Kate Middleton has caused quite a buzz in the fashion world during her royal tour with Prince William. She attended a welcoming ceremony ahead of a state dinner in Singapore wearing a stunning printed dress by American-based designer Prabal Gurung (who was born in Singapore).
Paying tribute to the country you’re visiting by wearing local designs? Now that’s what we call diplomatic dressing.
A modified version of a catwalk look in Gurung’s Spring 2012 collection, the wool and silk-blend shift dress features an eye-catching floral design in vibrant purple hues. Oooh fancy. She even went above and beyond, getting Prince William (older brother of Prince Harry-of-Hotness, who you might have heard of…) to go all school formal circa 1991 with a matching maroon tie.
Kate has also been spotted in an oriental kimono-style dress by UK designer Jenny Packham, patterned with orchids – Singapore’s national flower.