For almost as long as she's been in the spotlight, Kate Middleton has been a style inspiration for women across the globe. (Ever heard of the Kate effect? Yeah.) Her spectacular taste in fashion hasn't yet eclipsed her years of dedicated royal service, but it has come close.
But while British tabloids have followed the Princess of Wales's personal style like hawks in order to predict what trends the land of beans on toast will obsess over next, Americans were more likely to look to a Kardashian for style inspo than a duchess. That is, until now.