The Duchess[公爵夫人] Effect – The positive economic impact of Kate Middleton’s fashion choices, derived from her new title, ‘the Duchess of Cambridge’.
"The Duchess Effect appears to extend much further than the economic impact of Kate's fashion choices; this year the fashion landscape seems to be a brighter, more accessible place with the styles more colorful, feminine[有女人味的] and graceful than we've observed in many years," said the Global Language Monitor(GLM)'s fashion expert Bekka Payack.
The Duchess can sell out a fashion line in 24 hours just by wearing a dress or sweater from a retail store at a public event. Indeed, her style choices have influenced a more feminine look all round in fashion.
Kate's sister Pippa Middleton -- who made waves as a bridesmaid[伴娘] at the Duchess' London wedding last year -- also made the list. "Pippa's Bum" came in at No.5, reflecting what the GLM said was the "absurdly[荒唐地] large media interest in the Duchess's sister in general and her bum in particular."