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Old 04-30-2011, 01:05 AM
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I liked the idea behind her wedding dress but felt it needed a much longer train but that was her prerogative!

I loved the evening gown she looked stunningly beautiful!
I would have liked a longer veil and a fuller skirt, and her hair in an upsweep. But I quibble, because she was simply radiant the way she was.

I am still not sure if I like her evening gown yet or not...in some photos it looks stunning, in others I am not liking the fit of the bodice.....
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The lace on the bottom of skirt was really pretty & added a lot of elegance to the dress instead of it being plain.
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I wasnt thrilled by the wedding dress but this is a major disappointment! A white dress with wool cardi to an evening reception? Good lord.

I dont know if other people dont see what I see but I find the bust awfully designed (to a lesser degree on the wedding dress as well). In some ankles it looks as the nipples are visible (I know they arent it at times it looks as if they were - quite unfortunate). The rest is plain and boring, the belt looked good on my barbie doll 20 years ago but in 2011 on a princess?

I dont get the McQueen hype at all, both dresses were pretty mediocre, sorry.
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:39 AM
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Yes her nipples were showing. They should've had that covered. Unless it was the design of the dresses?

The bust is terribly designed. It looks like they messed up and had to do a quick sew. After this morning I realized Kate is very plain and simple...so I wasn't surprised by the second dress.

McQueen makes fabulous wedding gowns. Wedding gowns most people wouldn't dare to wear. I don't see McQueens handprint on the dresses. I see Sarah Burton's handprints. They should stop saying her dress is McQueen and start saying it's S.B.
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:42 AM
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Her dress is starting to grow on me. The detail was beautiful and one thing I can say is she wore the dress, the dress didn't wear her.

Is there a closeup of the back of the dress?
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I loved the dress and the whole ceremony.It was very sophisticated,yet simple dress.It suited Kate,or should I say- The Duchess of Cambridge, very well as she has a natural beauty and that dress only helped to enhance it.She looked stunning and I love that dress and appearance far more than Diana's.
The dress really resembles a bit Grace Kelly's one,but I thin this can only be taken as a compliment
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The bodice was nice and I liked the neckline and sleeves ( Who was saying on this forum that it was too low cut? are you serious?)

It was me who said it was just a SHADE too low - but I am talking about a matter of degree. I have been out to the Newsagent's Store and bought EVERY single newspaper and having spent the last hour looking at the pictures, I stand by what I said about the bodice - it was cut just a FRACTION too low for a Formal Church Wedding; by convention - and I am the first to admit that people don't always follow convention now - the end 'point' of the 'V' is meant not to dip past a certain point on the line [i.e. cleavage] between the breasts. I also have to say that, looking closely at SOME of the photographs, [whether possibly it was due to the strong TV lighting accentuating things] you can see slightly more of what Catherine's 'figure' than perhaps you should, and I think that another layer of lining material might have helped here.

But I don't want to be seen to be too fussy; what I have said above is my opinion and it's just that, my opinion. Overall I liked the dress very much.

The general view of the British Press - that Catherine 'wore' the dress, rather than the dressing 'wearing' Catherine, is I think a very valid one - I remember how poor Diana was almost swamped by that fussy, creased dress. I am no fashion expert, but I also think that Catherine's dress won't 'date' so easily.

I just hope that they put it on display in the Court Dress Collection at Kensington Palace for a short while at some stage so that we can all have the opportunity to go and look at it. Vacations in the UK anyone?!
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I would have preferred a lace veil with history but then she could not have worn the veil over her face which was lovely. Major mistake imo of the BBC editing people that they did not catch the moment she lifted the veil, there must have been a dozen camaras.

And with a serious lace veil she could not have had a lace bodice I think, too busy.

Re the bodice, my friends and I thought her bustline was a bit 50ties, like in Mad Men, too........ something

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I think any dress with long lace sleeves is going to be said to be based off of Grace Kelly, no matter what.

I wish she had put just a little more oomph into this. The bouquet was so so small and did not match the grandness of the location. Just a few more blossoms would have been helpful.

I am most disappointed by her veil. One thing that I really love about royal weddings is that the brides wear these fantastic full length veils. I LOVED Victoria of Sweden's
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, and I like that she went medieval for the hair (very Katherine of Aragon to me), but I think there was too much hype beforehand that everyone was starting to expect something amazing and unique and it didn't happen.

AND TOO MUCH EYE MAKEUP!!
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:23 AM
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my unreserved opinion about her party dress is that it is simply awful. full stop. Very common

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i noticed something on the evening and morning gown. I thought it wasnt detachable...and thought that theres laces at the bottom of the gown and might be different from the evening one. But I somehow noticed that shes actually wearing a top? and the skirt for the evening instead of the full piece?
If u look carefully, noticed that u can slightly see through the top at her waist area?



