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Old 07-10-2016, 11:57 AM
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This dress is lovely, I like the print...the style is great for her.


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Old 07-10-2016, 12:10 PM
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the dress is nice and worth repeating.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/...8157442338.jpg

i don't mind the cost, she's got the money and she spends it, i don't get the 'thrifty kate' headlines at all, its hypocrisy. she will be the most famous royal of the world when the time comes and has already been reduced to 'what is she wearing' anyway.
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:47 PM
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I like the Wimbledon dress. It's summery and I'm sure she will recycle it at some other emgagememt.


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Old 07-10-2016, 01:35 PM
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I agree. It actually looks like something she may have originally purchased for the India tour and did not wear. It is a lovely summer dress
I was thinking exactly the same thing - this dressed would have fitted in quite nicely amongst the outfits for that tour.

I'm quite sure we will see this dress again at some point, but I do wonder whether this type of dress is versatile enough for other events - could a suitable hat or jacket be found that would go with it in order for it to be worn at a more formal event?
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:39 PM
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William isn't super casual either. He isn't in jeans with his sleeves rolled up. He is in a jacket with dress pants. They are there in an official capacity not attending as private citizens. George was the only one that got in a fighter jet. They go up and down airplane steps and get in/out of helicopters in dresses/heels and suits all the time. Kate walked down airplane steps in a gale in NZ holding a squirmy 9 month old George.


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To be fair the red skirt did fly up when she was descending those stairs. But thankfully this time the skirt wasn't light weight and was closer to her body so it wouldn't fly up.
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:45 PM
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Better her skirt flys up then she drops the future King 😉


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Old 07-10-2016, 02:21 PM
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what a pretty mcqueen dress! great choice. it is a beauty.

i think kate does a good job at combining high end and high street. it is usual to see her in high end designers like today, but it is just as usual to see her wearing something mid range (like LK bennett) or high street (like topshop). i think it is a great strategy. UK is a destination for luxury shopping, and the desire for british brands is in the uprise, so highlighting mcqueen is a good tactique. yet, she doesn't forget to find brands that anyone can buy to retain her 'down to earth' status. besides, the UK is not like spain - they are hardly in economic crisis, so i doubt people would complain if their royalty wears expensive clothing.
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I don't like the pattern on the McQueen dress - if it had been only butterflies it would have been pretty but the other motifs just make it quirky but not that nice. I especially don't like the Mc Queen skull detail on their designs
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I like the style of the dress, and the colors are great for summer But I find the print itself far too busy. I have no problem thinking it may have been intended for India. It would have fit with the style and busy patterns she wore during it.
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the dress is nice and worth repeating.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/...8157442338.jpg

i don't mind the cost, she's got the money and she spends it, i don't get the 'thrifty kate' headlines at all, its hypocrisy. she will be the most famous royal of the world when the time comes and has already been reduced to 'what is she wearing' anyway.
I love the dress. The print is interesting. The Duchess looks wonderful.
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A good choice for Wimbledon. I agree it looks like it could have been a standby for the Indian tour. What about William's jacket ?not his usual look!


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A good choice for Wimbledon. I agree it looks like it could have been a standby for the Indian tour. What about William's jacket ?not his usual look!


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I actually noticed William's jacket before I noticed Kate's dress. It is so nice to see him in something other than a blue suit. I loved her dress. Skulls are not my thing, but it is a really cute print and I like the fact that it is an edgier print than what she usually wears.
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It seems as if I'm in the minority here, because I'm not too enthused about the dress Catherine wore to Wimbledon. Whilst I think it suits her and she looks nice, it's not really my cup of tea as I'm not a fan of the colours of the print and find the print itself to be a little busy. Catherine's hair and makeup is very nice though.
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:17 PM
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Catherine always repeats every outfit, multiple times. But there has to be a first outing, and it's a lovely dress for the tennis.
You really have to laugh, all the current Crown Princesses and a couple or three Queens were accused of wasting large amounts of money on "fashion" in the first five years or so of marriage.

Then they start to repeat clothes from years ago and they are seen as thrifty! It takes time to build up a royal wardrobe and, to be honest, most are not filled with cutting edge design but rather classics, ot tather like Catherine's. I like the style of this dress but am not too sure of the print.
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The dress style and print suits Kate; plus it's a bit different than what she usually wears.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:47 PM
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I love the cut, lines and shape of the McQueen dress. Not crazy about the print, but it's not objectionable, and McQueen is all about skulls so that would be expected. But the look is fresh and clean. Loved seeing William in a summery jacket as well.
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If that dress has skulls as part of the pattern, it's a very curious and unlovely choice in my opinion
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If you scroll down in this article, there is a close up of the print which is referred to as their 'obsession print'. It is made up of a lot of different things. I actually liked it better before I saw it close up.

Kate Middleton wears bold new Alexander McQueen print dress to Wimbledon final - Mirror Online

The print is used on many of their items. The skill is more clear on this purse

Obsession Print Zip Pouch | Alexander McQueen
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Love the dress, cut and lines, not thrilled about the actual print. If she had. Her clothes custom made, I would if I had her money, nobody would know how much.
Thankfully William has on a decent jacket for once, he looks great
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I can actually imagine this wimbeldon dress being her suitcase for the India tour and was not used. would make sense the style of the dress and the designer being McQueen as its normally reserved for big events & tours
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