Kate Middleton Wows in Alexander McQueen, Alice Temperley and More During the Asia-Pacific Diamond Jubilee Tour (GALLERY)
The Duchess of Cambridge — and her stunning wardrobe — made the trip east this week, as she and husband Prince William embarked on the Asian leg of the Diamond Jubilee tour to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th year on the throne.
The couple began the tour in Singapore, where they were greeted by crowds of fans, who gathered to catch a glimpse of the young couple. Though Middleton, 30, has only been in the country for two days, she’s already created quite a buzz with her wardrobe, sporting three styles that are already earning her rave reviews.
The big question: What was Kate wearing?
Middleton arrived at the Singapore airport in a pale pink Jenny Packham dress, accessorizing her look with nude LK Bennett heels and matching clutch.
Channeling a Grace Kelly, the Duchess changed into a 50’s inspired Alexander McQueen broderie suit to tour the Gardens in the Bay. She freshened up her all-white look with her trusted (and practical) navy wedges.
While the Duchess kicked off the tour in the ladylike solids she’s become known for, she’s showing off a bolder style on this trip, experimenting with more fashion-forward prints. The duchess chose a printed long-sleeve shift by Singapore-born designer Prabal Gurung to show respect for the host country, as she dined with the president of Singapore at his residence.
Next up, Kate wore head-to-toe prints from another Singapore-based designer, Raoul. The two-piece ensemble also included a pleated skirt, another big trend this fall. Later, Middleton went for a modern take on floral prints in a breezy Erdem dress that’s already earned her rave reviews.
Balancing out the mix of printed frocks was an array of ladylike pastel dresses by her go-to Brit designers. One of our favorite looks of the week was a pale blue sheath with a white embroidered overlay by Alice Temperley that the Duchess wore in TK, and she stuck with the blue hue, opting for a nipped-waist sleeved frock by Jenny Packham for her second public speech.
The Duchess switched things up again, following the pastel parade, with bolder colors and patterns during a visit to Honiara, Guadalcanal Island. The duchess was snapped in a blue and green geometric print short-sleeve dress upon arriving on Guadalcanal Island, before channeling a more tropical vibe in a strapless maxi dress with a mix of patterns to attend a luau.
Finishing out the tour in solids, Middleton stuck to short-sleeve tailored shirt-dresses in the Solomon Islands, starting bold in a vibrant canary yellow shirt-dress by Jaeger and ending on a sleek note in a navy sleeveless version.
Which of Kate’s look is your favorite so far?
Take a look at the gallery — above — to check out more of Kate’s Pacific-Asia style — plus, her other top looks from the Jubilee tour.