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Belfast Fashion Spy: 'I like Duchess Kate’s smart, form-fitting dresses'


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Rebecca Curran
Pamela Wells
Natalie Ayre
Clare Lavery
Alberta Pauley
Aislinn Strange
Leanne Gray
Sophie Magee
Rachel Dean

By Rachel Dean

Rachel Dean checks out the style in Victoria Square, Belfast.

Rebecca Curran (23), retail advisor, Belfast

Rebecca Curran

Wore what? Top, £15, jeans, £30, boots, £30, all ASOS; coat, £70, Topshop; shopper bag, £7, Amazon.

Why? My style is comfy, casual and simple.

Who? Alexa Chung. Her style is classy and quirky.

Monthly spend: £100

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Alexa Chung (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Pamela Wells (46), business manager, Newport

Pamela Wells

Wore what? Dress, £49, M&S; jacket, £60, Noisy May; boots, £30, Next; bag, £50, Joules.

Why? I would say my look is on trend. I’m usually wearing a dress and a pair of boots.

Who? I like Kate Middleton’s smart, form-fitting dresses.

Monthly spend: £150-200

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Natalie Ayre (25), project manager, Crumlin

Natalie Ayre

Wore what? Top, £10, skirt, £30, boots, £30, all Nasty Gal; jacket, £40, Mango; hat, £12, River Island; bag, £35, Bessie.

Why? My style is feminine, but I make it edgy with a leather jacket and darker colours.

Who? Louise Thompson’s look is girly and cute.

Monthly spend: £200

Clare Lavery (27), bank administrator, Antrim

Clare Lavery

Wore what? Top, £9, skirt, £13, both Primark; jacket, £30, New Look; boots, £20, F&F; bag, £10, George.

Why? I keep a simple, feminine look with a touch of print or colour.

Who? I loved Holly Willoughby’s casual, chic style when she was hosting I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

Monthly spend: £150

Alberta Pauley (53), civil servant Belfast

Alberta Pauley

Wore what? Jumper, £17, Dunnes Stores; coat, £40, Massimo Dutti; jeans, £10, Zara; boots, £100, Dune; bag, gift, Mulberry.

Why? My look is straight off the high street. I have always loved animal print, I’ll always wear it.

Who? TV presenter Susanna Reid has a smart casual look suitable for everyday and work. That’s exactly what I go for in my own look.

Monthly spend: £100 or less

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Aislinn Strange (22), student, Ballykinler

Aislinn Strange

Wore what? Top, £10, Pull and Bear; jacket, £25, New Look; trousers, £29, Topshop; shoes, £50, Vans; bag, £29, Fiorelli.

Why? I aim to have a quirky, vintage look.

Who? I follow Lucy Watson on Instagram for her style. She has a way with fashion.

Monthly spend: £50-100

Leanne Gray (43), manager, Warrenstown

Leanne Gray

Wore what? Top, £30, Oasis; coat, £120, Guess; jeans, £70, Boden; boots, £100, House of Fraser; bag, £200, Michael Kors.

Why? I would describe my style as classic glam.

Who? Gwyneth Paltrow always gets it right and she is so trendy.

Monthly spend: £100 plus

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Gwyneth Paltrow (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Sophie Magee (26), student teacher, Belfast

Sophie Magee

Wore what? Jumper, £5, Stradivarius; jumpsuit, £59, boots, £89, both Topshop; bag, £20, Urban Outfitters.

Why? My look is high street and modern. I much prefer denims and neutral tones over bold colours.

Who? Kourtney Kardashian has great style. She keeps it fresh and cool.

Monthly spend: £100

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Got to the office early this morning.

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