After I wrote about Duchess Kate’s Prabal Gurung cocktail dress yesterday, we finally got the photos of Kate’s earlier look in Singapore. For the earlier “day” look – while Kate and William were being officially greeted by the president, plus a trip to Singapore’s Botanical Garden – Kate wore this Jenny Packham dress. Let’s discuss it! I don’t care for the Packham at all. Surprisingly enough, it’s not the color, although I would love to see Kate move away from her beloved beiges, pale pinks, creams and everything vanilla. If I’m being anal retentive about it, I guess I would call this a “pale beige-rose” color – it reads as pale pink in some light, and beige/cream in other light.
Anyway, my biggest problem is that this feels like a kimono-like robe. The material, the collar, the wide satin belt, the flowery print… I would love this if it was actually a robe. I would totally buy this robe and wear it after I got out of the shower. But that doesn’t mean it’s a good dress for the kick-off of The Epic Asian Tour. I understand that Kate probably wanted to wear something that seemed “Asian influenced,” style-wise, but don’t wear a dress that looks like it was made from surplus kimono material. Just my take.
Oh, and her hair’s back. Yay? I prefer her hair back almost always, but that’s just because I’m kind of sick of her sausage curls and her constant hair-touching when she does wear her hair down. When she pulls it back, she plays with it less. And that’s always a good thing.
By the way, I hope you’re prepared for lots and lots of new Kate photos through this week and into next week. This is all part of Kate and William’s massively hyped “Asian Tour” which is so unbelievably epic, it lasts a whole eight days. So I’m going to try not to go overboard while discussing Kate and Will when we do get new photos. I know some people just adore everything they do, and some people just hate everything they do. Keep the peace, y’all!
PS… I love their “seriously, I am looking serious and making a serious face while looking at these very important flowers” expressions. One of the orchids was named after William’s mother, so I guess they feel like, “We cannot smile while looking at a flower named after poor Diana.”
Photos courtesy of WENN.
Written by Kaiser
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