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I must say that Sarah Burton is really terrific! She might even change the concept of wedding dresses for future! hiding it so well!

I'm just guessing hehe after some of u thought and suggested its same piece :P
but then looking at the hard works of sewing i think maybe its two gowns haha! the royals doesnt need to save on one gown!
i dont know!
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:48 AM
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I liked Catherine's Wedding dress. It was very classy and timeless. I'm glad she didn't have a train 10 miles long. The length was just right.
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Was there, as was reported before the wedding, a third dress?
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:54 AM
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I'm think she asked Burton to make it sort of like Grace Kellys dress. They do look similiar to me
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I thought the same when I first saw the dress. Kate's wedding dress has also something of Letizia's wedding dress ==> The neckline.

The result was spectacular, although there's some inspiration from other historical wedding dresses, Mrs Burton added that something which makes of this wedding dress an intomporel and comtemporary one in the same time.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:19 AM
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my unreserved opinion about her party dress is that it is simply awful. full stop. Very common
I felt the opposite- her second I thought was far more fashion forward and unique then a Grace Kelly-esque gown. She looked lovely in both but her wedding gown was ''safe'' and the second a bit daring while still being elegant. I enjoyed the second gown more....

But there is no denying she looked every bit the gorgeous in love royal bride on her day :) <3
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That said, I think Catherine's was most successful because she has the most similar body type to Grace: tall, slender, hourglass figure with a small waist but without being overly curvy..
Curvy? hourglass figure? 6 months ago she was perfect. Now? no... to thin and very little shape. In the picture with the fuzzy sweater on, I think she is wearing a small crinoline by her hips to give the illusion of having hips.

Now that the wedding is over, hopefully she will gain some weight back and not follow in the foot steps of other stick thin royals like Rania of Jordan or Princess Mary of Denmark pre-pregnancy... Or even Letezia...
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I wasnt thrilled by the wedding dress but this is a major disappointment! A white dress with wool cardi to an evening reception? Good lord.

I dont know if other people dont see what I see but I find the bust awfully designed (to a lesser degree on the wedding dress as well). In some ankles it looks as the nipples are visible (I know they arent it at times it looks as if they were - quite unfortunate). The rest is plain and boring, the belt looked good on my barbie doll 20 years ago but in 2011 on a princess?

I dont get the McQueen hype at all, both dresses were pretty mediocre, sorry.
You know, I thought it looked like a nightdress (and I don't know if I want to see a future Queen in a "Nachthemdchen" at a official reception ). I liked the cardigan though but all in all she should have chosen something colorful, I'm sure there would have been many more options...
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As I learn more of the details on the dress that weren't visible on TV I'm liking it more ....still think she missed a chance to go fashion forward but can't say I blame her as even in her day to day she's a safe dresser, but the detail work is great and definitly wasn't as clear on screen as in pictures later-

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It's hard being too 'fashion-forward' at a Royal Wedding in Westminster Abbey I suppose, isn't it? Coupled with the fact that Catherine has not been a particular trendsetter generally with her clothes - sorry, that is not meant to sound cutting. What I am trying to say is that her public day clothes to date have always been appropriate and in fashion but not at the forefront of fashion, if you see what I mean

At the end of the day, the dress was apparently exactly what Catherine wanted, and that is really all that matters, isn't it?

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I loved the dress so much!! Even if, according to me, it looked too much like Grace Kelly'one. But Catherine was a real beauty in thi dress.
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You make some excellent points, Island Princess! If this dress goes down in history as an updated version of Grace Kelly's, well, an opportunity has been missed. On a related note, I read today somewhere she either has been told or has the opportunity or made the decision to begin utilizing fashion stylists. In other words, up till now, Kate's been making all the decisions about her attire. P Diana had the help of Vogue's editors and staffers and several designers from the announcement of her engagement on. I wonder why Kate did not get the same assistance......And if she will utilize a stylist in the future.
I don't see why Kate needs a stylist; every time I have seen her, she has been attractively and more important, appropriately dressed.

It's been said that she is careful not to wear too many designer outfits; I actually think this is a good thing, since it allows more people to relate to her.

I hope that, even if she does use a stylist, she continues to choose clothing that appeals to her personal sense of style. (Sometimes It's a mistake to try to be too trendy).
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I feel Kate played everything very 'safe' and IMHO was sending a clear message that she won't court controversy or even push the boundaries a little.
The BRF has the Princesses of York for that!
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