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Old 04-28-2012, 05:11 PM
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Thank you for the better picture of the blouse, Artemisia. Now that I see it better, I'm not at all too crazy about it. The sleeves are the biggest issue for me. The detailing on the front is nice, but that's the only positive I have found.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:14 PM
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I am more impressed with seeing what Victoria Beckham and the Kardashian's are wearing each day. Is that what is called haute couture? Or is haute couture CarrienBradshaw walking down a new York street in a tutu?
Either way I never expected Kate to be Victoria, Kim, or Carrie.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:58 AM
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At a Friends wedding.....

She is wearing blue Erdem dress, with a black McQueen belt (the website with the pics doesn't have them, but Hello will on Monday...)

Kate this weekend at her friend's wedding......

I do not like the McQueen belt with this dress.....too fussy. The dress didn't need it and I think it looks out of place
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:25 PM
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Just a little bit more on the blue suit Kate wore to the Scott-Amundsen reception. The designer of the suit, New Zealander Rebecca Taylor, had actually recently told the NY Times that if she could dress anyone in the world it would be Kate. To say she was pleased that it happened is an understatement:

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"I got out of the elevator this morning and my team had stuck a picture of her wearing the outfit on the wall opposite," Taylor told us on the telephone this afternoon. "I am a Catherine Middleton freak - ever since she came on the scene I said: 'I want to dress that girl.' It's a dream come true. She is a perfect model for our clothes. It fits her so well, it had a grown-up appeal - but it still looks youthful.
Rebecca Taylor On Dressing The Duchess of Cambridge (Vogue.com UK)

Rebecca Taylor also clues us in on how Kate goes about finding clothes. Apparently SJP contacted her in February to say Kate was a fan of her designs and asking for a selection of her clothes, which the Palace paid for - no freebies. Ms Taylor had no idea if or when Kate would wear her designs so it was a nice surprise.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:41 AM
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Kate at the Gillingham wedding:
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...51_306x770.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...68_306x545.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...71_306x545.jpg

Recycled dress from the Canada trip
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...61_306x423.jpg
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:48 AM
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I think that dress is very elegant. But I don't think it looks good with the belt.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:25 AM
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I agree the dress is too busy with all that lace...what was she thinking? Also we don't wear that kind of belt for weddings...
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:59 AM
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You barely notice the belt to be honest. It's such a beautiful dress I'm glad Kate has worn it again.
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I think that dress is very elegant. But I don't think it looks good with the belt.
No it certainly doesn't look good with a really daywear belt with phony gold gilt smacked around the middle. What is with her and belts, whack on a belt and totally ruin a beautifully elegant dress. As to the blah blue accessories? I can only think the reception venue has blue wallpaper!
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:45 AM
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I like the dress but it should have been worn without the belt. The dress is busy enough for the belt.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:14 AM
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The white top:
I hate see-through clothes. I really do. However I like the front of this - AND the crazy sleeves.

The dress:
The dress is rather pretty, but very busy. However I think it worked better with the sunny tan than these shiny-pale legs.
The belt and shoes are just wrong.
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I doubt very much that Kate wore that Ted Baker blouse without a vest or shirt underneath. Certainly not to what was essentially a business meeting.
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The belt looks a bit out of place on the lace but I mean she's at a wedding so she's done a low key colour and she looks nice and her hair is not allo ver her face so that is a good thing!!!IMO
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:13 PM
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I have never been a fan of this dress; lace is really hard to pull off and I don't think this dress does it.
On the other hand, I'm glad Kate chose to wear a dress that has already been seen, rather than a new one, no to distract from the true star of the day - the bride.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:35 PM
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I have to say this would be one of my favourites on Kate. I like Erdem's style, Samantha Cameron has worn some really nice pieces from his collections.

I wonder if we'll see Kate wear trousers for an engagement anytime soon. Apart from the hockey, I don't think we've seen her wear trousers when in public at all.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:11 PM
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I wonder if we'll see Kate wear trousers for an engagement anytime soon. Apart from the hockey, I don't think we've seen her wear trousers when in public at all.
For whatever reason, British Royals tend to avoid wearing trousers on official engagements. In fact, I think of the senior royal ladies only Sophie wears trousers now and then - and even she does it very rarely.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:32 PM
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Kate Looks Nice Of Course , and I Like Her Dress Very Much so Elegant , and I Think She Look Nice In Both Event , and The Dress Look Nice With Belt and Without , Thank you for Posting .
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:52 PM
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I wonder if a different hat, shoes and gloves would go well with the lace blue dress? Perhaps a cream colour? I know that Catherine likes to accessories with similar shades - as in all blue at this wedding.
I too, EIIR, have wondered about whether Catherine will wear trousers to an engagement, but as Artemisia says, it's avoided. I think it is more to do with adhering to traditional ways of dressing even though most women of all ages in Britain seem to prefer trousers.....especially black ones!
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:54 PM
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I love the blue lace dress that Catherine chose for her friend's wedding. She looks great in it. Navy blue is a color she pulls off well. The jacket and the hat were good additions too. The belt, however, has no place in this outfit.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:20 PM
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Apologies for the off topic but I do like Emma's dress (the same that she wore for W&Cs wedding )

Obviously I think DofCa looks lovely as usual
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