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Old 11-04-2016, 06:55 AM
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Wind is not Kate's friend, we all know that.

Her posture is horrible and she still seems to be very insecure or nervous - at least via body language - about where to stand, go, wave, maybe that has to do with the bad posture, having to fight with the hair and skirt while pressing the clutch to the spot where the legs start, what looks unfortunate anyway.
I would have to agree with the general feeling that the top and bottom don't match. The bodice is ill-styled and ill-fitted and just looks plain odd, and then we have Catherine's preferred high-waisted skirt.

The pleats on this gown are warring with the ultra-fussy top and just as you shake your head and wonder what sort of evening gown this is . . . out pops her leg from an extremely inelegant height and the effect is even odder still. Hello Catherine, for a minute I thought it wasn't you! Glad we cleared that up.

DoM, I think the points you mention are mannerisms rather than any sense of insecurity or nerves. Women that wear such slits in their evening gowns, showing as much leg as Catherine wont to do in almost all her evening gowns, do not suffer from lack of confidence.

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Old 11-04-2016, 07:50 AM
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I rather like the top and skirt combination. I would have closed the slit in the skirt and have the neckline altered a bit. But I like it.

Old 11-04-2016, 08:51 AM
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i think the posture issue may come from the fact that she is quite tall, specially in heels, so kind of has to duck down to be able to talk to people...

regarding the skirt and the wind, i guess that will always be the problem of flowy skirts. they look lovely and is a younger look than a 'stiff' skirt, but the wind will always be an issue - specially in the UK!

the hair, on the other hand, is rather irritating as she is always touching it to put it out of the way - and a problem easily solved with a good hairdo. she doesn't do it as much these days as in the past, but it is disturbing when watching her.
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Old 11-04-2016, 09:28 AM
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Loved those legs in that dress.

Old 11-04-2016, 10:11 AM
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I adore this dress! It's understated but elegant as well.
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Old 11-04-2016, 11:33 AM
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She looks like she's not sure whether to hold down her skirt or her hair.
Old 11-04-2016, 12:44 PM
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Love the dress. Unique but appropriate for the occasion. I might have closed the slit on the skirt up a little (couple fo inches), but other than that, very pretty. I would have loved to have seen her hair in a half up/half down type of style.
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This isn't a fave of mine. I like skirt; the slit adds a little something. I don't think the top works on her though.
Old 11-04-2016, 02:08 PM
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Tom and Lorenzo...

...have some interesting comments about styling.

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Old 11-04-2016, 02:35 PM
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I actually think it's a pretty dress (I love the slit in the skirt), but it feels a little boring. I think it would have looked better with an updo and different earrings/jewelry.

That Tom and Lorenzo article made some good points. The dress is a little basic, so it needed something to make it pop. Different accessories/styling would have helped.
Old 11-13-2016, 12:23 AM
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November 12, 2016 - The Duchess in a black Temperley coat attending the Royal Festival of Remembrance.

It's a lovely coat which flatters her but I don't think this event required a coat especially since it was indoors. A simple black dress would've looked right.

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Old 11-13-2016, 12:53 AM
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Agreed. Lovely coat, but a nice black dress would have suited the indoor event more.
Old 11-13-2016, 02:44 AM
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I agree, much as I like the coat, it did look a little odd by to continue to wear it as if this is an outdoor event. In previous years Kate has arrived coat-less in a formal black evening dress and other royals are clearly continuing with this pattern this year. Perhaps she was feeling cold and she slipped it off later in the evening.

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Old 11-13-2016, 06:33 AM
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Maybe she turned up and realised someone was wearing the same dress

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Old 11-13-2016, 09:33 AM
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Maybe she just sees the event as somber and fit for remembering others rather than a fashionable opportunity.
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:08 AM
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Maybe she just sees the event as somber and fit for remembering others rather than a fashionable opportunity.

Yes appreciate your point but as this is a fashion thread we are going to discuss such trivial matters.

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Old 11-13-2016, 02:10 PM
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Catherine looks wonderful and elegant. It's a great coat.
Old 11-13-2016, 04:25 PM
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Yesterday evening's look was very disappointing. The coat was too blad for such a somber occasion and that hair loose like that was a big "no", imo.
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I have a similar opinion to the previous posters - beautiful coat, but a little strange that Catherine is wearing it for an indoor occasion. Having said that, it's getting colder in London though (I'm just on the outside of the city) so perhaps she wore it because she was genuinely cold, even if she's inside.
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:55 PM
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Catherine in a Black Preen Cocktail dress at the Place2be awards;

This is the dress on the model;

Black version of the red one from the tour?

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