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Old 02-13-2018, 05:38 PM
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I'm hoping as time passes (especially after the marry) that she might start to evolve her style a little..perhaps take a bit more risk or play with different looks. A shame to have access to all those designers and options and not use them!


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Second!

Accents and shades and prints can only go so far if you’re sticking to three colors and their very limited shade range!

Problem is? The sticking to just those colors is making her stand out (and not in a good way) yet blend in (again not in a good way) in these events because everyone is wearing color and she’s not. When she and Harry were sitting at the cafe it felt like she was almost invisible, because she was wearing too much black.
The sweater should have at least been a forest green color.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:56 PM
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It’s pretty lighthearted. “Who wore it better”. It’s funny. I remember my grandfather used to wear this garish yellow check blazer and my grandmother would tell him it belonged on a racehorse
LOL.

No I agree that in this instance the quip was funny, but in general, that insta is very nasty to Meghan. It's - pun not intended - quite savage.

I found it last weekend and was really sorry that I did.

I don't mind honest critique of Meghan - but mean spiritedness? I'd hoped to avoid it which is why I immediately "forgot" that particular instagram. YMMV.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:08 PM
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A few thoughts.

The pants were great indoors. A bit fluffy and wet out of doors with the coat. But not a horror.

Many of us who found the coat bland or neutral were from the US. I think perceiving the oomph of black watch is a continental (or even UK) thing. I really liked this oversized plaid and found it fun, classic and colorful as plaids go. If anyone cares to actually learn about plaids there is a lot of great info on the webpages of authentic Scots tartan weavers. Rest assured that historic tartans were muddled in color as dyes were not as sophisticated as they are today. The rules are that unless you are of a clan, the tartans you should wear are somewhat restricted. And Black watch. (or a variant) is soooooo classic, open to the public (I think) and not neutral at all.

That bag was perfection and the crossbody thing is something Princess Anne is considering as soon as she sees these photos.

As to Meghan wearing coats that are oversize on her - piffle. She loves a great coat. There is wonderful drama to greatcoats as she wears them. It's a bit swashbuckling - for lack of a better word. My theory is that she prefers a longer sleeve to wearing gloves. Good fo her. Let her take the lead on a fashion choice. I personally cannot stand a sleeve to be tight on my upper arm. I thinking Meghan may have that same preference.

I personally think she likes a semi staid/neutral palate and that she will continue to disappoint many of you. I like what she's doing. It's appropriate and fresh in design, if not color. And In 5 years she will be wearing different things, anyway. She will grow in her styling choices.

And I love her voice. Off topic, but it is clear, just a bit deep and understandable.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:53 PM
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A few thoughts.

The pants were great indoors. A bit fluffy and wet out of doors with the coat. But not a horror.

Many of us who found the coat bland or neutral were from the US. I think perceiving the oomph of black watch is a continental (or even UK) thing. I really liked this oversized plaid and found it fun, classic and colorful as plaids go. If anyone cares to actually learn about plaids there is a lot of great info on the webpages of authentic Scots tartan weavers. Rest assured that historic tartans were muddled in color as dyes were not as sophisticated as they are today. The rules are that unless you are of a clan, the tartans you should wear are somewhat restricted. And Black watch. (or a variant) is soooooo classic, open to the public (I think) and not neutral at all.

That bag was perfection and the crossbody thing is something Princess Anne is considering as soon as she sees these photos.

As to Meghan wearing coats that are oversize on her - piffle. She loves a great coat. There is wonderful drama to greatcoats as she wears them. It's a bit swashbuckling - for lack of a better word. My theory is that she prefers a longer sleeve to wearing gloves. Good fo her. Let her take the lead on a fashion choice. I personally cannot stand a sleeve to be tight on my upper arm. I thinking Meghan may have that same preference.

I personally think she likes a semi staid/neutral palate and that she will continue to disappoint many of you. I like what she's doing. It's appropriate and fresh in design, if not color. And In 5 years she will be wearing different things, anyway. She will grow in her styling choices.

And I love her voice. Off topic, but it is clear, just a bit deep and understandable.
I agree. It's going to also take time for her to build up her wardrobe for the UK. I'm sure she's repeating some pieces, but she's also adjusting to her new surroundings.

