Whatever our Duchess of Cambridge wears – from her classic coats to her demure dresses – becomes headline news, influencing fashion followers around the world, but her wardrobe for her recent tour of India and Bhutan has been especially inspiring. Here’s how to let ‘the Kate Effect’ add Indian style to your wardrobe:
- Dare to Wear Vibrant Colour
Kate could be accused of making safe fashion choices in the past – as you’d expect for a future Queen of England! However, the bright colours and patterns chosen for her outfits in India have given her look a refreshingly youthful and vibrant vibe. Choose bright jewel colours like ruby reds, regal purples, lively oranges and pretty turquoises to make up a summer wardrobe fit for an Indian Princess!
- Make it a Maxi
The maxi dress was Queen during Kate’s trip, as she kept herself cool while respecting the country’s culture. The Tory Burch embroidered flower dress that she wore to dinner with the King and Queen of Bhutan is proof that a maxi can work just as well as formal eveningwear as for daytime. If long dresses aren’t your thing then this gown also comes in a shorter style too.
- Flower Power
Floral prints featured heavily in Kate’s tour wardrobe, including a striking red poppy print dress by British brand Beulah to honour the national flower of Bhutan. This Michael Kors Poppy-Print Tiered Silk Dress is similar.
- Embrace Embroidery
Kate’s touring wardrobe showcased plenty of intricate embroidery to add that extra special touch. Alice + Olivia is one designer brand that loves embroidered detailing, and the Alice + Olivia Floral Merill Embroidered Gown will definitely make you feel like a Princess.
- The London Look
The Duchess is often patriotic in her choice of designer, and she wore not one but two Temperley London dresses during her trip, the turquoise green Desdemona lace panel dress and a gorgeous navy and white embroidered gown. She also looked beautiful in bright blue Jenny Packham and added the some great British high street style in Topshop, Zara and Glamorous.
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