The Duchess of Cambridge is an international icon, and more so when it comes to fashion. Though she makes a conscious effort of promoting Britain-based labels, her favorite designers being Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Christopher Kane, she never misses to amaze her international admirers with her panache and elegance.
One would think a princess wouldn’t ever repeat her apparels, but interestingly, this princess surprised the world earlier this month by wearing this white Alexander McQueen for the second time. She had fashioned this floor length gown, with a plunging sweetheart neckline to walk the Baftas Red Carpet back in 2012.
Not that we are turning her into a martyr for this generosity, but don’t we all know how celebs avoid repeating clothes showcased at special events? Thus, this simplicity bags extra brownie points.
The ensemble, also in a funny way, reminds us desi peeps, of the good old anarkali we all own and have tucked it somewhere in our middle-class wardrobes. Some of us got it from Dilli ka Chandni Chowk, some from New Market, Kolkata, and some got it delivered from Amazon.
Style icon back home, Sonam Kapoor got hers from her preferred designer Anamika Khanna and looked majestic in it during the trailer launch of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in 2015. The Bollywood actress went for a rather conservative version of it and opted for a higher neck-line. Apart from the fashionista, there are plentiful actresses who have carried this look with slight variations but equal élan.
The gorgeous Kareena Kapoor walked in to the sets of dance reality show Jhalak Dhikla Jaa to promote her movie Singham Returns and she looked like a million bucks in this stunning anarkali by Rahul Mishra.
And then we have the father-in-law-daughter-in-law duo competing each other in similar ensembles at different occasions. They have certainly taken the white and gold theme to a whole new level. Who do you think wore this look better?
Meanwhile, we have something for you too. Inspired by Kate or impressed by Kareena, if you want to channel this look, here are some easy-on-the-pocket options for you.
This white embroidered anarkali suit available at Mirraw for a little above 3500 poses a stark resemblance to the ones listed above. BUY HERE
Limeroad has a couple of similar pieces within Rs. 2,000. Most of these kurtis are in cotton or silk-cotton. These off-white anarkali are embellished with gold prints and can make for a comfortable wear during the coming summers. These are a must-have if you are trying to perfect an ethnic look but without going overboard. And, you need to get them before they are all sold out. Mind it, stock doesn’t last for too long on these fashion sites. (Buy the first one HERE and the second one HERE)
This one is my personal favorite because it makes for a perfect office wear, though keeping the ‘Kate Middleton’ theme intact. Available at a discounted price of Rs. 900, it appears to be a little too generous on the pocket also. BUY HERE
Regular customers of Myntra can BUY this one for Rs. 1,209. If you are not digging white, you can pick from a rich range of colors available at the shopping site.
Hit the comment section below and share your thoughts on the Duchess’ Anarkali-esque gown and if you plan to do an ‘add to cart’ on any of the shopping suggestions above.