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Maybe she likes her tattoo - some people do.
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I very much like Sofia's dress on Thursday night - it's elegant and has some lovely detail. A light colour goes well with her dark hair. With regards to the tattoo, although I am not too keen on it, it is in nice central location which looks better than being off-centre or half way up her arm.
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I hadn't seen the offending tattoo before, and REALLY, what's the fuss about?
It's only one of many. I believe 5 have been captured on film.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:47 PM
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I could giv a pass to the dress but the unfortunate patterns don't help IMO... Anyway, better that the cheap, tacky purple one...
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:58 PM
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Beautiful elegant beige dress on Thursday, quite an improvement from the night before. Her hairdo is quite interesting and flattering
I liked both the dress and the hair much better on this second night. In fact I loved her figure which was shown off beautifully and, as already said, Sofia has a generous bust and this gown worked perfectly for her.

But her hair was my favourite, that and the look of barely restrained excitement and the glances shared with CP. Love is grand.

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I thought she looked lovely and her hair was fabulous!!!!
IMHO there are some who would not be satisfied no matter how Sofia dressed.
Unfortunately you are absolutely correct. Many examples of ample royal cleavage have been shown, not least the Queen herself and yet the whole "tacky, tasteless, etc. just keeps coming. I loved the neckline of this second gown and her hair complimented it beautifully. I thought she was a credit to both her (adoring) fiance and her new family to be.

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I very much like Sofia's dress on Thursday night - it's elegant and has some lovely detail. A light colour goes well with her dark hair. With regards to the tattoo, although I am not too keen on it, it is in nice central location which looks better than being off-centre or half way up her arm.
You are right. The fact the tattoo is centred seems to make it sort of "just there" and not a prominent nor ugly feature.
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:32 PM
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As I said before, the dress from the first Nobel gala isn't so bad. It's got quite a lot of sequins going on over the bodice and that may not be to everyone's taste but I don't mind them. It has an 80s vibe to it but it's not hideous and I can easily imagine Victoria or Madeleine in something like this. In fact, Madeleine wore a top that was similarly embellished earlier this year.
My point is, Sofia is going to have her share of misses just like her future sisters-in-law and other royal women so we might as well get used to it.
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:52 PM
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As I said before, the dress from the first Nobel gala isn't so bad. It's got quite a lot of sequins going on over the bodice and that may not be to everyone's taste but I don't mind them. It has an 80s vibe to it but it's not hideous and I can easily imagine Victoria or Madeleine is something like this. In fact, Madeleine wore a top that was similarly embellished earlier this year.
My point is, Sofia is going to have her share of misses just like her future sisters-in-law and other royal women so we might as well get used to it.
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I like this picture of Sofia. She looks quite lovely here. Very pretty.

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I see your point, LadyFinn. I understand your perspective on this and agree. But I also think it's a very nice dress. In fact, I'd be keen on owning this one. Why would I wear it? For my husband. That's the truth - and it could be why Sofia wore it - for Carl Philip. Just a thought.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:03 AM
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Does anybody know who designed her second dress? I feel like I have seen it but cannot figure out the designer.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:07 AM
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I really like the Thursday night gown. Very attractive. There's nothing at all wrong with it that I can see, and it's not at all cheap or inappropriate in any way, IMO.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:32 AM
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I didn't like the first dress - too many sequins, lace, and tulle for me. It looked too much like a costume which is a shame as Sofia does have a lovely figure. I much prefer the understated second dress which was more fitting to the occasion.

On both occasions I have loved her hair and make-up which is a great start - at the moment it is like Sofia is 'playing at dressing like a princess' which is to be expected but give her a bit of time and she will find her own style which is also appropriate to the occasion.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:04 AM
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I think the shape of her second dress is good. Love the colour as well but that pattern ruined everything.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:15 PM
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As I said before, the dress from the first Nobel gala isn't so bad. It's got quite a lot of sequins going on over the bodice and that may not be to everyone's taste but I don't mind them. It has an 80s vibe to it but it's not hideous and I can easily imagine Victoria or Madeleine in something like this. In fact, Madeleine wore a top that was similarly embellished earlier this year.
My point is, Sofia is going to have her share of misses just like her future sisters-in-law and other royal women so we might as well get used to it.
I agree. This dress from Sofia wasn't that bad for me either, and I actually quite liked it and she looked nice in it. I love the colour. Whilst I understand why some think that Sofia's dress is cheap, I don't think it's that tacky. At least it covers up her tattoo. Her hair is wonderful and elegant here too. It will be interesting to see what they will do with her wedding dress on the tattoo front. I would prefer to see it altered to 'hide' her tattoo, like they did with this dress.

However, I'm not as keen on Sofia's latest dress. I love the colour, but am not a fan of the pattern - plus her tattoo is showing. She could've worn a cardigan or shawl to cover it up. There have been other royals in the past and present who have tattoos (the twentieth century British Kings used to get tattoos when they visited Israel and CP Frederik has a shark tattoo on his ankle from the Danish Navy), though they have had them in more discreet places. To be fair, Sofia isn't royal yet and has never been a royal, and when she got the tattoo I guess she didn't think she would become a member of the SRF. Most people of Sofia and Carl Philip's age group have tattoos nowadays anyway - when I went to Ibiza in July I felt a bit out of place because it seemed that everyone apart from me had a tattoo!
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I think the shape of her second dress is good. Love the colour as well but that pattern ruined everything.
Ha, I thought I was a reasonably observant person and yet I had to go back and look at the dress to see the pattern. A very interesting design, I can't say that I dislike it as I think it is rather subtle and only "shows up" under the concentrated flash of a camera.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:24 PM
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I think you have a good point about the photography but also it is important to remember a photo is taken in a milisecond and when I saw her walking in that gown (on video) I really couldn't see any specific pattern but rather an amazing movement throughout the gown. Sofia has wonderful deportment and carries herself very well. The gown looked amazing in motion.
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Second noble dress is an improvement on the first. But you can see her tattoo emmm saying no more than that
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I feel the Nobel dress was a pretty color but had too much 80's influence, I hate 80's fashion the most and I hate that it seems to be making a come back. Other than the 80's flare I thought she looked good; out of the young ladies she looked better than Madeline but not as good as Victoria.
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:26 PM
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Sofia Hellqvist's Fashion and Style Part 1: June 2014 -

I think both dresses are very pretty. She has a gorgeous figure and looks lovely in the white dress. Just wish the tattoo was not so prominent with a backless dress and her hair up. Definately not to my taste, but it's part of who she is and it's 2014, not 1914.
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Old 12-15-2014, 06:34 PM
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I think she is doing great. What a job to pull off. Have your own style. Be ladylike and approved by everyone.....and lets face it. She has the best part of it down. A gorgeous Prince in love with her!!!
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As I said before, the dress from the first Nobel gala isn't so bad. It's got quite a lot of sequins going on over the bodice and that may not be to everyone's taste but I don't mind them. It has an 80s vibe to it but it's not hideous and I can easily imagine Victoria or Madeleine in something like this. In fact, Madeleine wore a top that was similarly embellished earlier this year.
My point is, Sofia is going to have her share of misses just like her future sisters-in-law and other royal women so we might as well get used to it.

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A-freakin'-men!
Yikes, I had forgotten that erm, top . . . and bottom . . . erm, mistake?

But this gown, worn to the Annual Gala of the Royal Swedish Academy, I thought looked quite stylish. Both her hair and makeup looked lovely:

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