Was there any doubt the duchess would make our list? From pre-baby-bump newlywed, to the picture of pregnant-dressing perfection, to chic new mom, Kate Middleton can do no wrong with her super chic but also accessible impeccable style. Shifting our attention closer to home, let us count the ways we adore Michelle Obama as our national style icon. We love how the first lady's upped the game of her high-profile role with modern, even edgy touches—like those much-discussed youthful bangs. Extra points for making accessibly affordable dressing look so perfectly rich and chic. For being style leaders for their nations, for mixing high and low style, for proudly repeating outfits (like the rest of us), and for their ability to cause just about anything they wear to sell out in stores—we choose the first lady and the duchess as stylemakers, hands down.