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Old 02-11-2014, 06:36 PM
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Catherine's hair style does a great injustice to the Queen's necklace and Kate's earrings, I'm totally over the 'hair around the face thing" yes a loose chignon or half up and half down would have made her look like the princess she is, not a good look Catherine IMO
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:52 PM
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Love the dress! Definately has a lining..can't imagine the DoC going out in public in anything see thru.

I do wish the hair was more up but it's her style, signature style evidently so I suspect we won't often see it up.


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Old 02-11-2014, 07:01 PM
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I wonder when she is going to get a hair stylist because it is clear from this look that she doesn't have one. It looks like she didn't even bother to wash her hair - as it looks very greasy. It hasn't been brushed properly.

This woman seriously needs help in the way she dresses and looks as she is a huge failure in these areas.

As a result the entire look is off as we can't see the necklace which should have been clearly visible.

The see-through nature of the dress also means she should have worn a decent petticoat as seeing her legs through the dress isn't appropriate at an official function for the future Queen.
A petticoat?!?! SERIOUSLY?! Have we all time-travelled and I missed it?
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:04 PM
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Kate looks a total mess! She shouldn't be allowed to dress herself or organise her own hair styling. She has no idea what is appropriate. If she doesn't have nous to work out that that loose, floppy, unstyled messy hairdo is completely inappropriate for that gown and that class of jewellery, she shouldn't be allowed to wear it. What was HM thinking?!

The dress itself is stunning, and the necklace is stunning, but she is insulting both the gown and the jewels by her hair and her makeup. She doesn't have a clue. What is she doing in that job?

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Old 02-11-2014, 07:05 PM
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Before everyone gets their own knickers in a twist over Iluvbertie 's usage of petticoat, I believe she was referring to a full-length slip. While petticoat is a more old-fashioned term, it is synonymous with that undergarment. And I have to say that I'm not enthralled by the look, either. The gown and especially that statement necklace should have had a more sophisticated hairstyle to do them justice.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:10 PM
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Kate looks a total mess! She shouldn't be allowed to dress herself or organise her own hair styling. She has no idea what is appropriate. If she doesn't have nous to work out that that loose, floppy, unstyled messy hairdo is completely inappropriate for that gown and that class of jewellery, she shouldn't be allowed to wear it. What was HM thinking?!

The dress itself is stunning, and the necklace is stunning, but she is insulting both the gown and the jewels by her hair and her makeup. She doesn't have a clue. What is she doing in that job?

Bad hair does not disqualify her for the job - it's just hair. It isn't life threatening nor will impact on the monarchy.

Just think, if every time one of us had bad hair we lost our job......... and what about people like my husband who has no hair - he'd never have a job.

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Old 02-11-2014, 07:22 PM
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^^ Her apparent inability to work out that she is constantly making mistakes and desperately needs help with hair and makeup and to co-ordinate and complete outfits, and that she also needs assistance with posture and her image generally, and her lack of the good sense to do something about it should count for something though.

This isn't the first time she's demonstrated her lack of innate good sense about her appearance and image.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:24 PM
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write and tell her - not joking. You'll feel better and she might learn if told directly.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:26 PM
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Kate's hair has really caused quite the reaction. I didn't realize that it was inappropriate to wear loose curls with a diamond necklace.

Maybe I'm missing something, but why would Kate need to wear a petticoat or a slip? From all of the pictures I've seen, there's nothing showing.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:37 PM
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There nothing wrong with her hair. I don't know what is all the fuss is about.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:37 PM
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I think she looked fine. The most important thing is she was there as patron.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:46 PM
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I thought she looked fine to, not sure what some are complaining about.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:54 PM
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The only requirement for Kate to get her job was for William to fall in love and marry her. This woman is picked apart by people around the globe every time she leaves her house. The rest of us would have said no way to that kind of scrutiny. However, Kate is talking to a guy wearing a dress with a smile on her face interested in what he is saying.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:32 PM
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Well, it could have been far worse. She could have been twirling her hair during the visit.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:34 PM
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The only requirement for Kate to get her job was for William to fall in love and marry her. This woman is picked apart by people around the globe every time she leaves her house. The rest of us would have said no way to that kind of scrutiny. However, Kate is talking to a guy wearing a dress with a smile on her face interested in what he is saying.
True, she is picked apart and it might seem unfair. But then I do believe that there is room for improvement. Just check these pictures:

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Every now and then her facial Expression seems to be exaggerated. While this pic might be taken out of context and therefor be accidential, it might nevertheless be wise for her to keep her mouth shut while walking the red carpet. Smile and stay calm so to say.

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Don't you think that her posture and the way she holds her arms could be improved? Again: only while walking the carpet.

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Old 02-11-2014, 08:50 PM
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Her Royal Highness was talking to her host as she arrived. I guess it's not easy to know what to do with your hands (if you're a lady) when not holding a purse.

The most important thing is that Catherine is doing her job as royal patron and I think it's important to not drown her in critiques or put her under a great deal of pressure as people did to her late mother-in-law. It's the kind of pressure that's not applied to the other European royal ladies.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:53 PM
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Thank you, you never hear people picking apart other royals in the same way they do Catherine. Some people will never be satisfied with HRH. I would hope she is trying her best. I would not mind more updo's either to bad it not my hair.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:59 PM
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True, she is picked apart and it might seem unfair. But then I do believe that there is room for improvement. Just check these pictures:

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Every now and then her facial Expression seems to be exaggerated. While this pic might be taken out of context and therefor be accidential, it might nevertheless be wise for her to keep her mouth shut while walking the red carpet. Smile and stay calm so to say.
She was talking to someone as she was walking the red carpet, so this photo was taken mid-sentence. The only way to prevent theses type of photos, is if she refuses to talk and only nods her head and smiles when greeting people. So basically, there is no way to prevent these type of photos.
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:14 PM
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I do not understand the fuss with her hair. Her hair is beautiful!!

I too has long hair and dislike wearing my hair up simply because I looks better with long hair. And I do not like the naked feeling of a empty shoulder and hair down also helps to keep my neck warm in an air-conditioned environment.

I also curls my hair when I am attending dinners - it tooks 2 hours for my hairdresser to curl them and my hair is shorter than HRH.

I believe HRH too looks better with long hair or half undo. I remembered she looks older when she had her hair totally up.
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:32 PM
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When your JOB is to draw attention to a cause by your mere presence then unfortunately your dress and appearance will be scrutinised. Stop the bleeding heart routine, this is what is expected of her it's her role so do it properly! She has the people at her disposal to ensure she makes an impression so she should utilise them.

BTW when I read the other royals thread regarding their clothes/style there is just as much criticism as for Catherine. She needs guidance in posture, style and hair. NOT because they are awful, but because they need to step up to the position that she now holds.

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