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Old 07-06-2015, 06:04 PM
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The 19th century is the 1800s so that is the regency period of Jane Austen movies and the Victorian era.

What George wore at the Christening and Trooping is at least post WWII 20th century. Something that we have seen Charles in the late 40s, JFK jr in early 60s, William is early 80s.

He is two. He shouldn't be dressed like a mini adult in a suit and tie. Kids that age are growing so fast. Trying to put him in long pants would be a never ending battle with the hems.

I think what puts people off is the buckle shoe. They think it's girly. But what type of shoes do little kids need - one that will stay on. In casual shoes that is usually done with Velcro. But in a dress shoe, do you want Velcro? Most likely no, so you need a buckle. We have see boys wearing that type of shoes in upper class Europe for the last 100 years.


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Old 07-06-2015, 06:05 PM
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I thought George was under dressed.

Everyone else was formally dressed and he was in shorts. Everyone else had long sleeves and he was in short sleeves.

I know the British keep their boys in shorts even during the winter but a less frilly top would have looked better IMO. If it was a white or beige long sleeve shirt or even a pink shirt it would have looked formal. I did not like the red shorts.

I think his Trooping the Colour outfit would have looked better at the christening.

Or a pale blue shorts and a white or cream shirt.

Or the outfit he wore at the polo field.

All looked better than the red outfit with the frilly top and black shoes
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:12 PM
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I think boys stopped wearing dresses in the 1920s/early 1930s. My aunt has a photo of my grandfather where he is of a similar age to George in the mid-twenties, and he is wearing a dress. His family weren't upper class though I would class them as upper working class so I don't think that dresses were just for wealthy little boys. Blue also used to be for girls in Victorian times, because it was considered a softer colour; and pink was for boys, because it was considered a regal colour (and in medieval and Tudor times, the only people who were allowed to wear pink was the royal family). It's funny how things have changed, but I think colours are getting more gender-neutral now.

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I don't know why, but I really like little boys dressed with old styled clothes, however, I absolutely dislike girls with old-fashioned clothes.

I'm not pointing out for the clothing style the celebrity kids wear which is sometimes silly. But little girls have dresses fashionable that don't look hideous, but "clean" and appropriate, for example, some clothes and style that Princess Elisabeth of Belgium and her brothers and sister wore, or also Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia clothes. I still remenber those baby and toddler clothes Leonor and Sofia wore when they were younger and I love them so much. I hope for Charlotte, Catherine has a similar style.
I'm the opposite because I prefer old fashioned clothes on girls rather than boys, but for girls I only like them when they're worn at the appropriate age.

I also like the clothing of the Belgian and Spanish Royal children. For me, along with Princess Estelle, they are the best dressed of the royal children. The Danish royal children also wear nice things.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:32 PM
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I have no issue with what George is wearing as it fits in with the Windsor way of dressing their children - traditional and conservative. My only issue is the fact that it was most likely chosen because of it's likeness to William's outfit from 1984. I am glad he wore this than a suit though as I don't like seeing toddlers in suits.

The Windsor boys have been dressed traditionally for decades, just like the Windsor girls with white tights, long dresses and collars.

Peter Phillips in white shirt and shorts - very similar to George's shorts and white shirt look.

Peter Phillips in trimmed shirt again

William and Harry both wore similar shirts and James when he is seen for important family occasions is dressed conservatively, just like Zara, Beatrice, Eugenie and Louise were/are. It's just the Windsor thing.
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I do find it jarring and kind of odd when a little Royal girl or young lady is dressed in a darling conservative frock... That happens to be really almost skimpily short or way tight. Dressing conservatively is pointless when it looks 2 sizes two small :) I can't see Catherine doing that to Charlotte FWIW.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:37 PM
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I have no issue with what George is wearing as it fits in with the Windsor way of dressing their children - traditional and conservative. My only issue is the fact that it was most likely chosen because of it's likeness to William's outfit from 1984. I am glad he wore this than a suit though as I don't like seeing toddlers in suits.

