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Old 02-15-2012, 02:31 PM
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I generally like what Letizia wears; unlike some she doesn't feel the need to be in Prada or Valentino all the time. But that is one seriously ugly coat, just awful.
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working where or in what profession?
Everywhere maybe except for banks or some serious institution.

I tried to shop for clothes at Massimo Dutti (working clothes for women in general) a while ago and couldn't find a single dress which was not well above the knee. Even grandma politicians in Spain wear mini dresses/skirts, platform shoes. I guess maybe there is a culture difference among countries, but now in many countries (for example US or China I have been to recently), women wear mini dresses, platforms, leather jackets to work too.

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Might be fine for a working Spanish woman, but Letizia isn't the typical Spanish working woman.
I guess that's the image of 'an ordinary working woman' she tried to convey on some of the daily working events (although she overdid it in the military events last year, that was her fault). It doesn't seem the Spanish people had an issue with it, they actually like their royal family to be 'humble', hard working just like them IMO.
I disliked this leather jacket, too masculine, a leather jacket with the style that Rania wore in Italy would have been so much better.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:56 PM
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Might be fine for a working Spanish woman, but Letizia isn't the typical Spanish working woman.
You touched the point! This is the problem lately with Letizia. She was an ordinary Spanish woman, she became a a Princess and future Queen and now she tries to look what she was before! But this is not possible anymore!
This dress is low quality, again too short and shapeless! And this sport jacket with these booties!! All failed.
The bag is nice.
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I agree with you Emmily,terrible outfit ,I'd be ashamed to call her a Crown Princess dressed like that!
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:58 PM
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Absolutely correct! But it takes style, flair and passion to make your very own fashion statement. Think Helena Bonham Carter, not my cup of tea but we have come to expect her wearing her own style. Letizia is not in a position to make a personal fashion statement on that level. It is too radical and she is struggling to find her own particular niche.
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The print is hideous!
The whole dress is actually very summery and quite attractive but we only get a view of the very bottom of the skirt and as the rest of the ensemble is very "winter" it is not surprising that it jars. The bulky scarf around her neck makes it look like she is wrapped up against the cold which looks odd with the short summer skirt making the whole ensemble look top-heavy. Definitely one of Letizia's misses.
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I guess that's the image of 'an ordinary working woman' she tried to convey on some of the daily working events (although she overdid it in the military events last year, that was her fault). It doesn't seem the Spanish people had an issue with it, they actually like their royal family to be 'humble', hard working just like them IMO.
I disliked this leather jacket, too masculine, a leather jacket with the style that Rania wore in Italy would have been so much better.
The SRF certainly seem to be hardworking. But surely the Spanish people don't like to see the King, Queen and Prince dressed like the royals they are and the CP dressed like her husband's assistant? Letizia is a member of the royal family. Don't they want to see her dress in a manner befitting that position?

I certainly haven't seen a lot of very short miniskirts and platforms in business settings where I live. Not if the woman wants to be taken seriously anyway. But it depends on the business I suppose.
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The SRF certainly seem to be hardworking. But surely the Spanish people don't like to see the King, Queen and Prince dressed like the royals they are and the CP dressed like her husband's assistant? Letizia is a member of the royal family. Don't they want to see her dress in a manner befitting that position?
It's normal for Spanish men wearing suits, on the other hand, women are more flexible with their clothes, professional or not, really depends on perception. The Queen belongs to a different generation, whatever she wears is no longer a topic. If Letizia wore the same expensive designer clothes her MIL wore all the time to befit her position, she would be in deep trouble IMO.
Mostly since last Sept, Letizia dressed quite formally with suits or dresses. Yesterday she went to a working meeting alone, her clothes are fine for a not so formal meeting at a non-profit organization.
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Was the ensemble appropriate? Was it not? Does X or Y dress like that? Is it fashionable? Or is is not? Whatever! The coat looks cheap, the dress screams Summer and all the rest scream Winter. And I really don't like those booties. I have seen other princesses wearing them and I didn't like them either, especially with mini skirts and on women over 20 that are not top models with looooong legs.
And Letizia should consider wearing scarves less voluminous, her neck isn't long enough for them.
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Everywhere maybe except for banks or some serious institution.
And I thought that Letizia was actually representing a serious institution (the Spanish Monarchy). I guess I was wrong - silly me!
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The dress was from the 2010 fall/winter collection, not for the summer.

