The Duchess Of Cambridge Wows In An Unexpected Sheer Look

And looks gorgeous, obviously.

07/04/2016 4:48 AM AEST | Updated 07/04/2016 4:48 AM AEST

Now this is what we call sheer perfection. 

Just days ahead of Prince William and Kate's trip to India and Bhutan, the royal couple hosted a group of young Indian and Bhutanese people living in the U.K. at Kensington Palace to, according to the palace's official Twitter account, "learn more about both countries' people, history and culture." 

The duchess formerly known as Kate Middleton fittingly chose to wear a dress by Indian designer Saloni, whom she has worn before, in honor of the occasion. But the blue, polka-dotted floor-length gown was extra notable: The sheer paneling in front is a much bolder look than we're used to seeing on Kate.

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Fan sites quickly identified the dress, which retails for about $700, and informed followers that it will soon be available to pre-order on the brand's website. For his part, Prince William looked dapper as ever in a matching blue suit. 

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If the dress is any indication of what's to come on their upcoming week-long trip, we're in for a real treat. 

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