In 2016, the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) attended a reception at Kensington Palace held ahead of the India and Bhutan tour. The couple met with and spoke to young people from both countries who live in the UK. For the reception, Kate wore a stunning floor-length blue gown from an Indian-born designer. It was the Mary Illusion dress by Saloni.
About the blue maxi dress:
The piece featured a high neckline with a ruffled collar, a sheer plunging neckline and sheer bracelet-length sleeves. The dress featured a textured polka dot pattern throughout and a ribbon at the waist.
RRP: $595 modaoperandi.com
at net-a-porter.com the dress was labeled ‚’Saloni Mary Flocked Chiffon Gown’. It was known as the ‘Blue Mary Illusion Dot Dress’ at other retailers.
How Moda Operandi described the dress:
This Saloni dress features an illusion plunging neckline with a high ruffled neck, sheer long sleeves with button cuffs at the wrists and a floor length column silhouette. Color: navy
Saloni’s navy ‘Mary’ gown is crafted from lightweight chiffon that’s blended with a touch of silk. Partially lined for coverage, this piece has a raised Victoriana-style neckline and flattering nipped-in waist. We especially like the playful polka-dot flocking.