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Old 04-19-2014, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by ladongas View Post
I'd like to note that Catherine seems to serve as her own stylist. She's not a model where there is an anxious 'helper' standing just off stage to tweak her appearance. She's not on hire to present anything for sale. She's expected to be appropriately and attractively dressed, and she always is.

She doesn't poll before she selects a dress or a pair of shoes or a hairstyle. She doesn't dress like HM, and she shouldn't. She dresses like a lady, a young lady (although not in her very first youth, as the Victorian novels oft describe it).

Moreover, very few of her clothes are couture, and most, even the costly ones- to me, a day dress costing $500 is costly- are bought more or less off the rack. When her clothing is slightly imperfectly fitted, or marginally less stylish or fabulous than we might prefer, it really doesn't matter. She's not Queen, nor Princess of Wales, she's the wife of the heir to the heir. For the most part, her future subjects seem to be fond of her, some are quite enchanted by her, and a very few (not counting die-hard Republicans or DM commenters!) are fairly harshly critical.

She gets almost everything right, almost all the time. Her husband (and his family) seemingly adores her, she's poised and warm when she interacts with the public. The time will come when she is cossetted and hand-dressed by a dresser or lady's maid. and all her clothing will be made especially for her. By that time she will likely be a woman of late middle age who has no room for error in her appearance because her youthful loveliness will not be enough to carry her forward. But until then, she's fine, she's better than fine. As long as her feet are comfortable, it doesn't matter what her shoes look like. She'll make minor fashion errors, but she's avoided major faux pas.

I intend to enjoy her for who and what she is. And of course everyone is entitled to her/his own opinion.
You hit the nail on the head here.

As for her dress, I think it's lovely.

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Old 04-19-2014, 11:20 AM
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Two wins in a row. The LK Bennett dress is really pretty

Old 04-19-2014, 11:22 AM
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Love the blue and white dress. The whole look is picture perfect and for once the hair looks terrific.
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This is my favorite. Very pretty!
Old 04-19-2014, 12:12 PM
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Wow, best look so far. Far superior to her to the yellow ensemble she wore on arrival. Love her hair (it's nice to see her face and earrings clearly) and the squared neck of her dress is very flattering. Her shoes and clutch are a perfect match.

The colour and poppy print of the dress is both cool and bright in a very attractive style which would be relatively easy for anyone in the crowd to spot.
This outfit is stunning! I love blue and white combo's and have several for this summer.

Second best look yet for me.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:50 PM
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Love the blue and white summery pretty ..
Old 04-19-2014, 01:35 PM
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Love this last dress. It´s perfect. It fits well, has a good colour...the lenght of the skirt is good. I also like the shoes and the hair.

Well done Kate
Old 04-19-2014, 03:35 PM
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Beautiful pattern and flattering sheath style. This the second-best look for me after the red suit.
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Love that blue and white dress. That shade of blue is gorgeous, and having just a dash of it against the white background makes it all the more enticing. Very flattering on her.
Old 04-19-2014, 07:25 PM
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I LOVE the dress! She looks amazing, can't wait to see more!
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:02 PM
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Flattering dress, square neck is great on her. Love her hair this way, still long but back from the face so we can see her face, jewelry and neckline.
Old 04-19-2014, 08:16 PM
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The Kate Middleton effect: Today was the senior graduation for my son's service group "Jack and Jill". All African-American teens. There were 12 girls 6 in white lace dresses similar to DOC and all the girls were in nude high heels. I said to one of the girls "you have the dress and shoes like Duchess Kate"-she said I know and gave me the biggest smile. I guess every girl wants to be a Princess.
When I went to Nordstrom's yesterday racks of white lace and yellow dresses.

This beautiful blue dress will be the next big hit.
Old 04-19-2014, 08:32 PM
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Erm . . . we're heading into winter in the Southern Hemsiphere.
and indeed it looks quite comfortable in Oz, although I wonder if the 'slip slap' thing is still necessary as the sun looks still quite bright. I fear for the Duke and Duchess' skin and am looking for lobster-like symptoms! I am somewhat dismayed that they are not wearing sun hats but imagine this has been discussed with local authorities with a view to the royal couple's visibility!
Old 04-19-2014, 09:39 PM
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Kate's wearing an Alexander McQueen coat and Jane Taylor hat, for Easter Service. I'm not sure how I feel about the coat. There's something about the front closure that looks a little odd. Having said that, I do love the color and think the hat is really pretty.
Old 04-19-2014, 10:22 PM
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I love the outfit she wore to church this morning. Everything worked well together. All in all very smart! I think that hairdo is a good compromise. She still has it long but it's back off her face so she's not tempted to fiddle with it, and you can also see her neckline and earrings, and her face. Top marks, Kate!

Also nice to see William wearing charcoal suits in Oz and not those blue ones he seemed to favour across the ditch.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:42 PM
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I agree, the top closure is a bit odd. But the rest of the look nails it! Bravo, again, Kate!

Old 04-19-2014, 11:43 PM
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Loving the church outfit. Really glad that in the last few days Kate has found the compromise between keeping her hair down but it not flying in her face. She has a beautiful face and with her hair a bit further back you can see it better.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:41 AM
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Totally love the church outfit love the colour and the collar gorgeous and again hair back off face it's a miracle 2 days in row
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Very pretty and elegant outfits.
Old 04-20-2014, 01:35 AM
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The Duchess of Cambridge's Daytime Fashion Part 13: April 2014 -

Really love this outfit. Best hat/ hair combination I have seen from Kate for sometime. I love the contrasting simple uncluttered line of the coat. This shade also suits her. 10/10 from me - even without the Wattle brooch.

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