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Old 09-16-2016, 09:30 AM
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I've never heard she is only supposed to wear Brit designers to official events? LaRae
Economic support for local enterprises. Keeping money "at home." Supporting the home team. Showing off the talent of indigenous designers (as a passive advert for them).

It makes sense. Likewise, wearing a local designer on foreign visits is a tip of the hat to their talent.
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I think the dress if lovely. Perfect for the occasion.

But isn't she supposed to stick to British designers for official visits? Is that no longer the case?
There is no such rule. Sophie wear ALOT of other designers, Diana did as well etc. The Queen basically wears a handful of designers. Kate wears a majority of british designers, but there are no such rules (even though some people will try to tell you otherwise)

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Economic support for local enterprises. Keeping money "at home." Supporting the home team. Showing off the talent of indigenous designers (as a passive advert for them).

It makes sense. Likewise, wearing a local designer on foreign visits is a tip of the hat to their talent.
Yes, those are the exact reasons royals often wear local designers (or are praised when they do). Today her shoes and bag and jewelry were british, the dress not.
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Ah thanks! I wasn't sure if she did or not..seemed like I remembered her wearing one. But other designers have similar styles etc.

Has she worn a classic DVF wrap dress yet? Can't tell...the blue and white maybe?


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Ah thanks! I wasn't sure if she did or not..seemed like I remembered her wearing one. But other designers have similar styles etc.

Has she worn a classic DVF wrap dress yet? Can't tell...the blue and white maybe?


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Blue and white yes. And she has a pink-black one that she has had since at least 2002 that she wore to a private visit to EACH a few years ago.
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:49 AM
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She needs to bring out some of the old clothes! Funny to say that because she does re-wear things often...but I'm sure she has so many it's possible we might rarely see some of these again.


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Don't think today's blue dress, is it DVF?does anything for her. It looks like a "rag" as my mother would say meaning it doesn't have much cut or structure which emphasizes her thinness. Also the high cut on the thigh is too high for day, IMO.
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I like the dress, the print is nice. Old topic, I hate the hair, Kate is so stick-thin that it looks like a massive wig at times.
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I agree about the size of the hair vs the size of the body, like Barbie I am afraid
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I think the dress if lovely. Perfect for the occasion.

But isn't she supposed to stick to British designers for official visits? Is that no longer the case?
She doesn't have to, but it does nothing for her image to wear a foreign designer on such a local event.

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Don't think today's blue dress, is it DVF?does anything for her. It looks like a "rag" as my mother would say meaning it doesn't have much cut or structure which emphasizes her thinness. Also the high cut on the thigh is too high for day, IMO.
It's not DVF, it's an NY designer.
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I love the colors but not the print.
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:40 AM
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Lovely as the dress was, did she really need another one? Were there no other suitable dresses in her wardrobe?
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Don't think today's blue dress, is it DVF?does anything for her. It looks like a "rag" as my mother would say meaning it doesn't have much cut or structure which emphasizes her thinness. Also the high cut on the thigh is too high for day, IMO.
I agree.
It looks more like something for the beach or a casual day out
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id606065830

the high slits on the side leads to some awkward seating
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/...4019094015.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CseOErXW8AI74C4.jpg
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The colors of the dress are good, but the dress itself is just okay. Don't hate it, but don't really like it either. She looks tired and a little on the thin side today.
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the dailymail today being silly again
Kate Middleton wears dress by Kim Kardashian and Rihanna's favourite designer | Daily Mail Online
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I don't like that dress. The buttons go down way too low and it feels like something my grandmother could've worn.
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I agree.
It looks more like something for the beach or a casual day out
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...re-id606065830

the high slits on the side leads to some awkward seating
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/...4019094015.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CseOErXW8AI74C4.jpg
The dress looked like a khalat my elderly neighbour wears at home.
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I've never heard she is only supposed to wear Brit designers to official events?

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It's just something people say to "justify" their dislike of her and show how she breaks protocol. It's silly.
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I think Kate should be more audacious regarding shoes. Even on summer she is always wearing pumps I have seldom seen her with nice high heels sandals . I dont like this dress too casual for me


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The dress doesn't really stand out in any way. It doesn't fit well, it doesn't have any pizzazz and it's not well accessorized. It's a miss for me, especially at $2000. Interestingly when I went to the Neiman Marcus website to look further, there's no mention of side slits. The description says "straight hem". So did she have the slit put in?
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