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Old 10-24-2013, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by dbarn67 View Post
What a beautiful dress. Wow. She looks stunning in it.

A necklace would have been nice, but Kate's less into jewelry than I am.

Old 10-24-2013, 08:02 PM
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She is such a stunner.

As to necklaces, she seems to be a very hands on mommy (and I like that about her). Most my young mom friends change their jewel habits away from necklaces and dangling earring because that's what babies go after and tend to destroy.

She has never worn a lot of necklaces anyway. Her job is not to please me anyway - so I say - do what you like DOC!

Old 10-24-2013, 09:12 PM
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meh. The dress is nice but it needs something.
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I agree, Duchessmary. It's nothing to write home about..
Old 10-24-2013, 10:03 PM
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I think that gown is very elegant and that Kate looks lovely. I do, however, think she would look even lovelier with her hair up.
Old 10-24-2013, 10:29 PM
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Add me to the chorus: Lovely dress. Needs something like a necklace, an updo, a bold lip, etc. As she wears it, it's rather boring.
Old 10-24-2013, 10:49 PM
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Yes the dress is beautiful and fits well but does need something, I agree.

Mostly, I'm wondering about her hair, it looks different. Some women lose their curl, lose, their hair after giving birth. Could this be it? It doesn't look too good, imo
Old 10-24-2013, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by dbarn67 View Post
Kate looks amazing. Love the dress, beautiful style and gorgeous colour. I think she wore enough jewelry, no need for the necklace, it would have taken attention away from the lovely neckline of the dress. Great appearance.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Duchessmary View Post
meh. The dress is nice but it needs something.
I agree; nothing wrong with adding a necklace. It would look so much more polished.
I don't think Kate s particularly fond of jewelery but sometimes it is needed.

I don't mind that she prefers to wear her hair down; she has lovely hair.
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It is indeed a beautiful gown in colour and style.
I do think though that a necklace, or some other detail, would have provided a more balanced "setting", to frame and focus attention toward the Duchess' pretty face.
Old 10-24-2013, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Erin9 View Post
What a beautiful dress. Wow. She looks stunning in it.

A necklace would have been nice, but Kate's less into jewelry than I am.
I agree, she looks fabulous. I am not so into jewelry myself, but I would take Kate's ring LOL
Old 10-25-2013, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Queen Christina View Post
Add me to the chorus: Lovely dress. Needs something like a necklace, an updo, a bold lip, etc. As she wears it, it's rather boring.
Me too. One of the best dresses I've seen her in but something is off.
Old 10-25-2013, 02:54 AM
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Catherine always chooses a lovely dress for the evening and this one is really lovely. But I do agree with some of the comments about wearing some jewellery because the dark blue of the dress would be a great background for some jewells - especially some simple diamonds.
I have alot of respect for the fact that Catherine does not want to be showy or be seen to be dripping with extravagance and prefers a simpler style - there's plenty of time ahead of her to wear all the royal extras. She's dressing up and pulling out all the stops for bigger events, but even so, abit of sparkle for those meeting her at the charity event would be nice for them.
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I agree it is lovely but I also agree it nneds something ....
Old 10-25-2013, 05:36 AM
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Besides the colour I think the dress is fantastic, it is in DIRE need of some bling though.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:56 AM
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Its a pretty dress and such dresses suit her much nicer than the fully embellishment dresses (like the silver dress). Her hair should been up and she could've worn statement earrings or smaller earrings with a necklace/pendent.
Old 10-25-2013, 06:16 AM
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The dress has a nice cut and design,Catherine looks stunning
Regarding the colour: I believe that it has a navy material with sheer black material draped over it, that´s why to some people it looks black while others see blue in it :-) A few jewels or a more colourful lipstick would not have hurt, but for me the overall impression was a very good one, it´s a very elegant & sophisticated look.
I guess we have to accept her hairstyle as her "own" personal style, just like CP Victoria loves ponytails and chignons,
it seems that the wavy-open hair seems to be The DoC favourite way of wearing her hair!
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:42 AM
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Agree with all, it is perhaps now time for Catherine to start to wear some serious jewellery.

Lovely as the gown is, I for one would like to see Catherine recycle a few of the gowns she has collected in the last few years. I suspect she already has >10 formal gowns, and it would be good to see them repeated.
Old 10-25-2013, 10:55 AM
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Catherine looks lovely and I like the dress. However I do agree with those who said that some jewellery could've improved* the look; I think a diamond necklace would've looked good with it. Although she did wear a bracelet (see here).

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Old 10-25-2013, 02:39 PM
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The dress is great but I agree, she needs to wear a little more bling. The bracelet is beautiful and I noticed she has on another ring, cant see it though. I know she is kind of low key with jewelry but things are different now. Is that the bracelet that was a gift from Charles? Anyone have a better picture of the ring on her other hand?

Oh and is the dress another McQueen? Great cut, very flattering.

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