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Old 08-04-2014, 07:46 PM
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I love this outfit (and think it's perfectly appropriate). In fact, as soon as I saw a picture of the outfit, it became a new favorite (and I also guessed it must have been McQueen, because almost all of my favorite outfits of Kate's are from McQueen). I also thought, "oh, Kate looks so lovely and well put together, I suspect there won't be too many complaints about this look." I should know by now to never expect that. Different strokes for different folks.

And, to me, the hat really makes the whole look. The dress itself is lovely, but needed just the right accessory, and I think the hat does the trick.
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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.

Agreed totally. I thought today's look was appropriate and dignified but also youthful and flattering. Nothing wrong with it in my opinion.

I always like her in McQueen.


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Old 08-05-2014, 12:12 AM
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Lovely outfit. The combination of that long hair with the beret did not win me. It would have looked more poised with the hair up. I am surprised to see the ladies at this event in bright colours, as if it was a fun event. I expected more subdued colours.

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I find it interesting that both women opted for light colours - something that may have been discussed ahead of the event (although I find that a little unlikely).
Well duc, it seems the Elly C has spotted a trend. The Queen in Warm White/Cream at Crathie Kirk, Catherine in Clotted Cream in Belgium and Camilla in Winter White at Westminster Cathedral. In view of an obvious message I withdraw my reservations that Catherine had not dressed correctly for the occasion. It seems the House of Windsor wished to present a united front.

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Duchess of Cornwall: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...92_964x642.jpg

I only found one head shot of the Countess of Wessex but she too seems to have been wearing a very light coloured dress/coat?
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:09 AM
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Kate looked great and that is one lovely coat dress but I have to say that the collar was childish. The hat was great as it added that right amount of color to the outfit.
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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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That is why I used the phrase "eh... festive" but on the Continent D-Day is seen as the first ray of hope, the first real proof that the Nazi-monster was going to be tamed. Of course our Soviet-Union allies did the hard work, under unbelievable suffering and at the cost of countless lives, they were the first to deliver blow after blow to the Germans but naturally D-Day had more direct impact for my country and the rest of West-Europe. It is not, like the Somme, Passchendaele, Verdun or Gallipoli associated with senseless killings for no any progress. I for myself was very surprised to see the ladies in light colours but that is a personal preference. My family has suffered enormous casualties in WWI and it is a bit weird to see the commemoration of the start (!) and not the end of the WWI more or less festively.

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:43 AM
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Duchess of Cambridge wears LK Bennett frock to tour Tower of London poppy installation WWI memorial


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Well I have to admit I was surprised by Catherine's ensemble. An indeterminate clotted cream coloured suit with a peter pan collar which was, needless to say, a little short for the occasion. I am at a loss as to her colour choice for such an important event. It was a solemn remembrance, a 100 Year commemmoration of what was known as The War to End All Wars. Against Queen Mathilde's mute pale grey/blue, it came up short.

Her natty little hat sailed alone because to did not remotely match or accent any other item she wore which was a shame because it is really quite lovely.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...96_470x680.jpg

Oh dear, it is never easy to curtsey to a King or Queen when your skirt is too short. She looks awkward and gangly trying to get low enough to be polite.

http://i.imgur.com/IqrJ31N.jpg

Disagree entirely. The hat's principal color matched the color of her suit. It seems that you're trying to read too much into her disposition when curtsying, and the skirt lay at a nice (and modest) place when she sat - to say nothing of the fact that she sat quite demurely with knees together.

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That is why I used the phrase "eh... festive" but on the Continent D-Day is seen as the first ray of hope, the first real proof that the Nazi-monster was going to be tamed. Of course our Soviet-Union allies did the hard work, under unbelievable suffering and at the cost of countless lives, they were the first to deliver blow after blow to the Germans but naturally D-Day had more direct impact for my country and the rest of West-Europe. It is not, like the Somme, Passchendaele, Verdun or Gallipoli associated with senseless killings for no any progress. I for myself was very surprised to see the ladies in light colours but that is a personal preference. My family has suffered enormous casualties in WWI and it is a bit weird to see the commemoration of the start (!) and not the end of the WWI more or less festively.


