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Old 02-12-2017, 02:36 PM
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She looks fantastic

I love the style of gown. It looks beautiful on her. The only thing I hate is the print, bit old fashioned for her.

Her hair is beautiful. So glad she went with a fantastic updo, the dress calls for it.

The earrings and bracelet give it a great added touch. I do wish she had added a necklace. With the bare shoulders, and the updo for once, a little bit if bling around her neck would be great.
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:38 PM
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LOVE LOVE LOVE! The top particularly is so flattering to her. Hair is great too!

Are those new earrings??? Is that the Queens cuff on loan again, right wrist?


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She previously wore the earrings in 2011, at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds charity dinner.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:00 PM
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I would of liked to see a necklace too but she only seems to wear those for the big formal events it seems like. I don't think she's a fan of bling.

Thanks Miss Whirley, didn't remember them...very nice.

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Old 02-12-2017, 03:01 PM
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Not mad about the gown but the hairstyle earrings and other jewels are beautiful,also the duchess wasn't too cold this evening!
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:09 PM
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Not crazy for the gown, but yes on the earrings and the bracelet! Can't see what shoes she's wearing, though. And the posture...oh please Kate work on the posture.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:25 PM
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Hate it , horrible pattern and frilly skirt The top doesn't suit her or her posture. Very disappointing
The top part squeezes her, if that makes sense.

Other than that, nice hairdo and jewels.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:33 PM
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Adore the style, but the pattern looks like curtains, or something.
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She previously wore the earrings in 2011, at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds charity dinner.
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My teenage boys are soooo in love with Catherine. I think she looks gorgeous tonight and her dress and hair are on point.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:58 PM
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Perfect look for this award night! Chic and elegant!
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:58 PM
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Rudolph - the idea of your teenage boys and Kate is cracking me up - so thanks for that.

I hate tiers. They are one of the cliché choices of many US bridesmaid dresses. So icky!
But somehow this works for me. The sweep of the skirt from the back especially is excellent because of the tires are very well executed. And the pattern only adds to it.
Not everyone could/should wear this. Slim Kate gets away with it without looking like the lady on the prow of the ship.
I'm so glad she did not try to out dazzle the actors with a beaded dress. And I like this on her a lot.
And I like the silly grin that Wills gets when she wears something that he obviously thinks looks good. It's an "I'm with her" grin. JMO
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Tiers and old-fashioned floral prints are en vogue right now. I thought she looked great- a Southern Belle (US) look.
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:28 PM
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And I like the silly grin that Wills gets when she wears something that he obviously thinks looks good. It's an "I'm with her" grin. JMO
That's the first thought I had seeing the picture of them entering the BAFTAs. He's got this goofy grin on his face and its so very obvious that he's so proud and happy that she's by his side.

I love the dress and keeping with her minimalistic style, I like that she didn't wear some drippy necklace to take away from the effect of the bodice of the gown. She just seems to float in that dress and that's a wonderful and graceful trait to have. Thoroughly royal and regal and left the glitz and the glitter up to the performers that were being honored.

This is a definite hit for me. I love it.
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:53 PM
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JMHO -- I love everything she's wearing just not all together. I love the dress ... but think it's a bit more of a Spring/Summer dress. LOVE LOVE the earrings, but think they're a bit too heavy for the dress. Those earrings at a State Dinner or the Annual Ambassador dinner would be perfect ... just not for that dress nor for the BAFTA.

Separately -- spectacular. Together -- not so much.
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:23 PM
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It's not my favourite evening look for her ever (though, from about the waist up, it's pretty close). I'm not fussy about tiered skirts.

With that said, I think that this works much, much better than the Erdem she wore to 100WiHF. That screamed dust ruffle, but starting the tiers higher up the leg, and the execution on them save the McQueen. It moves beautifully.

And I love it whenever she does an updo.
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:23 PM
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Just awful, just a disaster, I really am surprised at the positive comments. If another, higher ranking royal wore this... anyway (..) the posture is horrendous. The dress looks like the Scarlett O'Hara curtains but with a much more unattractive pattern. She really needs some styling help
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:55 PM
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Adore the style, but the pattern looks like curtains, or something.

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JMHO -- I love everything she's wearing just not all together. I love the dress ... but think it's a bit more of a Spring/Summer dress. LOVE LOVE the earrings, but think they're a bit too heavy for the dress. Those earrings at a State Dinner or the Annual Ambassador dinner would be perfect ... just not for that dress nor for the BAFTA.

Separately -- spectacular. Together -- not so much.
Well, I would have to say I agree. Curtain material was the term I was looking for the dress and those beautiful earrings, real or fun, just didn't match anything.

The jewellery looked State Banquet and the dress one step from Christmas Party Barbeque attire . . . except it was a bit too funereal and please, would someone tell Catherine that "Downton Abbey" updo's in the 2010's just looks dowdy unless that is the "look" she's aiming for.
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I'm in the horrible camp too - very disappointing design by McQueen, the print is ugly and the dress looks at least two sizes too small on Kate. Bad posture and not glamorous at all - there are lots of royal ladies who can make the the glamorous evening look work, very often adding a cape (Max, Mary), Kate's look is an amateurish try and big fail.

Beautiful earrings don't work with the dress at all.

The only thing I really like is the hairstyle.
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Old 02-13-2017, 02:29 AM
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I dont know what to think of Catherine's dress. The print reminds me of an upholstery fabric, the straps seem they are falling off, maybe because they are a bit thin? Maybe slightly thicker straps would look better for off the shoulder look. The dress looks one size too small and the bad posture doesn't help. Her hairstyle was nicely done and nice that it was pulled up yet soft. I guess a necklace was the only thing missing since it was such an open dress neckline. The earrings, bad match with the dress.
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Old 02-13-2017, 02:43 AM
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I am a big fan of the dress! For me a WOW-zer. Shows every inch her perfect figure.

And the earrings are "to die for". Great that she wore it with the hairdo up. The "old Pic" from some years ago with the hair down did not work at all.... great that those days are less for evening events.
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