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Old 07-01-2012, 07:29 AM
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The dress has a pretty pattern. A wider brimmed hat would have been a better choice.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:02 AM
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Not a bad choice (IMO) but i have seen better dress on her I like the hat, suits the dress
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:08 PM
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This look doesn't bother me, but it doesn't 'wow' me either. I have seen better.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:44 AM
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more pictures. the dress doesnt "wow" me either, not liking the hat at all.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...61_634x686.jpg
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:07 AM
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Don't like the hat at all. The dress isn't amazing but the hat is what really ruins the look.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:20 AM
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Granny stuff IMO yuk!!
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:27 AM
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Totally agree, the dress would rather fit an older woman. The hat is ugly.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:34 AM
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She doesn't look fantastic, old and dowdy more like and we see those shoes again. Maybe those shoes will become a permanent fixture like the flowing messy hair.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:26 AM
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Looking at better pictures, the dress itself is not bad for a casual day or a day at a polo match.
To me, it just seems quite casual and again I say it's not a dress to be matched with a hat.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:47 AM
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Imagine the dress in a larger size, add a brooch and pearls, and the style, cut and flower print is exactly what Queen Elizabeth herself has worn ca. thirty years ago.
IMO it's not that casual but just matronly, which equals dowdy on Catherine, and this kind of 'hat' does not work with it at all.
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The hat is white, doesn't match the style of dress, sits wonky on her droopy locks and the nude shoes go with nothing else she is wearing. All of which begs the question . . . does she have a dresser for those "important" occasions where the look may be boring but at least harmonises, leaving her looking like a train wreck at her private appearances?
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I like the dress but not the hat.
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Well, the cost of living has not gone up anywhere near that much so these designers are making money off Kate's back. This was always going to happen to someone with such a high profile wearing what is essentially High Street Fashion and unfortunately becoming a High Street Show Pony.

In the near future she is going to have to make a decision as to whether she wants to stay true to her stated "Common Man" version of wardrobe when that has largely become an illusion. With the actual prices rocketing up for no other reason than she wears clothes or accessories made by a particular designer she is going to have to decide wheter to go up market, where no one will be able to tabulate the exact cost of her ensemble at any given engagement or, use someone like the Queen's magic dresser.

I seem to remember one occasion that no one could find out anything about the provenience of her ensemble at a function. I think "going off the grid" was a master stroke which I think we will definitely see more of.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:59 AM
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I seem to remember one occasion that no one could find out anything about the provenience of her ensemble at a function. I think "going off the grid" was a master stroke which I think we will definitely see more of.
I believe that was her aubergine Christmas services coat

The coat is said to have been made by “an independent British designer,”
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Well, the cost of living has not gone up anywhere near that much so these designers are making money off Kate's back. This was always going to happen to someone with such a high profile wearing what is essentially High Street Fashion and unfortunately becoming a High Street Show Pony.

In the near future she is going to have to make a decision as to whether she wants to stay true to her stated "Common Man" version of wardrobe when that has largely become an illusion. With the actual prices rocketing up for no other reason than she wears clothes or accessories made by a particular designer she is going to have to decide wheter to go up market, where no one will be able to tabulate the exact cost of her ensemble at any given engagement or, use someone like the Queen's magic dresser.

I seem to remember one occasion that no one could find out anything about the provenience of her ensemble at a function. I think "going off the grid" was a master stroke which I think we will definitely see more of.
I tend to agree with this Marg. Personally, I'd love it if she had her clothes designed and made in-house like the Queen. Then for special occasions such as evenings or tours, her favourite high-end designers could be chosen to provide he clothes.
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Fussy floral pattern and semi-billowing sleeves and along with the hat, just too dated.
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Fussy floral pattern and semi-billowing sleeves and along with the hat, just too dated.
I don't think that floral prints and gathered sleeves are dated, just maybe not to everyone's taste. They are fashionable in the UK, particularly now. The fact that the British summer is chilly and wet means that summer clothes with sleeves are necessary.

I like the dress and accessories. I dont like the hat - she doesn't really understand hats. She should talk to Sophie
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She chose the wrong hat the dress is o.k.
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I don't think that floral prints and gathered sleeves are dated, just maybe not to everyone's taste. They are fashionable in the UK, particularly now. The fact that the British summer is chilly and wet means that summer clothes with sleeves are necessary.

I like the dress and accessories. I dont like the hat - she doesn't really understand hats. She should talk to Sophie
Well, then, IMO, I feel the dress is dated since it's a style that I wore back in my 20s which was awhile ago. I agree with Boris that by adding pearls, a brooch and in a larger size, this is a fashion HM wore back in the day. But, then, I guess the retro look is back again and the hat just emphasizes the old-fashioned look which looks pretty matronly on Kate.
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