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Old 07-08-2015, 09:38 AM
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She looked lovely. Possibly a necklace might have looked good! I find the sash annoying ...
I agree with you on the sash. I really don't like the darn things on any woman at any time. Think they are just weird. They look like a swim suit contestant in a beauty contest without the name of their country or state written on them. A small ribbon with appropriate medal pined on would be just as nice and could be quite lovely. They could be nicely worn or shoulder or waist. This huge sash [although I am sure not of her choosing] just spoiled the over all beautiful look. JMO Would love to know when and who started this tradition for the women.
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:42 AM
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This was one of the best evening gowns I have seen her wearing. (In the same category as the Brit. wedding gown.) The Queen looked absolutely stunning.
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I only have one major whine . . . and it's not directed at Letizia. Those darned order sashes are just ugly and in this case I see they tried the run a thread to lightly gather the sash just so it would fit on her shoulder. Royal and VIP women of the world unite and tell them to make them in two sizes!
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I simply loved the colour combination of gown and sash. Wonderful! But I agree that this one was much too wide for her petite frame. When you look at the Peruvian first lady you see how a smaller sash would look. But alas, the Queen had no choice. She has to go with it the way it was given. I wonder what would happen if royal ladies went on strike and refuse to wear orders unless they come in a wearable size?
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:17 AM
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Been gone on vacation so it's wonderful to come back and see my favorite royal lady knocking 'em dead with an amazing look!
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:19 PM
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I agree with you on the sash. I really don't like the darn things on any woman at any time. Think they are just weird. They look like a swim suit contestant in a beauty contest without the name of their country or state written on them. A small ribbon with appropriate medal pined on would be just as nice and could be quite lovely. They could be nicely worn or shoulder or waist. This huge sash [although I am sure not of her choosing] just spoiled the over all beautiful look. JMO Would love to know when and who started this tradition for the women.
These grand cordons started in Great Britain. Knights in the Order of the Garter had the habit to wear the riband with the heavy gold medaillon "en sautoir" (around the neck). But when horseriding, they preferred to wear it over one shoulder. This prevented the heavy medaillon smashing into their face when galoping on the horse.

With the changing fashion, this riband became longer and longer, on a certain moment the medaillon rested on a hip. This habit was copied by other Courts and so the custom of wearing a sash instead of a neck-badge spread across the world. 18th C female Sovereigns like Tsarina Catharina the Great or Empress Maria Theresia of Austria started to wear sashes, following their male "colleagues".
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:50 PM
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I love the gown! It's gorgeous on Letizia. I also remembered the beautiful gown she wore in London. The style and shape are rather similar. I really hope she'll recycle this beautiful piece too.
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Im not sure what to make of this ballgown on Letizia - the colour is unusual for her (i do love the deep purple which matches so well with that huge sash). It is very similiar to Will and Kate pre wedding gala dress that it makes me wish she had reused it instead of getting another dress with so many similiaraties.
She does look glowing and you can see her love for Felipe in so many of the pictures posted. She has really started to shine as Queen. Her hair and makeup on are point again. The jewellery is just right for the fancy work on the dress - any more and it would be too much
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:20 PM
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What a sensational gown and what a STUNNING look. One of her best ever!

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recylced lbd with transparent back at reception for peruvian president at el pardo
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Very very elegant. To this state visit Queen is just WOW.
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The dress is beautiful.
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Old 07-09-2015, 02:42 PM
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Ok that is gorgeous...as is the dark blue dress the president's wife (I assume that is she) wearing.


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Old 07-09-2015, 03:38 PM
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Love both outfits. That first one- " Hello, Your Majesty!". Love it.
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I love this gown! It looks so much better than the usual slim silhouettes. I was hoping for a different tiara though.

I agree that the style is similar to the London gown, that has never surfaced again,what a waste!
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I would love to see the London gown again. Perhaps she is waiting for just the right occasion to recycle it with a little adjustment to keep it fresh.

As to the latest offering:

Purple ball gown . . . Your Majesty.

LBD . . . Hello Dolly!
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The first evening dress on Letizia is just breathtaking. The colour is gorgeous, and dress itself is amazing - she looks every inch the queen here, and - cheesy but true - almost like a fairytale royal. For me, this along with the gown she wore to the Cambridge's pre-wedding dinner are her best looks.

I like her second dress but I'm not so sure how I feel about the see-through bit at the back...
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I like her second dress but I'm not so sure how I feel about the see-through bit at the back...
You realize that her "see-through back" is just an allusion. Flesh colored fabric overlaid with lace. Years ago, Audrey Hepburn wore one very similar while dating her first husband. It was made by Edith Head.
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the top is a repeat, thankfully this time with a black bra. I dont like the pants. Felipe looks too formal in a suit.
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It is unflattering for her at all. I don't buther the color but this outfit on her is awful
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The pants are nice and the top i since but matched together, I find it very boring. Maybe a lace top or a top mixed with lace to add to it wold looked nicer.
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But great earrings and great shoes
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the top is a repeat, thankfully this time with a black bra. I dont like the pants. Felipe looks too formal in a suit.
http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-ge...I0984-0026.jpg
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http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-ge...I0984-0117.jpg
I think it is a nice outfit for an evening event and I particularly like the shoes. Not so keen on the clutch bag, maybe if it had a bit of gold or something I'd like it better!
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