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Old 03-24-2012, 06:40 PM
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It is.
From the first pictures, I thought it was a different ring; the angle of the picture made it look a bit more delicate than the engagement ring.
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The whole appearance of Princess Charlene reminds me of empirical Jane Austen, which I like very much ....by the way, where did I hear once, that young beauties do not need jewelry.....
Well, there's no doubt that Charlene is a beauty, but I hope it doesn't mean that all those glorious jewels will remain in hibernation if she barely wears any of them!
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:50 PM
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While Charlene is a beautiful woman, I just don't understand why so many of her eveningwear choices emphasize the width of her shoulders, which is not her best feature. I hope the Rose Ball gown tonight will be better.


Oops, I hadn't seen the Rose Ball pics. My bad for not reading all the posts!
And while the gown itself is gorgeous, once again the first impression is of her wide shoulders.
Maybe she is trying to replicate the famous elegant simplicity of her mother-in-law, but Princess Grace had a far different type of body and always seemed so effortless while Charlene always gives me the impression of trying just a bit too hard.
Perhaps some more time in the public eye will improve her confidence. After all, in the fashion sense, things can only go up from the pajama pants effect of her civil wedding ensemble.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:59 PM
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That is right, too, Baroness.
And, Aliza, brought shoulders, even wíth a woman, are an advantage IMHO, and advantages must be underlined.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:20 PM
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That is right, too, Baroness.
And, Aliza, brought shoulders, even wíth a woman, are an advantage IMHO, and advantages must be underlined.
I agree that broad shoulders can be an advantage for a woman. The late Diana, Princess of Wales certainly had broad shoulders and a rangy frame. IMHO, probably due to her swimming, Charlene's shoulders overwhelm the rest of her lovely figure and not underlining them might make her entire look more elegant and balanced. But hey - we all have different opinions and taste; the world would be boring, otherwise!
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I thought she looked quite elegant, and probably the best dressed of all the Grimaldi ladies.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:33 PM
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It was too simple. Waaaay too simple.
She never risks.
She looked ok, but not beautiful. Sorry.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:06 PM
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Lovely but boring and disco. She still a very pretty woman.
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I love her choice of colours and the style is great too.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:06 PM
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The dress draws all the attention to her broad shoulders. The gold lamé style bust looks a bit cheap to be honest. The hair isn't great; I know she's got very fine hair but the hair piece that's been dumped on top of her head just looks so fake.

It's just all so 'meh'.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:09 PM
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I think she looked wonderful. Her broad shoulders were something she was born with. Swimming may havd made them muscular, but that didn't make them broad.
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I think she looks great. Gorgeous dress and hairstyle. She doesn't need jewlery but I REALLY want some!
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:01 PM
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Princess Charlene chose a gorgeous gown for the Rose Ball.
I love it; it's simply, elegant and very flattering. Great hairstyle too.

- The dress
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LOVE THIS! So beautiful - especially with that little dash of color from the flower and box she has in her hand. Total simplicity. She has not overdone - hard for so many - temptation is to do more. She doesn't 'need' it. She is 'jewel' enough. Lovely. Is that black velvet? Looks yummy.

Hair is outstanding. Good call. She is showing off those marvelous shoulders and yards and yards of wonderful skin. Great make-up, too.

Later: Look behind Charlene in the first picture - a dead ringer for Prince Ranier. Is that a relative of the Grimaldis?
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:12 PM
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It was too simple. Waaaay too simple.
She never risks.
She looked ok, but not beautiful. Sorry.
I agree. She looked very nice. I especially liked her coiffure. This ball is a theme ball and it is OK to dress more for the ball than to just choose a simple gown.
Charlene is continuing to evolve and improve her fashion instincts.

With her position, as wife of a prince in a billionaire's playground, she has access to the best couture houses in the world. I hope that she takes an interest in designers such as Elie Saab, Badgley Mischka and Calvin Klein.

She seems to like Akris and that is OK but other designers would suit her very well. A minimalist look is good and muted tones rather than colors is OK but I hope that she is willing to look at different couture houses too. Remember that she is an athlete, not a former prom queen so I suspect that her athletic background might have a lot to do with her comfort in minimalist type of choices in attire.
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I just wish she would stand up straight with her shoulders back! It always appears as though she is slumping..
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Princess Charlene chose a gorgeous gown for the Rose Ball.
I love it; it's simply, elegant and very flattering. Great hairstyle too.

- The dress
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This is actually a fairly nice dress, closer to her pink, grey, and dark red stunners from last year. Actually a rather sexy look. Maybe because it isn't a few frontal view, but her shoulders don't look as huge as they usually do in strapless outfits which is a good thing because usually she looks like a linebacker. The only bad thing about the gown is that she doesn't seem to have the bust to fill it out well.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:47 AM
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She Looks Beautiful , Nice & Elegant , Thanx For Sharing
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Quite a boring dress but very safe. The silk top part is a bit aging IMO. Pity that she went for very simple. She could've blamed this look up with jewelry.
The fringe doesn't suit her well.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:10 AM
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All the newspapers and the fashion sites are saying this morning that Charlene dazzled at the rose ball. At use, it is always the same people who critized her here
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All the newspapers and the fashion sites are saying this morning that Charlene dazzled at the rose ball. At use, it is always the same people who critized her here
I guess we all have our opinions on outfits and how one looks.
Fashion sites & blogs might see it as a fashion statement but others see it from a different view. Whether fashion sites & blogs like it or not doesn't mean we have to agree with them
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