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Kate Middleton leaves me gob smacked in glittery Choo sandals and a hot pedicure. Oh & an awesome Roland Mouret dress. http://t.co/hExw9miA(image) 1 day ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Kate Middleton wows in daring slit dress

The normally demure royal steps out in her raciest look to date for a private dinner(image) 2 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto