Most recently, the African tour of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle completed, but the British media are still writing about the fashion failures of the Duchess of Sussex. With similar scrutiny the tabloids followed the official visit of the Dukes of Cambridge to Pakistan. However, if Meghan's almost every outing was accompanied by sarcastic, and sometimes frankly rude comments, Kate Middleton turned out to be luckier: her choice of outfits completely suits the press (and fans). So, what Kate’s looks were particularly appealing to the British public?
It is important to note that all of Kate's outfits are tailored to the religious canons of Pakistan. During the tour, the Duchess abandoned the usual midi dresses, preferring traditional Pakistani outfits. Throughout the tour, Kate's shoulders and arms were covered, but the modesty of Middleton's styles was offset by the use of bright quality fabrics, so all the images of the Duchess were restrained, but elegant.
During the official reception in Islamabad, Kate was great in an emerald floor-length dress by Jenny Packham. Perhaps, this image of the Duchess of Cambridge turned out to be one of the most spectacular during the tour. It is worth noting that Prince William also chose a green outfit too: the Prince was dressed in the national costume of sherwani, which perfectly matched Kate's dress.
In Lahore, Pakistan's second-largest city, Kate dressed up in a snow-white shalwar kameez: a traditional costume consisting of an elongated tunic and trousers. And for a visit to the Badshahi mosque – one of Pakistan's architectural monuments and an important religious Shrine – Kate chose a turquoise suit, not forgetting to tie a scarf around her head.
Against the background of these outfits, the choice of the look for an excursion to the foothills of the Himalayas may not seem to be the most successful: if a leather vest and a brown skirt looked good, then suede boots were a little unkempt. However, most likely, when choosing this outfit Kate first of all took into account its practicality, and only then the style of the image.
Go through our photo gallery for more Duchess’ outfits.