There are three things that are considered sure-fire water cooler conversations for us at Stylephile: nail art, anything Isabel Marant, and Kate Middleton's hair.
This week, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (A.K.A Mrs. Prince William), was spotted with new side swept (and surprisingly awkward) bangs and Twitter was ablaze with coiff commentary.
Kate Middleton took her new bangs out for a bangier spin today while covering her belly...Let's ponder that last point vnty.fr/Tsv8W2— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) November 28, 2012
Behold: Kate Middleton's almost bangs racked.cc/Y1PnP4— Racked National (@Racked) November 27, 2012
Kate Middleton has bangs.— StyleCaster (@StyleCaster) November 27, 2012
Hold the freaking phone. Did Kate Middleton get bangs?? bit.ly/TstyDk (I can't tell. Could just be shorter layers around her face?)— Elizabeth Holmes (@EHolmesWSJ) November 27, 2012
While the former Middleton, who is known for her perfect locks, may have single-highhandedly caused the rise of blow-out bar popularity, we're wondering if this new look will cause her fans to suddenly feel fringe-friendly.
However, The Daily Beast's Royalist blog reports the future queen doesn't seem 100% keen on her new look...
What do you think of Catherine's new bangs? Reporters also noted the young duchess spent most of yesterday evening at the Natural Museum of History (where the bangs were first spotted, above), covering her stomach with her hands, putting everyone on high pregnancy alert. (BTW, She was wearing Mulberry.) New 'do for a new mum? Let us know what you think in the comments.
[Images: Top, Paul Ellis - WPA Pool/Getty Images; Chris Jackson/Getty Images; Bottom, REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/Pool)