Will Pippa Middleton ever be able to “compete” with her sister’s style?


At this point, I know that Pippa Middleton isn’t really going to “happen” for us here in America, but she’s still big news in the UK, and I’m still interested in her as a person/celebrity. I get that most of you actively dislike her, and think her “fame” is tenuous and undeserved. But we are a nation that has made the Kardashians famous and unbelievably wealthy, and some days I would just prefer to write about Pippa rather than the Kat-face Klan.

So these are photos of Pippa throughout this week. The photos of Pippa in the white dress are from Thursday, the beige tiered dress are from Wednesday, and the other outfit is from Monday or Tuesday. I believe that all of the photos are from Pippa “walking to work” – and I still think she’s working her “ex” George Percy, who she wants for a husband (just my opinion). Over the weekend, Pippa was at a friend’s wedding with her sister and with Alex Loudon, who is still hanging around, apparently oblivious to the fact that Pippa is trying to upgrade.

Don’t you like that on the same day that Pippa’s sister Kate wore cream to an official royal engagement, Pippa showed up on the streets of London in a shade of white as well? I often wonder about the behind-the-scenes sister stuff between the two of them. Yes, Kate “won” and Pippa will never be able to “compete” at Kate’s level… but I still feel like Pippa is still competitive with Kate about a lot of things. Too bad that Pippa makes clothes look really budget, and Kate makes clothes look expensive (unless it’s Issa, in which case Kate often looks cheap too). Plus, Pippa’s style is just so… rough. It’s not “old” but there’s something dated about it. She really just don’t know what flatters her athletic, boyish figure, I think.

In any case, I’m giving Pippa credit for being the Middleton with a job. Huzzah to Pippa!






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46 Responses to “Will Pippa Middleton ever be able to “compete” with her sister’s style?”

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  1. Jade says:

    These girls have such rubbish taste in shoes. Irks me.

  2. Sweetpea says:

    Oh come on, this outfit doesn’t look like Kate’s at all. And it’s warm in London these days, lots of girls wear white (as opposed to Manhattan girls who -as I found out in one of the Jennifer Aniston posts- wear black no matter what the weather’s like). I love this white and red ensemble. She looks cute.
    And ITA with your statement that ‘some days I would just prefer to write about Pippa rather than the Kat-face Klan’. Say about Pippa what you will, but she is NOWHERE NEAR the famewhore any of the Kardashians is.

  3. Dibba says:

    She’s pretty. I don’t need to see her ever again tho.

  4. Talie says:

    Pippa is still on a budget, but Kate is not. I’m sure Pip gets an allowance from her parents for clothing and such, but not as much as Kate.

  5. Cheyenne says:

    I don’t like her or dislike her and I don’t see any reason why she should compete with her sister’s style. She should develop her own style

  6. gee says:

    Pippa and Kate have different styles because they have different style needs. My sister and I have completely different styles.

  7. MeMyself says:

    Love how her white and red clothing ensemble matches perfectly with the white coffee cup with the red lid, and white sandwich bag with red ink lettering….

  8. Gine says:

    She looks fine. And I don’t get why everyone tries to make Kate and Pippa out to be these super-competitive rivals or whatever when it seems like they get along really well and spend a lot of time together.

  9. SEF says:

    I don’t buy this article at all! She’s mostly photographed going to work – not at premieres and nightclubs. She’s not gunning to be a paparazzi fixture.

    Can’t we just agree that both sisters are pretty and leave it at that?

  10. Isa says:

    We all know she buys most of her outfits at Zara and Zara-like stores.
    I was there recently, what struck me most was the fact that almost everything was made out of polyester, the very cheap looking kind, like the flight attendants uniforms from 30 years ago.

    So the Pippa style to me is cheap stylish clothes that last you three or four times, but it’s no real style of her own, which takes a lot more effort. It’s knowing what looks good on you and what doesn’t, not just buying whatever is hanging in the store at this moment.

    Also the clothes she wears would still look nice on a 25 year old max, but in her face, even though I think she is pretty, she looks much older. Sometimes she looks like she’s 39 not 28 years old.
    So the clothes she wears do not match her face as well.

    Well so much for my Pippa style analysis, I had some time to kill.

  11. AcornPaste says:

    I laughed at the title. What ‘style’ are we talking about? Are the Wisteria Sisters competing with each other with whose style is more boring? They are hardly trendsetters no matter what the media says otherwise.

