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Old 07-20-2012, 11:52 AM
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How are those 'darts'? Am I thinking of a different pub pastime to everyone else? Because those look nothing like darts in any way, shape or fashion to me.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:56 AM
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How are those 'darts'? Am I thinking of a different pub pastime to everyone else? Because those look nothing like darts in any way, shape or fashion to me.
It confused me as well.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:21 PM
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Darts in the fashion sense have nothing to do with the game of darts. Perhaps they use different terms in the UK, but per dictionary.com, a dart (in this sense) is "a tapered seam of fabric for adjusting the fit of a garment."
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:41 PM
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Today's Outfit:
Catherine Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The National Portrait
Catherine Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The National Portrait

It's not a dull colour!!! Yippeee.

EDIT: She's wearing Stella McCartney.


Simple but beaufiful. And being a fan of blue, I love the colour. I think she looks very nice in that dress, it makes a great contrast with her dark hair.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:09 AM
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I would have liked to have seen her wear her taupe L.K. shoes with this dress. Its a beautiful color on her but then again we all know she looks great in jewel tones. The dress I agree was a tad boring but I suppose was appropriate for the event. I think the Cartier necklace was lovely and had the theme of the olympics so I suppose it was o.k. to wear. Her hair could have been done differently but she loves her hair down. All in all I think she looked lovely. Simple and elegant as usual. :)
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:50 PM
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It's such a nice bright shade of blue, an Olympic color in a way, she looks nice in the dress.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:56 AM
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The Duchess of Cambridge today:

- The dress
- Side view
- Close up

She is apparently wearing a sold-out £35 dress from Hobbs.
I don't care about the price tag; that dress is really nice! It looks very summery and nice, and the shoes are nice too.+

I'm actually a bit surprised at how lovely the dress looks because my own experience with Hobbs was less than present. I once bought a red top (which was more expensive than this dress) from Hobbs, and its quality was absolutely horrible. Took it back to store next day and stayed away from the brand ever since.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:10 AM
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No idea why she keeps buying dresses a couple of sizes too small.
Nothing sits in the right spot here - the dress could have looked nice enough, but its belt ends up around the belly instead of the waist, skirt a tad too short, sleeves too tiny.
Those sling back wedges are ugly, but then I don't understand anyway why wedges would be worn by any woman in public. For an engagement involving sports activity, what's wrong with nice ballet flats?
Use wedges for gardening only - preferrably as flower pots.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:12 AM
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I'd say the dress looked good if it only had a different pattern colour.
The grey is just
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:14 AM
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I really love this dress. It's nice and summery.

I think the fit of the dress is fine. It doesn't appear too small to me.

The dress - Check Wessex Dress | Hobbs
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:21 AM
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Lovely summery dress, looks very light and cool given temps in London are 30C/86F plus. I prefer this £35 dress to the £500 Stella McCartney she wore to the NPG the other day. I even like the wedges, perfect for walking on the football field. She wasn't actually playing football (I think she was playing table tennis) so flats weren't necessary.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:25 AM
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Lovely summery dress, looks very light and cool given temps in London are 30C/86F plus. I prefer this £35 dress to the £500 Stella McCartney she wore to the NPG the other day. I even like the wedges, perfect for walking on the football field. She wasn't actually playing football (I think she was playing table tennis) so flats weren't necessary.
I like this one better too; the only advantage of McCartney dress was the bright colour.
She didn't play football - William did (and enthusiastically too).
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The dress is nice enough but looks high-waisted on Kate (I've noticed many of her dresses do, like the Jesire one she once wore to the National Gallery).
I guess she doesn't mind this.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:36 AM
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Love the look and it's perfect for the weather and the event.

Always surprised by how contradictory some of these posts are- all in the eye of the beholder I suppose. For example, high-waisted vs belt around the belly. :)
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:43 AM
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Love the dress, regardless of price. It fits well and looks to be well made. I like the addition of the belt and choice of wedges. I would have loved to have seen her hair pulled back in a ponytail though, for some reason I'm thinking it would have been more in step with the event. All-in-all she looks great.
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She looks very nice.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:02 AM
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Always surprised by how contradictory some of these posts are- all in the eye of the beholder I suppose. For example, high-waisted vs belt around the belly. :)
That's because the latest dresses, not being the right size, end up sitting high-waisted on Catherine without being tailored that way, which throws everything slightly off-balance.
Just look at the Stella McCartney dress on the model, with everything in the spot where it's meant to be.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:16 AM
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Very smart dress the one with the belt, luv the wedges :)
The lady has personal style.
Respect plz.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:20 AM
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It's the issue with any off-the-peg clothing for all of us!

I am what my husband calls curvy but I am also short. Majority of off-the-peg dresses would require the services of a royal page. Perhaps HM would lend me hers now they are practiced in carrying a train

But, back on topic, I think the high-waists help to balance out her figure.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:59 AM
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She looks great! She has a shorter torso, but the dresses look fine.

As far as wedges go, I can't live without them and often wear them in public, thank you very much. They are much more comfortable than regular heels, and if you're going to be on grass at all, they give you more stability.
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