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Old 11-03-2011, 10:34 PM
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ok finally i see the red coat with a belt...imo it works im not a fan of the belt but somehow she got away with that look...the coat is long but it fits her now if she was wearing a kitten heel with a long coat than i would think it looks odd but with the heels she got away with it but imo princess mary could have dress up a little more than she did..princess mary looks homely imo she still pretty but like a plan jane ..to much gray. this is an odd thought with what both ladies are wearing it wasnt to hard on the eyes..odd statement

hey u know what the new look in coats will be-coats with belts like kate wore..trust me this winter you'll all see ladies wearing their coats like her

are there anyother daywear pics from denmark
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You can find a whole thread about the visit with tons of pics at the Danish subforum:


** Working Visit to Copenhagen by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge; November 2nd, 2011 **
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:19 PM
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I didn't like her outfit in Denmark. IMO the coat was much too long and her waist looked so thin it almost hurts me to look at it
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:01 PM
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I think Kate's Denmark outfit was really beautiful, I especially liked the coat, however I must agree with prinsessan, it made her look very thin - almost too thin.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:14 PM
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Only a thin person could wear a coat belted like that. :)and not look like the Michelin Man.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:04 PM
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well said princess of durham
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:52 PM
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Unfortunately, Kate seems to insist on keeping the fancy party theme clothes-wise for most of her official engagements, as her outfit for the Danish trip had an air of a Russian Red Army Revival... Only the fur hat was missing: How to Pull Off a Winter Hat - Kate Middleton Winter Hat - Real Beauty

As for the way her hair is styled, not only it's unpractical, it also emphasizes her bad posture, she keeps slouching, and it's not very princesslike...
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:10 PM
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I loved the long coat, Kate is one of the few people who can pull off such a long coat. However I did not like the belt, it already looks dated to me. And if she would keep her half pinned up and down more often it would be much more practical.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:59 AM
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As for the way her hair is styled, not only it's unpractical, it also emphasizes her bad posture, she keeps slouching, and it's not very princesslike...
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However I did not like the belt, it already looks dated to me. And if she would keep her half pinned up and down more often it would be much more practical.
I agree, I too think Catherine needs to think of what a practical hairstyle might be for her for "working" days like the one in Copenhagen. I guess a hairstyle is very personal to each of us, and I am sure she will get there, she just needs some time.
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^^^^Yes, hairstyle is very personal and most likely Kate is hanging on to one that's familiar to her during this period of change. Perhaps Will prefers her longer look, too, but as she develops more into her role she'll no doubt start experimenting with cut and style. I agree, she needs a better hairdo for daytime because the hair is very much a distraction when she constantly handles it and pushes it aside.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:55 PM
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Agree the BELT was tacky. And the whole look was too overdressed imo. Not appropriate for UNICEF imo, see Audrey Hepburn for inspiration.
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Goodness! Audrey Hepburn was most frequently photographed "on site" of course she would not be dressed anyway but very casually in the midst of Africa!
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Audrey Hepburn oozed style and elegance from every pore in her body, even dressed for the jungles and villages of Africa. What a lady.
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I don't know what anyone is talking about. She wasn't overdressed and I liked the belt. Plus, can we get past all the comments that she is too thin. The comments are alittle rude. Not everyone looks alike and she honestly does not look that thin. There are people who are naturally very thin like that. I know people who look like that and are perfectly healthy. She looked lovely. I loved that coat. Considering everyone was dressed professionally I don't think she was out of placed. Frederik and William had on suits and ties. Mary had on slacks and everything. She looked beautiful. I will agree Mary wasn't dressed properly. And I love her hair. I really don't want her to do much with her hair. She will change her hair when she feels like it. She is still learning royal behavior so the hair fiddling thing isn't that bad. Honestly, it has never bothered me. It's a pretty normal behavior. She will learn and figure things out.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:44 PM
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Audrey Hepburn would be a great inspiration for Kate to study, but I don't get the sense that Kate is very studious about fashion (I can relate). For someone who isn't all that interested in fashion, which is how I see her, I think she's doing very well. She's not exactly bookish looking, but a combination of bookish schoolgirl meets athletic schoolgirl- and now has to make public appearances as a princess.

She's doing really well.

