Kate Middleton Style
Kate Middleton has topped a poll of the world's most stylish women Reuters

Kate Middleton has been voted the world's most stylish woman. The Duchess of Cambridge, who is hailed as a style icon the world over, beat the likes of Hollywood stars Jennifer Aniston and Sienna Miller and supermodels of the moment Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid to win the accolade.

The mother-of-two was the top choice of women surveyed who were asked to select their top three celebrity summer style icons.

But it was another Kate who received the most votes for her less than desirable sartorial summer style. Glamour model and entrepreneur Katie Price won that dubious accolade in honour of her penchant for all things pink and sparkly.

Singer Cheryl also fared poorly in the fashion stakes, coming in second after Katie Price in the list of the worst dressed celebrities. The America's Next Top Model judge Rita Ora was also recognised for her frequent fashion fails coming in third.

Commenting on the results, Kaleidoscope fashion designer Kirsten Emery, who commissioned the survey, told Mail Online: "It's very interesting to see people's perception of classic summer style and how people consider simple, elegant outfits as the most stylish.

Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole attends Vogue 100 Gala in London Getty

"It's great to see Kate has been selected as the personality with the best summer style; she always looks so polished and elegant, often wearing flattering, feminine shapes in fresh summer prints which are ideal for a hot summer day.

"The results also prove that younger popular celebrities from the Instagram generation are not always considered as fashion icons, or people whose fashion advice we would chose to follow, highlighting that great summer style is ageless."

The Duchesses dress sense has inspired a legion of 'CopyKates', Kate Middleton copycats who in their desire to emulate the Duchess of Cambridge's style and elegance, spend an average of £250 a year to look like her, and in doing so pump more than £1bn into Britain's economy in just one year.