So THAT'S what 20k can buy! Queen of Style Kate wows the world with 18-outfit wardrobe as she gets it right on Far East tour
15:34 GMT, 21 September 2012
The Duchess of Cambridge dressed to impressed during her recent tour of the Far East with her husband Prince William and in doing so maintained her profile as one of the world's most stylish women.
While the scandal of pictures being published of her sunbathing topless raged, Kate stepped out in 18 different elegant and demure outfits as she met locals and attended formal functions in the searing heat. The cost of her outfits ranged from a 75 dress from British High Street store Jaeger to a stunning bespoke Alexander McQueen gown, estimated to cost around 4,000. With her range of designer to independently made dresses, shoes, bags and jewellery, the Duchess' wardrobe for the nine day trip cost an estimated 20,000.
The thrifty Duchess is famous for recycling her outfits so will no doubt make use of the dresses she was seen wearing during the tour for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at other engagements in the future. Throughout the tour which took in places including Singapore and the Soloman Islands, Kate wore her trusty LK Bennett 195 nude court shoes on several occasions, while her Russell and Bromley navy wedges and favourite clutch bags were given further outings.
Here's what Kate wore on each day of her Far East tour…
JENNY PACKHAM, 800: On the first day of the tour at an orchid garden in Singapore, the Duchess wore orchids of her own on this kimono style dress with her 195 LK Bennett courts
PRABAL GURUNG, 1,228: Later the same day to meet the President of the Republic of Singapore, she opted for this print dress by the Indian designer with 450 Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Maud clutch bag and 390 Prada heels
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, 1,300: Day two and Kate arrives at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore in this Anglaise suit by the Brit designer with 245 Coco wedges (sister Pippa also owns a pair) and matching 245 clutch both from Russell and Bromley
RAOUL, 598: Still in Singapore, Kate visited a centre for children with special needs in this silk shirt and blouse combo with her LK Bennett heels again
ERDEM, 895: In the evening, she changed into this flower print dress carrying a lilac box clutch, again with the High Street heels
JENNY PACKHAM, 1,695: On day three in Kuala Lumpur, she wears a different Jenny Packham dress with her nude courts as she makes a speech at a hospital
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, 5,000: Later in the evening she changed into this stunning bespoke gown accessorised with a 180 Wilbur and Gussie clutch, 420 bracelet and 80 earrings by Catherine Zoraida at myflashtrash.com
BEULAH, 895: The Duchess wore the cream dress with a headscarf and removed her shoes to visit a mosque in Kuala Lumpur
ALICE TEMPERLEY, 1,550: Still in Kuala Lumpur and still in her nude heels, Kate wears this blue and white dress by one of her favourite designers
ZARA, 20: A practical outfit for trekking in the a Malaysian conservation area, Kate wears a blouse from High Street brand Zara with beige khaki pants, a brown belt and walking boots
TAV PACIFIC, 245: After jetting to the Solomon Islands, the Duchess was given this vibrant dress which she teamed 230 Stuart Weitzman wedges, 36 earrings and 240 bracelet both from myflashtrash.com
JONATHAN SAUNDERS, 840: The Duchess arrived at Honiara airport in the Solomon Islands wearing this bright cotton dress with a Jane Taylor designed hat
JAEGER, 180: This High Street canary yellow dress has now been reduced to 75, worn again with her trusty nude heels
MULBERRY, 595: Barefoot on the beach, Kate wears this navy dress with traditional jewellery given to her by islanders
'INDEPENDENT DRESS-MAKER': On the last day of their tour, the Duchess wore this yellow dress with flower eyelets with her Stuart Weitzman wedges
ALICE TEMPERLEY, 595: Kate was given a traditional grass skirt which she wore over her designer dress in the Soloman Islands
PROJECT D, 315: The Duchess wore this floral dress from Dannii Minogue's label before flying home
ALICE TEMPERLEY, 275: At Brisbane airport for her flight home, she wore the designer scarf with Zara jeans and a white jumper and carried a Longchamp Tote bag, 72