Kate and Jigsaw

Kate wearing a Jigsaw sweater in 2007 (We have the same one - in grey and black!

Something we have been wondering about for while is why Kate doesn’t seem to wear Jigsaw anymore. Granted, we don’t see what she wears 24/7, but in public we haven’t seen her wear Jigsaw for a number of years. We’ve seen her wear a number of British high street labels, including Reiss, LK Bennet, Whistles, but no Jigsaw. She used to wear the label all the time, particularly in 2006 and 2007, when she worked with the label.

The necklace Kate helped design at Jigsaw Junior

As most Kate watchers know, Kate worked three days a week as an accessories buyer at Jigsaw from December 2006 until November 2007.

In July 2008 Belle Robinson, co-founder of Jigsaw, was quoted in an article in the Evening Standard regarding her working relationship with Kate.

In the article Belle explains that Kate, “rang me up one day and said: ‘Could I come and talk to you about work?’ She genuinely wanted a job but she needed an element of flexibility to continue the relationship with a very high-profile man and a life that she can’t dictate.” (to read the full article, click here)

We wonder if Belle’s willingness to speak publicly about her arrangement with Kate has resulted in Kate’s reluctance to be seen wearing Jigsaw. However, according to The Daily Mail, John and Belle Robinson were on the guest list for the Royal Wedding.

So, if not for Belle’s interview, perhaps Kate doesn’t wear the label because she wants to prevent a barrage of articles on the topic of her pre-engagement career (when she was criticised for not having a full time job). Or, maybe she simply has grown away from the style and look of the label?

Despite Kate not wearing the label in recent years, Jigsaw has not shied away from profiting from their relationship with Kate.  Two days before the Royal Wedding, Jigsaw posted this on their website, advertising the dress seen on Kate above, which was on sale in honour of the Royal Wedding.

Why do you think she doesn’t wear Jigsaw anymore? Let us know in the comments!

What are your favourite royal wedding dresses? Here are ours…

What could be more fun than having a good look at the most gorgeous royal wedding dresses? We’ve rounded up our top ten favourites and would love which one you love the most.Disclaimer: We didn’t include the gowns of Lady Diana Spencer or Sarah Ferguson, just because…well, we just couldn’t imagine wearing either. In our opinion, the dresses that made the cut are still timeless and gorgeous so they made the cut.

If you disagree with our choices, please add your vote to the poll and sound off in the comments! All right, let’s get started:

10. Lady Sarah Chatto, London, July 1994

Via Fashionista.com

It feels wrong to have this gorgeous dress down at the end of the list but someone had to be #10. Lady Sarah Chatto (nee Armstrong-Jones) is the late Princess Margaret’s daughter and therefore the Queen’s niece. She was also one of Princess Diana’s bridesmaids in 1981. When we first saw pictures of Sarah in this Jasper Conran designed dress back in 1994, it just seemed so ladylike and perfect. 17 years later it still looks timeless. We love the square neck, sheer sleeves, and drape of the fabric.  And how lovely are the matching bridesmaids dresses? the corsetry and fastenings up the back are stunning.

9. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, London, 1960

Via The Telegraph