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Old 03-21-2016, 03:23 PM
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Skirt is way too short for a meeting with the pope.
and the white shirt is a miss. the other ladies much better
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I am genuinely surprised, that a woman who is often called matronly, wore such a short skirt to meet the pope. When you go to the Vatican, even if not meeting the Pope, it is considered a sign of respect to have your knees covered or at least a knee length skirt for women. And the white shirt definitely stands out as well.
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short skirt, tight jacket and white shirt when visiting the pope? what is wrong with stephanie?
i mean there must be a dress code within the family for such events, there even is when normal families go to church. my mother would have told me to change clothes before we left. is nobody advising her?
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Awful truly this is one of the worst outfits I've seen and for a visit to the Vatican it makes it even worse. When you see Stephanie beside her sisters in law especially Claire who is very elegant and royal looking it makes the outfit even more of a disaster. We all know Stephanie is not very keen on fashion or style but she needs advice and advice quickly on how to dress appropriately and for her shape. This does not flatter
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:21 PM
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It is puzzling since Stephanie wore all black and appropriate hem length for Vatican/Pope visits in the past.

Feb 2013 - last general audience of Pope Benedict XVI

October 2013 - audience with Pope Francis

April 2014 - Canonisations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

Some white may be allowed for women without the Privilège du blanc. Princess Marie-Astrid wore a completely white/light colored dress when the GDF visited the Vatican in 1980 and the dress code was more formal than today's. Princess Margaretha didn't wear completely black either although her dress featured black lace all over.
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What in the heck is she thinking? She wore that skirt to see the pope?? Exactly what is the point of wearing a veil (a sign of modesty and submission) if your skirt is up to your thighs??? Does anyone bother to advise her???


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What in the heck is she thinking? She wore that skirt to see the pope?? Exactly what is the point of wearing a veil (a sign of modesty and submission) if your skirt is up to your thighs??? Does anyone bother to advise her???


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Surely someone thought yikes not suitable before she got there. Such a really bad look.


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Old 03-21-2016, 09:07 PM
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What in the heck is she thinking? She wore that skirt to see the pope?? Exactly what is the point of wearing a veil (a sign of modesty and submission) if your skirt is up to your thighs??? Does anyone bother to advise her???


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That was my reaction as well. If an advisor is not comfortable telling her that the outfit is not appropriate, surely her husband, or one of his relatives could have said something...


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Old 03-21-2016, 09:51 PM
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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie's awkward ensemble is puzzling. If memory serves me right, she has an appropriate ensemble to adhere to the established protocol.
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I can't understand it...that family is well versed with dealing with the Church and protocol...there is simply no excuse to be made and it is very hard to understand why the family wouldn't of said something to her. Of all times for her to decide to be 'modern' ...makes no sense to me.


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Maybe someone should teach her in a simple way like 'think of meeting the pope like attending a memorial (color/style wise not mood) if the outfit would not be appropriate for a funeral/memorial, not appropriate for the pope'.

She can pull off appropriate black for memorials.

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See post #285. She's been to the Vatican and met the Pope before without issue. This is her 4th visit.
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I don't need to see other posts I have already seen thanks It seems she needs a reminder of what is appropriate since her last visit. She has managed the appropriate garb for memorials more recently.
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I thought her skirt was way too short for the visit and the white top was unnecessary, a simple black silk top would looked so much neater.
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I have to be honest. When I first saw the group pic I thought she had gone for a sexy nun outfit! That ensemble is really puzzling.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:37 PM
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Maybe someone should teach her in a simple way like 'think of meeting the pope like attending a memorial (color/style wise not mood) if the outfit would not be appropriate for a funeral/memorial, not appropriate for the pope'.

She can pull off appropriate black for memorials.

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If there are two things HGD Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg knows how to do really well, it is how to pull off a proper curtsey and how to dress for a Papal audience. She's done both brilliantly every time.

She does not need to be coached on how to dress for a Papal audience which makes this faux-pas all the more baffling...as well as hugely disappointing.

Pope Francis and his "almost anything goes, come as you are" attitude to Vatican protocol and dress code is not helpful, but that is no excuse.
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:14 PM
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The skirt is really inappropriate, the mistake was even more apparent when other ladies' skirts are suitable for such audience. I really think she needs to hire a stylist.
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Old 03-23-2016, 01:49 AM
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I am a great fan of Stephanie's and she has enough money, advice, help to wear what is appropriate and missed on this occasion. At the same time I feel there are more important things happening in the world to worry about....and if my understanding of this Pope is correct, he would feel the same way.
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:46 PM
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Stephanie is not stupid she knows how to dress appropriately she had done so before. If she is trying something new this was the wrong time and place for it. she looks out of place. As for anyone telling her anything it is not going to happen, she seems to wear what she likes when she likes.

There are more important things happening in the world, but this is about the Stephanie's style so we discuss it good or bad and this get up was just plain bad.
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:26 PM
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some posts have mentioned that maybe Stephanie was trying to be more modern or age appropriate by wearing a shorter skirt length - there is nothing modern about her Papal outfit choice it isn't a modern fashion look by any means in fact the shape of the jacket and skirt is frankly dowdy just on a shorter length.
If you look at her sisters-in-law they are far more modern and fashionably dressed but at the same time remaining respectful and regal.
Stephanie lets face facts just isn't the most fashion conscious royal. Probably the only time I've truly seen her look great was on her wedding day the rest of the time she rarely hits the mark
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