I'm fine with her color choices - that has never disappointed me. It takes a lot of discipline to stay within a capsule neutral wardrobe. I don't have the same discipline and sadly sometimes end up with weird colors in my wardrobe that don't really look good unless I have a TON of complimentary colors to go with it. But blacks and neutrals ALWAYS look good, sleek and stylish no matter what. When you throw color into the mix, unless it's a singular piece like a dress or a coat, you kinda have to have several pieces in similar tones to pull off a well considered look.

That's expensive.

I don't find wearing one bright color with some neutrals to be very stylish or considered. I know several have said - she just needs a splash of color! But adding one splash of color to a neutral outfit in my eyes ruins the outfit and makes it look unconsidered and pedestrian. I'd prefer seeing tone on tone and color in tones and in complementary pairings than one color with black. If I wear color - it's either in one dress or coat, or I have on multiple shades of the color for a tone on tone look.

I think Meghan might be the same, given her previous wardrobe choices.

I think in spring we might see more color too. But I don't think we will ever see Meghan use color to "pop" in her accessories or clothes unless it's truly coordinated with other items she's wearing. That doesn't appear to be her style.

Consider her Sandringham outfit. She wore multiple tones of camel/tan and burgundy.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:06 PM
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I don't think when folks say a pop of color they mean she would wear hot pink accessories.

Today she had a pop of color with her coat and her purse. You can add color without huge glaring/jarring contrasts.

I think she did need a little more on the outfit itself (sans coat). A necklace etc..something with pearls to pick up the pear on the pant.


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Old 02-13-2018, 07:11 PM
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I don't think when folks say a pop of color they mean she would wear hot pink accessories.

Today she had a pop of color with her coat and her purse. You can add color without huge glaring/jarring contrasts.

I think she did need a little more on the outfit itself (sans coat). A necklace etc..something with pearls to pick up the pear on the pant.


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I agree, a pop of color is just that-one piece in a color-a scarf, a purse, shoes or blouse. I think it can look very nice.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:14 PM
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Awwww.. :flowers



Ohhh I need to find that video... I was wondering what it looked like with her coat open!!!

*races out of the thread to find the video*
Here’s a still picture of the pearly pants:

http://technewsbase.com/wp-content/u...-edinburgh.jpg

(They do look great)

And from Tom and Lorenzo:

https://tomandlorenzo.com/2018/02/me...-prince-harry/
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:19 PM
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I think the reason for understatement is for the UK to get to know Meghan. Flashy clothes and accessories would cement perceptions of typical Hollywood starlet, all flash, zero substance. Yes she has those criticisms now but the purpose is to win hearts and minds. And Meghan is making a statement in fashion with a messy bun, stacked rings, mismatched earrings, interesting handbags and pants most of the time. (Okay Stephanie of Luxembourg owns the pants.). Meghan is not wearing the Royal woman uniform of thick stockings, court shoes and suits, no pun intended.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:19 PM
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I don't think when folks say a pop of color they mean she would wear hot pink accessories.

Today she had a pop of color with her coat and her purse. You can add color without huge glaring/jarring contrasts.
But people are saying she isn't wearing enough color - even today - I think some people really do mean they want to see pops of more primary color.

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I think she did need a little more on the outfit itself (sans coat). A necklace etc..something with pearls to pick up the pear on the pant.


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Pearls would have been too matchy with the pants, imo. I think not having them was much more modern.

I think Meghan is also a minimalist. Extra ornamentation just for the sake of it doesn't appeal to minimalists.

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Here’s a still picture of the pearly pants:

http://technewsbase.com/wp-content/u...-edinburgh.jpg

(They do look great)
SO sharp!

That is a fabulous silhouette on her.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:26 PM
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Yeah, the outfit looks awesome without the coat. I love those pants so much that I spent time this afternoon trying to find a similar sewing pattern.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:57 PM
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But people are saying she isn't wearing enough color - even today - I think some people really do mean they want to see pops of more primary color.



Pearls would have been too matchy with the pants, imo. I think not having them was much more modern.

I think Meghan is also a minimalist. Extra ornamentation just for the sake of it doesn't appeal to minimalists.

Hey if she wants to show up at the next event wearing Burgundy or Green I'll be happy as well. But she doesn't need to dress like the Queen to wear color. Loved the coat and purse today I would totally wear the coat and carry the purse.

