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Old 09-14-2012, 04:44 AM
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This is a very elegant dress and beautifully made, but it would need a rather more sophisticated personality to really pull off its elegant simplicity to the best advantage.
I don't quite understand why the updo (which is nice) is chosen with this dress, because in contrast to previous outfits where the open hair frequently clutters details and necklines, it wouldn't dusturb here.
The dress, price tag £895, is from Beulah London:
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I don't quite understand why the updo (which is nice) is chosen with this dress, because in contrast to previous outfits where the open hair frequently clutters details and necklines, it wouldn't dusturb here.
Obviously because she knew she'd be having to put on a head scarf and then take it off. The updo meant she needn't worry about what her long hair looked like afterwards. Take a head scarf off long hair and you'll probably get some static.

How could anyone accuse a dress worn by a woman to a mosque of being dowdy? I've been in a few mosques in the middle east, and in one they insisted that all women wear what I can only describe as a huge green curtain. A graduation gown would be considered risque compared to that thing.
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How could anyone accuse a dress worn by a woman to a mosque of being dowdy? I've been in a few mosques in the middle east, and in one they insisted that all women wear what I can only describe as a huge green curtain. A graduation gown would be considered risque compared to that thing.
That is what I meant with my comment. My appologies if it came out wrong.
The dress in itself Is dowdy (compared to the other dresses termed "dowdy" which I all felt were very nice), but put into the context it was worn, it is very appropriate.
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That is what I meant with my comment. My appologies if it came out wrong.
The dress in itself Is dowdy (compared to the other dresses termed "dowdy" which I all felt were very nice), but put into the context it was worn, it is very appropriate.
I get what you mean. Mosque visits are a bit tricky for non-Muslims. Much as I adore HM the Queen (as my username suggests), I'm glad Kate didn't look to her for inspiration when choosing what to wear today. I think the less said about this outfit the better:

The Queen visits the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, November 2010
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The only thing about the dress is that it didn't seem to fit her very well. I've noticed that now and then that some clothes don't hang right or something, perhaps she should have more alterations done on some things.

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She looks lovely.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:04 AM
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Just seen Kate's latest dress from a tea party on the visit thread. Really pretty and lovely hairstyle.
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Lovely dress for the visit to the mosque.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:02 AM
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For a tea party in Malaysia, The Duchess of Cambridge wore a pastel blue dress with white lace overlay by Alice Temperley which is very pretty indeed - fresh but still formal, elegant without being too conservative.

The only minuses for me are the nude shoes (such an old hat - white or light blue and without that half-platform sole, please) and the fact that the lace doesn’t really look to feel comfortable on the wearer’s skin.
But overall, along with the fact that the hairdresser has finally woken up from her regular routine, IMHO perhaps the best look from the tour so far.

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:58 AM
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Gorgeous! I like both dress.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:34 AM
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Oh I love the dress! She looks great with the hairdo!
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Both looks are amazing! The Beulah dress she wore wasn't dowdy-not only was it perfect or the occasion but it had classical lines and tailoring. It fit her wonderfully and seemed tone very comfortable, even with the heat. The head scarf was just beautiful.

The second dress is making me do jumpy claps-romantic, airy, appropriate. Perfect way to head tacky French newspapers (ahem) off at the pass.
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Kate looked great today on tour

The Beulah dress was a great choice for the visit to the mosque. She looked very beautiful.

Adore adore adore the alice temperely number for the tea party - its so english and lovely on Kate especially with her hair like that. She always looks stunning in temperely creations
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Her look for the tea party was perfection. I think it's my favorite look of this tour so far.
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Perfect. The hair, the dress, the shoes. Very tasteful.
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DM has a nice inset raving about the dress - ignore the headline and read down to the Blue Box titled FEMALE FASHION VERDICT

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...e-outrage.html
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I don't think those Beulah dresses suit Kate at all; they look very frumpy, imo.
Of course she was going to a mosque, so she needed something very conservative, but afterwards she should toss that thing!

The pale blue dress weas ideal for the occasion.
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For a tea party in Malaysia, The Duchess of Cambridge wore a pastel blue dress with white lace overlay by Alice Temperley which is very pretty indeed - fresh but still formal, elegant without being too conservative.

The only minuses for me are the nude shoes (such an old hat - white or light blue and without that half-platform sole, please) and the fact that the lace doesn’t really look to feel comfortable on the wearer’s skin.
But overall, along with the fact that the hairdresser has finally woken up from her regular routine, IMHO perhaps the best look from the tour so far.

Full views:
http://s16.postimage.org/e4dvphxyt/a...33_470x782.jpg
http://s8.postimage.org/wvmytb8j9/ar...31_470x782.jpg

Hairstyle:
http://s14.postimage.org/8xuywldpt/a...11_470x698.jpg
This is such a pretty dress, the lace/detailing, the fit and the color all works. The hair-do is pretty. What is disappointing is the shoes she choose with this dress.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:55 PM
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Hello hairdresser! Fabulous last 2 looks! The billowing dress to the mosque was just right for the occassion, it did seem that the waist was again set too high for her. The tea party dress was perfection in every way, waist was perfect, just right fullness of the skirt, length, hair "pins" thank you Kate!
Agree that the shoes for both were a miss.
Keep up the good work!
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I feel like I've seen the dress she wore at the Mosque before. I can't put my finger on it though.
The second dress is lovely. Fresh choice.
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