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And I thought that Letizia was actually representing a serious institution (the Spanish Monarchy). I guess I was wrong - silly me!
Yes it's silly to twist words. Just because she is a member of the monarchy, it doesn't mean she should always dress in a two-piece suit or formal dress. The dress code at the meeting was not formal , thus nothing wrong with her clothes this time.

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Old 02-16-2012, 04:37 AM
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Yes it's silly to twist words. Just because she is a member of the monarchy, it doesn't mean she should always dress in a two-piece suit or formal dress. The dress code at the meeting was not formal , thus nothing wrong with her clothes this time.

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I am not twisting words. If the meeting was so informal why was it listed as event on the website (Letizia has done cancer meetings that werent listed).

The male participants made the effort to wear suit and tie (I guess one gentleman took off the jacket).

Every time she represents the (serious) institution she should dress the part, no need to wear a conservative suit all the time but this outfit doesnt do Letizia's posititon justice. And all the meetings she does is because of her position and not because Letizia Ortiz is interested in the cause. She wouldnt be there without her title.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:26 AM
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working where or in what profession?
Former Vice-Minister of Spain, Teresa Fernandez de la Vega - 62 y.o. (the one with the mini)

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President of Madrid Community (State Government), 62 y.o, and Ana Botella, Mayor of Madrid, 57.

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These are women holding some of the highest "elected" offices in Spain. Letizia is not yet 40 and doing a fantastic job dressing for this type of meeting like everyone else does. It makes the people sitting in the meeting, the ones that count, more comfortable than if she was wearing Channel, Prada and a plastic smile.

"She wouldnt be there without her title."

She is there because she married the Crown Prince of Spain, Felipe, while giving up her freedom and her own career. She loves her husband and she loves Spain. And she is doing a great job with both. :)
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Former Vice-Minister of Spain, Teresa Fernandez de la Vega - 62 y.o. (the one with the mini)

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I don't like the way those other respectable women are dressed either. Letizia is probably doing an excellent job (I have never heard any complaints about her duties). Probably this is a situation similar to Princess Anne's - she is a remarkable woman in unatractive clothes. At the end of the day, what is important is what you do and not how you look. But this is a fashion thread and in my opinion most of Letizia's day outfits are a mess and don't do her any justice.
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I don't like the way those other respectable women are dressed either. Letizia is probably doing an excellent job (I have never heard any complaints about her duties). Probably this is a situation similar to Princess Anne's - she is a remarkable woman in unatractive clothes. At the end of the day, what is important is what you do and not what you look. But this is a fashion thread and in my opinion most of Letizia's day outfits are a mess and don't do her any justice.
This is certainly a fashion thread but cultural fashion differences can't be discounted - otherwise it'd be considered normal for Letizia to wear a yihab in all her public appearances.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:11 AM
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This is certainly a fashion thread but cultural fashion differences can't be discounted - otherwise it'd be considered normal for Letizia to wear a yihab in all her public appearances.
True. I have been to Madrid and Barcelona before and I remember that at the occasion I thought Spanish women were beautiful and chic. I am going to be in Barcelona again this April so I will be able to have a better up-to-date perspective.

But still, to me, to be well dressed is to wear something that enhances somebody's assets without showing too much skin. Letizia's daytimeclothes don't show too much skin but they definately don't do justice to her pretty figure.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:27 AM
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Letizia is a crown princess dressing like her people and culture. It's not about being "well dressed" ....what's that? It's whats important to her within her own people.
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We should not compare Letizia's way to dress to some Spanish politicians. We should compare with women of her (new) rank, i.e. the Infantas, and out of Spain, the other CPcs.
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Dear Alondra
Exactly! What is really important is what you are and what you do, not the way you look, as I have already stated. But I, me, myself, prefer the way other SAPNISH princesses / infantas dress, for example. Or the way other women walking on Spanish streets dressed when I w was there. If I didn't appreciate Spanish culture and Spanih people I would not be going to Spain in April. Simple as that. Good for you that you like Letizia'a daytime clothes.
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It makes the people sitting in the meeting, the ones that count, more comfortable than if she was wearing Channel, Prada and a plastic smile.
I wonder if people who sit with Queen Sofia are unfortable when she is wearing her Valentino or Oscar de la Renta

Its a fashion thread and I dont see what work ethic etc have to do with it.
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Great! Now we are discussing fashion!
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