Here's my view on the severe look like black on black on black. Either the outfit needs to be impeccable (Chanel etc...super high quality/style/structure) or it needs something to add to it to give it some umph.

I realize Meghan could care less about my views on fashion though!


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Old 02-13-2018, 09:27 PM
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So perfectly dressed and the bag is to die for !
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:06 PM
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I love Meghan's way of dressing.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:48 PM
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And just to show it was all in good fun, here’s a tweet from The Mirror’s pictures editor

The awkward moment you and a shetland pony wear matching tartan.

Via Johnny Goldsmith Twitter

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DV6qUrLX...jpg&name=large
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:10 AM
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And just to show it was all in good fun, here’s a tweet from The Mirror’s pictures editor

The awkward moment you and a shetland pony wear matching tartan.

Via Johnny Goldsmith Twitter

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DV6qUrLX...jpg&name=large
I have a suspicion that the matching tartan did not cause awkwardness, rather I believe that Meghan's pants/trousis:)! hem came undone, so that she ended up dragging her 'pearly pants' bottoms through the streets of Edinburgh! In the pictures you can just see the unfinished fabric and the fold of what might be the lost hem!
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:15 AM
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Yeah, the outfit looks awesome without the coat. I love those pants so much that I spent time this afternoon trying to find a similar sewing pattern.
+1000 That hallway shot is fabulous and so are the outdoor pics where they're walking and the coat is open. In motion the pants length isn't an issue. Guess I'm used to the fact that Meghan's coats while fashionable are worn for warmth and function. I always look forward to seeing her outfit once the coat comes off.

That said, I'm pro neutrals and Meghan can wear pants everyday if she wants but I hope she puts the all black look away for the next engagement.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:30 AM
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I for one loved her coat. The great tartan was a nice nod to Scotland. And a nice pop of color and print for her. I don't find it too big, its an outer coat in winter. Its the style of the coat, not the overly fitted retro coats of others.

I actually loved the pants. The pearl detail was great

But she suffers from the same problem as me, hemming. I find I have to have every pair of pants I buy hemmed, as designers seem to think people with my waste should be several inches taller. My pants look like that if I don't get them hemmed, always dirty on bottom and a risk for me stepping on. The difference, she has the money and time to get them hemmed.

Great purse. Practical having it over her shoulders.


Laughing at the hair fidget comments. Who does that remind us of I recall being told 'its natural', 'its windy', her 'loose hair is just her style'. Maybe Meghan can borrow some of those excuses
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:06 AM
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I really liked Meghan's total look today but there was obviously a bit of mild rain or sleet because by the time they stopped at the Cafe Meghan's hair look damp and straggly.

However, everything else was spot on. Loved the pants and am inclined to agree with the idea that the hemming left something to be desired, but the coat was wonderful and was, of course, no accident that the tartan was the same as the Mascot's coat and his escort's kilt! Okay, it was the Tartan of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Now it get's interesting for those wanting a "pop of colour", black, white, red, blue, green, grey and purple would all have been a faux pas as after the amalgamation of the Scottish Regiments, while all the troops wear essentially the same uniform, the coloured hackles are worn on the Tam o’ Shanter headdress indicate the battalion they belong to. So, no favouritism for Meghan.

Tom and Lorenzo are hilarious but I can't argue with their summation:
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In other words, we’re all for comfort and trendiness, future Princess Harry, but the world wants to see your shoes, dear.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:22 AM
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I actually have less of a problem with the oversized nature of the coat than I do with the odd proportions. The pockets look awkward. The length - given the shape - wasn't right.

The pants and coat did not work well together. The pants looked better when the coat was off, and the coat would have been much, much better with a narrower pair of pants.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:00 AM
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I actually have less of a problem with the oversized nature of the coat than I do with the odd proportions. The pockets look awkward. The length - given the shape - wasn't right.

The pants and coat did not work well together. The pants looked better when the coat was off, and the coat would have been much, much better with a narrower pair of pants.
Interesting - I actually think she needed a sharper wide leg at the foot and would have thought the look odd if she'd gone with narrower pants (unless she had on pants tucked into knee high boots). I think for me, the weight of the pant material is what threw it off. I wanted a stiffer wool that could hold a sharp crease.

I love the pants she wore - just thought the material was a bit too flimsy.
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