The Duchess’ next outfit on the tour was even more traditional than the first; she opted for a cornflower blue salwar kameez with delicate embroidery on the neckline. For me, as an Indian woman, it was quite remarkable to see a member of the British royal family wear something so similar to clothing I would wear for a special occasion.
A sentiment that contributing digital editor, Sarah Shaffi shares, “As someone who grew up wearing shalwar kameez – and as someone who still wears it on an almost daily basis – seeing Kate embrace the clothing of Pakistanis has been wonderful. She’s shown respect for Pakistani people, supported local designers, and put her own sartorial spin on her outfits, marrying style and substance in the best way possible. There’s not an outfit she’s worn on this tour that I wouldn’t love for my wardrobe.”
Even more importantly, this particular outfit was created by local designer, Maheen Khan, and the earrings Kate chose to accessorise the look come from Zeen – an online retail platform from Pakistan that brings affordable fashion to women worldwide.