Kate Middleton looked stunning in a striking cobalt blue dress as she attended the annual Fostering Excellence Awards at the British Medical Association House in London Tuesday. The Duchess of Cambridge attended the event organized by The Fostering Network, a charity group that is dedicated to helping fostered children. She looked radiant in the dress by an Indian designer.
Kate’s royal blue bright crinkle-effect dress is from new Indian designer Saloni. The London-based label was launched by India-born designer Saloni Lodha in 2007. The Martine matelassé midi dress featured cropped sleeves, a nipped-in waist and a full skirt.
The simple yet elegant number ran up to her knees. With a spring tour of India just announced, the Duchess of Cambridge took inspiration from the East in the stunning dress by an Indian designer. The label is known for its intricate and exotic prints.
MatchesFashion, where the dress is available, described the dress as “inspired by the 1960s cinematic musical “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” starring Catherine Deneuve. Fans of Saloni who wore the exact same dress include Emma Watson, Poppy Delevingne, Princess Beatrice and Carey Mulligan.
Kate highlighted her slim waist with a thin black belt and accessorized with classic black suede court heels and her favorite black envelope clutch bag by Mulberry.
The fashionable royal styled her long brunette tresses in a half up and half down ‘do.’ She sported her fringe and her hair was curled in rings at the end. Her beauty look consisted of kohl, eyeliner and eyeshadow.
Her make-up was in keeping with the night-time event with smoky eyes. Kate wore pink lipstick and blush. She also wore a pair of gold hoop earrings.
The ceremony celebrated the achievements of foster carers, young people, social workers and others within the fostering community, and was also an opportunity for Kate to hear the inspirational stories of children and youngsters.
Before the actual awards ceremony, the 33-year-old royal had a chance to meet all winners at a special tea party. She then honored three young people who are being recognized for their extraordinary work by the charity by presenting the Fostering Achievement Award. Kensington Palace took to Twitter and shared the news.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 17, 2015