Will and Kate’s visit to India was a much awaited one, not only for the whos who of Indian society, but also for the Fashion trend spotters. The Duchess, known to be the ‘Duchess of Drudgery’ for her palette of Grays and Blacks, was pleasantly seen sporting more colourful, breezy outfits. She adorned an array of outfits marrying her British tastes and Indian styles, for visits to NGOs, playing Cricket, Sight seeing, meeting dignitaries, and attending galas. Her wardrobe had dresses from both Indian and British designers, and all of them had an India twist.
Here’s a glimpse of some of the dresses she wore:
Kate wore a beaded Royal Blue Dress designed by British Designer Jenny Peckham. This dress was hand-beaded in India with the bodice of the gown covered in the same.The dress is well complimented by the Amrapali earrings.
Kate attended her first event in India, sporting an Anita Dongre Tunic. This breezy bohemian tunic, as is visible, is covered in Jaipuri print. Kate sported offwhite wedges, which doubled up as good sport shoes as she played cricket in them. The Duchess wore a modified version of the dress. A fabric belt with tassles was added from a scarf that was part of the original dress.
The original piece was inspired by motifs from Jaipur’s ancient monuments and artwork and was unveiled only last week, as part of Ms. Dongre’s spring/summer 2016 collection.
This paisley printed Alexander McQueen dress was adorned by the Dutchess, during her visit to the Taj Mahal Hotel, while paying tribute to the martyrs of the 26/11 terrorist attack. The peplum detail in the dress was certainly the statement piece of her outfit. She completed the look with L.K. Bennett heels, a clutch from Russell & Bromley,
The Duke and the Dutchess also celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday in India, using a sword to cut the cake, at the British High Commissioner’s Residence. Kate sported this Alice Temperley Crop Top and Maxi Skirt, during the same.
Although this dress has been ridiculed enormously, it’s a perfect day dress to adorn. This White-hot Emilia Wickstead dress is flowy and perfect for a hot summer afternoon.
Kate looked ravishing in this Jade Lace Temperley dress for a meeting with the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi. She accessorised the same, with nude pointed heels and a clutch.
Adorning the above outfits, the Dutchess did build a strong impression in Indian minds. The Indian-British fusion dresses she wore, were not only grand, they also symbolized the ties of equality, we could build with a nation that was once our oppressor.