Kate Middleton taps high street for engagement photo wardrobe

The bride-to-be wore pieces from Reiss and Whistles for her official engagement photos

Forget designer names, Kate Middleton has proved she’s a high street girl at heart, choosing pieces from Reiss and Whistles for her official engagement photos.

In her first ever glamorous photoshoot, the bride-to-be posed alongside fiancé Prince William for the couple’s engagement pics, taken by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino.

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And while Ms Middleton could have taken her pick from the most celebrated design houses around the world, she instead chose off-the-hanger pieces from the high street.

In one shot, she wears an elegant Reiss white belted dress, thought to have cost £159. A representative for the brand confirms that a version of the dress will be on sale from January 2011.

Meanwhile in the intimate sot of the couple embracing, she wears a £95 scallop edge blouse from Whistles.

Kate Middelton Reiss dress - official Mario Testino engagement photos

Kate sparked a style frenzy when she stepped out in a sapphire Issa dress at a press conference announcing the engagement, which instantly sold out and spawned high street copies in its wake. Her most recent ensembles are already being touted on eBay at inflated prices, but expect to see replicas on a high street near you very soon.

Style fans, we have a new royal fashion icon on our hands…

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