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Old 03-19-2012, 08:08 AM
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I'm still in love with royal blue for dresses and tops at the moment, so I could never say anything bad about this dress. It looks really pretty and it has a color that suits Kate well, IMO.

I heard the dress is by Reiss and I've also read it several times that it's her mother's dress. That's a bit weird if true.

I wish Kate would play a bit more when it comes to accessories. Basically she's almost always wearing the same shoes, the same hairstyle and make up style over and over again. Only the dresses vary, but not that much either.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:07 AM
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I'm not in love with the dress, but I think her face and hair look lovely. She must be a great actress or the most self assured woman in the world because she doesn't look a bit nervous.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:18 AM
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Odd that she's wearing the same dress as her mother. It looks fine on Catherine.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:19 AM
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On Twitter, some of the royal correspondents are saying that Carole borrowed the dress from Kate, not the other way around.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:23 AM
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There is nothing wrong with wearing her mother's dress, both women have the same figure. I find it a bit big on both women, not very well fitted. Love the colour.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...65_310x929.jpg

Well the hair, what bothers me most about it when hanging down is either covering up jewellery or applications (not this time) or making a very bad posture, when it hangs down in front making Kate look like slouching along (today)
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...38_470x928.jpg
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:28 AM
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Kate looks really classy in both the green and blue dresses. The sophisticated style really suits her.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:53 AM
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I love that blue and also the wider belt; it looks so much better than the narrow ones. Style seems somewhat dowdy, though, but I'm so glad to see Kate in a jewel tone and she looked very elegant today. I think she also wore her diamond and sapphire earrings, too, but I don't recognize her bracelet. Now that we know she can accessorize nicely, maybe she can start varying her look with two-toned shoes and clutch.
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I liked today's outfit. I was glad to see that the skirt was a bit longer than the grey dress she wore to Dulwich the other day. I thought the grey could have been just a tad longer given the fullness of the skirt. I remember reading something by a style expert that said the fuller the skirt the longer the length should be. A full skirt should ideally be just below the knee or mid calf while a narrow skirt could be from the middle of the knee to just above the knee depending on the age of the wearer and the occaission.

JMO, but I think mid-calf length looks terrible on anyone!
It's almost guaranteed to make a woman look dowdy and middle-aged.

(Yes,I do believe Sarah Chatto looked frumpy at the royal wedding).
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:36 AM
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Very classic, very formal, very British again... she never fails wearing these dresses...people can like or dislike but she's always appropriate
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Apparently, it wasn't her mom's dress but an identical one that Kate wore, according to this article:

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Love the colour, hate the style.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:15 AM
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Agree with Duke that the dress is ill-fitting. The back is terribly gathered at the waist. I do like the color and the way that brings out her sapphire statement jewelry, and the length is good too.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:17 AM
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I read earlier that the bracelet was the EACH Bracelet

DofCa bracelet (pictures 6 and 7)
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:29 AM
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Nice color, but dress is old-fashioned, too big and ages Kate. I was hoping that eye-liner gone forever, unfortunately I was wrong.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:50 AM
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I think Catherine looks lovely, sophisticated, elegant and classy. I love shades of blue on her. The belt adds good contrast to the outfit too.
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Nice headshot of Catherine with a look at her diamond cross.

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Nice headshot of Catherine with a look at her diamond cross.

http://i43.tinypic.com/66fdix.jpg
I love her smile.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:13 PM
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Kate gets much more attention from a much more diverse audience than the other royal women mentioned. Beatrice and Eugenie *have* had their makeup criticized rather broadly.

But Kate gets more of it for another reason. Her overall clothing style is fairly traditional and conservative (skirt length not withstanding, her color and fabric and style choices are not avant garde). Therefore, not only does one expect makeup that goes with that style, but, in contrast to her clothes, the makeup pulls more attention.

I do think she's got a longterm problem of deciding whether to make herself up (and style her hair) for close ups, medium shots, or for the crowds. She almost can't win.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:13 PM
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That is one deadly boring dress. It's completely shapeless and well.. better suited for her mother. Pump it up girlfriend, you can do better.
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I think saying someone looks 'waxy' and 'doll-like' is not far off. If you don't think there's been any attacking here then I can only assume you haven't spent much time on this thread. Kate's been compared to a clown, a panda, she's been called trashy, vulgar, cheap and ridiculous. That's before we get to the posters who believe that it's Kate's fault that photographers try to take pictures up her skirt.
This is sooooooo comical. Some of us "attack" how Kate (a complete stranger) looks and then you attack some of us (complete strangers, again) who are only thinking outloud. Are you Kate's cousin or something. You take it so personally. If you are related to Kate (or a friend of hers), please pass on our constructive criticisms to her.

BTW, she has been quite glam this week.
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