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Old 03-14-2015, 01:59 AM
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I think Sophie looked wonderful today, loved the dress and adored the updo and hat. The jury is still out on the hem of the dress - not really feeling the love there! But while her accessories were terrific . . . . then came the elephant in the room, the black cardi with the top button done up and I am certain I will never feel the love there! But overall she looked amazingly 'soft' for someone wearing something as 'sharp' as black and white and needless to say, Sophie did Edward proud.

As to comments about the cost of her dress? I think it's a shame that these questions are increasingly creeping into common usage on the fashion threads and instead of looking at an ensemble and saying someone looks lovely, OMG what was she thinking, so elegant, ill fitting, well suited, or whatever, we have a new criteria of "value for money".

Don't get me wrong, but cost and value for money is a very subjective notion on a very personal level. What I on my income consider value for money would be seen as rubbish to those of greater (designer stlye) income or considered spendthrift by someone on a lower, fixed income. It just plain takes the gilt off the gingerbread and the fun out of the discussion.

Commenting on ensembles that I could never hope to aspire to own or waxing lyrical about someones latest millinery masterpiece or monstrosity, regardless of the cost, shoud be pure, unadulterated, fun because, let's face it, relatively few of us would have the occasions to wear most of it so cost really isn't a factor.
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:14 AM
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Other than the sagging hemline I think she looked lovely! I especially like the hairstyle and hat.
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Old 03-14-2015, 01:33 PM
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I think Sophie looked wonderful today, loved the dress and adored the updo and hat. The jury is still out on the hem of the dress - not really feeling the love there! But while her accessories were terrific . . . . then came the elephant in the room, the black cardi with the top button done up and I am certain I will never feel the love there! But overall she looked amazingly 'soft' for someone wearing something as 'sharp' as black and white and needless to say, Sophie did Edward proud.

As to comments about the cost of her dress? I think it's a shame that these questions are increasingly creeping into common usage on the fashion threads and instead of looking at an ensemble and saying someone looks lovely, OMG what was she thinking, so elegant, ill fitting, well suited, or whatever, we have a new criteria of "value for money".

Don't get me wrong, but cost and value for money is a very subjective notion on a very personal level. What I on my income consider value for money would be seen as rubbish to those of greater (designer stlye) income or considered spendthrift by someone on a lower, fixed income. It just plain takes the gilt off the gingerbread and the fun out of the discussion.

Commenting on ensembles that I could never hope to aspire to own or waxing lyrical about someones latest millinery masterpiece or monstrosity, regardless of the cost, shoud be pure, unadulterated, fun because, let's face it, relatively few of us would have the occasions to wear most of it so cost really isn't a factor.
You know, I think you are right MARG. Sorry.
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Old 03-14-2015, 02:06 PM
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A cardigan is rather strange for this occasion as well. Surely a coat or a structured jacket would have been more appropriate. I remember Sophie being caught out for something like this before; i.e. wearing a cardigan or no jacket/coat when one have been appropriate.

I like her dress, asymmetrical though it was. I think that's a 'thing' now.

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But while her accessories were terrific . . . . then came the elephant in the room, the black cardi with the top button done up and I am certain I will never feel the love there!
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Old 03-14-2015, 02:20 PM
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2, 2 10 pounds - for that- not worth it!
She looks great and can afford it but I'll look for something similar for about $20.
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Old 03-14-2015, 02:51 PM
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The asymmetric dress looked awkward and spoilt my impression of the look. Awkwardness of the dress was further aggravated by material pattern. I like the hat and hairstyle though.
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Old 03-14-2015, 03:49 PM
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I agree about the hem, Made my eye cross. Was told by buyer at Saks that we should really get used to this style {silly to me} as it will be shown in upscale places all over. That might be but not on this woman. A proper hem at nice length always look beautiful. As far as the price of 2210 pounds, can't comment until the fabric and linings are known. If it comes from a department store off rack, yes really high. If from a fashion house, maybe not.
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:16 PM
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This is actually a really nice outfit. The only thing I don't like is the weird hemline. It would have looked so much better if the hem were even.
I think the same. Sophie's hair is also lovely and elegant here. However, I do dislike the hat, as it's just not for me, though it does work well with the rest of the outfit.
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:08 PM
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I initially thought the extra material on the skirt was a separate sash of some sort, which might have been better as would a longer length of the hem being at the back. Nonetheless, Sophie looked radiant in every other respect.
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:04 AM
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Love it from shoes to hat and hairdo. The hood gives her a nice frame for the face and the hat and dark green gloves and hand bag are chic.
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:35 AM
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I love her new shoes - Sophie has some gorgeous shoes. I don't mind the dress either and we can see her pink dress underneath the coat which is a lovely colour.

Something stuck to her shoe?
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:39 AM
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The coat is nice and she does have great shoes. I like the hat, the pattern adds some interest.
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:14 AM
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Really loving this look on Sophie.


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Old 04-05-2015, 12:21 PM
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Lovely coat and she wore it well though not a fan of the embellishments on her hat.
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Old 04-05-2015, 01:22 PM
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The Countess of Wessex was today's very best dresser. My compliments.
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Old 04-05-2015, 01:47 PM
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Sophie looks elegant in today's Easter outfit, classically so, but with an edge to it. The colour of the coat is quite plain, but the clever cut and the collar, together with the accessories makes the outfit work so well.
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Old 04-05-2015, 01:58 PM
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Love the hat- and the under- dress, but the over dress looks like a rain coat.
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:12 PM
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Think she looked great nice to see her with her family
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I really disliked this coat. The color washes her out and the coat looks too big. I like the shoes though.
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