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Old 06-19-2012, 09:42 PM
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I haven't decided if I like the dress - I wish I could see a full length photo.

I'm not sure that the clothing is too small, but I do think her shape has changed. Not only has she had twins, but she's 40. That's about the time the body changes. She still has a great shape, and I don't see anything terribly wrong with what she wears.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:56 PM
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That's an incongruous look; the shirt is too casual for the dressy pants. And she looks like she sprouted feathers on those sleeves; a definite dislike for me.
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I still think it does have to do with the clothes she's wearing lately being simply too small / too tight. No matter how your body changes (and believe me, being 40 and mother of 4 does not mean you can't be thin, Mary is thin and in good shape, and I know many women even over 50 still thin and in great shape), you can find the clothes your / right size, and that's not the case with Mary, her clothes are being clearly too small / too tight.
Besides, if you mention at the end of your post she should buy clothes the next size UP that clearly means the clothes she wears now are too small, so how it's not the case of the clothes being too small?
I mention that because clothes come in set sizes, people get use to being one of those set sizes, like Mary has perhaps adjusted being a size 4-6 and perhaps she is in (possible) denial now...'I am a size 6 and if the clothes don't fit or are too tight, it is the clothes' fault, not mine'
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I haven't decided if I like the dress - I wish I could see a full length photo.

Small, but full lenght - hope it helps!


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Old 06-20-2012, 03:07 AM
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The print of the dress is ok for me, however, I agree about the tendency of Mary to wear clothes that dont match her body shape any longer.

I can understand to some degree in the cases where she recycles dresses from when she was younger and had less children but I dont understand when it comes down to buying new dresses - looks like somebody needs to give Mary a reality check here soon.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:52 AM
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I don't like both outfits from 19 June.
But I fail to see where the garden party dress is too small. It doesn't look too small in the group picture.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:00 AM
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Small, but full lenght - hope it helps!


** Mary, June 19, 2012 **
Thank you!
The length does not suit her, its a bit too long for me to like. The length reminds me of something a much older women would be happy with. A bit shorter would've looked great.
I think if Mary wore a belt, it would break the print up a bit.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:14 AM
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I think if Mary wore a belt, it would break the print up a bit.
Or she should have followed Margrethe's and Benedikte's example and covered part of her dress with a shawl or jacket/cardi. Mary often wears belts or cardis and I don't always like it. But here she doesn't although IMO the dress screams for it.

Too much print on too much dress for me. I only like busy prints on skirts or short-sleeved and/or short-lengthed dresses.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:19 AM
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Small, but full lenght - hope it helps!


** Mary, June 19, 2012 **
Thanks!!!

Wow - too many prints going on at that garden party!
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:31 AM
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Prints are very in this year, and Mary has an incredible figure for a woman of any age. She has very rarely appeared anything short of modern, demure, and elegant. I don't see the problem with the fit of her clothes, either. In the pix from the garden party, she was slightly bent over, an odd angle. Judging the fit of clothes from photos is a risky business, I think. Just my .02.
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The dress is pretty for the occasion but I think in the picture there is a lot of floral so it's appears a bit much I like it.
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I mention that because clothes come in set sizes, people get use to being one of those set sizes, like Mary has perhaps adjusted being a size 4-6 and perhaps she is in (possible) denial now...'I am a size 6 and if the clothes don't fit or are too tight, it is the clothes' fault, not mine'
Then, obviously, that means her clothes are too small. If a person wears something and it doesn't fit / is too tight, the denial or not, it won't change the fact that what the person wears in too small. So I don't understand you saying what you said above, and yet you saying you don't think it's the matter of clothes being too small.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:23 PM
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Small, but full lenght - hope it helps!


** Mary, June 19, 2012 **

Hahaha, I think Princess Mary is starting to to take over the styles of her mother and aunt in law ;-)))
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Prints are very in this year, and Mary has an incredible figure for a woman of any age. She has very rarely appeared anything short of modern, demure, and elegant. I don't see the problem with the fit of her clothes, either. In the pix from the garden party, she was slightly bent over, an odd angle. Judging the fit of clothes from photos is a risky business, I think. Just my .02.
I don't see the problem either. Her clothes don't look overly tight to me.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:16 PM
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The white and purple are too sharp a contrast. She would have been better to have blended the top with say a taupe or even black would have been better. She wears a lot of "baggy" trousers - the brown check trousers I have seen her in occasionally are huge - they look like they date back to the 70's. And as for the cardies - I love them...................
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:20 PM
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Lovely dress at garden party. I would have loved her pulling out her huge pearls to wear with......oh well.....
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:53 PM
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Very matronly looking, too long, too small dress. She has been wearing too tight clothes for a while now, even before the twins. Some women just think it looks good, I guess.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:17 AM
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The more I see the dress the more I like it on Mary. I think the pattern is clean and fresh and great for a garden party.

When looking at the photos of all the ladies the dress dosen't look tight at all.
It could have perhaps been a inch shorter (maybe she has been speaking to MM because she seems to be the champion at wearing oufits that are far too long.)
IMO better to be a an inch longer than an inch too short, which is what we see a number of the other ladies wearing.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:59 AM
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The dress is not a size smaller...the dress is tight, Princess Mary ussualy wears tight clothes it ehance her figure, she can use it because she has a wonderful figure.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:37 PM
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I very much like the dress from the garden party, but I am not convinced it was the best choice for Mary. However, she still looked lovely.

I really do not like the t-shirt with shoulder pads - I hope it retires to the 'off-duty' section of her wardrobe!
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