Barley a sideways sartorial glance does poor Prince William ever get when he is on a Royal Tour in his sensible white shirts, navy knit jumpers, tan trousers and brown suede lace up shoes. Prince William kind of has the daddy-dressing-down look most of the time, slightly polished but still very…dad. We see the odd Daniel Craig 007 glimpse when he dresses in a tux for the BAFTA’s, but Williams wardrobe still needs a tweak or two or at least a good tailored cuff break in his trousers for a start.
However, William wowed the crowds last night when he turned up with his glamorous and always fashionable wife the Duchess of Cambridge in a tuk-tuk, wearing a traditional sherwani suit. Kate was glittering in a teal sequin gown by her go to evening wear designer Jenny Packham.
Prince William was dressed a design by Nauman Arfeen. The deep rich teal coloured sherwani suit is crafted from a luxurious satin. The long dress coat features a half-funnel neck, with a jacquard diamond pattern throughout and reaches to the knee. William wore matching teal satin pants worn under the top. You can view the amazing outfits that Nauman Arfeen crafts for men with perfect attention to detail, rich materials and fine embellishment work, here.
Now on to what Kate wore. The Duchess was stunning in the full sequinned ‘Georgia’ gown by Jenny Packham, retailing for £3,640. The floor length gown is part of the Autumn/Winter 2019 Collection, featuring a sweeping train, with rounded neckline, peak shoulders and long fitted sleeves with zips at the wrists to help ease getting into the gown. The fitted bodice moves to a very gradual flare of the skirt to the ground, and closes with a rear zip. This gown is very glitzy and features even further embellished with a spray of beading around the neckline and over the chest and a beaded and embellished waistband. You can purchase the dress here.
Kate wore a matching sheer silk chiffon scarf with beaded edging and fringing over her shoulder.
The Duchess wore Jimmy Choo ‘Mimi 100 Anthracite Metallic Nappa Leather Wrap Around Sandals’, retailing for £575. The stiletto evening sandal features a double ankle strap with buckle, a criss-crossing strap over the toe, a 100mm heel. The shoe is leather lined with a leather sole. You can purchase the shoes here and here.
The Duchess wore custom earrings from O’nitaa London a Chelsea-based boutique, stocking luxury Indian and Pakistani clothing and jewellery. They were made especially for her.
The Duchess was as stunning as we have come to expect from her, but it was her husband Prince William who really won the award for best dressed. The colour matching was also very cute!
You can get Kate’s look here:
with thanks to @Innominate93 for shoe ID and @ufonomore for earring ID.