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Old 07-08-2016, 07:58 AM
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The Duchess of Cambridge's Daytime Fashion Part 19: July 2016 - October 2016

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Old 07-08-2016, 08:37 AM
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Kate recycled a blue Stella McCartney dress at International Air Tattoo

Old 07-08-2016, 08:52 AM
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A nice, solid, pretty look. It looked nice before when she wore it and it looks nice still :) And a look where everything will stay put!
Old 07-08-2016, 09:01 AM
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Old 07-08-2016, 09:25 AM
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Pretty sensible outfit for the airshow today. when you have to bring along a headband to keep your hair out of your eyes would it not have been sensible to catch it up in a ponytail from the start. that would be my only criticism an airshow is typically windy and she was carrying george lots.
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:07 AM
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I love the outfit. The shades of blue balance each other out quite nicely. The look itself is very elegant as well.

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Old 07-08-2016, 01:06 PM
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I think that Kate should stop wearing baggy clothes like this, as they don't flatter her now she has lost so much weight. This blue dress looked much better when in 2012 imo. I also don't think that the animal print headband had something to do with the whole outfit.
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Old 07-08-2016, 01:21 PM
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She looks great today. The blue dress and jacket are elegant, lovely and go great together.
Old 07-08-2016, 01:26 PM
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She looks fantastic, love the headband, and this outfit actually conceals how thin she is. Also nice to see they are dressing George better as well.
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Old 07-08-2016, 01:37 PM
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I'm with her husband here- dress looks like a banana and I don't like it. (Wimbledon.)
Old 07-08-2016, 01:53 PM
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The headband was because it was a windy day. I think that was the best choice, if not, she would have hair everywhere and it would be so messy. If her hair was up, it would also look messy, a ponytail would've been the best choice. The hairband isn't the prettiest but maybe it was not planned.

The dress - I was never fond of this dress. The cut on the higher waist reminds me of a maternity dress. I think the overall style was boring. The dress could've been matched with a boxy jacket, a necklace worn and sandal heels.

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Old 07-08-2016, 02:36 PM
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I don't know...a short dress and heels don't see the best choice for an airshow (where you will be around and in/out of aircraft) and wind.

She looks nice..outfit is ok..not something I really like. I do like that she has a hairband in.

Old 07-08-2016, 05:53 PM
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I think Catherine looked wonderful today, and as other posters have said, she is perfectly dressed for the event. I love how she has paired a blue dress with a navy jacket, that colour combination also suits her a lot. My only negative comment about today's outfits would be that her headband looks a little childish, though as dazzling said, she probably wore that because of the windy weather.
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A nice simple look to go to an airshow. the headband is ok but maybe a ponytail would have been better
Old 07-08-2016, 07:03 PM
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The skirt's a good shape because it won't fly up in the wind.
Old 07-09-2016, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Marty91charmed View Post
I think that Kate should stop wearing baggy clothes like this, as they don't flatter her now she has lost so much weight. This blue dress looked much better when in 2012 imo. I also don't think that the animal print headband had something to do with the whole outfit.
Your comment made me go back and look again at her Wimledon yellow dress and I have to admit, they are definitely noticeably looser.

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The skirt's a good shape because it won't fly up in the wind.
And that is something we cannot underestimate the value of.

I believe the "headband" (which looks like a scarf) was definitely an afterthought and didn't accent or match anything. It was also of limited value. Her shoes were not the most sensible for an airshow but Catherine has always put fashion ahead of function when it comes to shoes.
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Old 07-09-2016, 12:15 AM
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Mixed reviews today. The color is great on her, I like the lighter blue under the navy. And good choice on skirt shape/weight. Not having to worry about blowing up like she often has issues with at windy events I do wish it was more acceptable to British royals to wear trousers at events, like other royal women. It would have been professional but much more manageable to wear trousers at this type of event.

The cut of the dress I have to agree with a poster who said it looked a bit maternity. I would have loved a bit of a more boxy jacket and maybe a necklace to add some interest.

And that headband is simply childish and not appropriate for the event. She should have had her hair back,she knew it would be windy. This is the day for a ponytail. She came prepared with a headband, so one cant say she didn't know it would be an issue.
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I think it would have been nice and more practical, considering the clambering in and out of planes/helicopters, for Kate to have worn a blouse with her blazer, and a nice pair of tailored slacks.
Kate's hair could have been tied back in a pony tail. Wind is always horrendous at these events. The wind blew at one stage flattening the loose blue dress against Kate's front in the most unflattering way.

Also, sorry, but I just don't see the need for killer heels at an air show. Apparently at one point she wobbled and almost tripped over. A pair of flat heels or with a tiny manageable heel would have been miles better IMO.
Old 07-09-2016, 01:21 AM
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She has worn pants before too (working/charity) events that are outside it's not like it can't be done. No idea why she would wear a dress at today's event.

Old 07-09-2016, 01:33 AM
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Very rare and they tend to be sport related, like the tennis camp (and she wore a skirt for part, only pants when participating in the tennis). I understand older royals sticking to the traditional skirts, but it should be acceptable for Kate and other younger royals to wear trousers to more casual events like this. Or even more business ones, you can look professional and feminine in a pant suit.

She wore pants for the safari while in India. Seemed appropriate to them for getting in and out of the jeep. Wish the same thought process was here.

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