The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Royal Highlights > Royal House of Fashion > Archives

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #341  
Old 07-06-2014, 09:57 PM
cepe's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 5,385
Quote:
Originally Posted by marta19pl View Post
Exactly... coat in July? This coat is the one of ugliest coats I have ever seen...



For me Kate (or Catherine ) doesn't look good in dress which she wore at Wilmbledon final match.
This patterned of this dress doesn't fit into her... and this colour... awful She looks like older than she is.
Pippa used too much sunbathing... and Kate use too much make up at last events... good and sunny weather but she use too much make-up foundation, it's not good for her skin because she has many wrinkles around eyes and forehead.
I dont agree with anything you have said. I think you are so far off base I cant even be bothered to detail my point of view.

(..)
__________________

__________________

This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
  #342  
Old 07-06-2014, 09:57 PM
Frelinghighness's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New England, United States
Posts: 3,950
Quote:
Originally Posted by US Royal Watcher View Post
I think you have probably hit on the difference of opinion. Most of people who complain that Catherine dresses like an old woman want her to dress informally.

Americans tend to dress casually, even for important events. There are people who show up in churches wearing shorts and t-shirts. A few years ago, some members of the U.S. Olympic lacrosse team showed up at the White House wearing flip-flops. That simply would not have happened in the U.K., or pretty much anywhere in Europe or Asia.

We tend to dress more formally in Washington, DC, but even here there are women who are underdressed when they attend important meetings with international delegations. Most of our foreign visitors are not offended because Americans have that reputation, but I think it does impact the women's effectiveness.

In the last 10 years or so, I have noticed that some European women, particularly those in their early 20s have started to dress more casually. But, overall, the European women I interact with dress formally for business meetings.

Catherine is on business when she makes public appearances. Think of what you would wear to an important job interview.

I will concede that some women Catherine's age may choose to wear different colored shoes with some outfits, but it is silly to argue that Catherine's "nose bleed" pumps would suit an old woman. She is also a minimalist when it comes to jewelry. Again, it is silly to argue that old women don't wear jewelry or other accessories. Her nude pumps and minimal accessories have nothing to do with age, it is her personal style.

The classic fashions she wears today will be a little dated in a few years because she does wear trendy clothes, but her look will age much better than the clothes Diana wore in the 80s. Diana was always a fashion icon and was never (or rarely) accused of being boring or dressing older than she was. But I guarantee that in 30 years, Catherine's style now will compare favorably to Diana's style during the 1980s. For proof, see the video below.
Your post is very interesting re what women wear in d.c. but Diana was certainly considered a matronly dresser in the early years of her marriage as in the clip you chose illustrates .nobody thinks what they wear could ever look dated in years to come
__________________

  #343  
Old 07-06-2014, 10:12 PM
soapstar's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Week Coordinator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hermosa Beach, United States
Posts: 3,297
I like the dress she wore to Wimbledon. The colors are really nice and she looks good in it.

The green dress she wore yesterday was hideous. I didn't like it last time she wore it either. The material and style just don't work and I'm not sure why she kept it zipped it all the way up. It would have been nice to see the dress she wore underneath.
  #344  
Old 07-06-2014, 10:48 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Łódz, Poland
Posts: 336
Quote:
Originally Posted by cepe View Post
I dont agree with anything you have said. I think you are so far off base I cant even be bothered to detail my point of view.

(...)
You do not have to agree with me, It's my opinion.
She always has a little makeup but not yesterday at Wimbledon.
For me she shouldn't use eyeliner, she has nice eyes but eyeliner distracts attention from eyes. For me this cosmetic is for evening/nigths events but not for events like that.

(...)
  #345  
Old 07-07-2014, 01:05 AM
christythedreamer's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wonderland, Maldives
Posts: 480
It seems so many people dislike the dress lol. I actually quite like it. I also love her hair like this... I was never a fan of her big curls (the first day she attended Wimbledon), her hair looks much better this way.
__________________
Take Me Home Tonight
  #346  
Old 07-07-2014, 01:29 AM
MichelleQ2's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 1,038
Once i got over the shock of her not wearing white (as she always does at Wimbledon) -I was surprised how much I did like the dress today at Wimbledon. I liked it much better today in a more casual environment than on tour when she wore it with a hat. and her hair cut looks great! looks like taking about 4-6 inches off and adding some layers gave her back some bounce.
  #347  
Old 07-07-2014, 03:09 AM
iceflower's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 32,697
.

