The Duchess of Cambridge has mastered the art of fashion diplomacy and it was her lookbook in Pakistan that brought out her undeniable sartorial showmanship. From a glamorous green sequin gown created with a nod to Pakistan’s flag to a dreamy blue and white ombre design by Catherine Walker (with accessories from local designer Zeen), Kate never suffered a style slip-up during the week long tour of the country. The mom of three looked every inch the future Queen Consort in a dazzling array of colorful ensembles inspired by Pakistani culture and tradition.

Here are Kate Middleton’s 5 Best Looks on Tour in Pakistan:

  1. Blue Us Away

The Duchess of Cambridge looked magnificent in this wholly ethereal gown with a blue and white gradient effect by Catherine Walker for an evening arrival into the South Asian country. At Pakistani Air Force Base Nur Khan, Kate was a vision in a shalwar kameez–with a show-stopping draped neckline. The ensemble also featured long sleeves and tonal decorative buttons from the cuff to the elbow.

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2. Royal Blue

Visiting Islamabad Model College for Girls in the Pakistani capital, Kate looked sensational in a periwinkle kurta with a scarf by local designer Maheen Khan and statement earrings by Zeen. The busy matriarch wisely chose a look that would be versatile enough for the second outing of the day–a stop at Margalla Hills National Park. Kate’s embroidered silk tunic was a win and her dupatta with an uneven hem was a chic choice.


3. Sequin Showstopper

Just call her the the Duchess of Drama!  Kate brought her A-game to a Pakistani reception where she wowed in a Jenny Packham dark green gown that looked like a design fit for the red carpet. After arriving in a colorful tuk-tuk, Kate proved she was a flashbulb favorite as she strode into the National Monument soiree soaked in sequins. Kate’s dress featured a fitted waistline with crystal embellished crew neckline.

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4. Teal Triumph

In Lahore, the Cambridges visited the Badshahi Mosque and attended an interfaith meeting where Kate donned a jade shalwar kameez and coordinating headscarf. The off-the-rack design by Maheen Khan, is an exclusive to O’nitaa in London and is crafted from French chiffon with hand embroidered gold-colored silk by the tribespeople of Swarth in Pakistan. At the Mosque, Kate removed her shoes but kept on a pair of sheer tan stockings for a walk during the visit.

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5. Back to Basics

Rather than a colorful ensemble for their final day in Pakistan, Kate opted for a monochromatic ensemble of black and white to visit the Army Canine Centre in Islamabad. Opting for a white shalwar kameez with a silk satin and wool crepe coat from Beulah London, Kate looked effortlessly elegant for a doggone good time.