  12. Kloops says:

    I like the ruffly dress where she has her hair pulled up and sunglasses on. Actually, I just realized she’s a 100x prettier when her scraggly hair is contained and her aged, eye liner caked eyes are hidden.

    But, yeah, Pippa really isn’t going to happen here. Don’t dislike her, but don’t actively like her either

  13. jamie says:

    I like the Middleton posts, either sister. Much rather read about them and see what they’re wearing than than Linnocent, Kardashians, etc. yuck. I’m no fashion superstar but I think Pippa looks great in these pics.

  14. Summer says:

    Props to you being a fashion stylist and all, but I think it would come as a surprise to those of us who love Zara and “Zara like stores” that we are wearing “polyester clothes” circa 1980. Have you actually been into a Zara store anytime this decade?
    Not sure why you think ‘most of you actively dislike’ Pippa. I think thats a case of wishful thinking in line with your anti-all things Middleton.
    Sure, Pippa’s crime is being her sister’s bridesmaid. She hasn’t actually tried to be famous via the usual route ie starring in a sex tape,or reality tv show, or having an affair with married famous guy, or releasing a single with sexy video,appearing at movie premieres or late night talk show appearances,using her facebook and twitter accounts for publicity, endorsing anything, appearing on magazine covers, dating famous guys … so, remind me again, what exactly has Pippa done to earn the ire of those who think she’s a fame whore? lets see … she’s been papped going to and from work, and going to the tennis, and attending a fashion show. Still, I’m not seeing her selling her exclusive “My advice to Kate at the wedding” story to People magazine, or ‘accidentally’ releasing her ‘private’ sex tape.
    Pippa is not holding herself out to be a celebrity, so lets keep some perspective here.

  15. G says:

    Clearly Kate has no desire to be a fashionista. For her to flaunt wealth or cutting edge dress when the European economy is on the brink of collapse would be a serious optics problem for the Royal Family. Kate and Will seem more interested in being down to earth and relate-able. The fashion industry is going to have to look elsewhere for a shill.

    If people shudder that Pippa shops at upper middle class stores that’s their problem. None of them are actively disliked in Canada, for example. The garnered more than some affection for being appropriate and relaxed.

  16. danielle says:

    I like the peach dress alot – but for having a decent amount of money, Pippa doesn’t dress very well.

  17. Deja says:

    I think she dresses cute, but man I dont find her face attractive in the least. She looks to be about 40. I guess she’d be pretty for a 45 year old mother of 2 or 3.

  18. Isa says:

    @ summer # 14

    Thank you for the compliment, coincidently I majored in fashion merchandising, so I like to think that I know my fashion history.
    Polyester has been used for clothing from the 1960s on, maybe even before that.

    And yes, I was there last week, so I hope this makes you feel a bit better.

    I don’t really like the look or feel of polyester, I prefer natural fabrics, but everybody’s different.

    No offense intended to people liking Zara, wearing their clothes and liking/copying Pippa’s style.

  19. Alexa says:

    I know I sound like a broken record, but Pippa never worked for George Percy. For a while they shared the same office, but now his company has moved to a different address. It was reported in the Daily Mail, which keeps close tabs on Pippa. Maybe she’ll marry Alex, maybe not, but she’s not going to marry George.

  20. guest says:

    I like all of these outfits on Pippa. They’d be perfect to wear to work on a casual friday, if paired with better shoes.

  21. GIrlyGIrl says:

    COmpete? like for who’s the dullest?

  22. AcornPaste says:

    To add on what no. 19 Alexa said –

    She and George Percy also never dated. It’s just a media spin. Let’s be honest, Percy would never think of hooking up with a manly-looking social climber.

  23. Summer says:

    Considering you did ‘major in fashion merchandising’ I’m a bit mystified why you’re so snooty (or appear to be, from your posts) about people who shop at Zara and like its relatively inexpensive, alleged circa 1980 polyester clothing, or as you said ‘the very cheap looking kind’. Zara is hugely successful across the globe because Pippa – and millions of women like her- like these clothes. Again, not sure why shopping at Zara is a fashion crime…whether you like 1980 style polyester clothing or not.
    Lets not forget Pippa is not holding herself out to be Alexa Chung. She is refreshing in her ordinariness.

  24. Lady D says:

    The people of Britain seem big on flats.

  25. Sweetpea says:

    @14. Summer I totally agree with your comment about Pippa’s so-called famewhoring. Like you, I don’t think it’s fair that she’s being slammed like this. After all, if she really wanted to be famous, wouldn’t she have given interviews? Posed for pictures? Started to date a more famous guy? Dressing more sexily? She’s doing none of those things.

