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Old 11-16-2006, 05:05 PM
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It was little Greek fashin dress. Beautiful.
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:45 PM
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Crown Princess Mary
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:02 PM
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Posts on this thread need to immediately change.

Until now, this thread has been a list of photos and links to photos that are posted in several other places on this board. Since the Royal Forums is not a photo hosting site but a discussion board, it is very important that this topic include discussion and not just photo links.

From now on, discussion about this topic will be required to keep this thread open.
Photos here are often posted several other places on this board- please consider linking to those places so all members can have some context about when that particular fashion was worn (where, when, why and who!). Understandably, photos are often needed to support discussion but we trust that all members here are very familiar with the more appropriate mix of photos, dicussion and news that is balanced almost everywhere else across the forum.

If this thread does not immediately change from a list of repeated photos to an active discussion, we will have to close it because it is of little value to the forum and is simply using up bandwidth.

So let's all start talking to each other!!
Why do you like royals in black/white/grey?
Are there occasions when this wearing this colour was symbolic?
Maybe when it seemed completely out of place?
Who wears this colour the most strikingly?
Are there eras in time when this colour was more popular?
What style of clothing to you think looks best in this colour?
Are there colours that are OK for younger princesses, but not for more mature Queens?


Let the discussion begin!
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:03 PM
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White is a fantastic color in which most, if not all, royals can get away with. Thankfully, it compliments everyones skin tone.

The white dress Mary wore to the reopening of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek on June 27, 2006 with Frederik looked fantastic on her. (post #159)

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...-a-9448-8.html

The cut was simple, elegant and the white bold faux pearls made the outfit totally chic. The dress was not unique by any standards, but I do believe it was the right dress for the occasion. It didn't detract from the purpose of the event, which is a good thing.

The off white/cream coat Mary wore to the opening of the Danish Parliament, October 3, 2006 was another perfect choice for the occasion. Love the wool fabric and the cut almost looks like a dress. Futhermore, it wasn't an outfit that detracted from the purpose of the event, but nonetheless Mary did stand out amongst a sea of dark colors that other people wore that day.


Another white piece Mary chose was the white silk skirt she wore when she and Frederik received motets at The Royal Library on October 11, 2006. Topped off with a black cashmere fitted scoop sweater the ensemble was minimal, but nothing that grabbed attention. I believe the fabric combination was off to be truthful.
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:28 PM
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It's interesting how only 25 years or so ago, there was controversy over Diana wearing a black evening gown, yet now we see it every royal event. Although I can think of two recent examples where black seemed somewhat out of place.
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Maxima at Sverre Magnus' christening. I thought the outfit was beautiful, yet really looked funeralish.
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Kalina of Bulgaria at the Luxembourg 25th anniversary. Just awful. Although I think it would have been out of place in any color!
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Kalina of Bulgaria at the Luxembourg 25th anniversary. Just awful. Although I think it would have been out of place in any color!
Oh my goodness. What in the world?! They call that an outfit? I like most outfits that are blank and/or grey, but not this outfit.
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:20 PM
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It's interesting how only 25 years or so ago, there was controversy over Diana wearing a black evening gown, yet now we see it every royal event.
Good point- most royal formal gowns are colours other than black, aren't they! I the past few years we have seen some black gowns but they are still in the minoirty. That's the first colour I put on when going to a formal event.... maybe that sets royals apart from us common folk!

Come to think of it... it's not often that we see a princess in a "little black dress" is it?
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Good point- most royal formal gowns are colours other than black, aren't they! I the past few years we have seen some black gowns but they are still in the minoirty. That's the first colour I put on when going to a formal event.... maybe that sets royals apart from us common folk!

