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A very bold and magnificent choice to wear - the hat is fabulous and the coat is amazing. The pattern is unusual and different so it's a case if you either love it or hate it!

I think I hate it!
It's too overwhelming for Camilla, although I can see it might look striking on a model who is 6 feet tall.
The hat is very large, but she seems to favor such headgear, so it's fine. But a solid coat would be more attractive.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:46 AM
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I liked the hat and gloves. The rest of Duchess' of Cornwall outfit is unflattering.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:50 AM
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Funny because I think she looked sensational. I love the pearl choker, the colour of her dress (it was a very shiny material and looked better when she moved) and her hat.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:53 AM
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Funny because I think she looked sensational. I love the pearl choker, the colour of her dress (it was a very shiny material and looked better when she moved) and her hat.
I thought the coat looked gorgeous on TV - it shined, dazzled and gave a very regal feel. However, still images are quite unflattering; Camilla looks positively dowdy in some pictures. The hat felt too big to me either way.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:01 PM
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Sorry, but while Camilla's style at the pageant was quite appealing, this shiny metallic coat with its very loud pattern plus oversized hat combines to a look which is far from elegant; actually, it borders a bit on the bizarre.
Not a fortunate choice for this occasion.
Absolutely agree with you. What she wore last night was beautiful. Today's coat dress for the service at St. Paul's has to be one of the worst things she has ever worn. Really unfortunate. Looks like a pattern from something from a sofa cushion or a set of drapes back in the 60's. Same old variation on cream or beige, same old oversized hat. Positively dowdy and uninspiring.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:08 PM
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Is she trying to out-do Elton John, or what?
The outfit/ pattern reminds me of a metallic giraffe!
And that hat.....
I think Elton looked much better frankly!
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:45 PM
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I think Camilla has a tendency to look better when she is out of the country. Her clothes are more colorful and more tailored. This look is too much like what she wore for William's wedding ....always cream (not flattering) coat dress or some variation thereon. Same old hair, same old big hat, same old Camilla. I have seen her look much better in other colors....blue, periwinkle, purple, etc

Some posts before I expressed the opposite! I always feel she looks best at home. It's kind of neat to see someone feel the complete opposite.


As for the church service outfit, I expected worse after reading the comments first. It's not that bad. I think maybe she intentionally went for gold because the queen wore it the day before. Letting everyone know she's up to plate so to speak. I don't mean any of that in a negative way because I hope she will be queen consort.
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Absolutely agree with you. What she wore last night was beautiful. Today's coat dress for the service at St. Paul's has to be one of the worst things she has ever worn. Really unfortunate. Looks like a pattern from something from a sofa cushion or a set of drapes back in the 60's. Same old variation on cream or beige, same old oversized hat. Positively dowdy and uninspiring.
The thought that came to me was of an unmade bed with a silver lame' bed-spread thrown over the mess.
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The thought that came to me was of an unmade bed with a silver lame' bed-spread thrown over the mess.
Bah the contrary would be highly surprising from you isn't it ?

The overall reaction is that she looked great :

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Camilla leads the way in gold as royals don their finest for Queen's Thanksgiving service | Mail Online

But all is a matter of OBJECTIVE taste after all
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Bah the contrary would be highly surprising from you isn't it ?

The overall reaction is that she looked great :

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Camilla leads the way in gold as royals don their finest for Queen's Thanksgiving service | Mail Online

But all is a matter of OBJECTIVE taste after all
Agreed. I thought she looked pretty amazing.
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I liked Camilla's outfit today. Then, I like textiles. Looked like silk to me. Really nice, as the pattern's size was just right for her figure. My goodness, I just realized that she will be the next woman to wear "granny's chips." Makes my heart flutter.
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The thought that came to me was of an unmade bed with a silver lame' bed-spread thrown over the mess.
Wow! That is just plain personal and nasty and not a lot to do with Camilla's Fashion and Style!
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A very bold and magnificent choice to wear - the hat is fabulous and the coat is amazing. The pattern is unusual and different so it's a case if you either love it or hate it!
Camilla is definitely coming out of her "merge into the wallpaper" phase which is a very good thing. Her ensembles this weekend have been wonderful and this outfit is the pièce de résistance. I don't remember her ever wearing anything half so striking as those we have seen this weekend.

Loved the blush of her hat and the tones of her shoes.
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Is she trying to out-do Elton John, or what?
The outfit/ pattern reminds me of a metallic giraffe!
And that hat.....
OK, when I looked at the outfit earlier today, I was close to falling over (I stayed up all night in hopes of catching some of the live coverage, only to fall over before the carriage procession ), and really didn't pay as much attention to the outfit as I did this time around. I see what you mean. The shiny coat could have gone delightfully with Sir Elton's last night (then again, them literally shining and the bright lights...some people would have complained of suffering from a sudden case of photophobia ). Heaven help us all, but this is definitely a miss (and your description is making ).
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I like the goldish/gray combo but am not in love with the hat. The outfit looks really great with the gloves.
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. . . . The outfit looks really great with the gloves.
You're right, gloves really do "finish" the outfit, as indeed they did with her pageant ensemble. Nice to see the tradition follow on for purely practical reasons. I bet she was glad she wore them on the river, poor Catherine's hands looked blue and frozen.
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I thought Camilla looked great. Great color on her.
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The gold outift is absolutely awful!
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:06 AM
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The thought that came to me was of an unmade bed with a silver lame' bed-spread thrown over the mess.
Thinking back at the lows of late 1980s interior decoration, this comparison is actually nothing but accurate IMO.
Rather frightful metallic graffiti-like patterns on bed spreads, pillows or even as upholstery were as rampant as they are on the Duchess' coat.
The coat's 'textile' has the additional disadvantage of photographing greenish-golden in artificial light and platinum-dull outside, not a fabric that lends itself to be made into a coat for a public person (nor for anyone else, coming to think of it.)
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Camilla didn't pull of the jacket print too well, I thought it was a bit too much for a daytime event but nevertheless her overall looked nice.
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I thought Camilla looked lovely at all three engagements over the weekend, especially the ensemble for the service o f Thanksgiving. She is one of the few people to have the personality and presence to carry of the hat that she wore. Well done, Cam.

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