Kate and William arrive in the Solomon Islands

Kate and William left Malaysia yesterday to continue there Far Eastern tour with a trip to the Solomon Islands. This meant more changes of clothing for the Duchess, these with a cool tropical feel. As usual, the Duchess looked effortlessly stunning, and also showed that she is not adverse to a wardrobe change at the last minute.

Kate arrived in the Solomon Islands in a dress that was sure to excite fashion fans all over the UK. The choice of Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders was one that Kate watchers had been hoping she would make for some time, a hot designer known for his fabulous use of colour and print. The Evelyn dress combined geometric print in turquoise and green with cool cotton fabric. Kate teamed this with a small, cream coloured hat which was reminiscent of styles worn by The Queen in the 1950s, but I think this was something she could’ve left off – it was not really needed and wasn’t a great match for the dress.

Jonathan Saunders Evelyn cotton dress

Jonathan Saunders Edition at Debenhams


Jonathan Saunders/EDITION

Jonathan Saunders/EDITION

Kate’s second look was very impromptu, but non the worse for it. She had been given a beautiful silk batik print dress by her hosts and had loved it, and so had decided to wear it for the evening reception and gala given by the Governor General of the Solomon Islands. The dress was from a local Island store called ‘Print’

I love that Kate wore this dress, just perfect for a tropical evening in a stunning location. Strapless printed dresses are still everywhere on line, and if you are planning an Autumn break, these are perfect for warm evenings under the stars or covering up after a day on the beach.

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