Speculative and off-topic posts have been removed.
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
  #348  
Old 07-07-2014, 03:23 AM
fandesacs2003's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 3,865
Did she have her hair cut??? They look shorter, and nicer.
  #349  
Old 07-07-2014, 07:57 AM
PrincessofEurope's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: *, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,196
Yes she had her hair trimed between Wimbledon 1/4final appearance an Tour de France engagement on Friday. - It is a better length i have to say.

Did anyone else think Kate looked overdressed on the Tour de France start - the green coat and dress seem abit dressy for the sporting event especially when you see her beside William and Harry who were very casually dressed.

Great repeat Jonathon Saunders dress at Wimbledon though - more repeats from her various tour wardrobe would be great to see.
__________________
This is the stuff of fairytales

  #350  
Old 07-07-2014, 08:24 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Philadelphia, United States
Posts: 3,108
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessofEurope View Post

Great repeat Jonathon Saunders dress at Wimbledon though - more repeats from her various tour wardrobe would be great to see.

More repeats?

I think Kate repeats a lot; she gets criticized for it, but I think it's a wise decision on her part. Otherwise we'd be hearing how the taxpayers must pay huge sums for a designer wardrobe!
  #351  
Old 07-07-2014, 09:34 AM
muriel's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London / Guildford, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,363
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessofEurope View Post
Great repeat Jonathon Saunders dress at Wimbledon though - more repeats from her various tour wardrobe would be great to see.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mirabel View Post
More repeats?

I think Kate repeats a lot; she gets criticized for it, but I think it's a wise decision on her part. Otherwise we'd be hearing how the taxpayers must pay huge sums for a designer wardrobe!
I agree, it is great to see Catherine repeat her clothes. Despite what some may say, I think she can repeat a lot more. She has a lot of clothes from the overseas tours that she can use over the next year or two before she acquires new ones.
  #352  
Old 07-07-2014, 09:34 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NN, Lithuania
Posts: 1,131
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessofEurope View Post
Did anyone else think Kate looked overdressed on the Tour de France start - the green coat and dress seem abit dressy for the sporting event especially when you see her beside William and Harry who were very casually dressed.
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge And Prince Harry Attend The Tour De France Grand Depart - Pictures - Zimbio

  #353  
Old 07-07-2014, 10:44 AM
AdmirerUS's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 4,444
My two cents about the Green coat worn to the start of the tour: We all have seen Kate make small allusions to the event in her choice of dress.

Blue was out for this day - it might have shown a nod to GBR Team Sky. Bright primary and neon colors are big on the tour (see Teams - The riders, videos, photos - Tour de France 2014 ) so a saturated color was a no-brainer. Also, leaders in various aspects of the tour wear yellow, green, red and white jerseys - so I would have bet on Kate wearing one of these colors.
Finally - the coat is relatively sleek and zips up the front. And Tour jerseys are sleek and zip up the front.

My two cents about the dress worn to the men's final. It looked comfy but professional and its saturated colors looked just fine next to those purple and green club ties and orchids. It did not steal all the attention but was visible.
And IMHO - she does not care if we are wowed every time she steps out. In fact, I think that's the last thing she wants.
__________________
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/au...bob_dylan.html
  #354  
Old 07-07-2014, 10:58 AM
Skippyboo's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Atlanta, United States
Posts: 3,331
Some one mentioned wearing the banana dress for the tour engagement but if you looked at the pictures from the yellow jersey presentation. The background was all yellow. Kate would have been just a head. The green at least stood out and had some Tour significance since the green jersey is worn by the fastest sprinter.
  #355  
Old 07-07-2014, 11:06 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,073
I loved the dress she wore to the Wimbledon finals yesterday. However, I was most pleased to see that she finally cut her hair to a more manageable length -- and more layers, too. Unfortunately, she still wears it much-to-much on her face. Overall ... a win for those of us clammering for her to evolve her hair style :)
  #356  
Old 07-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Daria_S's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: My own head, United States
Posts: 8,109
I like the dress that Catherine chose for Wimbledon. The green dress worn for the opening of Tour de France wasn't too bad. The color is quite lovely on her. The only bit I dislike is what looks to me like a zipper down the front.
__________________
"My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring".
~Prince William~


I'm not obsessed with royalty...I just think intensely about it.
  #357  
Old 07-09-2014, 08:33 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Washington, United States
Posts: 1,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frelinghighness View Post
Your post is very interesting re what women wear in d.c. but Diana was certainly considered a matronly dresser in the early years of her marriage as in the clip you chose illustrates .nobody thinks what they wear could ever look dated in years to come
My point is that Diana's dress looks matronly now, but that look was worn by many young women in the 80s. Below are links with photos Molly Ringwald in 1986 and a scene from 1983's the Big Chill. Fashion is cyclical. When I was in high school in the 70's, my friends and I wore "granny dresses." (I won't post pictures). These styles will probably make a comeback at some time in the future, unfortunately.

