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Old 03-20-2012, 05:06 AM
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An old look, "old" dress...not for her...
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:00 AM
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When it comes down to it, they've both worn the same dress on different occasions. Personally something I would never ever do.
I believe the thought was: is there a colour connected to the occassion or place of the event? (Like Green for St. PatriK's day)
Yes it is, it's called Ipswich Blue (her husband knew for sure as he possessed a shirt in that colour).
Is this colour available at the moment? Not really, but it used to be some years ago.
Let's have a look at our wardrobes, then.
And there it was.

Of course Catherine knew that the media would trace the garment's "history", but I believe this gave her a good chuckle, when she imagined what the media would find out. For there is a message in it: I'm not a clothes horse, I am a recycler, I am borrowing clothes when they are right for the context of my visit. Listen to me and stop seeing me as a fashion plate.

At least that's how I can imagine she might have thought.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:56 AM
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I believe the thought was: is there a colour connected to the occassion or place of the event? (Like Green for St. PatriK's day)
Yes it is, it's called Ipswich Blue (her husband knew for sure as he possessed a shirt in that colour).
Is this colour available at the moment? Not really, but it used to be some years ago.
Let's have a look at our wardrobes, then.
And there it was.

Of course Catherine knew that the media would trace the garment's "history", but I believe this gave her a good chuckle, when she imagined what the media would find out. For there is a message in it: I'm not a clothes horse, I am a recycler, I am borrowing clothes when they are right for the context of my visit. Listen to me and stop seeing me as a fashion plate.

At least that's how I can imagine she might have thought.
It makes good sense to me. Her clothes are selling out almost as soon as she wears them it seems and how nice is it that Kate can send a clear message to women everywhere that in order to look good and look totally right for an occasion, you don't have to break your piggy bank. The label does not make the outfit. Good quality clothing is not made to be worn once than shoved into the back of the closet.

She does choose her wardrobe carefully for where she goes but its always struck me that she takes far more time focusing on where she's going rather than what how she looks.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:56 AM
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Now that I've seen so many more pictures I must say that the dress was rather hanging on her. I still like the style and color. It's not "wow" and I honestly don't expect that. Either she dresses very girl-ish or very understated/conservatively. However, I think her mother did "fill out" the dress better. Kate could wear lower heels for things like planting trees too - she IS a tall woman already and other women of her size or even smaller (like the Queen for example) women within the BRF don't wear such high heels either...
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:07 AM
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Um, yes they do. Have you seen the heels that Sophie, Zara, Beatrice and Eugenie have worn? They are the same size has Kate 4"
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:12 AM
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I believe Dierna23's point is that BRF who perform royal duties (i.e. not Zara, Beatrice, Eugenie, etc) do not wear high heels. If you look at Anne, Sophie and Camilla they wear shoes with slightly lower heels. From what I see Sophie tends to wear high heels at social occasions (of course not every time). Of course there is an age difference, and for any female poster who is in their late 30's and beyond...you know what I am talking about. I used to be able to wear all kinds of shoes now I look at young ladies and say....my feet hurt just looking at her!

Of course Kate can and is probably comfortable in wearing the heels she does, and frankly I see no need to lower her heels just because she is tall. She should hide her height because people are shorter than her (and I am 5' 2"). I don't think so.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:15 AM
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I don't think she should either. If tall women can wear high heels than short women should never wear flats. Both of them are ridiculous notion, women should wear whatever the please no matter there height.
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Every time I look at Kate bending down or wielding a shovel in those stilettos, I can't imagine how she's not wobbling and overbalancing on those high heels. Years of practice, I suppose, but I don't think I could possibly ever do that, not even in my younger days! Good for her that she can do this.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:16 AM
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It not difficult to stay steady/balance on high heels
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She already gets criticised for being too conservative and dressing 'too old'. Now people want her to wear calf length skirts and low heeled shoes!
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I believe Dierna23's point is that BRF who perform royal duties (i.e. not Zara, Beatrice, Eugenie, etc) do not wear high heels. If you look at Anne, Sophie and Camilla they wear shoes with slightly lower heels. From what I see Sophie tends to wear high heels at social occasions (of course not every time). Of course there is an age difference, and for any female poster who is in their late 30's and beyond...you know what I am talking about. I used to be able to wear all kinds of shoes now I look at young ladies and say....my feet hurt just looking at her!

Of course Kate can and is probably comfortable in wearing the heels she does, and frankly I see no need to lower her heels just because she is tall. She should hide her height because people are shorter than her (and I am 5' 2"). I don't think so.
Yes, that's what I meant, Zonk. I don't mind high heels at Ascot etc. or when she attends galas. I'm a tad younger than Kate and I enjoy seeing a sexy/stylish pair of heels to be honest. But for visiting children or doing things like planting trees her heels could be a bit lower. It's just more practical and comfortable I think.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:40 AM
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I think Kate wears heels to balance her body.
My sister has a similar body type to Kate; tall and lean, with upper and lower body nearly of the same size. She tends to wear heels and wedges to give her lower body a bit of edge and make her legs appear longer (in comparison to the upper body). It just gives an extra confidence.
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Here is a roundup of all of her outfits from last week.My favorite is that lovely grey dress.At first I liked the blue dress but,now I feel it makes her look old.
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The gray is my favorite as well; it's more youthful looking on her. While I love the blue color of that dress, the style is a bit matronly for her on more consideration. The same goes for the green dress, too.
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And mine. It was so very elegant and feminine, and the beautiful details kept it from being boring.
The green dress is lovely, but something is missing for me; it just doesn't look complete.
The colour of the blue dress is wonderful, but the dress itself is a bit disappointing.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:39 PM
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How wonderful to see such great looks from Kate lately, starting with the hockey day, nice youthful look, only the hair looked outof place. A low ponytail would have been nicer.
Thank heavens the perfectly fitting grey dress and lovely green coat dress had the perfect lengths, really flattering her.
I would have loved a brighter green, but so happy with the real hat.
The blue dress is "fine", the pretty cross and belt jazzed it up.
And, the makeup is getting better, lighter.
Listened to her speech and was very impressed, she has a lovely, kind voice and manner.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:55 PM
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The gray is my favorite as well; it's more youthful looking on her. While I love the blue color of that dress, the style is a bit matronly for her on more consideration. The same goes for the green dress, too.
I love the grey dress she wore last Thursday also. It was very elegant and appropriate, but still youthful and fun. Catherine looked great in it.
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The blue dress is 5 years old, even ol' Carole had borrowed it once for Ascot.
It must have costed around 150 pounds, BTW. It's nothing special, and it's actually rather unfortunate that Catherine's bust area can't support it at all. Hope she recycles it again after her first pregnancy.
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My favorites are the grey dress and the green dress. Something very elegant about both looks.

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The blue dress is 5 years old, even ol' Carole had borrowed it once for Ascot.
It must have costed around 150 pounds, BTW. It's nothing special, and it's actually rather unfortunate that Catherine's bust area can't support it at all. Hope she recycles it again after her first pregnancy.

It's unfortunate that her bust area can't support it? She looks great!
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^ To you she may look perfect, I have a different opinion. The dress didn't fit properly, particularly the top part.
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