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Old 01-17-2018, 06:14 PM
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I like the idea of the dress .. I like the color. I just think it overwhelms her.


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Old 01-17-2018, 07:43 PM
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What's going on with that neck bow? Is this dress another product of H&M?
The dress is by Ida Sjöstedt
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTxDHuOX0AEqsPu?format=jpg

Her bag is Christian Louboutin
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:52 PM
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So beautiful, I just miss the emeralds of her tiara !
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:54 PM
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the dress is rather dreadful. on the positive side, it looks like she has been awarded an order by iceland.
According to the Wikipedia, CP and Daniel didn't have Icelandic orders before, so I assume their orders were also awarded on this state visit. Is it the Order of the Falcon ?
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:38 PM
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I've had it in general with black in January, but this is charming an an old worldish way. I think it's styled really well. And she certainly looks good with the guys.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:50 PM
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Not a flattering dress at all.

Sofia tonight at the gala for the State Visit
https://media.shootitlive.com/C1sq70...expressen/2946
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Love it, she looks amazing!
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:31 PM
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This gown is just so heavy. The top part looks like lace came to life, and the bottom part... I honestly cannot tell they are flowers. There is no need to do a 3D effect on every element...

Maybe with some light colour accents this gown would not look so much like a mess of black.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:20 PM
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According to the Wikipedia, CP and Daniel didn't have Icelandic orders before, so I assume their orders were also awarded on this state visit. Is it the Order of the Falcon ?
Victoria received hers back in 2004. CP was not involved in the state visit and Daniel of course wasn't married yet, so neither would have received it. As all three are involved in the state visit this time and so have received the order. And yes, it would be the order of the falcon.


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I'm wondering why that would be a bad thing? Some of you have echoed this idea. (BTW I actually think the dress looks great). Is it so bad a thing to appear to be 'larger' than one is?
While we should encourage positive body image, is this the same thing

Honestly never heard of anyone wanting to look wider then they are. Its not flattering. Its a bad thing, because it often means the clothes are ill fitted or not flattering. Even a woman who is not stick thin, should know how to dress their body.

The color and style is lovely. The stripes are even pretty. But the volume of the skirt is not flattering. If it was an A-line skirt, it would look great.

Her hair looked lovely, but the hat was bad.

The evening look was too busy. I didn't like the 3d effect of the flowers. Or the tie around the neck. Simpler looks suit her better.

Love she wore the tiara with the pearls. Much better then the emeralds.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:44 PM
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I quite like her dress in welcome ceremony minus these loose sleeves, but not sure about her hat.

The gala gown, yes it's dreadful, looks like a mourning dress to me. Color is not a problem (there are many wonderful gown in black!) but the whole design is depressing. Black is fine, lace is fine, 3D flower is fine, bow is fine, but when all these are combined into one gown it is not okay. (I even don't realize there are 3D flowers, it looks like a mess to me.) For her tiara, at first I think emerald would be better than pearl, at least there could be some colors, then I realize it may be a risky choice as the sash is in blue. (......but black + pearl is really like something you wear for funeral)
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:27 AM
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I've had it in general with black in January, but this is charming an an old worldish way. I think it's styled really well. And she certainly looks good with the guys.
I was thinking that, too.
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:45 AM
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The day dress, I'm surprised that Lars Wallin has managed to made such an unflattering dress. Sofia has had it before. The stripes are a nice idea but otherwise the dress doesn't look good at all on Sofia. And why she had a hat?

The evening dress, it is so similar than this Ida Sjöstedt dress Sofia wore at the state visit of the Governor General of Canada last February. The dress is ageing and the pearls and black dress bring funerals to my mind.
https://www.elle.se/wp-content/uploa...1-800x1201.jpg
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I agree about the mourning vibe, first thing old women from the 19th century came on my mind on some depressing photographs.
Too many styles in one dress, middle parting, not liking any of it. I am glad the tiara came without the emeralds.
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:09 AM
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Not a flattering dress at all.

Sofia tonight at the gala for the State Visit
https://media.shootitlive.com/C1sq70...expressen/2946
https://media.shootitlive.com/61MaP9...expressen/2946
What has happened to CP's hair, is the Palace running out of hairgel?
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:33 AM
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What has happened to CP's hair, is the Palace running out of hairgel?
The scruffy look is his thing. No surprise really.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:12 AM
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I wasn't fan of Sofia's daytime look. I think it would have been better if the skirt had fallen in soft folds [now her skirt looked stiff and bounchy around her knees] and soft updo would have looked better with this kind of outfit.
I liked Sofia's black evening gown. It showed her figure at the best and those flowers created interesting texture. But when you wear black, then it can look a little too funeral, so you should choose warmer makeup or you end up looking like a ghost floating through the the castle.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:24 AM
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Not a flattering dress at all.

Sofia tonight at the gala for the State Visit
https://media.shootitlive.com/C1sq70...expressen/2946
https://media.shootitlive.com/61MaP9...expressen/2946
I love the Gala Dinner dress on her !

Agree with the everything but ideal dress during the day. This really makes her hideous!

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Old 01-18-2018, 11:50 AM
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Princess Sofia got 2/5 for her daytime look and 5/5 for her evening look from Expressen's Emma Malmlöf (https://www.expressen.se/nyheter/kun...ungligheterna/). I love her overall look, she looks radiant, but 5/5 is maybe a bit generou. She would look even better if the top part was more simple (and got rid of the bow around her neck, the Swedish royal women seem to love those for some reason).
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:55 AM
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I'd like to get hold of all the bows they wear and toss them!


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Old 01-18-2018, 12:37 PM
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I like the black gown. It looks really heavy though.
Don't care for her day dress.
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Sofia at the Sophiahemmet's graduation ceremony in Stockholm today, January 18:


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