A Sari Needs Curves, Kate Has None: Shobhaa De on Kate Middleton

The British royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton are currently in India. During their trip, the couple met with young Indian entrepreneurs, spent time with underprivileged children, visited the Prime Minister and were even seen playing a friendly game of cricket along with cricket star Sachin Tendulkar.

However, what has made most news during their journey is that the Duchess of Cambridge and her dresses she chose to wear. While some thought it apt to put pictures of her windswept billowy dress on the front page, some decided to write paragraphs on end about her un-pedicured feet.

And now, Writer/ Columnist Shobhaa De has shared her gyaan on what she wore. She started the article as:

“Take the much-photographed Jenny Packham royal blue gown, with beadwork – of course, she looked gorgeous. Because, she is seriously gorgeous. Kate would look gorgeous in a sack. Does that make the dress gorgeous? Nah. Honestly, there is a busy gali right behind the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (where the royal couple stayed in a modest 700-pounds-a-night suite), which is crammed with beaded, chaka chak outfits much like this one. It has always catered to Arab tourists and used local embroidery-walas to create glam abayas that made sure the ladies stayed appropriately covered up. Perhaps Kate’s stylist mixed up the destination. Honey, the Duchess was in Mumbai, not Abu Dhabi.”

Like this wasn’t enought she went on…

“Earlier, she had shown off her “patli kamar” to advantage in a weather-appropriate, hand-block-printed summery dress. Not Anita Dongre’s most inspired look. More Anokhi and Fab India; a bit of Fashion Street too. But she looked fresh, carefree and young. While the blue, peculiarly shaped and caped gown aged her by 20 years.”

Then she chose to ignore her own observation, and ripped apart every single outfit Kate wore by being classist, ageist, sexist and racist.

See full article here: But it’s not worth the time.

Here’s what tweeople had to say.

And a big question for her to answer:

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