  26. Embee says:

    I thnk she is adorable. I used to think “average pretty” but she — and her composure — have grown on me.

  27. layla says:

    She has the style of someone who GETS UP EVERY MORNING AND GOES TO WORK.

    End story.

  28. Joanne says:

    To be perfectly fair, her style is just plain British. I live in the UK and can say that that’s run-of-the-mill office wear.

  29. Doo Doo Face says:


  30. Isa says:

    @ Summer # 23:

    I think you misinterpreted my comments and you are taking this way too seriously.

  31. AcornPaste says:

    The Middletons are being two-faced with the famewhoring. On one hand, they court the paparazzi when they wanted to

    – Years ago when they had a break, Kate always went out clubbing. She could’ve used the clubs’ back doors to leave but noooo, she always had to go out the front door and greet the paps
    – Pippa recently made a front-row appearance at a fashion show

    but when the publicity gets too much they balk:

    – Kate sued some photographers for publishing photos of her in a PUBLIC place (google this)
    – the Middleton parents have hired a bodyguard for Pippa

    If they truly don’t like the famewhoring and want some privacy, then they should stick with being discreet and not try to be friendly with the paps when it suits them.

  32. Bermuda Blues says:

    The beige teired dress is WAY too short to be worn to work! Where the heck is that considered “business casual”?

    I appreciate her reasonable footwear. Flats & wedges are what women who actually WALK to work wear. Unlike the Kardashian trash that think sky’s the limit.

  33. ELA says:

    i agree with summer and I also think she looks great for going to work……. must buy some new work clothes!!

  34. Denise says:

    You hit the proverbial nail on the head; Pippa has a good athletic figure, but regardless of what she is wearing, she does look rather budget. Kate’s style is rather plain, but she is better looking and elegant so she can carry non-fussy styles.

  35. Original Tiffany says:

    It’s really hard to walk through London in heels. You pass over cobblestones, uneven stones, construction, etc. Almost impossible in certain areas. I almost killed myself many times.

  36. UKHels says:

    bottom line – Kate’s a princess and Pippa’s not

    the competition is over

  37. sharylmj says:

    @ 36 UKHels… my thought exactly..
    Kate won, even if Pippa hooks up Harry

  38. ShanKat says:

    She dresses like a teacher at a girls’ school. Which works. Normal is good.

    It can be hard to walk around London in heels. A lot of the walkways are cobblestone and/or rough-surfaced. I’ve wiped out in front of Harrod’s wearing relatively modest heels. So embarrassing!

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    Wow, what a wicked little comment.

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  41. Ladyfoot says:

    If hers is a job then america would have negative unemployment

  42. shay kay says:

    Love her in the tiered dress.I too would rather read about her than the Kardashians…I’d rather read about Linnocent than the Kardashians.

  43. Sara says:

    I think she looks really English… a lot of women seem to wear stuff like that in London.

  44. INeedANap says:

    She has kind of a mannish face and boyish body, which is why the feminine/girly looks don’t really flatter her. I think she should play up her athletic figure and do a youthful spin on SWINTON’s androgynous looks. How rockin would she look in cotton motorcycle pants, a short-sleeved button down silk blouse, and docs?

  45. Cindy says:

    OK, first of all-This woman(whom I think looks fine in these outfits, btw}, is only famous because Kate, as a loving, kind gesture, allowed her sister to wear that gorgeous gown to her wedding. So then some weirdo starts a page dedicated to Pippa’s a**. Diana had two sisters and we hardly ever saw them. But because of that dress(and reporedly a fake bum), not to mention she looks a great deal like her royal sister, so the paps have jumped aboard and now everyday we’re bombarded with pics of this woman. Oh, and one more reason? She has a cute name(Pippa). If her name was Gertie, Maxine or God forbid Camilla, she wouldn’t be getting all this press. Plus, Kate isn’t hardly seen and if she is it’s usually with her husband. Even if Pippa married this rich(not to mention a Dukedom in his future)Percy guy, she’ll still never beat Kate. Kate will be a Queen someday.

  46. Fue McCormick says:

    Pippa Middleton: Ugly outfits No.’s 17 and 18. The last 2 outfits: my God. This girl has no fashion sense. I’m going to give the white one a pass but: why isn’t she wearing a slip? and is she wearing this to work?