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Old 06-19-2012, 08:54 PM
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I also thought the Order of the Garter outfit was too short and flouncy, you can see layers underneath at the hemline, and I didn't care for the extra material on the dress. I know Kate has got a theme running with these Edwardian-type fascinators, but I wish she'd position them correctly and wear her hair accordingly. Actually, I'd like to see her try a hat like Lady Sarah Chatto wore, just for a change.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:47 PM
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I also thought the Order of the Garter outfit was too short and flouncy, you can see layers underneath at the hemline, and I didn't care for the extra material on the dress. I know Kate has got a theme running with these Edwardian-type fascinators, but I wish she'd position them correctly and wear her hair accordingly. Actually, I'd like to see her try a hat like Lady Sarah Chatto wore, just for a change.

Yes, she doesn't take many fashion chances. She found a look that people find acceptable, and she sticks with it. I'm hoping that as she becomes more comfortable in her role in general, she spreads her wings fashion wise.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:32 PM
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The Duchess of Cambridge chose cream McQueen for today's Order of the Garter ceremony.
She combined it with cream fascinator, gold clutch and nude heels.

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I really like it. I especially love the flounces. The feel of that kind of dress is so feminine, so elegant to wear, wish we had a revival of the petticoat. Of a kind. I really like her outfit. She looks great here.

I dislike fascinators but this is a nice one - I like the sculpted aspect. It looks good on her - and would have looked better had she done a half-updo. She should start considering that - though without a dresser and without a hair stylist she must be limited in what she can get done on her own before these events.

And then: what are these women finding to talk about in front of the camera?
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I don't like the flouncy bit at the bottom that isn't flattering on anyone. I didn't realise wearing cream was a prerequisite? Did they all phone each other so they would co ordinate? Not keen on the hat or the hair. It looks messy and just doesn't go with the hat. I agree with Princess Peach Kate is sticking to a style and maybe as she get's more confident and comfortable in her role she will try something new and not be so...bland really.
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I really like the garter outfit. I think it's a youthful style that suits Catherine well while still being suitable for a member of the Royal Family.

I think she looks very elegant.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:24 AM
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Kate looked gorgeous and elegant as always. The paler shades do work well with her dark hair.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:38 AM
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I don't like the flouncy bit at the bottom that isn't flattering on anyone. I didn't realise wearing cream was a prerequisite? Did they all phone each other so they would co ordinate? Not keen on the hat or the hair. It looks messy and just doesn't go with the hat. I agree with Princess Peach Kate is sticking to a style and maybe as she get's more confident and comfortable in her role she will try something new and not be so...bland really.
I believe they do all make sure they coordinate in some way, or at least don't clash. Imagine if one of them turned up in orange and black today?
I think their secretaries email each other, and I think the Queen's secretary send out the first email, and gives some general instructions on what to wear.
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I belive that they should coordinate clothes because the colours are very similiar...I think Kate could innovate a bit more, but to me until know she was always a winner, her clothes are very elegant...not very modern, btu she is a Princess not a fashion model...
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What is with the obsession with Kate and her shoes?

Jimmy Choo is 'proud' that Kate has worn his shoes and hopes she'll ask him to design a bespoke pair for her.

Jimmy Choo proud of Duchess Catherine connection - Monsters and Critics
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No idea.
But Mr Choo might have mentioned the Countess of Wessex as well, who has been inseparable with her pair of nude Jimmy Choo's lately.
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Here is perfect Kate - think again.
Lace is reserved for after the dinner hour and the lace that is on the McQueen selection is very delicate so as not to photograph well. Just like the wedding gown - inspired by Grace of Monaco. Lace is for the cocktail hour no matter what. Then her fascinator was very coarse in straw and veil tulle thicknessnot aesthetically balanced as juxtaposed to the dress.
Except for the length everything was off. This outfit needed a different headgear and different outfit- a suit would have been far more suitable rather than these romantic sheaths with the beige patent leather shoes. What does Kate look like in aregular hat with wide brim ?
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:21 AM
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What does Kate look like in aregular hat with wide brim ?
Check out Catherine at Williams Sandhurst Passing Out Parade!

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And for a full length view: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...-latest-862401

But I think that's about it . . .

But to be honest, I think that is one of her more classic and unfussy outfits. It beats the her latest Garter ensemble, with it's fluffy frills and high hem, hands down.
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Since when is lace for the 'after dinner hour' only? Is this another one of these silly, old-fashioned rules, like not wearing white after September, that no-one bothers with anymore?

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And for a full length view: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...-latest-862401

But I think that's about it . . .

But to be honest, I think that is one of her more classic and unfussy outfits. It beats the her latest Garter ensemble, with it's fluffy frills and high hem, hands down.
To me, that outfit would work better on Camilla. The whole thing is really very middle-aged woman. Full hats tend to be worn mostly by older women these days. I'm 27 and I wouldn't wear one.
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Since when is lace for the 'after dinner hour' only? Is this another one of these silly, old-fashioned rules, like not wearing white after September, that no-one bothers with anymore?

To me, that outfit would work better on Camilla. The whole thing is really very middle-aged woman. Full hats tend to be worn mostly by older women these days. I'm 27 and I wouldn't wear one.
I agree, why restrict such a lovely and delicate clothing style to one moment of the day.
As to hats.
I don't really understand the English fascination with fascinators. Most of the time they don't even resemble one, let alone actually function as one. Give me a normal hat any day and I'm only 1 year older than the Dutchess. ;-)
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Since when is lace for the 'after dinner hour' only? Is this another one of these silly, old-fashioned rules, like not wearing white after September, that no-one bothers with anymore?

To me, that outfit would work better on Camilla. The whole thing is really very middle-aged woman. Full hats tend to be worn mostly by older women these days. I'm 27 and I wouldn't wear one.
I wouldn't call it "middle-aged woman," I would call it demure. She looked wonderful, but definitely a cocktail dress.
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The discussion on Catherine's [reported] clothing expenditure has been moved to the http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...-29367-22.html thread, as it covers other members of the Wales family and issues apart from fashion.
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June 30th- This is the best shot I could find. I really dislike the print and the sleeves. Also, that hat is hideous! One of her worst looks for me.

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The hat with the dress does not work at all.
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