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Old 11-09-2011, 09:50 PM
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I think Kate's coat could have been shorter and it would have looked better, but she still looked good; Mary was arguably a little more boring, like she was going to work at a school. But they both looked good imo, Kate just shined a little more. Looks like her standard hairstyle is back again, to the disappointment of us all.
Not everyone hates her hair. I think everyone is making too big of a deal about her. Way overthinking and over scutinizing everything!
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Not everyone hates her hair. I think everyone is making too big of a deal about her. Way overthinking and over scutinizing everything!
You are absolutely correct. Not everyone "hates" her hair! I should imagine that few do, even more envy the luxurious beauty of it, myself included.

What is an issue is when that hair gets in the way, as indeed it did in Copenhagen. The hairstyle was inappropriate for where she was and what she was doing, to such an extent, that the necessity to move it out of the way detracted from the whole event. It was distracting seeing her continually fiddling with her hair, shoving it out of the way, etc. ad nauseum and, it is not as if this was the first time that this problem has occured.

Take Jennifer Anisten on the Red Carpet. Her hair is beautiful coiffured, bouncing glorious curls. She stolls up the red carpet. Stops and poses for a photo op, moves on, and repeats. That is all she does. However, the Duchess of Cambridge was not doing that sort of thing. When she stopped she was invariably looking down, either at shorter people or children, and as she bends forward, as she did trying to pack a box, her hair falls straight down and gets in the way! And so started the whole hair/hands thing.

When she attended her first evening event in that glorious pink gown, her hair was OK for what she was doing. Walking the red carpet, posing briefly with William for the occasional photo and then in and away from sight. Her hair style was then just a matter of poster's preference and we all have our own opinions.

It all comes down to what works for what she is doing, and that is something she has yet to master. The only real surprise is how very distracting her hair can be, and nobody could have forseen it's potential to irritate. Unkind people are starting to comment that it's a vanity issue because she really loves her hair! Not good a good look and probably neither fair nor correct.
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:46 PM
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Talking about open hair:
My grandmother (now around 80) was not allowed to wear open hair at school & when you were at work you had to wear your hair up,in a bun or somehow keep it out of your face.This makes sure it doesn´t distract or hinder you and you can focus on your study or work.(When she left school she was glad she could wear her hair open & get a short hairstyle,it felt like a liberation back than!)
While I really like Kate´s hair I believe that ponytail/updo/buns etc. look more professional and she still has a lot of occasions to wear her hair open for red carpet-events.Lots of girls&women play with their hair to hide their insecurity or because they are nervous,but it´s certainly not the best way to handle this problems and it doesn´t make you look confident and elegant when you constantly do things with your hair.
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You are absolutely correct. Not everyone "hates" her hair! I should imagine that few do, even more envy the luxurious beauty of it, myself included.

What is an issue is when that hair gets in the way, as indeed it did in Copenhagen. The hairstyle was inappropriate for where she was and what she was doing, to such an extent, that the necessity to move it out of the way detracted from the whole event. It was distracting seeing her continually fiddling with her hair, shoving it out of the way, etc. ad nauseum and, it is not as if this was the first time that this problem has occured.

Take Jennifer Anisten on the Red Carpet. Her hair is beautiful coiffured, bouncing glorious curls. She stolls up the red carpet. Stops and poses for a photo op, moves on, and repeats. That is all she does. However, the Duchess of Cambridge was not doing that sort of thing. When she stopped she was invariably looking down, either at shorter people or children, and as she bends forward, as she did trying to pack a box, her hair falls straight down and gets in the way! And so started the whole hair/hands thing.

When she attended her first evening event in that glorious pink gown, her hair was OK for what she was doing. Walking the red carpet, posing briefly with William for the occasional photo and then in and away from sight. Her hair style was then just a matter of poster's preference and we all have our own opinions.

It all comes down to what works for what she is doing, and that is something she has yet to master. The only real surprise is how very distracting her hair can be, and nobody could have forseen it's potential to irritate. Unkind people are starting to comment that it's a vanity issue because she really loves her hair! Not good a good look and probably neither fair nor correct.
Marg, I agree with everything you've said. Kate has beautiful hair and I'd love to have just an iota of its lushness and length, but she definitely needs a "working" hairstyle that isn't a distraction. When she bends or if it's a windy day, it would be nice not to see the curtain of hair falling across her face and the invariable attempts to tuck it behind her ear or restrain it with her hand. There's a time and place for the long lengthy style and for a restrained, pulled-back one. It really needs to be secondary to what she's doing and not the focal point. All part of the learning curve, one would expect.
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I suspect that there are just as many people who like/love Catherine's hair as hate/dislilke it, it's just that they do not appear to be obsessed with it and don't feel the need to constantly comment. I count that in somewhat the same category as the weight issue. IMO, people need to just keep quiet about her weight ...

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