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Old 04-10-2016, 12:51 PM
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The dress is absolutely stunning, one of the best appearances of Kate. I love the updo, if there is one thing I don't like it's the earrings. They don't spoil the look but I'd have chosen something other than Statement Earrings.

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The color and shape remind me of Maxima's investiture gown.

Old 04-10-2016, 01:10 PM
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The dress is beautiful for the occassion. Very approriate but full of glamour. The earrings wouldn't look out of place in Queen Máxima's collection, which is always a compliment.
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Just stunning - beautiful colour, style, beading and her hair is lovely. Very fitting for the event and host country as well.
Old 04-10-2016, 01:46 PM
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She looks great and an updo is definitely her best friend.
I only wish she could gain some weight...
Old 04-10-2016, 02:12 PM
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Love it she has that hair out of her face not sure I love those particular earrings but all in all she looks great
Old 04-10-2016, 02:14 PM
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The skirts in both these Packham gowns move so well - especially at the hem. Whether they are the same or similar - it works when the Duchess moves down the carpet.
Old 04-10-2016, 02:36 PM
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I think she is wearing new dark sandals from the tiny peep in one picture i have. One her best evening gowns yet i think. The colour is so striking in the high resolution pictures it just pops out and she needed that colour to stand out in the colourful surrounding and other dresses on the ladies

Update - new sandals suggested they are Prada

great summary in this post and showing the beautiful flow on the dress and train at back. The skirt is so typical JP's style
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Old 04-10-2016, 02:48 PM
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The look is just all right. Clumsy earrings spoilt it for me. Indian ladies had much better ensembles.
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by PrincessofEurope View Post
I think she is wearing new dark sandals from the tiny peep in one picture i have. One her best evening gowns yet i think. The colour is so striking in the high resolution pictures it just pops out and she needed that colour to stand out in the colourful surrounding and other dresses on the ladies

Update - new sandals suggested they are Prada

great summary in this post and showing the beautiful flow on the dress and train at back. The skirt is so typical JP's style

I love those sandals. Great choice.
Old 04-10-2016, 03:09 PM
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This is a really beautiful dress and is perfect for Kate. The earrings aren't to my taste but they are an interesting choice. I agree a diamond necklace would have been too much, but some diamond earrings? Love the matching clutch, (I wish she would desist from holding these clutch bags in front of her tummy). What a good start to the tour though.
Old 04-10-2016, 03:46 PM
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I think Kate looked drop gorgeous. She was a vision and her beautiful blue gown was really flattering on her!
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Old 04-10-2016, 04:18 PM
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Okay now this is stunning. Unlike her attempt at a nod to Bhutan, this one is a success. The beautiful color, and the stunning embroidery of the dress and the cape. You get a feeling of the intricate embroidery work of Indian saris without becoming too costume like. I love that she had her hair up as well. The only miss for me was the earrings which I am not a fan of. But stunning.

My only comment would be if there was ever a night to pull out the 'risqué designer' they mentioned in an article, it would have been this event. Yes she is in traditional India, but at a Bollywood event, she could have got away with something a bit more daring. She wouldn't have looked out of place with the Indian women there. But then that isn't Kate's style and I am not surprised she went this route.

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Old 04-10-2016, 05:30 PM
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I really love the blue dress that Catherine chose to,wear for her first evening engagement in India. The color is gorgeous and I love the cape and the bead work.

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Old 04-10-2016, 05:37 PM
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First evening event;

Designer is Jenny Packham but the dress was altered in India to included the beading.
This gown is amazingly beautiful! The details and color are exquisite. Certainly one of her most stunning looks ever.
Old 04-10-2016, 06:39 PM
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That dress is stunning on her! What a great the style and color!

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Love, love the dress. The colour really suits Kate, the beading is exquisite. I think it's gorgeous, and the hair being up is a bonus.
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Love it, wasn't a fan of the earrings at first but they really work with the outfit, and lapis is such a beautiful stone. The color and drape of the fabric are really gorgeous and I love the beading. She's slaying on this tour so far, looking forward to what she brings out next!
Old 04-10-2016, 08:44 PM
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just realized in looking at the photos that when William and Kate were up on the stage she left her 'cape' at her seat. lovely neckline and extquisite silhouette to this dress
Old 04-10-2016, 08:45 PM
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Agree with Missy! At first I was uncertain about the earrings, but I've decided I love them. Big, yes, maybe even a little clunky, but they make a real statement and they match the gorgeous gown so perfectly. And may I add that Catherine looks so good with a little less eye makeup!

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