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Old 12-21-2014, 03:24 AM
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Sofia's dress at the formal gathering of the Swedish Academy was the best outfit she has worn since the engagement day. She should have worn this dress on either of the Nobel events and not those horrible dresses she had.
But she ruined the look yesterday with her hair. This is not a glamourous gala event, but a very solemn and "boring" ceremonial event, so her hairdo was a miss.
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:36 AM
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I, too, think that Swedish Academy dress was very nice indeed, though I think her hair should have been up for it. Maybe it's my age, but I think women should wear their hair up, or at least in a loose chignon, with a floor-length evening gown like that. I think long hair just looks wrong with such a dress. But that's my only complaint and it's really personal preference. Her makeup was lovely.
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I agree with other posters, best dress but hairstyle ruined it.
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:05 AM
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I'm not sure it was her best dress since the engagement but I think her hair is lovely. Now the only thing she has got to do is not ask CP what the dress code is and expect him to be exact.

Subtleties like "formal = updo" are hard enough to suss out, but Queen Silvia's hair was down, Victoria's was up in a classic chignon with an apparent hair ornament and Madeleine's was half up / half down in a restrained fashion.

What's a girl to do? Next year she'll get it just right.

ps: As a general rule I am not in favour of loose hair for formal occasions. It most often totally ruins the neckline and overall style of an evening gown.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:39 AM
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Sofia's dress looks to be from by Malina, like Madeleine's
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Sofia's hair is hanging on her face and that is never a good thing.
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:34 AM
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I am starting to think that some of thr younger woman prefer to wear their hair down and will continue to do so. Kate and Sofia are similar in age ND both have great hair that they like to show off.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:17 AM
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This time I thought Sofia''s dress was a bit "off" but I liked the cut and she looked sober...Yes, I agree this look might be the best one so far...
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:25 AM
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I don't know where this idea comes from that formal occasions require hair to be up. That is really an old-fashioned idea.

I get it that hair worn down may not work with every neckline, but that doesn't mean hair has to be in an updo for every formal occasion.
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I agree with you Casualfan, but in this case I think it might have looked better off her face if not a full updo.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:52 AM
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If Sofia had worn it in a full updo, she would have needed a necklace. Her hair down provided no need for a necklace. I liked the look as a whole.
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I am starting to think that some of thr younger woman prefer to wear their hair down and will continue to do so. Kate and Sofia are similar in age ND both have great hair that they like to show off.
Young women with lovely hair certainly may and should wear their hair down if they wish. They don't call a beautiful head of hair 'crowning glory' for no reason.

There's plenty of time to pull one's hair up or back...and we may all have sparse greying hair eventually.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:55 PM
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I am a dyed-in-the-wool member of team updo because IMHO an updo with an evening gown always looks more 'finished'. There is the opportunity to see the overall style of a gown, not to mention admiring the jewellery in general or, if we are very, very lucky, a tiara as well. As has already been posted, Sofia had no necklace and her earrings were pretty hard to see. So apparently she has no serious jewellery at this point.

It is also pretty daunting to wear a classic updo as it exposes the wearer and displays not only their baubles, but their deportment. There can be no hiding behind the curls or slumping posture because when you look at them you see everything from the curl (or tiara) on top to the toes peeping out of the sandals or shoes on her feet.

Yes Sofia has lovely hair and she knows how to show it. We have seen some beautiful shots with elegant daywear. I particularly liked the one with the deep sapphire blue. But, if she wears an evening gown in the same colour I will be pulling for team updo because it simply outclasses everything else.
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:46 PM
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JMO but the "updo-only" view is just dated and very limiting. Plus, some women just don't have the facial structure or neck for an updo, or they simply prefer their hair down. To hate on them on spec for showing their preference is unfair and silly IMO.
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:59 PM
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JMO but the "updo-only" view is just dated and very limiting. Plus, some women just don't have the facial structure or neck for an updo, or they simply prefer their hair down. To hate on them on spec for showing their preference is unfair and silly IMO.
I haven't seen any "hate" directed to women who choose to wear their hair down. "Hate" is a very strong word and I don't think it should be used to apply to a poster's comment when all they have said is that they think that long hair should be worn up with an evening gown. To say that you don't think someone has made a good choice with respect to their presentation and appearance is not "hate", just expression of an opinion.

