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A Princess’ Love for the Royal Colour

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Kate Middleton has always been compared to Princess Diana from the day of the royal wedding announcement. Once the young ladies of 1980’s followed ‘the Diana style’, now it is ‘the Kate era’….Dimple Meera Jom reviews Kate’s wardrobe during her India visit

he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton visit the Taj Mahal in Agra
he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton visit the Taj Mahal in Agra

Among all the colours, blue enjoys the royal status. The royal visit of William and Kate to India, added more royalty to the colour. She was introduced to the world during their engagement in a blue attire. It seems like the Duchess of Cambridge is passionately in love with colour blue.Out of the nine outfits that she wore during the Indian visit, four of them had a touch of blue.

She stepped into India with Alexander McQueen’s pre-fall collection. Bold coloured outfit with Indian print resembled Indian mural art works. The mural printing gave traditional Indian touch to the semi-official dress that she wore.
Her second outfit was totally in contrast to the bright and bold dress that she wore initially. She appeared in a casual look in Anita Dongre’s Gulrukh tunic dress. The faded red and green tunic-wear made this visitor from cooler region feel comfortable in the hot climate.
Bollywood film industry is all about fashion and beauty, their sense of beauty is not only followed by Indians, but also by the whole world since Aiswarya Rai was crowned as the Miss World. Jenny Packham’s design made Kate stand out from the Bollywood queens. She looked royally gorgeous and bright in the cobalt blue beaded dress with the cape. Amrapali’s statement earring which matches the colour of her evening gown ensured her love for blue.

Meeting PM Narendra Modi
Meeting PM Narendra Modi

White ranks second in her wardrobe collections after blue. During her visit to Gandhi’s house, she gave a semi-formal look in a pure white wool crepe dress. This fit and flare dress, however, brought her a bad charm after the wind has put her into the Marilyn Monroe troll in the social media.
Later in the day she appeared in a white dress with black embroidery gown by Temperley London. The Indian inspired pattern in the dress resembled to Indian short top and maxi skirt.
On the third day of her visit, she wore a printed red maxi dress with a navy blue border and belt. This dress was designed by Glamourous, a British company.
Among all the Indian Prime Ministers, Modi is known for his dressing sense. While visiting Modi, she dressed up in a semi-formal elegant look in her Temeperley London collection. She wore a jade green mid-length Desdemona dress with patterns of lace.

Kate again appeared in maxi dress with a touch of blue during the visit to Kaziranga National Park visit. The silky chiffon dress with blue floral print made the maxi look perfect for an evening campfire event. For the safari drive at the park, she appeared in a polka dotted blouse with frills. This blouse R M William’s Gretna Style. Her love for blue can again be spotted in this white shirt as the polka dots were in mustard yellow and blue!

Prince William and Kate Middleton in New Delhi
Prince William and Kate Middleton in New Delhi

Kate is known for delighting people by wearing the traditional dress of that region. Though she managed to blend Indian touch in her dresses, Indians expected to see the royal beauty in the hard to manage five metre traditional Indian wear- saree. May be she surprises us in her next visit, hopefully in a blue saree!

 

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