Duchess Kate wears Prabal Gurung in Singapore

September 12th, 2012


Just a day after I said that Prabal Gurung was perfect for Kate Middleton, she only goes and wears the designer during the first day of the tour of the Far Eat. Kate chose to wear the Singaporean designer during the stop in Singapore, a beautiful purple flowered design in Prabal’s classic long sleeved shape. Kate now joins the stylish ranks of Prabal fans that include Sarah Jessica Parker, Mila Kunis and Lana Del Rey.

I love that Kate, who doesn’t have a stylist, does her research and pays tribute to the places she visits by wearing a homegrown designer. And although some journalists and bloggers criticise this as style by numbers, it is, in fact, a mark of respect for the host nation, something she has picked up from her late mother-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales. The original design was much shorter than the one worn by the Duchess, but other than that, the design was pretty much the same, and was, quite frankly, gorgeous!

This sort of long sleeved shift dress is actually a perfect transitional piece from Summer to Autumn. Smart enough for work, dressy enough for a wedding, and edgy enough to attract attention, this is a great look that has a multitude of uses and so is a great item to have in your wardrobe. This is a look you can easily adapt with a variety of similar designs available on the High Street.

Blue and Green Swirl Dress Price: £38.00 click to visit Wallis

Clements Ribeiro for John Lewis Silk Lace Printed Shift Dress, Print £129 click to visit John Lewis

Hoss Intropia Print Tunic Dress, Multi £210 click to visit John Lewis

Desigual Printed Dress, Red £84 click to visit John Lewis

Linea Paisley print tunic dress £60 click to visit House of Fraser

Linea Oversize floral print tunic dress £60 click to visit House of Fraser

 

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6 Responses to “Duchess Kate wears Prabal Gurung in Singapore”

  1. Tracey says:

    I love all Of these

  2. Jan Clarke says:

    awww love the blue and green colours in the wallis dress, as you know I’m a huge Wallis fan, but must say I’m head over heals with the red John lewis, perfect for heading into winter, may have to show hubby these for upcoming birthday lol xx

  3. Billie G says:

    I’m sorry to say but I’m not a fan. I think the main reason is they remind me of the Irish dancing dresses I wore when I was younger lol! I wasn’t too impressed with Kate’s wardrobe for this trip, but that’s a first. I don’t know if it’s the shape or patterns or combination of the two but I just didn’t like the look on Kate.

    • fashion-mommy says:

      Each to their own. Fashion would be so boring if we all liked the same things, and your comments about Irish Dancing made me laugh out loud!

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