Celebrities you wouldn't expect to find wearing wellies.
A surprising discovery for our celebs wearing wellies list, the model / actress Liz Hurley. From the glitz and stardom of the big screen to posing in model shoots, Liz decided to form her own reality program for the Living TV channel that would document her life on her farm in Gloucestershire. As her home is a Farm she often gets good use out of her stylish boots from cleaning out the pig sty to looking after the chickens. The documentary titled 'Living With Elizabeth Hurley' promised quite a contrasting look to the models life with her reporting “People always imagine me with perfect hair. But that’s not who I am... My Husband was surprised to find me in some wellingtons covered in mud, with holes in my jersey, and he thought that I was playing a joke on him. But we English are not as elegant as we seem." The reality TV show that was due to launch in September would have been the ideal platform to raise the profile of wide wellies however Sky Living have postponed the documentary which is likely not to air till at leaste mid 2013 if at all.
Considering Jo Whiley is often a keen festival goer then it isn't as much of a surprise compared to our other candidates that she is a proud welly wearer. The radio 1 DJ is a Hunter branded fan who has in the past invested £250 in the limited edition Jimmy Choo range and the less pricey original Hunter welly. The Jimmy Choo range cost over five times the price of the regular Hunter wellingtons, and with availability sometimes being limited, people tend to find themselves on a waiting list for the limited edition ranges. For the 2013 range, Jimmy Choo offer the Cheshire style welly which has a stylish double buckle on the ancle area and a large trim at the top of the boot. The Chester range is the same style only with a large heel providing even more style sophistication.
The Duchess of Cambridge is certainly another surpise to our list, however this is more of a royal celeb than the average celeb. Kate has grown attached to Le Chameau brand wearing them at her favourite events such as polo, charity trips and walking her adorable puppy Lupo. The 'Le Chameau' range is said to the be world most respected wellington boot maker due to its traditional methods of crafting their boots hand made by traditional master bootmakers. The French make is certainly stylish and sophisticated, and clearly fit for a princess. The most expenisve top quality boot in Le Chameau range is the Chasseur, however the Dutchess opted for the Vierzonord style which has an Italian leather lining and retails for around £250. A hefty price for a pair of muddies.
Alexandra Burke performs at numerous festivals throughout the UK and also enjoys the social side of festival highlights. Making a style statement is often a top priority for popstars and what better way to strike a statement with some fashionable wellies. Alexandra opted for short Carnaby Boa snakeskin wellies by Hunter that look great accompanied with a fringed frill top and hotpants. The X Factor singer has a collection of wellingtons for her celebrity outings and a key pair for her festival attire is some bright printed Havaianas wellies.
Keen festival goers Kate Jenkins, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Kate Moss, Kat Deeley, Peaches Geldof and Tara Reid at Glastonbury 2013 sporting fashionable wellies.