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Old 01-02-2010, 04:45 AM
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This new dress is gorgeous but not fond of this orange colour!
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:20 AM
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When looking through the years, this is my least favourite outfit of Mary. In previous years, she opted for simple but very regal (almost matronly) elegance, very suitable for this gala. This year, everything is over the top, almost flashy, too much of everything, a mismatch in style and colours.

Sorry to say this but compared to the years before this appearance was Hollywood starlet going royal, too loud and extrovert.

1.1.2009
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00215770.jpg
1.1.2008
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...R_00194851.jpg
1.1.2007
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2007/07010115.jpg
1.1.2006
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00153188.jpg

(2005 cancelled out of respect for Tsunami victims)
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:53 AM
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Mary's dress is beautiful! Fiery!

I think that this is the most regal gown she has worn, after the red gown at her pre-wedding ball and the dark blue gown at New Year's Gala in 2006!

I could not possibly imagine that orange suits her so well! I love it!

20_DK_Nyt_rstaffel_2010.jpg (image)

17_DK_Nyt_rstaffel_2010.jpg (image)

However, next time please drop the fur, the brooch on the dress and the pendant! I believe that the whole outfit was eventually too much!!
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:09 AM
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Hey guys - Princess Mary looks stunning - nothing at all of a Hollywood starlet - this outfit is brilliant and a compliment to the occasion. I am an "aussie" and in this instance proud to congratulate Princess Mary on such a brilliant colour.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:22 AM
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The dress definitely highlights her beautiful figure. I somehow prefer to see her in a more contemporary and chic style, like a sleek gown without the billowing skirt. Maybe it is not dressy enough for this function. The simpler style would then set off the more elaborate tiara. Just my humble opinion.
In private or less formal occasions the more contemporary look is great but, and it's a big but, sleek gowns and fabulous OTT parures like Queen Desiree's when worn with such gowns make her look underdressed, sort of "is that a nightdress" look.

It has taken time but Mary is aware that there is a difference between an evening gown and a gala gown. One you wear with mostly contemporary jewelery and two you bring out the big guns because the whole "Gala" look is making a very strong statement. Imagine a famous opera singer, centre stage, singing a magnificent aria and wearing a slimline dress. She just disappears into the backdrop. It just doesn't work because the stage or for royalty, the event, is played out under serious lights, camera, action!

Compare this dress with Princess Marie's beautifully soft, younger, fairytale Princessy look. For her, now, it works. Five years from now? Probably not.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:10 AM
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Princess Mary is absolutely perfect.... I am glad she chose orange colour... it is one of my favourite colours to wear... and it is perfect on her... Really love all her look !!
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Sorry to say this but compared to the years before this appearance was Hollywood starlet going royal, too loud and extrovert.

1.1.2009
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00215770.jpg
1.1.2008
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...R_00194851.jpg
1.1.2007
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2007/07010115.jpg
1.1.2006
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00153188.jpg

(2005 cancelled out of respect for Tsunami victims)
I don't see that. IIRC every year some were complaining about the "over-the-top" outfits and jewellery. To me the over-all-impression is the same, the only difference seems to be that Mary is wearing a more vibrant colour this year.
I like that colour for a change and think Mary looks very regal and appropriate for this event which is actually a bit over the top.
(My least favourite is actually the blue gown from 2006, Mary looked uncomfortable in it and odd with that hairstyle).
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I must say all the dresses , night gowns i mean, always show a very incredible figure to Mary, very nice waist, slim, like a barby, I ownder if she uses undernith a corsett or soemthing like tha! for the contrary marie always use dresses with a cut undernieth her breast, i hope i express myself correct
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I am not sure about this colour I rarely dilike anything that Mary chooses but this looks cheap to me but only IMO.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:13 PM
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I am not a fan of this gown! The color(s) too loud, the over-skirt is too large. It appears as if there is an slimmer gown underneath; that looks more elegant, but the overall, no.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:26 PM
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When looking through the years, this is my least favourite outfit of Mary. In previous years, she opted for simple but very regal (almost matronly) elegance, very suitable for this gala. This year, everything is over the top, almost flashy, too much of everything, a mismatch in style and colours.

Sorry to say this but compared to the years before this appearance was Hollywood starlet going royal, too loud and extrovert.

1.1.2009
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00215770.jpg
1.1.2008
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...R_00194851.jpg
1.1.2007
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Jan2007/07010115.jpg
1.1.2006
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00153188.jpg

(2005 cancelled out of respect for Tsunami victims)
Also I must say that she has less and less of the gowns (It is winter still!)
Maybe global warming is the cause?
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I love this photo because it shows just how beautiful the top half of the dress is, it fits her like a dream too. But then...

17_DK_Nyt_rstaffel_2010.jpg (image)

It looks like she wrapped a shiny orange sarong around her waist. Cant wait to see this gown at a later date though, without the shiny bit. Im sure its perfection underneath. I have been waiting for her to wear orange again though, the last time I remember her wearing it was when she was in Oz after they got married.
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Hairdo from behind in closeup:
http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...v/17700499.jpg

Again, the pose Mary is doing in front of the photographers with the fur is far too extrovert or provocative for my taste - instead of wearing a fur cape, like in previous years, this time Mary wore the fur as kind of a pashmina or stole, very strange in winter and it added up to this flashy and overdone appearance.
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..... instead of wearing a fur cape, like in previous years, this time Mary wore the fur as kind of a pashmina or stole, very strange in winter and it added up to this flashy and overdone appearance.
...in which case she is only copying dear old MIL (Glittering Royal Events Message Board: More part 1- scroll down to bottom) - and I haven't read any complaints about QMII's use of this gorgeous silver fur stole/pashmina which the queen has worn for years ?
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I like this dress on Mary, I'm not sure orange is her best color(as no one can wear it like Maxima IMO), but it's nice to see her do something different and a bit over the top. Love the jewels,of course, but the best thing is that she is really smiling, looking like she is enjoying herself.
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...in which case she is only copying dear old MIL (Glittering Royal Events Message Board: More part 1- scroll down to bottom) - and I haven't read any complaints about QMII's use of this gorgeous silver fur stole/pashmina which the queen has worn for years ?
So I guess Queen Margrethe is being provocative and extrovert as well!!! In which case, CP Mary is in good company!!
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...in which case she is only copying dear old MIL (Glittering Royal Events Message Board: More part 1- scroll down to bottom) - and I haven't read any complaints about QMII's use of this gorgeous silver fur stole/pashmina which the queen has worn for years ?
I agree 100%. We always hear about Mary being so stiff, no fun. I am sure the press asked to see her gown and she obligied. What is the problem with that. She was gorgeous and and her normal radiant self. The stole was stunning. If there is a problem with the stoles that are being worn you might realize this is a new generation. They will not do things the way the older royals have done for years, just as the Queen's generation did not always do the way her mother may have done. Life goes on and that is what keeps us watching and chatting. 2010 not the 1960's.
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...in which case she is only copying dear old MIL (Glittering Royal Events Message Board: More part 1- scroll down to bottom)
You might be right ... the already share the same hairdo at gala events and the same colour in nail polish ...
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Dec2009/PPE09121921.jpg

... and maybe Margrethe's oddities are starting to rubb off on Mary
http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...v/17698905.jpg
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:29 PM
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I love the dress and I'm glad she chose a bright colour, and very happy she had a new gown. I do adore the previous years dresses.
Mary doesn't look like a starlet, she looks as she always has done.

If Mary hadn't removed her fur sole like that we would not of had a picture of the top of the dress.
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