Kate Middleton and Prince William's tour of India and Bhutan has gone off to a great start both professionally and sartorially, with the Duchess of Cambridge stepping out in a number of exciting designs from both established and emerging British and Indian designers.
With Jenny Packham and Alexander McQueen having made an appearance over the weekend, Middleton added another British favourite to her list, wearing a vibrant white Peter Pan collar sun dress by Emilia Wickstead for her final engagement in Mumbai.
The couple's final day in the Indian capital started off with a visit to The Social – a cafe and collaborative work space – where Kate and Wills met with young entrepreneurs, as well as visiting India Gate to lay a wreath in honour of the soldiers from Indian regiments who served in World War I. The mother of two opted to wear a light colour in the morning heat and the short-sleeved day dress by Wickstead is a classic, sophisticated, yet contemporary choice. Accessorised simply with a blush suede clutch bag and nude pointed pumps, Middleton looked perfectly suited for the summer temperatures in Mumbai.
The wool crepe midi dress worn retails at £1,750 ($2,500) but is not currently available. However the style is a very popular silhouette for the British designer, who has dressed the royal many times in the past in similar full-skirted, round collar designs, as well as more evening-appropriate gowns.
Wickstead is a New Zealand-born, British-based designer and Central Saint Martins graduate who launched her eponymous label in 2008. With a heavy focus on tailoring and made-to-measure designs, Wickstead's style has a distinctly classic silhouette, playing with texture and soft colour in a range of billowing skirts with tapered waists and a penchant for sleeves and cute collar designs.