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Old 03-14-2016, 05:56 PM
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There was never anything wrong with the small hats/fascinators, what's been wrong has been the hair. The chosen hairdo makes or breaks those kind of hats ie with a good updo they can look wonderful but with long flowing hair they never look good. I do love this hat today, it's very similar to the style favoured by Lady Gabriella Windsor who always looks amazing. I hope that Kate will recognise that on the occasions where she wants to wear her hair down it's much better to wear a hat like this, anything smaller then it's an updo all the way. I do agree however that whilst not essential an updo can also work well with wide brimmed hats.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:05 PM
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I don't care for it; the coat looks too overwhelming and the hat looks like one of those huge things that Camilla seems to like.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:24 PM
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At first glance Catherine looked exactly like her mother. I'm not sure about the look. The design on the coat is a bit much. I would have preferred if the coat was plain. The hat is OK.


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Old 03-15-2016, 12:07 AM
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I don't care for it; the coat looks too overwhelming and the hat looks like one of those huge things that Camilla seems to like.

Don't think it's as big as Camilla hers are huge. I'm just liking a hat instead of the usual disc on her forehead


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Old 03-15-2016, 12:27 AM
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At first glance Catherine looked exactly like her mother. I'm not sure about the look. The design on the coat is a bit much. I would have preferred if the coat was plain. The hat is OK.


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I thought the same about her resemblance to Carole -- it was really striking in this hat.
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:43 AM
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I liked the shape of the hat. Was it just a touch too big for her head? And oh my Kate defaults to grey way too often.
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:33 AM
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A lovely hat and at last a proper hat and not a head pieces which we have seen for every hat event IMo.

The coat is nice but not Catherine. Its aging her, the color is too harsh for her and the overall of her outfit is too grey. She is a young women who can wear basically any color really well yet she choose such a dark/harsh color for a daytime event.

This was a miss for me though the individual pieces are pretty.
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:36 AM
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I think I'm in the minority here, but I really dislike this outfit. Really, I think it is one of her worst look of her ever. I can save the hat, as is at least a bit different form her usual topper, but the coat is not flattering on her at all. It would have been appropriate and lovely on a older lady, not on Kate. For a moment, I thought she was Carole. Total miss IMO.
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:47 AM
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I must say, I thought Catherine looked very elegant yesterday. She brought out her version of Lady Mary Crawley and I loved it. She can down some of those fascinators, and wear brimmed hats. Although, I'm sure she's going back to it soon.
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:55 AM
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I agree..very elegant and classy looking.


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Old 03-15-2016, 11:33 AM
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The coat is not my favorite. Maybe is she had the belt that went with it. It is a strong, bulky pattern and is too much for her. The hat is a nice change, although I would have liked it better if her hair had been pulled back into a long ponytail.
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Old 03-15-2016, 12:21 PM
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I actually like this look. She looked very elegant. The hat and the way she styled her hair is great. The coat is classy but I think it would look much better if it's slightly more tight-fitting...
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I know people have commented that Kate wore a wide brimmed heavy hat and this is something new for her - but one of her first appearances was at William's Sandhurst graduation in a massive wide brimmed heavy black hat with a heart on the trim. It has only been in the last few years since the wedding that Kate has favoured the cocktail style hats and fascinators. Even before the engagement was announced she wore a large hat at the wedding of one of the Meade brothers and at Williams garter day installation her hair whilst it did have big feathers it was on her large scale.
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:37 PM
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I really don't care for her coat (maybe her worst coat so far IMO) but I absolutely love her hat! She should always wear this kind of hat it really suits her
Overall she looked very pretty with her hair open, the hat, the earrings and flawless make-up.
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Love the hat, it is so flattering. The coat is a good length for her and the pattern is interesting.
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:39 PM
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I know people have commented that Kate wore a wide brimmed heavy hat and this is something new for her - but one of her first appearances was at William's Sandhurst graduation in a massive wide brimmed heavy black hat with a heart on the trim. It has only been in the last few years since the wedding that Kate has favoured the cocktail style hats and fascinators. Even before the engagement was announced she wore a large hat at the wedding of one of the Meade brothers and at Williams garter day installation her hair whilst it did have big feathers it was on her large scale.
It's not that it's never happened, but that it is so rare. And of the 3 occasions you mentioned, only 1 really was a hat. The other two were large, but were fascinators really. They weren't really brimmed hats like she wore here. But even if we are going to count the fascinators based on size, the wedding was in 2010, so 6 years ago, the others earlier. So its been a long while.

The Sandhurst hat was over 9 years ago
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The inauguration was more a fascinator then an actual hat, no matter the size. (2008)
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:03 PM
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The Sandringham hat was also worn a couple of yrs ago at the Remembrance day service

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Old 03-18-2016, 09:55 AM
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Kate opening a charity store in Norfolk repeating her coat by Missoni M

not a good look, I never liked this coat.
something else is amiss, Kate looks bad/pale/tired with a strange hair colour

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How dare you say she looks tired?. No, really, I just think this a a bad look for her. I don't like that coat either, but I think it is a tad too short and also looks like it was taken outfrom the washing machine and something went wrong with its cleaning. Furthermore, her legs look as if they were totally bare. The give me a strange feeling.Not her best look, definitely.
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It's very plain; perhaps a colorful scarf would help?
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