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Old 09-17-2015, 10:31 PM
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The bangs are really awful, do nothing for her. About fours inches off the hair would make them look better. Looks terribly thin to me too. Not one of her best looks, IMO seventies secretary look I agree.
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:45 PM
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Oh, I am loving the new haircut! I agree that an inch or two shorter would look even better but it's all around a very good, fresh look for Kate!
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The hair is just too much. all in her face, looks like a wig
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPGUnqaWcAAkVI9.jpg

of course when its not flying all over
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/...2489914842.jpg

The dress is simple and nice but maybe showing too much of her leg?
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/...2490490963.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/...2487551698.jpg
Having seen the 'Helicopter' view of her hair I think we can safely say it isn't a wig. However, it does look very poofy around the face which makes Catherine's face look a lot finer and well rested, very flattering actually.

But what I do see most is a very high-maintenance hairstyle that will require the skills of a hairdresser to give her hair bounce and keep the "fringe" out of her eyes or, more likely, right across her face.

While houndstooth has never been a favourite with me I was surprised that Catherine wore it and didn't do anything for her. It looked neither overly elegant nor flattering and, not surprisingly, where most royals would shorten that slit for modesty, our Catherine did not.

Yep, we've just come full circle. But am still confused as to why her hair is referred to as having a fringe or bangs. She doesn't, she merely has a little feathering around her face. If it was an actual fringe it would be in her eyes.

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Maybe she was more interested in the job at hand than making a fashion statement?
I see your point but we, on this thread, are discussing fashion. I commend to you the Current Events threads where "the job" of each royal is discussed at length.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:17 AM
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Yep, we've just come full circle. But am still confused as to why her hair is referred to as having a fringe or bangs. She doesn't, she merely has a little feathering around her face. If it was an actual fringe it would be in her eyes.
I suppose it can depend upon one's own definition of bangs/fringe, but there are many different styles of bangs, and they don't have to be in the eyes or across the forehead. Kate's are more along the lines of what I would consider parted or side-swept bangs.
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I like the dress but think a button more open at the top (like the model) and one more closed at the bottom would have been more elegant.

I'm not sure if the bangs at this length are a good idea. Having to swipe your hair out of your eyes when you are at a public function isn't really stylish.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge laugh as they attend the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham

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The colour is really pretty on her :)
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Great color for her.



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The Ralph Lauren dress was hideous, it aged her and she is young and therefore can pull anything with color off well yet she decided to wear such a boring dress. The hairstyle was very unflattering, it just looked very boring the way it was styled. Half back would've looked so much nicer. The back to work look was disappointing for me.

Today's event, that is a lovely coat and a lovely color for Catherine.
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Truly wish Catherine would adopt the use of barrettes or little combs or some kind of pretty hair accessory, both to hold her hair in place and to jazz up her look a little.

The Lauren dress was okay, but does she have something against wearing slips?
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:28 PM
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Truly wish Catherine would adopt the use of barrettes or little combs or some kind of pretty hair accessory, both to hold her hair in place and to jazz up her look a little.

The Lauren dress was okay, but does she have something against wearing slips?
The silk dress had a plain black silk lining on the skirt.

As for the combs - I had hair that long and that thick when I was younger. I tried combs but they just kept falling out because of the weight of my hair.

It's her style and she's obviously happy with it. But she does try different things just not every time
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:34 PM
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The silk dress had a plain black silk lining on the skirt.

As for the combs - I had hair that long and that thick when I was younger. I tried combs but they just kept falling out because of the weight of my hair.

It's her style and she's obviously happy with it. But she does try different things just not every time
But a black silk lining doesn't perform the same function as a slip.

And I just bet someone in the world has made a barrette or clip that wouldn't fall out of Catherine's hair. Somehow I just think that's a possibility.
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I had the same thought about petticoats. All those fashion faux pas would never have happened. I mean how many times do you have to see her bare butt before she realizes that she must wear something under her flimsy outfits?

Second, I might be in the minority but except for her wedding dress, nothing fits her appropriately. All her clothes have a very loose fit and look unattractive. I don't get the Kate effect at all.
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The silk dress had a plain black silk lining on the skirt.

As for the combs - I had hair that long and that thick when I was younger. I tried combs but they just kept falling out because of the weight of my hair.

It's her style and she's obviously happy with it. But she does try different things just not every time
I had the same problem. Only the largest, strongest and least attractive clips could hold back my hair.

Kate likes her hair the way it is for the time being.
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Second, I might be in the minority but except for her wedding dress, nothing fits her appropriately. All her clothes have a very loose fit and look unattractive. I don't get the Kate effect at all.
I have said that for some time now...many times her clothing does not fit her right...and there is no reason she can't have something tailored to fit her even if most of it is 'off the rack'.

The things that are obviously tailored for her almost always look wonderful on her.


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But a black silk lining doesn't perform the same function as a slip.

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I guess I am confused... what function is a slip supposed to perform with the houndstooth Ralph Lauren dress? To me this is a dress that you would not wear a slip with; the lining would serve the purpose of the opacity of the fabric - which is what I how i use a slip. I think the concern people have is the cut of the dress - where you could see more leg than is thought appropriate when she walks? that would not be resolved with a slip - in fact it would be worse if a slip was showing. it is a bit of a sexy cut - but i personally find no issue with it - she has great legs; however - if the Duchess were to be so inclined to eliminate the slit, the only solution i see would be to sew up the dress so that the fabric did not separate when she walked. jmo... but I dont think a slip is the solution in this instance.
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I guess I am confused... what function is a slip supposed to perform with the houndstooth Ralph Lauren dress? To me this is a dress that you would not wear a slip with; the lining would serve the purpose of the opacity of the fabric - which is what I how i use a slip. I think the concern people have is the cut of the dress - where you could see more leg than is thought appropriate when she walks? that would not be resolved with a slip - in fact it would be worse if a slip was showing. it is a bit of a sexy cut - but i personally find no issue with it - she has great legs; however - if the Duchess were to be so inclined to eliminate the slit, the only solution i see would be to sew up the dress so that the fabric did not separate when she walked. jmo... but I dont think a slip is the solution in this instance.
I agree - a slip wouldn't make any sense with the dress. All it would do is mean that, instead of seeing her legs (gasp!), you'd be seeing the slip, which certainly wouldn't be a good look.

In general, it seems to me that Kate's long hair and long legs are traits of hers that she seems to like. I think many (if not most) people have certain aspects of their appearance that they favor, and I think sometimes people stick to those highlighting those things because they might feel they detract form other areas that they find less flattering. Much as it drives some people crazy, Kate seems comfortable with her hair and her legs, and I don't really anticipate her to make any changes in those areas any time soon.
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Tonight's coat is a beautiful color.
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Tonight's coat is a beautiful color.

I agree. It's a great color in general, and certainly looks good on her.
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