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Old 09-01-2015, 10:46 AM
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Maybe it's what Sophie likes. Maybe it's what her family thinks is proper for her station and age. Maybe they are trying to avoid have her picked apart in the press, blogs and forums should she enter the fashion fray. It's not been so long that her parents were relentlessly second guessed about her eye condition. All by people who did not have all the info about her situation. And not much longer than that that people questioned Edward's sexuality and the reason Sophie might marry him. No wonder the Wessexes don't try to glom the spotlight by tarting up Louise in trendy clothing. Imagine the headline - "Louise gets horsey smell all over $1200 designer tee with Union Jack. The not yet teen is said to have a passion for Birkin bags and Hermes scarves."
So she's plainly dressed. At least that's the worst you can say about her - and that's been said over and over about her Aunt Anne and Grandmother as they dress off duty. And she is a child and she is off duty. Plain is safe.
There is definitely a middle ground. I am not keen on young girls being in the height of fashion either but I have rarely seen Louise without thinking how badly she is dressed which is a pity as there are lots of nice clothes out there for girls her age.
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:09 AM
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But I don't call wearing a coat that should have been put away two years ago or way too short dresses either elegant or modest or comfortable. Properly fitting clothing is always in fashion :)


As we know next to nothing about what goes on behind closed doors and certainly not private parent child relations and frankly little concrete about the Childs habits, likes, peeves etc (barring horses) I don't believe any if us can definitely say she is being denied, listened to, let be or not .
Comfort is not just about fitting, but also about how the person feels about him/herself while wearing a piece of clothing. Who knows, maybe that's her favorite coat, and she wanted to squeeze into it one more time. Her parents may have chosen that rather than dealing with a sullen daughter during a public appearance, it may be better to just let her wear the darn thing. It wasn't as if she just wore the coat, and stockings. There was a dress too. No big. You're right, we know nothing about what goes on in the Wessex household, but I would imagine that Louise's taste in clothing has been guided by her mother, at least when she was younger. The girl dresses in a conservative style, and I'm sure in a couple of years we'll see if she'll stick to that, or if her tastes will evolve. I know that when I was Louise's age, I had some interesting fashion choices, but they were all in a 'conservative' vein (as in no short skirts, or tight trousers). My mother tried to get me to dress a certain way, and it only lead to arguments. After a few years, she just stopped, and guided me by letting me know if what I chose matched, fit decently, etc. She still does that, along with attempting to get me to add more 'color' to my wardrobe. She doesn't get my fascination with plain clothing.


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Old 09-01-2015, 11:17 AM
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Exactly. You don't want to look trendy or your parents don't let you is one thing. But she just does not look... Nice or put together. Sorry. YMMV.
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September 1: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde's children looking great and comfortable on the journey back to school in Brussels and Kessel-Lo:

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Elisabeth's bag is from Longchamp.

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Old 09-01-2015, 01:04 PM
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It was so nice of Sophie to bring Louise with her. Now that Louise is getting older, I wonder if she will start to accompany her parents to more events.

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Why is Louise always dressed so badly?, Sophie herself always looks lovely. And before anyone starts saying her clothes are age appropriate I'm not suggesting she be in a short skirt and heels but red trousers teamed with a too small looking navy polka dot blouse and brown leather (what look like boys) shoes don't need to be the order of the day.
Louise's old fashioned outfits seem to be what she only wears on official occasions like Trooping the Colour. For more casual/non-official occasions like the Royal Windsor Horse Show, I think her outfits are more modern and better than her other outfits. This seems to be a common practice for British royal children, just take a look at George's outfits he wears to official events and then the outfits he wears in paparazzi photos.

I thought the outfit she wore for the hockey event was fine, the only thing I didn't like about it was the shoes - in WWII they would've been fine but in 2015 they're a bit old fashioned.

I agree with those who have said Louise is old enough to choose her own outfits and develop her own style, and perhaps that's why she still wears these kind of clothes. I remember when I was a few years younger than Louise, I had an old fashioned looking coat which I loved and still wore when it was a size too small for me. It was it's old fashioned appearance that drew me to it.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:26 PM
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Absolutely love Elisabeth's bag! I'd get one for myself if they weren't so pricey. Her outfit is nice too. Good contrast between the dark jacket, and light trousers, and trainers. Eleonore looks great with her pink trousers, and ballet flats, and Gabriel is rocking the red trousers . Louise looks nice and casual, though I probably would have preferred different color trousers, but she's rocking them, so it's all good. The Danish kids look casual. Love Athena's purple boots, and flowered top.


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Since I spent most of my waking hours from the age of 10 and up with horses I lived in jeans, teeshirts and boots. The only time I didn't wear them was to Church. I did sometimes wear tennis shoes to school..but always jeans and tees or casual tops.

