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Old 08-04-2014, 12:31 PM
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If the Queen can wear bright lime green to commemorate the D-Day landings, then Kate can certainly wear cream to commemorate the start of WW1. Heck, Camilla wore cream for the D-Day ceremonies and no-one said that was inappropriate.

The mind boggles that people think Kate's skirt is too short, it truly does. Now I remember why I generally avoid these fashion threads like the plague. I think I'll go back to doing that.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:44 PM
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The D-Day landings are more eh... "festive" because it was the start of the good news, the renewed hope on liberation of Nazi tyranny. This event, the start of World War I, one of the most horrorful bloodsheds ever, has no any festive note whatsoever. President Hollande, for an example, wore a dark suit and a dark tie. The same for the German President, Mr Gauck.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:47 PM
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The mind boggles that people think Kate's skirt is too short, it truly does. Now I remember why I generally avoid these fashion threads like the plague. I think I'll go back to doing that.

Please don't stop posting here we need a balance .
I agree with you. Compare the length of this outfit to ones Kate has previously worn. This is a fine length and I can't see any issues with the curtesy either.


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Too short, boring colour and she could have done better for the event. Usual really.

What colour would you suggest for such an occasion?


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Old 08-04-2014, 01:47 PM
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The D-Day landings are more eh... "festive" because it was the start of the good news, the renewed hope on liberation of Nazi tyranny. This event, the start of World War I, one of the most horrorful bloodsheds ever, has no any festive note whatsoever. President Hollande, for an example, wore a dark suit and a dark tie. The same for the German President, Mr Gauck.
Over 4000 people died on D-Day, that isn't really festive. The guys are always going to be wearing dark suits. We all knew that William would have on his Household Calvary tie and a dark suit if they were doing suits instead of uniforms. Both this service and the D-Day service didn't call for all black mourning dress like the Cenotaph service does or all the women would have done it.

Kate wore a cream outfit which was fine. It almost standard for these types of event that its a pastel, cream or ice blue McQueen.


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Old 08-04-2014, 02:07 PM
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** Full view ** Upper part ** Upper part 2 **
Love it from head to toe, especially the hat. Like K outfit better than M outfit.
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:46 PM
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I think she looked fine. Her skirt length was the same as Queen M's. Both of them looked appropriate for the occasion.
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:50 PM
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Ice blue like Mathilde would have been nice, a structured red ensemble would have been lovely for the poppy link, cream lace dress would have been good with a coloured coat, mint green perhaps.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:10 PM
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I don't care for this outfit. The color is fine but there is something off about the style. It might be the pleat under the bustline, which doesn't seem to be well done. It also could be that in general, I don't care for Alexander McQueen designs. I have never understood the adulation that they seem to inspire. The designs just don't live up to their billing and certainly aren't worth half of the price charged.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:16 PM
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Ice blue like Mathilde would have been nice, a structured red ensemble would have been lovely for the poppy link, cream lace dress would have been good with a coloured coat, mint green perhaps.

Yes they are all lovely suggestions, but Kate has worn all the colours you mention - in some cases quite frequently, so I don't think that cream is her usual colour.


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Old 08-04-2014, 03:45 PM
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Well, I just think it is very nice to see Catherine dressed up for a formal occasion and I hope we see more of her in this sort of outfit. I like this sort of thing more than the tea dresses and casual.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:54 PM
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I liked the color and the hat. I don't care for the collar or the style of the top of the dress. Perhaps Lady Marlboro articulated my problem with the dress: the pleat around the bustline. The skirt of the dress was fine, but it should have been at knee length.
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I think she looks nice here I am sure that she could have chosen another pale colour but this is appropiate enough IMO
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:16 PM
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Love it from head to toe, especially the hat. Like K outfit better than M outfit.
Yes, I also think Kate's dress is better than Mathilde's - the latter seems flimsy and in need of better lining. For some who think Kate's dress is not solemn enough for the occasion, I think Mathilde's dress is even more dressy than Kate's. Just imagine, Mathilde could have put on a pearl necklace and the dress is all ready to be a dress to a dinner.
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:20 PM
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HM The Queen wore cream today. I'll just go to that thread and see what criticism she's getting.

I think Catherine looked appropriate, liked the colour and the length(actually in some pix of her and Mathilde sitting down, Matilde is showing more knee but I dont think thats a problem).

I thought to start with that this outfit was a skirt suit but realise now that it isnt. My issue with it is that the pleated area sticks out where it joins the dropped hem. I prefer a softer line. But thats just personal preference.

Love the hat. The outfit needed a touch of colour.
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I thought it was spot on. Demure, yet stylish. The hat matched the clutch exactly which also matched the shoes and these were a slightly darker tone than the suit dress (which BTW is exactly the approach used by Queen M, who wore gray hat, clutch, shoes w/ her powder blue dress.) Catherine's ensemble would have been extra special if she could have borrowed a broach from HM w/ the colors of the flower on her hat. Catherine's outfit was certainly more suited to the occasion, IMO, than Queen M's outfit which looked like she was heading to a cocktail party w/ the pearls at the waist, low décolletage and spiky heels. Queen M's dress didn't hang in a very flattering way perhaps because the fabric was so light weight which may also explain why we can see the outline of her undergarments in the bodice area.
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:27 PM
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Catherine's outfit was beautiful and totally appropriate to the occasion. I do, however, dislike those teensy tiny hats sitting precariously on her head (ditto for Queen Mathilde's satellite hat!). (...)
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:36 PM
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Belgium | MYROYALS &HOLLYWOOD FASHÄ°ON

I guess I must not be picky enough. Here's a beautiful young woman with lovely skin, beautiful hair, a fantastic build, gorgeous legs and adorable smile with dimples. Her elegant coat/dress is by a world-famous designer, impeccably fitted, a dignified yet youthful style, and matched by comfortable and demure shoes. What else could she do? And the hat is flattering and fresh-looking.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:14 PM
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I guess I must not be picky enough. Here's a beautiful young woman with lovely skin, beautiful hair, a fantastic build, gorgeous legs and adorable smile with dimples. Her elegant coat/dress is by a world-famous designer, impeccably fitted, a dignified yet youthful style, and matched by comfortable and demure shoes. What else could she do? And the hat is flattering and fresh-looking.
I'm with you; Catherine looks lovely. This was a formal and dignified occasion, and the outfit chosen reflected that. The length of the skirt is fine. It's not as if half her thighs are on display . I love the hat. It completes the look.
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Of the ladies that I saw at this morning's event, three including Catherine were wearing off white or cream as the main color. IMO all were appropriately dressed for the occasion.

IMHO the focus remained upon the solemn event today.
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