04/18/2012 11:58 EDT | Updated 09/06/2012 04:35 EDT

Kate, Pippa Middleton Among TIME's Most Influential People; Called 'Avatars Of Aspiration' (PHOTOS)

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Kate Middleton has become one of the most recognizable people on the planet. Her sister Pippa is just as pick-out-of-a-crowd worthy -- she's quickly become one of the most photographed women in the world.

And now, the Middleton sisters have earned another honour: TIME magazine has dubbed them two of the most influential people in the world.

The reason for their selection has a lot to do with the way women aspire to emulate the pair -- sartorially, of course.

From Kate's thrift-store shopping sprees to Pippa's bikini body, ladies the world over can't seem to get enough of the newest members of the Royal Family.

The stories speak for themselves: sales of coral jeans reportedly soared in England after the Duchess of Cambridge donned a pair to play field hockey; a Burberry coat Kate once wore sold out within a day; and Pippa's behind has inspired a butt-lifting surgery.

All of this and the pair have remained relatively scandal free -- save for the current Paris/gun scandal Pippa is wrapped up in.

Check out who else made TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World List. And look at some of the fashions of Kate and Pippa over the years in the below slideshows.

Photo gallery Kate Middleton: Style Evolution See Gallery
Photo gallery Pippa Middleton: Style Evolution See Gallery