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Old 04-10-2016, 09:09 PM
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This is one of Catherine's best gowns...it's gorgeous. I love the color, as well as the beading on the gown/ wrap.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:29 PM
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The gown look nice except for the 'belt.'

What is it with the belted look? Nearly all her clothes have a belt.
The gown would have looked better without the contrasting 'belt'.

Wearing sandals with an evening gown is a big 'no no'.
It would have looked better for her to wear the shoes she wore on April 6th.

Overall it is a nice look.
The dress, shawl and clutch were nice.
Could have been more polished with smaller earrings and closed toes shoes.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:45 PM
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She really looked beautiful! Great big smile, lovely makeup, a lighter touch on the eyes really looked better, nice up do to flatter her face and show off the dress and terrific earrings.
The dress is perfect for her in every way. Beading, floating large skirt, only thing is she has gotten into a habit if rounding her shoulders because of her hair, and is rounding them, because of the cape IMO. I do that sometimes, something I wear will make me thin I don't need to stand up straight. I hope someone tips her off or she sees a picture.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:12 PM
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Not a fan of the earrings at all...they look cheap and costume-y.


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Old 04-10-2016, 10:25 PM
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I totally agree on the makeup, much softer than usual, good look

Some how I missed the dress had sleeves, when she was wearing the cape. I thought it was just the fabric of the cape. I actually kind of liked it better when I thought it sleeveless.

Closed toe may have looked more appropriate, but she looks so great, I barely noticed the shoes at all.
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:47 PM
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Not a fan of the dress. I do love the earrings, hairdo and color of the dress.
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:06 AM
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I love that beaded blue dress for the gala. I think Kate looked lovely in it. She would have looked a lot better if she had stood up straight. The humped back/concave chest look is not a good one on a woman her age.

I don't think the earrings were a good choice for that outfit. I think they were wasted. They are lovely but I think they were lost in the sea of blue. I think they would be better as a contrasting feature worn with an outfit in another colour rather than matching this beaded gown. I would have liked to have seen diamond earrings, and also a diamond necklace. It was the sort of event where the sparkly bling would not have been over the top with the beaded gown. She had her hair back and a large area of flesh there that would have been a perfect field for a diamond necklace. I find it strange that she will wear a serious diamond necklace with her hair flopping down around it obscuring it, but when she has her hair tied back she has a bare neck.
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Beautiful dress and what a huge difference a hair updo makes. Much better with the hair up
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:01 AM
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This gown is amazingly beautiful! The details and color are exquisite. Certainly one of her most stunning looks ever.
Catherine really looked quite wonderful in this ensemble. Her hair was elegant, her gorgeous sapphire blue gown and wrap were rich in silver embroidery and beading and, while her shoes were sandals, they were elegant sandals and not those clunky platform ones she seems to favour.

The only real clangers for me were her posture and her choice of earrings. The posture problem is highlighted in many of the photos which is a shame I think, but the earrings, for all they were a brilliant sapphire blue colour and set in a diamond surround, were just plain clunky with that beautifully delicate and feminine gown and wrap. Her cluster sapphires would have been a much more sympathetic look. Those gorgeous, honking great statement earrings would look great with an elegant kaftan or chic palazzo evening pants.
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Its a lovely dress that grows on you IMO. The strong color suits her very well and I liked the volume of the skirt.

I dont understand why she went with a British designer to design an indian inspired sari/dress instead of going to an indian designer. I would've preferred and indian designer but thats just my opinion.
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wonderful - everything incl the earrings
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:56 AM
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I don't know how I feel about the Packham gown...everyone else seems to love it but imo this dress looks cheaply made which is a surprise since the Packham dresses Kate wore before are all very beautiful... but anyway fashion is really subjective~
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Crop top and skirt
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From the limited pics I saw, I love the look!
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:44 AM
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Alice Temperley 2 piece number for this evening - design quite reminiscent of the Temperley maxi dress she wore on the South Pacific Jubilee tour final evening. She is also wearing her new Prada sandals and what appears to be earrings from her pre-engagement days (they were seen at the christmas lunch at buckingham palace a few years ago as well)
Its quite a classic Temperley print on the dress - we saw Kate in a back and white short number straight after her engagement announcement and Pippa wore a coral coloured dress to a fashion show that have similar pattern features
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Not a huge fan of this second evening look. Maybe if it had been her first, but after the fantastic blue dress, it had a hard act to follow.

I know its a pattern similar to other Temperly, but again it looks like an attempt (like her outfits so far) to reflect the Indian surroundings a bit. But like dazzling, I wish if she was going for an Indian theme/stye, she would use Indian designers instead. Though I think the blue was absolutely stunning, it does seem odd that she use a Britih designer and then have Indians add the embroidery to it.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:07 AM
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Another hit IMO . Love the two- piece and the interesting print. Lovely pics of back on the twitter feed. Never satisfied I would have liked a bracelet or bangle!
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Alice Temperley 2 piece number for this evening - design quite reminiscent of the Temperley maxi dress she wore on the South Pacific Jubilee tour final evening. She is also wearing her new Prada sandals and what appears to be earrings from her pre-engagement days (they were seen at the christmas lunch at buckingham palace a few years ago as well)
Its quite a classic Temperley print on the dress - we saw Kate in a back and white short number straight after her engagement announcement and Pippa wore a coral coloured dress to a fashion show that have similar pattern features
I actually like this one more than the blue gown from last night. Lovely embroidered detail on the cream background.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:56 AM
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I don't like the "crepe" look. I would love for it to be silk or something flowing isn.

I love the design however. Suits her well.

It's not a dress by the way, it's a crop top and a maxi skirt.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:58 AM
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I really love all the dresses for this trip, until now very Indian style dresses... all very lovely on Kate, love the white one and this last is amaysing!
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