What Kate Middleton wore in India and Bhutan. Till now.

So Kata Middleton’s in India and all journalists, magazines, blogs, websites, fashionistas, wannabe fashionistas, critics and Shobha De, who is considered “an authority on popular culture” are going berserk about her clothes.

Including me. Yeah. That woman!

So, let me follow the norm, and take you through the Duchess’s wardrobe. Personally, I love how she’s carried off dresses with full sleeves and modest necklines so gracefully. And I think, all of us who love wearing dresses but are unsure of the “area” we are travelling to or the “crowd”, can borrow from Kate’s delightful take on the quintessential frock.

A red Alexander McQueen creation worn by Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge at her first appearance in her India trip with the Duke.
Day 1 | Mumbai | For her first appearance in India, Kate chose an Alexander McQueen creation.

 

Kate Middleton beautifully pulls off this gorgeous peach and pale green midi dress by Anita Dongre.
Day 1 | Mumbai | Kata chose an Anita Dongre creation to play cricket with street children at the Oval Maidan. Even Sachin Tendulkar was there. Wow.
Kate Middleton's outfit for the gala at Taj Palace. Aishwarya was there. Shahrukh was there. Madhuri was there. But Kate, of course stole the show. She is a duchess after all.
Day 1 | Mumbai | Kate wore a royal blue Jenny Packham gown, embellished in India for a Bollywoood charity gala, on her first evening here.
This white Emilia Wickstead midi was worn by Kate Middleton on Day 2 of her trip to India. Love the collar and pocket details.
Day 2 | New Delhi |  This white Emilia Wickstead wool crepe midi is the dress-version of a formal white shirt. Actually, no. It’s way cooler. Kate wore this to a meeting with young entrepreneurs, India Gate and the Gandhi Smriti Museum.

Check out more from Emilia Wickstead here

Kate Middleton chose an off-white and black gown to a party honouring the Queen's 90th birthday.
Day 2 | New Delhi | For a party honouring the Queen’s 90th birthday, Kate chose an off-white and black skirt and top by Alice Temperley.
Kate Middleton wore a red and navy maxi dress on Day 3. The dress had full sleeves, a modest neckline and a front tie-up. I would love to wear this. Doesn't it look so comfy?
Day 3 |  New Delhi | Kate Middleton wore a red and navy maxi dress to visit the Salaam Balak Trust and a shelter that benefits from it. This NGO works to help vulnerable children from the streets of Delhi.

In fact, this red dress can  even be pre-ordered. Just click here. 😉

Kate Middleton in India | Green Alice Temperly Dress | Day 3 | New Delhi | Meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Alice Temperly
Day 3 | New Delhi | Kate then changed into a powder green Alice Temperly Midi for a meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The royal couple then met with Women’s Rights advocates. You can read more about that here.
Kate Middleton in India | Kaziranga | Day 3 | Anna Sui | Blue Green Maxi Dress | Bihu | Assamese Festival
Day 3 | Kaziranga | The royal couple flew to Guwahati and then travelled to Kaziranga. In the evening, Kate changed into an Anna Sui maxi dress to celebrate Bihu around a campfire with local Assamese villagers.

 

Kate Middleton in India | Kaziranga National Park
Day 4 | Kaziranga National Park | The royal couple visited the national park to learn about the challenges the park is facing. And then they met with the rangers who are protecting the park’s wildlife and natural habitat.
Kate Middleton in India | Kaziranga | Topshop dress | Panbari village
Day 4 | Kaziranga | Kate changes into a Topshop dress for a visit to the neighbouring Panbari village and the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation.
Kate Middleton in Bhutan | Pale Gold Dress | Paro
Day 5 | Bhutan | What Kate Middleton wore as she touched down in Paro – A pale gold Emilia Wickstead dress.
Kate Middleton in Bhutan | Traditional Bhutanese outfit | Kelzang Wangmo | Kira
Day 5 | Bhutan | On reaching Thimphu, Kate changed into a traditional Bhutanese dress for a meeting with the King and Queen of Bhutan and an archery event among other things.

The skirt is called ‘Kira’ and the jacket ‘Tego’. The fabric of the skirt was handwoven by Mrs. Kelzang Wangmo, also believed to have created the wedding outfits for the King and Queen of Bhutan. The embroidered woollen cape is by Paul an Joe.

Kate Middleton | Tony Burch Dress | Royal Dinner | Bhutan | Thimphu
Day 5 | In the evening, Kate changes into a Tory Burch dress for dinner with the King and Queen of Bhutan.

 

Phew. That’s all for now.

So many outfits. So many events. It’s difficult to keep up.

Let’s see what she’s going to wear today.

Stay tuned for more. Because soon I’m going to be featuring a designer who creates contemporary skirts from traditional Bhutanese material. Yes. She’s even got mini skirts. Don’t go anywhere.

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Images have been sourced from harpersbazaar.com, http://www.vanityfair.com, dailymail.co.uk, and http://fashion.hellomagazine.com/

Read the Harpers Bazaar article here, Vanity Fair article here and Hello Fashion article here.

Content sourced from @KensingtonRoyal. Follow to be up-to-date with what the royal couple’s doing.

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Midi skirt, sorry we didn’t acknowledge you sooner.

Say hello to the midi skirt. Already a few seasons old, the trend is yet to gain mass acceptance amongst self-proclaimed fashionistas and the youth. And it’s kind of surprising as Indian celebrities like Sonam Kapoor and gang have already worn the midi on numerous occasions.

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Indian celebrities and how they chose to wear the midi skirt.

Although I won’t recommend wearing it the way these gorgeous women have (read the top they’ve chosen to pair with the skirt), this example tells you that the midi skirt is flattering. And very much in vogue.

Then why are we still shying away from it?

Chances are, it’s our obsession with mini skirts and all things short that beat the midi out of the race, every time we go shopping.

And maybe because we can never understand what top will go with the midi skirt.

Check out how these women are pulling off the midi. See, how they’ve paired it with everything from sweaters, bralets and camisoles to even a collared shirt!

Still not sure? Buy a basic tank top from Forever 21 and team it up with your midi skirt. Accessorise with a simple neckpiece like this or this. .

Alternatively, you can choose to go modest with a top like this.

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Or you could choose to wear a well fitted denim top with your midi. Like this.

 

Or you could wear it with a simple check top. Like this.

To buy your top, click here.

Okay. So now, hopefully I have alleviated any fears you may have had about the midi skirt.

So read right on, and check out the 5 cutest midi skirts in the market.

  1. The thigh-high slit skirt | Zara | Rs. 2,890

 

2. First time florals | Zara | Rs. 3,490

 

3. Hot spring nights | Rs. 2799 | Buy it here

 

4. Unexpected romance | Rs. 2250 | Buy it here

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5. Play it safe midi | Rs. 1,699 | Buy it here

 

 

I hope I’ve convinced you to step out of your comfort zone of blue jeans and white tops.

The length of the midi makes it safe for work, while a change into a skimpier top in the evening can make you date-ready in seconds.

Until, my next post.

Happy shopping. 🙂

 

Not to forget, here are the lovely blogs and websites from which i have borrowed
my images.
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www.lolobu.com

http://thewowstyle.com/

http://www.bedazelive.com/

http://www.prettydesigns.com/

http://shopruche.com/

www.bloglovin.com

http://laceandlocks.com/

http://www.halliedaily.com/

http://fashiongum.com/