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Old 01-08-2012, 09:33 PM
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I love it. Her dress is classic and beautiful.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:33 AM
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Her hair looks really nice but the dress really calls for hair up and not down. I do like her eye make up, heavy but not too heavy. The dress, undecided. For some reason it does look ok and looking at it again, I think it would suit someone who is older.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:48 AM
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I really like the gown but see what you mean dazzling about the older person thing... but I think with the lace a bit loose it gives a younger twist. Like the makeup for once and wish she would trim that hair.
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Far too much of the not very intricate and ageing lace pattern, the emphasised v-shaped seam below the hips disrupts the silhouette, and it's yet another look which does not benefit from those masses of hair being all over the place and cluttering every neckline, front and back.
Actually, it's a design which might have worked well on Catherine's mother-in-law.
Ouch! Oh how I wish it were not so but sadly, this is yet another missed opportunity. The cut and line of the dress is totally obscured by all that hair . . . again! Instead the look was closed in, dark and claustrophobic.

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Nay, the dress looks like a curtain. I think this is the worst of all her outfits so far.
Now I thought this was a little harsh so I dug out the family photos and snap, what do you know, there was virtually nothing between the lace patterns except the colour.

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Old. Busy. Boring. And DO something with that glorious hair!!!
Yes indeed, more of the same old, same old! And most people even missed her beautifully elegant earrings that, along with a chic up do, could have really rocked the Red Carpet, not to mention taking years off rather than putting them on.

The Vintage lace look could have been so cool with Catherine's graceful long neck displaying the cut and shape of the shoulders and neckline, her delicate earrings sparkling beneath a chic, romantic up do and creating a long elegant sillohette. . . . but instead it just looked fussy, dark and claustrophobic!
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:49 AM
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Kate does look very chic and elegant here. However I would have preferred this lace gown to have had a darker lining. I think the contrast is too much here. Still a lovely design though. Almost reminded me of an old Hollywood look which definitely called for a classic hairstyle.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:27 AM
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Her hair looks really nice but the dress really calls for hair up and not down. I do like her eye make up, heavy but not too heavy. The dress, undecided. For some reason it does look ok and looking at it again, I think it would suit someone who is older.
Kind of agree here. Same old, same old with the hair. Not really liking the dress because its more suitable for Camilla, as some other posters say (on the other hand, Kate doesnt look 30 but rather 40 years) but I agree with Queen Penelope, its either all lace or no lace.

The dress looks like a patchwork of different styles that dont go together.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:08 AM
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I love lace dress, Catherine looks very beautiful.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:27 AM
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I don't like the dress. The lace is not nice and the white body of the dress makes it so busy. Too much going on in my opinion. And yet again with the hair, do something with it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:51 AM
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She must love lace dresses. I do like the dress, however I think she looks good with almoust everything because of her body and her beautiful face, she looks gorgeous with this dress, I like it so mucht!
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:06 AM
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I don't like this dress, nothing special for me, lace's pattern is ugly and adding Kate few years. Belt is out of place IMO, especially velvet one. Same boring hair and strong make-up. For me one of the worst outfits of her. Pity, cause she has potential, possibilities to wear really good designs.
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The woman is in a fashion rut. How many lace dresses does this make? Too many!
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:02 AM
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I think that dress is the perfect evening wear adaptation of what we've seen from many of her daytime looks. It's bothering some people because she's not following fashion rules to a T, but it doesn't matter... She's THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE...she sets her own rules, and I happen to love the look.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:08 AM
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You're not wrong about the day/everning adaptation. If she is setting her own rules, I can only conclude Kate has little fashion sense. I'm glad you like the look, there is something for everyone. I don't think people are "bothered" but I do think there is disappointment amongst the masses (including me).
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:11 AM
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Although I like this back lace evening gown, there is something about the "v" seam that looks odd to me.
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This may sound OT, but when I watched "Downton Abbey" last night, I really liked Laura Linney's lace dress, the host for Masterpiece. It was all black, but the upper chest, neck, shoulders and arms had open lacework against the skin. The lace portion with the solid fabric below looked wonderful and certainly not aging. If Kate worn a style like that with her hair up in an elegant style, she'd have really displayed the "wow" factor.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:25 AM
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I have to say that I absolutely love Catherine's black lace dress - I think it is elegant and fits her figure wonderfully. I love the fact that she is causing so much controversy over what she wears, because it would be so boring if she stuck to expectations and everybody loved it! Lace is not to everyone's taste, in fact it can look like a very old-fashioned fabric - I wonder how many women would feel confortable wearing it themselves and whether this has a bearing on people not liking it!? It is, though, ashame that people have been disappointed and abit frustrated with Catherine's look, hopefully better outfits in the future will be all the more enjoyable!
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Nice enough dress - then i read that the belt came off the outfit she wore to St Andrews last February which i though abit odd.

Normally i like Kate's hair - but to showcase the lovely lacework it would have been better up on this occassion or caught half back at least
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:28 AM
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You're not wrong about the day/everning adaptation. If she is setting her own rules, I can only conclude Kate has little fashion sense. I'm glad you like the look, there is something for everyone. I don't think people are "bothered" but I do think there is disappointment amongst the masses (including me).
Same here! Always the same hair, always the same make-up.
And I don't like the dress very much. She looks much older than 30!!
I think it's great that she is riskier than Princess Charlene most of the time (Charlene likes to wear black or beige) but her fashion sense could use some improvement IMO.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:44 AM
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Yes I agree.Always the same hair and make up.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:52 PM
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This may sound OT, but when I watched "Downton Abbey" last night, I really liked Laura Linney's lace dress, the host for Masterpiece. It was all black, but the upper chest, neck, shoulders and arms had open lacework against the skin. The lace portion with the solid fabric below looked wonderful and certainly not aging. If Kate worn a style like that with her hair up in an elegant style, she'd have really displayed the "wow" factor.
Laura Linney? You mean Laura Carmichael? She plays Edith.

The lace is not pretty, in my opinion. And the contrasting is too harsh. Combined with her loose hair and not-so fresh make-up, it's a bit of a let down. It has potential though. A open back, or something to show off the shoulders would, in my opinion, be better.
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