Did you follow the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to India in the last few weeks? We were all eyes on the Duchess, to see exactly what she was wearing. We were impressed by Kate’s wardrobe – a mix of designer and high street, and a very mixed bag of trends.
We’ve picked out a few keye trends Kate kept to – and set – on her Indian trip.
She clearly loves red and blue – very patriotic shades – and wore them a few times in various ways. Her Beulah red maxi dress was bright and bold, her Jenny Packham cobalt blue evening gown was rich and stunning.
Copy her style with red and blue in maxi form this spring.
Clockwise, from top left: Blue patterned maxi dress, £59.99, H&M, red lace and pleated maxi, £60, BHS, floaty red maxi, £29.99, H&M, blue lace and pleated maxi, £60, BHS.
Kate also demonstrated that separates are as elegant and can be as formal as a gown. She chose a gorgeous Alexander McQueen red peplum top and skirt combo, as well as a beautiful monochrome Alice Temperley top and skirt two-piece.
Ape Kate’s style and love for the two piece at any occasion this summer with these lovely duos – from shorts and a top to a skirt and top, to floaty trousers and a top – they’re all perfect summer winners. Perfect Princess style!
Patterned shorts, £14.99, and matching top, £14.99, orange crochet bra top, £17.99, and matching skirt, £22.99, all New Look.
Bold monochrome trousers, £35, and matching top, £25, BHS
Kate’s stunning cream midi Emilia Wickstead dress was simply, well, stunning. For a similar, but more laid-back, simple summer style, but still Princess style, choose a crisp, white or cream shirt dress.
left, shirt dress, £35, BHS, right, shirt dress, £75, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams
Kate dipped into the boho trend for this season with a few lovely pieces – one of them a bespoke dress made by Mumbai-born deisgner, Anita Dongre. Cool, elegant, and free-spirited, you can get this Princess style with printed smock dresses and gorgeous cool cotton kaftans.
Left: smock dress, £99, French Connection, right, blue and white maxi dress, £29.99, H&M
Kate’s beautiful Anna Sui green floral colum maxi dress was a stunning piece in her Indian wardrobe. Here’s similar from H&M, and if that’s not your style, then try a gorgeous maxi full of on-trend embroidery.
Left, green maxi, £119.99, H&M, embroidered maxi dress, £250, French Connection
Finally, Kate chose a brace mint green shade in an Alice Temperley lace midi dress for once visit – and we found this similar style at H&M – a beautiful pastel for a wedding, perhaps?
Mint dress, £59.99, H&M