Who Wore Preen Better? Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge or Mandy Moore?

When it comes to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s style, I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m not overly enamored by it.

However, the sight of her in this red Preen dress – with colour coordinated accessories – worn during her tour of Canada back in September fills me with so much joy.

Mandy Moore has been off the ball lately, but her blue Preen dress was electrifying.

The look was easily her best this month following a heavy promo tour for ‘This Is Us’, but Catherine wins my vote mostly due to this being one of her best ever looks to date.

Preen Finella midi dress

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Mandy Moore In Galvan – ’47 Meters Down’ LA Premiere

Mandy Moore opted for the less is more approach for the LA premiere of her new film, ’47 Meters Down’ on Monday (June 12), by letting her Galvan gown do all the talking.

The bronze hue looked amazing against Mandy’s tanned skin, with the braless approach kept this look au naturel and simple.

Loose waves and centre parting were the perfect accompaniment for this pared back look – even though it boarded on looking a tad unkempt.

Irene Neuwirth One of a Kind earrings provide some subtle intrigue, but overall I feel the look lacks imagination.

Do you agree?

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Mandy Moore In Preen – This Is Us’ TV Show FYC Event

Mandy Moore broke her uninspiring run of ‘meh’ red carpet looks by bringing a pop of colour to the ‘This is Us’ TV show FYC event on Wednesday ( June 7).

Taken from the Pre-Fall 2017 collection, her Preen ‘Finella’ gown had an air of timeless grace.

I loved the off-shoulder detail and the added pop of colour via her striped turquoise Edie Parker ‘Jean’ clutch.

Preen’s vibrant palette was inspired by 90s rave culture with added ethereal touches; and Mandy’s ensemble is no different.

Some might be craving a more vivid heel than her Tamara Mellon ‘Frontline’ sandals, but they looked elegant nonetheless.

You may remember that this dress was previous worn in red by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Preen Finella midi dress

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Mandy Moore In Maison Mayle – 42nd Annual Gracie Awards

Mandy Moore served as a presenter at the 42nd annual Gracie Awards on Tuesday (June 6) in Beverly Hills, California.

I was delighted to see the ‘This Is Us’ star’s step back into a more streamlined and feminine return to form in a Maison Mayle Resort 2017 floral jacquard dress with subtle Asian-inspired detailing.

Had she not styled her hair in on-trend waves and painted on a rich berry lip, the overall effect would have been less noteworthy as these elements brought a sense of pretty panache to the look.

Maison Mayle Valentine silk jacquard gown
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Mandy Moore, Ashley Benson & Ellie Kemper In Kate Spade New York – 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards

The design house of Kate Spade New York had a darling trio representing them, with Mandy Moore, Ashley Benson and Ellie Kemper all donning the label at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday (June 5).

Mandy Moore: Fierce, feminine, and vampy all merged together in this leopard-print look that had Mandy walking on the wilder side—yet still with an underlying girly spirit. She styled the dress with an Edie Parker ‘Fiona’ clutch and Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Maya Pearl’ platform heels alongside that dramatic dark-plum lip that was undeniably ready for fall.

Ashley Benson: Also in a Fall 2017 look, Ashley donned an embroidered floral frock that, while elegantly bohemian, was a rather heavy statement for the evening. A sleeker bun would have made more sense here than her beach-y blonde waves.

Ellie Kemper: The most summery of the trio, Ellie wore a blushing nude, silver-studded dress styled with complementary Kate Spade New York accessories. Here, I think Ellie could have let her hair down in loose waves.

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