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The Duchess of style: Kate Middleton’s dress is a hit with designers

The India-inspired paisley prints on Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s dress is a hit with Indian designers.

fashion and trends Updated: Apr 12, 2016 15:33 IST
Aditi Caroli
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine. (Photo: Danish Siddiqi/REUTERS)

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s choice of outfit on her first day in India, has got the thumbs-up from the fashion fraternity here. The Duke (Prince William) and Duchess arrived in Mumbai yesterday morning, and Kate stepped out wearing late designer Alexander McQueen ensemble. Though she didn’t wear an Indian designer, she went for India-inspired paisley prints with peplum detailing and a front split in the skirt.

Designers hail the duchess’ look. “I loved her outfit and I think she looks very elegant and stylish. I love Alexandra McQueen and I think it’s a great choice of an outfit,” says designer Manish Malhotra.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived in India on Sunday, April 10, 2016. (AP)

Designer Rahul Mishra says that the “strong heritage vibe” in the outfit, is commendable. “It’s a very modern outfit and at the same time has a very strong heritage vibe, with paisley prints inspired by India. I also like the jersey style in the top portion and the subtle peplum.” Agrees designer Rina Dhaka, “Alexander McQueen is a great pick. The outfit has a modern style. Kate is always very classy. She goes for safe outfits but she always manages to be fashionable.”

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Designer Pankaj Ahuja agrees with Dhaka on the “safe” choice. “She seems to have made a choice to wear a bold bright colour and an Indian-looking print. No fashion statement here but I’m all for cheering her effort,” says designer Pankaj Ahuja.

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While in Mumbai, the royal couple stayed at the Taj Mahal Palace in a specially designed Suite Spa. A special four-course dinner was served in silver ware, and included ajwani macchli, paneer shahi korma, chonka palak, lucknowi biryani, as well as, deserts such as Dodha with Rabdi, Chenna Payesh and Sharifa Kulfi.

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