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Old 03-09-2017, 07:28 PM
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There is something that bugs me about today's outfit. I can't put my finger on it, don't know if it's the hat, the jewels or what.
I thought the same thing myself and then I looked at photos taken at the unveiling and the penny dropped.

Judging from the attire of those present it was a cold day and everyone seemed elegantly dressed for the conditions. Catherine stood there wearing a warm looking winter tweed coatdress, at least I think it's a coatdress because we didn't see anything around the neck except that delicate little tanzanite drop that would have looked better with something light and airy. And then, plonked on top, was a very "winter" looking hat.

Don't get me wrong, I like the entire ensemble, but just not together unless there was something a lot more substantial than a chain around her neck. She looked kind of naked at the neck, not to mention cold!
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:05 PM
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While not my favorite for this type of event (her Missoni from evening Somme is) I like this. Nothing exciting, another coat dress, but perfect for the event. The color is lovely.

I love the jewelry she chose. And an elegant updo

I am do happy to see her in a full hat not fascinator, bonus points. But I find the proportion off. She is going for a Hepburn look it seems, but for me it looks too big. I find her better suited her to her upturned brim hats, like the gray one at the commonwealth last year.

But overall she looked lovely today
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:50 PM
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Yes, too naked around the neck. If she had something underneath, like Camilla had a notched collar coat and then something underneath and a choker. A very unfinished look by kate
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:54 PM
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Difference, Camilla looks to be wearing a coat and dress, separate pieces. We are seeing the dress under. Kate is wearing one piece, a coat dress. Only option would be the top of a slip showing. Or a scarf but she chose a necklace.
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Yes, I think you nailed it. Also, the coatdress is more grey than blue. A simple dark blue scarf tucked in to the neckline would have married the two pieces and brought the whole outfit together.
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:20 AM
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I liked this coat dress. However I do agree with the comments made about the apparent nakedness around the neck. That said, how warm was it in London yesterday? I was in Leeds walking around in a pair of jeans and a sweater, I was too warm !
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Old 03-10-2017, 06:49 AM
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I think she looked seriously future-queenly. There is nothing girlish or cute about this look. And from a group POV, it did not steal the eye from the more senior realm royals. Deft.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:13 AM
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Why is everyone going on about her neck? She had a lovely necklace on.


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I thought the same thing myself and then I looked at photos taken at the unveiling and the penny dropped.

Judging from the attire of those present it was a cold day and everyone seemed elegantly dressed for the conditions. Catherine stood there wearing a warm looking winter tweed coatdress, at least I think it's a coatdress because we didn't see anything around the neck except that delicate little tanzanite drop that would have looked better with something light and airy. And then, plonked on top, was a very "winter" looking hat.

Don't get me wrong, I like the entire ensemble, but just not together unless there was something a lot more substantial than a chain around her neck. She looked kind of naked at the neck, not to mention cold!
After thinking about what you said, you are quite right. Something more substantial around the neck, scarf, larger necklace, something.
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:10 PM
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Difference, Camilla looks to be wearing a coat and dress, separate pieces. We are seeing the dress under. Kate is wearing one piece, a coat dress. Only option would be the top of a slip showing. Or a scarf but she chose a necklace.
she's worn it with a dress before, but I didn't think it looked right, but maybe it was just the dress she chose. It is hard to tell, but it doesn't appear she is wearing a dress or shirt & skirt under it this time.

I don't mind the outfit as is, but it is so weird to see Kate in an actual hat that it's throwing the outfit off for me.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:50 PM
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There is something that bugs me about today's outfit. I can't put my finger on it, don't know if it's the hat, the jewels or what.
The jewelry bugs me. She always looks so matchy and safe. The matched set looks like something from the clearance shelf of so-called "fine jewelry" in a department store.
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I thought Catherine looked nice and sophisticated. The colour of her coat is beautiful. At first I wasn't keen on her hat but now that I've taken a better look at it, I've changed my opinion. It's lovely.
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:03 PM
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I don't like the hat and I don't think it works so well with the coat. She could do better.
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:13 AM
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The blue dress is fantastic. Very beautiful and regal look. I also love the hat.
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Catherine looked great in that coat, its such a lovely piece IMO. The downside of the look was how she wore her hat, it was a nice match but it was too pulled down around the front.
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Catherine looked great in that coat, its such a lovely piece IMO. The downside of the look was how she wore her hat, it was a nice match but it was too pulled down around the front.


Maybe that's it. I loved the coat dress. Very classy. Good color for her. Her hair and jewelry were nice. The few times she's worn a hat, she's worn them well. Maybe the hat was too low for her. Or I'm just not used to seeing her with that style hat.
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I keep looking at the hat and wanting to love it. I love love love hats and love this style hat. But I just can't.

Maybe it is the positioning To me it looks big on her. Kind of reminds me of her playing dress up with grown up clothes.

I love her in a hat, a real brimmed hat. I love the gray ine at commonwealth last year, looks fantastic. This just doesn't do it.
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.The Duchess of Cambridge in a recycled Michael Kors coat at the dedication and unveiling of the Iraq And Afghanistan Memorial in London today, March 9: ** Upper part ** Upper part 2 **
Like the whole ensemble, especially the hat and jewels. (I'm finding as I age I'm getting into jewels. Interesting.)

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I'm very glad Catherine wore a proper hat today. Getting pretty tired of these ladies wearing these fascinators now.
Agree 100%!!!!! Those 'fascinators' (with the rare exception) have always been silly imo.
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Old 03-11-2017, 07:40 PM
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I keep looking at the hat and wanting to love it. I love love love hats and love this style hat. But I just can't.

Maybe it is the positioning To me it looks big on her. Kind of reminds me of her playing dress up with grown up clothes.

I love her in a hat, a real brimmed hat. I love the gray ine at commonwealth last year, looks fantastic. This just doesn't do it.
I understand what you are getting at and I feel the same but something doesn't fit. At first I thought it was the bare v-neck of the very winter tweed coat and I still think that factors in.

But I think the problem is with the hat. It's a gorgeous real hat and a great colour but I think the style is too severe to complement her coatdress. If the brim had had a slight turnback I think it would have suited both Catherine and the coatdress which is reminiscent of the 1950's with it's flare from the waist. But the contrast between the two is just too dramatic regardless of the gorgeous colours involved.

Now had she taken a page from the Prime Minister, she would have tipped the brim up and gone large with a necklace. The tanzanite set, while beautiful, disappear if you are further than a couple of metres away.

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Catherine is a vision in green Catherine Walker coat at St Patrick's Day parade

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