The Windsor boys have been dressed traditionally for decades, just like the Windsor girls with white tights, long dresses and collars.

Peter Phillips in white shirt and shorts - very similar to George's shorts and white shirt look.

Peter Phillips in trimmed shirt again

William and Harry both wore similar shirts and James when he is seen for important family occasions is dressed conservatively, just like Zara, Beatrice, Eugenie and Louise were/are. It's just the Windsor thing.
In the first photo Peter's shirt is long sleeves and not frilly.

Unfortunately I cannot view the 2nd photo.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:43 PM
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I thought George was under dressed.

Everyone else was formally dressed and he was in shorts. Everyone else had long sleeves and he was in short sleeves.

I know the British keep their boys in shorts even during the winter but a less frilly top would have looked better IMO. If it was a white or beige long sleeve shirt or even a pink shirt it would have looked formal. I did not like the red shorts.

I think his Trooping the Colour outfit would have looked better at the christening.

Or a pale blue shorts and a white or cream shirt.
I didn't really enjoy the red (I've gotten so used to seeing George in blue, and it really suits him). As for the shorts yes, as you mentioned, it's traditional for small boys to wear dress shorts (in Britain and elsewhere). So, the shorts and the shirt seemed entirely appropriate to me. Also, while it wasn't a necessary feature, the frilly bit of the shirt is part of what makes it a more formal, appropriate choice, IMO.

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I think boys stopped wearing dresses in the 1920s/early 1930s. My aunt has a photo of my grandfather where he is of a similar age to George in the mid-twenties, and he is wearing a dress. His family weren't upper class though I would class them as upper working class so I don't think that dresses were just for wealthy little boys. Blue also used to be for girls in Victorian times, because it was considered a softer colour; and pink was for boys, because it was considered a regal colour (and in medieval and Tudor times, the only people who were allowed to wear pink was the royal family). It's funny how things have changed, but I think colours are getting more gender-neutral now.
I was about to mention something similar - I have a picture of my grandfather as a toddler, and it was taken in the late teens/early 1920s. And he came from a middle/upper-middle class family (am not exactly sure how they would've been classified; my grandparents never went into much detail about that kind of thing), so I think it was just the norm.
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In the first photo Peter's shirt is long sleeves and not frilly.

Unfortunately I cannot view the 2nd photo.
It's the same principal though - white shirt, trimmed collar and shorts.

Peter Phillips trimmed collar
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:47 PM
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To be honest, George's outfit looks a lot more comfortable/easier to move in than a lot of the children's clothes I've purchased.

It may look silly or old-fashioned to some, but smocked outfits are definitely a current thing. I recently went shopping for my son and I saw quite a few smocked outfits in the store (for boys and girls). There are also a ton of websites that sell smocked clothes, so there is a market for them.

I think they dress George fine. It's not like they don't ever let him wear superman t-shirts or crocs. We can see from casual outings, that he does wear those type of clothes.
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I have no issue with what George is wearing as it fits in with the Windsor way of dressing their children - traditional and conservative. My only issue is the fact that it was most likely chosen because of it's likeness to William's outfit from 1984. I am glad he wore this than a suit though as I don't like seeing toddlers in suits.

The Windsor boys have been dressed traditionally for decades, just like the Windsor girls with white tights, long dresses and collars.

Peter Phillips in white shirt and shorts - very similar to George's shorts and white shirt look.

Peter Phillips in trimmed shirt again

William and Harry both wore similar shirts and James when he is seen for important family occasions is dressed conservatively, just like Zara, Beatrice, Eugenie and Louise were/are. It's just the Windsor thing.
Thank you for the lovely photo of Peter and Zara. I'd forgotten how blonde Peter was as a child. Yes, the Windsors do have a certain look for their young tots and we've seen everyone from Charles to George and Anne to Louise in very similar looking outfits. As Charlotte grows we'll likely see her in similar girls wear. While we don't often see Savanna, Isla and Mia in public unless it's at casual events, I wouldn't be surprised if we were to find traditional, smocked dresses in their wardrobes as well for dressier occasions ie: Christmas lunch at BP.
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It's the same principal though - white shirt, trimmed collar and sleeves.

