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Old 04-11-2016, 08:46 PM
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There were some shots showing the dress skirt went very high from the front view but due to the angle you, thankfully, didn't see the goods...I saw a couple like this...on one of the links posted in one of the threads today.

I thought to myself..oh boy, she will be lucky if there aren't some that turn up from a different camera angle.


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Old 04-11-2016, 09:07 PM
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No one wants to have to deal with wardrobe malfunctions, but unfortunately they happen. I mean last year Camilla had two wind incidents (that I can recall) - one in Australia and the other at Charlotte's christening. Yet, the media chooses to focus only on Kate.
The media always focuses on the windblown dresses.
These are the stories the media wants as they sell.
Camilla at the christening was the major story as was Camilla arriving in New Zealand on the tarmac.

There are more pictures of Diana through the years with windblown dresses.

In Camilla and Catherine's defense, most of their clothes are not custom made. They are ready to wear even if they are designer clothes they are still ready to wear and not custom made. Adding weights may not always be an option to ready to wear clothes. Or adding enough weights may not be feasible based on the hem.

I believe all or nearly all the clothes worn by the Queen and Diana were custom made so adding weight was/is easier yet both the Queen and Diana had several incidences of windblown dresses so it is wrong to criticize Catherine, Camilla or Sophie if the wind gets the better of their clothes.

As far as the cream dress with the flaps at the bosoms, the dress is poorly made. The hems at the sleeves are extremely thick and the flaps do nothing to enhance the outfit.

I did like the full skirt but so did the wind.
If the skirt hem was as thick as the sleeve hem maybe the wind would not have had a chance but then it would have looked bulky.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:08 PM
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Royal watchers have so many ideas about protocol and what is acceptable and none of it is based in fact. I'm still waiting for someone to link me to the mysterious BRF protocol list that forbids black dresses, skirts about the knee and high heels.
Not to mention protocol about showing yourself bare, behind, front and centre. But Kate is unique at that. Perhaps it's a new Royal protocol of her own. She's certainly promoted it quite a few times since her marriage.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:38 PM
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In one of those videos you can hear a reporter say, "look out for (up her?) dress" and then the shutter clicks really go wild...how embarrassing (and the look on her face shows she knows what's happening isn't good). Shame on the photographers, but you know, shame on Catherine, too. I would think she would do anything to save herself some embarrassment at the hands of reporters, so why the constant thigh (and more) flashing? A more narrow skirt wouldn't do this, is it a matter of her not wanting to look unfashionable? I don't get it, I feel sorry for her feeling picked on, but she's kind of feeding the flames. JMO
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:44 PM
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Gross, gross, gross. I can't wait for the day when we don't feel the need to attack a woman for daring wear a skirt not weighted down and for the day when people don't feel the need to photograph it and spread those photographs all over the place.

I am so tired of seeing these photos all over tumblr and the internet and then in the misguided attempt to show it isn't just Kate, people are posting all of the royal women it's happened to.

Just disgusting.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:56 PM
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I long for the day when a royal woman doesn't feel the need to wear a skirt at all but considers it quite in order to wear a well tailored pants suit or trousers with jacket. There would be no Marilyn moments if they wore trousers. And I long for the day when royal women don't feel the need to walk around in foot-crippling and distorting pointed toed shoes with absurdly high heels.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:59 PM
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One windblown skirt makes for a lot of good conversations doesn't it? Whether we feel its no big deal, big deal or even a monstrous offense, one thing I will bet my last Nutty Buddy ice cream cone on is that very few (if any) who were actually at the ceremony noticed or paid attention to it besides the reporters hoping to catch a good shot that could be flashed around the world in a split second.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:03 PM
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One windblown skirt makes for a lot of good conversations doesn't it? Whether we feel its no big deal, big deal or even a monstrous offense, one thing I will bet my last Nutty Buddy ice cream cone on is that very few (if any) who were actually at the ceremony noticed or paid attention to it besides the reporters hoping to catch a good shot that could be flashed around the world in a split second.
I wouldn't call most of this good conversation or even conversation.

And I agree, the "event" probably was hardly noticed by most, if anyone other than the photographers, at the time. Certainly not quick enough for anyone to see anything.