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Today's outfit: Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Tower of London for World War I centenary - hellomagazine.com

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Catherine looks good in royal blue, still very plain jane for me. The hair is a bore yet again.
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Today would have been a perfect opportunity to trot out one of her green outfits.. it would have made the red of the poppies 'pop' !

Nevertheless [as always] she looked fine.
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The Duchess of Cambridge's Daytime Fashion Part 15: July 2014 -

I don't know if green would work with the grass with the moat. Some of the photos show them and the just the grass path. Anything red would blended into the poppies, you have the gray background of the tower. The blue goes well with the guy's suits and and stands out in the long shots plus it's a national color.


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Old 08-05-2014, 10:08 AM
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I think Kate is making a point in playing down the clothes horse role. The style icon role was always over played by the media as Kate has never been fashion forward and I think she has little real interest in fashion.
She appears to appreciate good quality clothes and likes to look appropriate for formal occasions. I think she is wise to play it safe, it avoids unwanted media attention and spares her from becoming the fashion victim Diana became in the mid 80's.
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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.
I have to admit that those first photos posted were poor quality and werent doing Kate any justice at all. This series of photos she looks lovely Im still not in love with the design of her dress (purely individual taste here ) but I think overall she did a good job.
In my opinion the reason they are wearing subdued outfits asin colour and style could be not to make the focus on the fashion rather the occassion.
If thats the case I think it was successful both the women look composed and serene fitting for the occassion.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:23 AM
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The blue is lovely. Flattering, stylish and perfect for the occasion.
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So happy to see Kate recycle the L.K. Bennett dress. It's gorgeous!
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I very much like the blue outfit today, a nice, neat style. I may have to write to Catherine and ask if she could please wear a diamond brooch.
A thought occurred to me moments ago that because Catherine's engagements are few and far between at the moment, so are her engagement outfits. As such I think the frustration builds up a bit as we wait for the next outing and our expectations are heightened more than they normally might be.
When Catherine's role expands and we see her virtually every day, the odd disappointing outfit won't matter so much.
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I don't have a problem with Catherine's outfit today, she looked great. I love that shade of blue on her and the dress is appropriate for the occasion.

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So happy to see Kate recycle the L.K. Bennett dress. It's gorgeous!
IIRC, the last time Catherine wore today's dress was at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but I think she's worn it before that as well - I can't remember where though.
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I don't like the cream outfit she wore in Belgium, no reason it was very nice just wasn't my fav, I prefer the blue outfit the other lady was wearing, I apologize because I don't know her name. The blue outfit is nice enough, I agree she was no fashion icon and never was, just the media trying g to turn her into Diana. Her clothes are nice and appropriate but that's it, never anything special and more power to her for not giving info a shallow media's demands for her to be their barbie.
My only critique are those tea cozy hats I can't stand d then and don't think they look good on her.
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I think Kate is making a point in playing down the clothes horse role. The style icon role was always over played by the media as Kate has never been fashion forward and I think she has little real interest in fashion.
She appears to appreciate good quality clothes and likes to look appropriate for formal occasions. I think she is wise to play it safe, it avoids unwanted media attention and spares her from becoming the fashion victim Diana became in the mid 80's.

I think this comment is exactly spot on Grace chic. Naturally as this is a fashion thread we discuss her outfits with a critical eye ( both positively and negatively) but Kate would always score high marks in my book for overall turn out. I can never see the sloppy/ inappropriate stance that some posters believe she has. Obviously with her natural looks and figure she has a head start, but I still applaud her for rarely putting a foot wrong. Yes I'm bored with the wedges and leggings and wonder why she doesn't think about the possibility of her skirt flying up :) but really these are minor gripes.


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