Peter Phillips trimmed collar
I wonder if that is a young Earl of Ulster standing next to Peter and in front of Anne?
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I wonder if that is a young Earl of Ulster standing next to Peter and in front of Anne?
It is Alexander, Earl of Ulster who is also wearing a similar styled shirt to Peter.
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I'm the opposite because I prefer old fashioned clothes on girls rather than boys, but for girls I only like them when they're worn at the appropriate age.

I also like the clothing of the Belgian and Spanish Royal children. For me, along with Princess Estelle, they are the best dressed of the royal children. The Danish royal children also wear nice things.
Yes, I also like Princess Estelle clothing. As for the Danish, Princess Isabella had quite silly and hideous clothes when she was younger, but since the birth of the twins, her style as improved 100%. I love all the clothes she wears lately.

As for Charlotte, I am already picturing her in my mind with these kind of clothes baby/toddler Leonor wore. They are so lovely!!!
http://oi46.tinypic.com/344fd5s.jpg
http://oi46.tinypic.com/34t62qt.jpg
http://oi48.tinypic.com/14ilvlu.jpg
I hope Catherine has fun dressing her baby girl, girls have more variety of clothes
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Yes, I also like Princess Estelle clothing. As for the Danish, Princess Isabella had quite silly and hideous clothes when she was younger, but since the birth of the twins, her style as improved 100%. I love all the clothes she wears lately.

As for Charlotte, I am already picturing her in my mind with these kind of clothes baby/toddler Leonor wore. They are so lovely!!!
http://oi46.tinypic.com/344fd5s.jpg
http://oi46.tinypic.com/34t62qt.jpg
http://oi48.tinypic.com/14ilvlu.jpg
I hope Catherine has fun dressing her baby girl, girls have more variety of clothes
I think that Leonor was dressed much more trendily than Catherine will dress Charlotte (at least for public or official events). I think that with Charlotte we will see lots of classic dresses, knee socks, tights, and Mary Janes.
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Well she can borrow Louise's... If she is not still wearing them by then
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Iíve said before the way George (or any child in the BRF) is dressed is just not my thing. You could transport him to the í50 and he wouldnít stand out. There are plenty of ways to dress a child thatís semi-formal (a little less formal than a suit and tie) thatís not this old-fashioned but more modern.
Bonpoint comes to mind, but there a many other brands.
You have a point, but more than anything I think girls look better in those traditional clothes and some of them look very standard and basic. The red shorts and shirt isn't the worse I've seen him in, I actually think they try to hard to make him look like a mini adult.
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Yes, I also like Princess Estelle clothing. As for the Danish, Princess Isabella had quite silly and hideous clothes when she was younger, but since the birth of the twins, her style as improved 100%. I love all the clothes she wears lately.

As for Charlotte, I am already picturing her in my mind with these kind of clothes baby/toddler Leonor wore. They are so lovely!!!
http://oi46.tinypic.com/344fd5s.jpg
http://oi46.tinypic.com/34t62qt.jpg
http://oi48.tinypic.com/14ilvlu.jpg
I hope Catherine has fun dressing her baby girl, girls have more variety of clothes

All of those outfits are adorable, more than anything they keep the infant looking like an infant.
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Here's an old picture of Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Lord Linley, Lady Sarah, Lady Helen, and a couple more. I think you will enjoy the clothes they are wearing. I think it's a charming picture
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I am sorry. Could not get the picture to come through. If you google "old picture of Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Lord Linley". It will come up.
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I think george looked absolutely perfect. As it was, he seemed sweaty, so it was good he was in short sleeves. My boys dressed like this for special occasions, but they usually had a jacket, with an eton collar, that was the "uniform" It is a collarless jacket. The company IMP was the best for all of this in the USA. But I dressed them in saddle shoes as toddlers for special occasions, nicer than these black Mary Jane types.
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