The whole thing is absurd.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:22 PM
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I think her outfits have been nice, but I didn't get the top pockets on her cream dress. Maybe that's just the fashion that's in these days.

Where is William's share of criticism for this?
William, Kate, George & Charlotte - damn William, flashing that ass! have some shame!...
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:45 PM
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If you look at the pictures, the wind blowing the skirt was a very brief and insignificant moment-
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She did nothing wrong during the little ceremony. The DM highliging it and peoples overreaction is making it seem like something bad happened. Catherine remained composed, dignified and graceful as always.
Dman, If there was anything amiss, was it not the wind? Catherine had no control over wind. You are correct: The Duchess was dignified.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:12 PM
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The dress blew up again the hair all over the show I am not a great Kate fan but honestly this is just too unprofessional IMO she has loads of people to help her get with it is all I can say.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:17 PM
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The dress blew up again the hair all over the show I am not a great Kate fan but honestly this is just too unprofessional IMO she has loads of people to help her get with it is all I can say.

One day she too will be able to totally defy the laws of physics, like a good woman should!

(The Queen has had her skirt photographed blowing up. So has the Duchess of Cornwall. We see it less partially because they wear heavier styles that would be aging and not appropriate on Kate and partially because the press is less interested in their legs)


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Old 04-11-2016, 11:27 PM
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There are plenty of styles of skirts that would not make her like an old woman and wouldn't blow up either. Or proper weights. Yes it happens to all royal women it doesn't happen repeatedly to them though. Usually people learn their lesson.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:43 PM
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There are plenty of styles of skirts that would not make her like an old woman and wouldn't blow up either. Or proper weights. Yes it happens to all royal women it doesn't happen repeatedly to them though. Usually people learn their lesson.
Her wardrobe is fine. She can't predict when a gust of wind will come. She handled everything with a great deal of professionalism, and when you look at the pictures, the wind only caught her dress in a matter of seconds. The whole time of the ceremony her dress was down. She did her job, but people just got carried away with the windy pics.

William's suit got caught in the wind too and we got a full glimps of his behind, I don't see anyone having a fit over his pics. Double standard is in play, because it's Catherine, she's a woman and people are on the lookout for her to put a foot wrong.
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William's behind is covered...if he was wearing a kilt in Scot style and the wind blew it up then it'd be the same as what happens with Kate.

I'm a big fan of Kate...I just think the blowing skirt issue gets old when there is a way to minimize it.


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Old 04-11-2016, 11:54 PM
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oh posh, the ceremony was over in a few seconds and it looked to me as if even before she laid the wreath she was trying to hold down her skirt and the whole way through the wreath laying she was holding her dress down and her hair was everywhere...I love the revisionist history in some of the comments here. She was uncomfortable, the military gentlemen near her also seemed to notice. Bad form to be wrestling with your clothes during something as simple as laying a wreath. I for one try to have a balanced view of Catherine, I love some of the things she wears/does and some things are a miss. And I will now sit down and be quiet.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:01 AM
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William's behind is covered...if he was wearing a kilt in Scot style and the wind blew it up then it'd be the same as what happens with Kate.

I'm a big fan of Kate...I just think the blowing skirt issue gets old when there is a way to minimize it.


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Yeah, but it's not good to see his butt like that at such an important ceremony. I mean when will this guy learn to put weights in the vents of his jackets. It has happened to him several times before. I just get tired of him not fixing this problem.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:05 AM
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Princess Mary seems to always wear pencil skirts and hair back with hat at cemeteries, now I know why.

The dress was pretty without the flaps. She really looks great in that full skirt and hem length. I am glad she is finally wearing some styles that only the tall can wear, much more interesting to take advantage of her height.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:13 AM
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http://whatkatewore.com/

Neat site showing what Kate has worn. Head to toe...nice info.


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Yeah, but it's not good to see his butt like that at such an important ceremony. I mean when will this guy learn to put weights in the vents of his jackets. It has happened to him several times before. I just get tired of him not fixing this problem.
No one is seeing the royal jewels ...he's not the one repeatedly getting caught out. Seeing his behind fully covered in pants has nothing to do with what's happening to Kate.


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