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Old 02-19-2014, 05:23 AM
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Catherine looks lovely in red, and the dress is very appropriate for the occasion. Her smile is the best accessory.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:38 AM
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Just had a thought. How long after you have a baby does your hair texture and strength keep changing? It's common for women to lose lots of hair after having a baby, and I wonder if hair can become more brittle, too. Could that be the reason for Catherine to be reluctant to pull her hair back?
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At a reception at Government House;

An Jenny Packham cocktail dress with fern applique on the shoulder!
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...67_964x640.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...54_964x940.jpg
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:15 AM
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At a reception at Government House;

An Jenny Packham cocktail dress with fern applique on the shoulder!
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...67_964x640.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...54_964x940.jpg
Not easy to understand how the dress look like.. Hope we will see better pics.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:19 AM
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More pictures;
Detail of applique - http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...01_964x996.jpg
Full pic - http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...05_964x711.jpg

It's basically a black dress with a fern on the shoulder.

This link will be continuously updated; Duchess of Cambridge wears breathtaking gown embroidered with silver ferns for evening reception in New Zealand | Mail Online
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:39 AM
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ok breathtaking gown is a bit far fetched but I like the dress and the idea of the application. Very suitable and good outfit.
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The length of the dress is nice for a dinner, the style and fit suits her body type well. I like the beading but I think it would've looked nicer if it was on both shoulders. Moreover, will the beading on the shoulder, her hair should've been pulled up completely. The open hair, curls and beaded work gets to messy for me around the shoulders.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:53 AM
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Normally I'd be agreeing about the hair, but, at least while she had it pushed back over that shoulder so you could see the fern, it looked OK to me. The neckline was simple and the hair didn't interfere with any necklace, and it was a fairly informal affair. I had been expecting black tie.

I think the dress looked very good on Kate and the colour and decoration worked well for the occasion. You can't have more of a tribute to New Zealand than a black dress with white/silver fern.
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Not easy to understand how the dress look like.. Hope we will see better pics.
Here are better pictures


Full view 1 ** Full view 2 * *Close up
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:57 AM
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Some great pictures from the DM -

Duchess of Cambridge wears breathtaking gown in New Zealand | Mail Online
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:00 AM
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Lovely. She looks really good in the dress.


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Old 04-10-2014, 08:01 AM
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If she and William like her hair long then she should wear it that way. I think she is comfortable with it.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:48 AM
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It's very bland, like most of what she wears.The DM call it breathtaking because like most of the media they wish she was. Some people want a new Diana but IMO a lot of Kate's clothes remind me more of stuff Princess Anne wears.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:51 AM
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The length of the dress is nice for a dinner, the style and fit suits her body type well. I like the beading but I think it would've looked nicer if it was on both shoulders. Moreover, will the beading on the shoulder, her hair should've been pulled up completely. The open hair, curls and beaded work gets to messy for me around the shoulders.

If it were on both shoulders, it would have looked like a bad soap opera from the 80s.
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If it were on both shoulders, it would have looked like a bad soap opera from the 80s.

That is what I was thinking!!
Both shoulders would look like epaulettes.

I like the dress, and think she looked lovely.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:02 AM
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It's a nice dress. Very simple with a touch of something more glamour.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:33 AM
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An elegantly designed dress that really showcased the fern applique, and thank goodness it's only one! I have to say that the lower hemlines look very glamorous on Kate, but for the occasion it would have been lovely if it were a full-length gown.
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Finally I feel validated <G> I've been one of the ones who have complained about the short hemlines making her look 'off' and out of proportion! She looks so much better with a longer hemline and not 'old' or frumpy!


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If it were on both shoulders, it would have looked like a bad soap opera from the 80s.
I agree. As it was, we saw the colours and emblem of the New Zealand sporting teams. Good choice, I think.

The one out of whack was William in his blue suit. Blue at a night-time event! Big blunder, IMO.
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When does he not wear a navy suit? A funeral is the only time I can think of.
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