I'll go further and challenge the submission that some women don't have the facial structure or neck for an updo. A skilled hairdresser can style hair in a way that suits the particular woman whether the hair is long or short.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:41 PM
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I haven't seen any "hate" directed to women who choose to wear their hair down. "Hate" is a very strong word and I don't think it should be used to apply to a poster's comment when all they have said is that they think that long hair should be worn up with an evening gown. To say that you don't think someone has made a good choice with respect to their presentation and appearance is not "hate", just expression of an opinion.

I'll go further and challenge the submission that some women don't have the facial structure or neck for an updo. A skilled hairdresser can style hair in a way that suits the particular woman whether the hair is long or short.

1. "Hate on" is an expression that means casting aspersions or expressing dislike for something. Not literally "hating" something/someone necessarily.

2. I brought up the facial/neck structure as more of a subjective thing--ie some women might not prefer to wear their hair up because they themselves don't feel it benefits their features.

And isn't that the larger point? Women have their own preferences. Saying they shouldn't abide those preferences because of some predetermined, and IMO outdated "rule," is limiting and unfair.
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:40 PM
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Sofia's dress looks to be from by Malina, like Madeleine's
SANTORINI CROSS STRAPS by Malina. www.bymalina.com

Sofia's hair is hanging on her face and that is never a good thing.

Sofia's hair down is also my only quibble about this appearance, but not because of it being a formal event, but due to the type of hair she seems to have. Whenever I see her wearing it down, it just has this heavy plastered down on her head look & that's just not a good look on anyone period. Then if you have a bit of a long face, it looks even worse.

I wish Sofia and/or her Hairdresser would do something to give her hair a bit of body or lift to it for times like this. I'm not talking Duchess of Cambridge like, as even styled Kate's got a natural lift to her hair, but maybe just a wee bit of...something...done at the crown of Sofia's part to lift it off her face. Anything to stop the plastered down moulded look that just doesn't do Sofia any favours sadly. She's got such great facial bone features, which really shines when her hair is up, it's just a shame the same isn't able to happen when Sofia wears her hair down.

I hope all that made sense. :)


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Old 12-22-2014, 12:28 AM
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1. "Hate on" is an expression that means casting aspersions or expressing dislike for something. Not literally "hating" something/someone necessarily.

2. I brought up the facial/neck structure as more of a subjective thing--ie some women might not prefer to wear their hair up because they themselves don't feel it benefits their features.

And isn't that the larger point? Women have their own preferences. Saying they shouldn't abide those preferences because of some predetermined, and IMO outdated "rule," is limiting and unfair.
I think you are well aware that the 'internet' meaning of 'hate on' and 'haters' is very different from that quoted and to try to pass it off as harmless when you have already qualified it is disingenuous and merely serves to underscore your point.

For me to state my preference us exactly that, my preference and, in no way implies hate of any kind toward Sofia or her hair!

Your second point merely endorses my stated thought that some may be using their hair to hide behind. That ois merely a personal opinion and not a hate on Sofia or her hair.

As to your "summation", by those rules people posting here are not allowed to comment adversely on a dress or hair style, for fear of being labelled haters and which is very odd considering that this is a thread devoted to discussion of Sofia's fashion choices.

Colour me utterly confused by your quite
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:43 AM
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I saw today a few photos in Hellomagazine, and I notice while the Queen, Victoria and Madeleine they have a coat, she is not! isn't she cold? and the other is the Madeleine looks the same dress as Sofia but different colour
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I think you are well aware that the 'internet' meaning of 'hate on' and 'haters' is very different from that quoted and to try to pass it off as harmless when you have already qualified it is disingenuous and merely serves to underscore your point.

For me to state my preference us exactly that, my preference and, in no way implies hate of any kind toward Sofia or her hair!

Your second point merely endorses my stated thought that some may be using their hair to hide behind. That ois merely a personal opinion and not a hate on Sofia or her hair.

As to your "summation", by those rules people posting here are not allowed to comment adversely on a dress or hair style, for fear of being labelled haters and which is very odd considering that this is a thread devoted to discussion of Sofia's fashion choices.

Colour me utterly confused by your quite

Your first paragraph makes no sense. I wasn't passing anything off as harmless; I was reiterating that I wasn't suggesting anyone was "hating" anything.

I agree that some might "hide behind" their hair but I don't see that as a negative.

Once again, I'm not suggesting people are hating anything. It is my opinion (you have the absolute right to disagree) that saying someone should always wear an updo for a formal event is limiting and old fashioned idea.

Just to clarify: I'm not hating on anyone; I'm not saying anyone hates Sofia; I'm simply disagreeing with the notion that it's a disappointment when Sofia (or any other royal lady) wears their hair down to a formal event.
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