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Old 05-01-2009, 04:59 AM
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Strange look, sorry. The form / whole see through lace part looks odd and the shoes don't work with it. Too much going on. Queen Margrethe looks less sophisticated but much better put together.
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Mary's purple dress from the event before has a similar cut but looks miles better.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:06 AM
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love the dress!
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:50 AM
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Well, the dress is actually being discussed under the wrong topic here - the engagement it was worn to started in the late afternoon, it's a cocktail dress and thus rather part of eveningwear.
And as a cocktail dress, it works very nicely, IMO. The triangle shape of the pretending-to-be transparent insert is nicely balanced by the wider cap sleeves, and the lace work appears to be exquisitely made.
With accessories wisely understated, I like the whole look.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:12 AM
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Fantastic dress and beige shoes. I love it!
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The dress is really elegent. I quite like the lace on it, adds a wonderful look to it. The sleeves at are a perfect length IMO. I also quit elike how the fabric under the lace is much lighter than the outside parts which looks like shades of something burnt with the soft brown color which all blends in. I love this dress more each time I see it.
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Well sad, Dazzling, and I agree with you on all points! Interesting how different angles in photos lead to different opinions about a dress...
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The dress is...strange, I´d say, but I like it. Beautiful shoes
The dress is okay and her make-up is a bit heavier than usual (yes, I understand it's a late afternoon event, but still...) Nonetheless, the shoes are nice.
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Marys dress was made by Prada, off the runway from the previoues collection fall/winter 2008.
It seems to be altered abit and looks better. Shorter to anicer length and abit more fitting.
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:43 AM
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The shoes look quite similar to the pair Mette-Marit was wearing recently at the state visit form Canada.
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The shoes look quite similar to the pair Mette-Marit was wearing recently at the state visit form Canada.
They are the same.
Both of them have worn these shoes several times.
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I prefer the length that Mary wore it, to the length of the dress when it was shown on the runway. I like the colors, but I am not fond of the darker sides.
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I prefer the length that Mary wore it, to the length of the dress when it was shown on the runway. I like the colors, but I am not fond of the darker sides.
I agree with you. It looks better the length Mary wore it, and yes the darker sides aren't that appeable. It should have been the the same colour as the front all the way around.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:08 AM
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I agree with you. It looks better the length Mary wore it, and yes the darker sides aren't that appeable. It should have been the the same colour as the front all the way around.
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The interesting thing about this Prada dress is it isn't made of real lace but lace print, just like a trompe l'oeil. The black lace is printed onto a beige fabric and then the sides and back of the dress are dyed darker with a brown color. The dress came in long sleeves, short sleeves, capped sleeves (like Princess Mary) and spaghetti-straps (actress Diane Lane wore this). The black lace pattern is exclusively Prada's though and there are dresses that were made with this black lace for Fall 2008 collection. I got to try on the short sleeves one and it is really beautifully made. It was available for sale at Neiman Marcus last Christmas 2008.

Princess Mary also has another trompe l'oeil style Prada dress - pink one with pleats. The pleats are basically painted on the dress too but they aren't real pleats.
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I don´t like this dress
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Crown Princess Mary opened an exhibition of Prince Henrik's collection of African art on 30 April 2009:

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I like the top and front of this dress, but I am not sure about the sides. It looks like there is extra fabric, or a more opaque-look to the sheer black chiffon overlay. I think it would have looked a bit better if it was more uniform.
I like like it! She always has interesting dresses.
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I don't like the dress. There's so much going on with the lace design.
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