Blake Lively beats Kate Middleton in a poll conducted on the most stylish women in the world. The poll from iLikeOffers was conducted in England, and Gossip Girl star Blake Lively ended up winning 42% of the vote, beating out Kate Middletons’ #3 position by a huge amount.
One of the pollsters, Chris Perrett, said in response to the poll results, “It appears British women are increasingly looking across the pond for their style cues. Only four of the top ten celebrities identified were British! With such opposing approaches to fashion, it was also surprising to see Catherine Middleton and Rihanna both in the top three. Kate has a very conservative style while Rihanna pushes boundaries with what she wears, and sometimes doesn’t wear!”
Chris also discussed how more 90% of the women who participated in the poll explained that they got their style inspiration from celebrities, not fashion magazines or catwalks.
Others on the list included Rihanna at #2, Rita Oa at #4, and Millie Mackintosh at #5. Sarah Jessica-Parker, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, and Beyonce were also in the top ten. While it’s a bit jarring to see reality stars on the fashion and style lists, it is true that they have a huge influence on the public, and their place in the celebrity ladder has steadily been increasing over the last couple of years.