I think it's safe to say Louise is part of the horse set. She's going to wear what she's used to wearing or comfortable in wearing. Let her be, when she's ready she will change her style of dress...or she won't.

Myself I'd rather see her like she is now than looking like a mini adult or tarted up in what passes for fashion in teens these days.


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Old 09-01-2015, 01:38 PM
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I will say this... Sophie and Edward can't shield their kids forever. The state of the tabloid media now days means they will chew up even a minor Royal lady like Lou if she is not on point 24/7 365 days a year looking perfect. If you are not Kate, you are up for grabs it seems. I would hate for Louise to get lambasted and ridiculed for her clothes and style in a few years.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:01 PM
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Daria S i agree with you. Especially i adore that bag
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She's going to get comments on her clothes the rest of her life from the media etc...there won't be any pleasing them no matter what she does. She might as well please herself.


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Old 09-01-2015, 02:33 PM
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Regarding Louise's shoes, I think she wears flat, serviceable shoes because her eye problems affect her balance and gait. This was most apparent during the Cambridges' wedding ceremony when she walked down the aisle next to Margarita Armstrong-Jones. Louise stood with her feet further apart and seemed to weave around the aisle a bit. I have no proof of this other than my observations, though. I also happen to agree that her interests lie in horse pursuits and probably quite a bit of money is spent outfitting her there rather than street fashion in which she seems to show little interest.
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I don't know why the assumption (by some) is that you don't care for Louise's clothes, and therefore her parents must be forcing her to wear them. First of all, I think Louise looks fine - in these pictures, and in general. Eleven is a weird age, and inevitably some things might look awkward as kids - and their wardrobes - are shifting from childhood to teenage years. I know I went from in a bit of a tomboy-ish phase at age 10/11 but by 13/14 I desperately wanted to look grown-up and "cool." Personally, I think pre-teens should be cut a bit of a break as that's really a time of transition for a kid, and for their parents, too.

I think what's most important is that Louise always looks happy and confident in herself. I know whenever my parents forced me to wear something, it was usually accompanied by a pretty miserable look on my face. Louise never really looks self-conscious or uncomfortable, IMO, she just looks like a happy, healthy kid, and I think that's more important than anything.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:40 PM
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She's going to get comments on her clothes the rest of her life from the media etc...there won't be any pleasing them no matter what she does. She might as well please herself.


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Exactly Let wears that pleases and let the media saying anything want.
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Regarding Louise's shoes, I think she wears flat, serviceable shoes because her eye problems affect her balance and gait. This was most apparent during the Cambridges' wedding ceremony when she walked down the aisle next to Margarita Armstrong-Jones. Louise stood with her feet further apart and seemed to weave around the aisle a bit. I have no proof of this other than my observations, though. I also happen to agree that her interests lie in horse pursuits and probably quite a bit of money is spent outfitting her there rather than street fashion in which she seems to show little interest.
I've had the same thought with regard to her shoes, mostly because I've noticed that the shoes she wears often tend to be quite sturdy. And, yes,I also think that Louise's interests are oriented toward equestrian things. I, of course, don't know the details of their lives, but it seems to me that the Wessexes keep their family life pretty country-oriented, and it's likely that Louise's friends are the same way. There might just not be a particularly interest in what what might be considered fashionable to others.
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As long as she is approximately dressed for the weather, is happy with how she looks why should we have a say in this? I genuinely don't understand why and in my experience it is woman, do this to other women. I have never heard men sit down and discuss what other men are wearing, ever but that is just me.
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As long as she is approximately dressed for the weather, is happy with how she looks why should we have a say in this? I genuinely don't understand why and in my experience it is woman, do this to other women. I have never heard men sit down and discuss what other men are wearing, ever but that is just me.
Very true. And Louise isn't even a grown woman - she's eleven. I hate to see a young girl picked apart in the media or anywhere else. No one needs that.
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Very true. And Louise isn't even a grown woman - she's eleven. I hate to see a young girl picked apart in the media or anywhere else. No one needs that.
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Very true. And Louise isn't even a grown woman - she's eleven. I hate to see a young girl picked apart in the media or anywhere else. No one needs that.
....and then we wonder why they get so totally obsessed with their looks once they hit the teen years.
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She's going to get comments on her clothes the rest of her life from the media etc...there won't be any pleasing them no matter what she does. She might as well please herself.


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I doubt that; I think the media's interest will be similar to that of the Duke of Gloucester's daughters, or the Duke of Kent's.
Unless she becomes a public figure like Zara Phillips, I think Louise will probably be left alone except at major events like Trooping.
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It's already happening just here in this forum and she's only 11...and this is not the first time the issue has come up.


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