Catherine clothes are very much on trend. Some things she wears will look very dated in the future (such as the big zipper on the green coat). I think that when some posters complain that she dresses like an "old woman," they are really saying that they don't like her formality. They would like to see her dress as though she had a less traditional job--such as working for an upscale retail outlet.

On the other hand, the British monarchy is all about tradition. As someone upthread noted, she meets people who are dressed to greet royalty. I think Catherine is showing espect for the people she is meeting. I also think that, like many 32-year old women, she prefers the classic business attire. No matter what she wears she is going to be criticized, so she may as well wear what she likes.


Stellar Piece: Role Models

The Big Chill
  #358  
Old 07-09-2014, 08:52 AM
Pranter's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 3,021
I think we all know the queen has an eye for details and a preference for a certain look....and Diana didn't wear certain things until after her divorce.


LaRae
  #359  
Old 07-09-2014, 09:15 AM
Frelinghighness's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New England, United States
Posts: 3,950
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pranter View Post
I think we all know the queen has an eye for details and a preference for a certain look....and Diana didn't wear certain things until after her divorce.


LaRae
You got it, she ditched the matronly look, that other women may have worn in the eighties, not me or my friends, and stepped it up after her split. When you see the great clothes she wore at that time, mid to late nineties, form fitting etc, they don't look dated now.
Back on topic, Catherine looks just about right for her position,IMO. This is her work wear and she is doing fine. I am glad for one that she has lengthened her skirts, it suits her proportions better, and is more practical for work wear.
  #360  
Old 07-09-2014, 09:26 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Washington, United States
Posts: 1,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frelinghighness View Post
You got it, she ditched the matronly look, that other women may have worn in the eighties, not me or my friends, and stepped it up after her split. When you see the great clothes she wore at that time, mid to late nineties, form fitting etc, they don't look dated now.
Back on topic, Catherine looks just about right for her position,IMO. This is her work wear and she is doing fine. I am glad for one that she has lengthened her skirts, it suits her proportions better, and is more practical for work wear.
I don't know how involved the queen was or is involved in the style of the female members of the family. I agree that the loose fitting dresses, puffed sleeves, and shoulder pads from the early 80's looked dated by the end of the 80's. Diana's clothes in the 90's are holding up much better 25 years later. Women wearing solids tend to look sleeker in my opinion.

I also agree that Catherine looks better in longer skirts. The form fitting clothes she and other young women wear today will hold up very well in future years. It's just a clean, classic look.
__________________

Closed Thread

Tags
duchess of cambridge, duchess of cambridge fashion, duchess of cambridge style, duchess of cambridge's daytime fashion, fashion, royal fashion


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Duchess of Cambridge's Daytime Fashion Part 15: July 2014 - September 2015 dazzling Archives 481 09-20-2015 05:24 PM
The Duchess of Cambridge's Daytime Fashion, Part 3: July 2011 - August 2011 dazzling Archives 403 08-19-2011 05:40 PM
The Duchess of Cambridge's Daytime Fashion, Part 2: June 2011 - July 2011 dazzling Archives 589 07-07-2011 03:35 AM




Popular Tags
andrew scott cooper ascot 2016 best gown best gown september 2016 best hat best outfit catherine middleton style coronation coup d'etat crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mary fashion crown princess mette-marit current events dictatorship duchess of cambridge e-mail fashion poll grand duke jean greece kate middleton king abdullah ii king felipe king felipe vi king willem-alexander member introduction monarchy murder new zealand nobel gala norway november 2016 october 2016 october and november 2016 opening of parliament picture of the week prince bernhard prince charles princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess mary daytime fashion princess mary fashion princess mary hats princess mette-marit fashion and style queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen mathilde queen mathildes outfits queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania royal fashion september 2016 state visit state visit to denmark succession sweden the duchess of cambridge the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:40 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016
Jelsoft Enterprises