Come to think of it... it's not often that we see a princess in a "little black dress" is it?
Personally I think black gowns are more elegant than other colors. Black works well on almost all people and can make you look slimmer as well.
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:36 AM
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Well, black does not work for a day time event (depending on how you wear it, you can dress it down) not to forget it is a very formal color which can also represent saddness. Black is elegent for an evening gown which also is slimming, but is it right for a royal to always be seen in black?
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Good point- most royal formal gowns are colours other than black, aren't they! I the past few years we have seen some black gowns but they are still in the minoirty. That's the first colour I put on when going to a formal event.... maybe that sets royals apart from us common folk!

Come to think of it... it's not often that we see a princess in a "little black dress" is it?
I guess that sort of comes from the idea that a royal must stand out in the crowd. I remember seeing a picture of Diana wearing the white lace halter dress in 1996(?). She stood out so well among the countless black dresses.
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:31 PM
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Interesting point- certainly, wearing black during the daytime suggests mourning, whereas black at night suggests simple elegance! A century ago, Queen Victoria adopted permanent black fashion after Albert died. Queen Beatrix, for example, clearly mourns the loss of her husband but did adopt mourning fashion (except for the time around the funeral).

Is this because wider society does not adopt formal mourning attire?
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:33 PM
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Although I can think of two recent examples where black seemed somewhat out of place.
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Maxima at Sverre Magnus' christening. I thought the outfit was beautiful, yet really looked funeralish.
Beautiful, severe and definitely funereal! In which case it makes the wearer at best thoughtless and at worst self-centred. I bet she was the most striking person present..... at a Christening?
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Kalina of Bulgaria at the Luxembourg 25th anniversary. Just awful. Although I think it would have been out of place in any color!
What can I say...... bad taste on any day, at any occassion and in any colour!
This woman needs help!
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:30 AM
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is it right to wear black to a christening?
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In general as women get older, they tend to wear black especially evening wear. In royals cases, we dont find many of the older generations such as Queens who dress in black, we find most of the younger ones who wear black and alot of it. Does anyone know why that is? why no older royals wear black evening wear?
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Queen Sonja wore a black suit for the Munch Award.

I think black makes women look elegant (especially suits and eveninggowns).
But it doesn't fit for every event. I don't think black is a good colour for a christening (like on Sverre's christening, where many Royal Ladys wore black).
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In general as women get older, they tend to wear black especially evening wear. In royals cases, we dont find many of the older generations such as Queens who dress in black, we find most of the younger ones who wear black and alot of it. Does anyone know why that is? why no older royals wear black evening wear?
In the case of Queen Elizabeth II generation I think black really is reserved for mourning, and when they go into mourning they do it large!

For those not quite that old when you think of the sheer number of evening/after 5 gowns they wear I would guess that that 'little black dress' would get both old and boring very quickly. Think of the wonderful colours and vibrant florals that Queen Margrethe often wears.

Lets be honest. Every function they attend they are photographed and their attire disected in the minutest detail......we even do that here (in the nicest posible way I hope). If large numbers of Royalty, aristocracy etc. all gave in to the mantra of the 'little black dress' we, their adoring (or not so adoring) fans would be bored witless at the endless parade of black!
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Personally, I found Caroline┤s black dress that she wore to Felipe & Letizia┤s wedding inappropriate - I just found it too dark or too formal, or something about it just didn┤t fit. I also didn┤t like Mette-Marit┤s choice for Sverre- Magnus' christening.
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Maxima did not wear black to Sverre Magnus christening, she wore a beautifully tailored suit in rich chocolate brown, it is very apparant in print picture, she also wore nude stockings.

Mette-Marit on the other hand wore a rather cheap looking navy blue suit who lookd just to simple for her sons christening and with the dark stockings and silly badana and loose hair, one of her worst outfits ever IMO
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Princes Letizia in her last event (Source: isifa and Comunidad de Madrid)

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Pirnces Letizia in her last event (Source: isifa and Comunidad de Madrid)

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Generally I don't think Princess Letizia looks good in black. She has such delicate colour that black seems to leach it out of her making her look pale and wan.
However, pregnancy has put such a bloom in her that black seems to highlight it. She looks almost luminous.
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