Kate Middleton Wears Kimono Style Jenny Packham Dress For Arrival On Asia Tour

11 September 2012 by

You've got to hand it to the Duchess of Cambridge - she puts a lot of thought into dressing appropriately for every occasion. Take the pink kimono style dress she's wearing as she touches down at Singapore airport for the beginning of her tour around Asia and the South Pacific. Kate commissioned UK designer Jenny Packham to design the Asian-influenced dress, which also features an orchid pattern - to symbolise the fact that the Royal couple will be visiting the Singapore Botanical Gardens, to view an orchid designed for William's mother the Princess of Wales.

In fact, Kate's following in Diana's fashion footsteps by choosing such a symbolic bespoke creation. The Princess of Wales was well known for working with her favourite designers to create outfits for her foreign tours that represented the country she was visiting's style and heritage. So does this mean we can expect more Asian influenced outfits on her 11-day tour, which will see her travelling through  from Malaysia to Singapore, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu? We're thinking flatforms and hula skirts? 

Kate Middleton Wears Kimono Style Jenny Packham Dress For Arrival On Asia Tour

The Duchess loves Jenny Packham

Well if Kate's Fash Tour of Canada and LA - not to mention her first outfit of this tour - is anything to go by, we reckon whatever the design, she'll continue to champion British designers abroad. You'll remember those knee-length frocks, from the likes of Roksanda Ilincic, that she looked so lady-like in — but Grazia Daily is itching to see the Duchess in a feminine print. The floral beauties above are from Erdem's Spring / Summer 2012 collection and are an elegant yet summery option for our K-Middy. But would she ditch her beloved nude heels for a pair of matchy-matchy courts? Here's hoping.

Stay tuned for all the Kate fashion action live as it happens from Asia. We know - who needs New York Fashion Week? To see the DoC's greatest outfits, check out Grazia's Kate Middleton Look Book.


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