The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-04-2016, 06:55 AM
MARG's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 7,331
Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade View Post
better pictures
Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade View Post
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.

"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are assaults of thoughts on the unthinking." - JM Keynes
Old 11-04-2016, 07:50 AM
SLV's Avatar
SLV SLV is offline
Serene Highness
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 1,062
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
carlota's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: , United States
Posts: 7,630
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.
Sign the United Nations Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare:
Feed an animal in need, click for free.
Take some time to sign the petitions @:
Old 11-04-2016, 09:28 AM
Dman's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 13,768
Loved those legs in that dress.

Old 11-04-2016, 10:11 AM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 18,503
I adore this dress! It's understated but elegant as well.
We Will Remember Them.
Old 11-04-2016, 11:33 AM
Duchessmary's Avatar
Serene Highness
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: San Diego, United States
Posts: 1,320
She looks like she's not sure whether to hold down her skirt or her hair.
Old 11-04-2016, 12:44 PM
princess gertrude's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Columbia, United States
Posts: 2,551
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.
Old 11-04-2016, 01:48 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Somewhere, United States
Posts: 576
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
Royal Highness
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Waterford, United States
Posts: 1,870
Tom and Lorenzo...

...have some interesting comments about styling.

Cathy Cambridge Wears a Pretty Dress at the "A Street Cat Named Bob" UK Premiere | Tom + Lorenzo
"If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”

Abraham Lincoln
Old 11-04-2016, 02:35 PM
soapstar's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Week Coordinator
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hermosa Beach, United States
Posts: 4,223
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
dazzling's Avatar
Moderator Emeritus
Blog Editor
Royal Blogger
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: -, France
Posts: 22,982
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.

Full view ** Close up
Old 11-13-2016, 12:53 AM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,933
Agreed. Lovely coat, but a nice black dress would have suited the indoor event more.
Old 11-13-2016, 02:44 AM
Elly C's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Worcester, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,524
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.

Sent from my iPad using The Royals Community mobile app
Old 11-13-2016, 06:33 AM
cepe's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,161
Maybe she turned up and realised someone was wearing the same dress

This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
Old 11-13-2016, 09:33 AM
AdmirerUS's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 5,364
Maybe she just sees the event as somber and fit for remembering others rather than a fashionable opportunity.
"And the tabloid press will be a pain in the ass, as usual." - Royal Norway
Old 11-13-2016, 10:08 AM
Elly C's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Worcester, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,524
Originally Posted by AdmirerUS View Post
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.

Sent from my iPad using The Royals Community mobile app
Old 11-13-2016, 02:10 PM
IloveCP's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: -, United States
Posts: 9,752
Catherine looks wonderful and elegant. It's a great coat.
Old 11-13-2016, 04:25 PM
Marty91charmed's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Near Verona and Venice, Italy
Posts: 6,076
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.
"Yet, walking free upon her own estate
Still,in her solitude, she is the Queen".
Old 11-13-2016, 05:08 PM
HereditaryPrincess's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Royal Blogger
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Greater London, United Kingdom
Posts: 7,187
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.
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone". Audrey Hepburn

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy". Anne Frank
Old 11-22-2016, 01:55 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 18,503
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?

We Will Remember Them.
Closed Thread

the duchess of cambridge, the duchess of cambridge eveningwear

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Duchess of Cambridge's Eveningwear Part 6: October 2015 - April 2016 dazzling Archives 528 04-24-2016 03:31 AM
The Duchess of Cambridge's Eveningwear Part 3: February 2012 - August 2012 iceflower Archives 446 08-08-2012 05:54 AM
The Duchess of Cambridge's Eveningwear, Part 2: November 2011 - February 2012 iceflower Archives 392 02-09-2012 06:23 AM

Popular Tags
art baptism birthday carl gustaf chris o'neill crown princess elisabeth crown princess victoria crown princess victoria hats current events family general news general royal discussion gloucester hasnat khan hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume infanta cristina infanta leonor infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín king felipe king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander letizia liechtenstein monarchy news nobel nobel prize pablo urdangarín porphyria prince alexander prince charles prince charles; biographies; tom bower prince daniel prince felix prince gabriel prince harry prince liam prince nicholas prince oscar princess alexandra princessanne princess beatrice princess claire princess claire of luxembourg princess diana princess estelle princess leonore princess madeleine princess of asturias princess victoria queen elizabeth ii queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen margerthe queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen silvia royal ancestry soderberg state visit stephanie sweden swedish royal family victoria

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:54 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018
Jelsoft Enterprises