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Old 07-12-2017, 09:27 PM
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the dress is stunning so far and works extremely well to show off that gorgeous necklace. apparently the sleeves are bell sleeves. maybe it is a custom creation for kate?

i am guessing it is this dress made in custom with a long skirt and in pink:

http://www.marchesa.com/wp-content/u...06/LOOK-25.jpg
It indeed has bell sleeves. Best photo I can find. You can also see her in the background of the photo of the Spanish couple and their hosts.

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See her in the background here

https://mobile.twitter.com/Anthooony...486849/photo/1

Her hair is stunning. I love the big gun necklace and the dress color is lovely.

I do find it a bit low cut for a state banquet. And I find the lace too busy with the stunning necklace. A simpler gown, something to really make the jewels pop, would have been better.

But still lovely
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:31 PM
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A stunning diamond and pearl necklace would of suited the dress very well also. But I don't know what all is in those vaults!


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Old 07-12-2017, 10:39 PM
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I just ran across the Queen Mother wearing Queen Alexandra's diamond and pearl necklace...boy that is a stunner.

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Old 07-12-2017, 11:05 PM
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A few more pics including the back.

State Banquet - King Felipe and Queen Letizia visit England | NEWMYROYALS & HOLLYWOOD FASHION

A deep v back, change for her. I love the back. But seems odd to have both deep in front and back.

Bell sleeves and full skirt giving me Disney princess costume feel.
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:12 AM
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The top part of the dress is too tight around the ladies' double parts, too lacey and when you only see the top part, one could easily mistake it ladies' undergarments, also because of the nude colour.

Catherine has a long-structured face. The combination with the deep V-shaped decolleté plus the V-shaped collier, hmmm.... If I was her advisor, I would go for round necklines and a round collier and -for once- not such skin-tight (à la Letizia) as if the dress was 3-d printed on her body.

The jewels were magnificent, but this type of colliers is very hard to wear with success.
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:15 AM
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Catherine looked very nice, one of her nicest evening looks with a tiara IMO. The gown color, lace, flare and the neckline was very pretty. The open back was lovely. The downside of the now was the slightly flared sleeves. Her hairstyle looked very nice and looked great with the tiara. Lovely make up and a perfect necklace with the neckline.
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:36 AM
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Having seen the, admittedly, rather blurred picture of Catherine's gown, I think it a little fussy and not a style that suits all those jewels. I think to wear such a necklace today, in a way that it doesn't appear to be dated, is for the dress to be a simpler, sleeker style.
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:16 AM
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It would be great to see a clear picture to be able to comment on a full view, for what we can see there was a lot going on, mixing styles like bell sleeves, lace, deep V neck and different type of jewellery (rubies, pearls), not sure that it all worked and what a shame not to have a photostop for the royal procession but only for the Queen/King & consorts.

Is this Kate's most daring neckline EVER? Duchess takes the plunge in dusty pink Marchesa gown at glittering Buckingham Palace banquet - but avoids a fashion face-off with Queen Letizia

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Old 07-13-2017, 08:06 AM
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The pink gown is incredible. The color, the design, and the style is perfect. She looked amazing.
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I'm not a fan of the duchess, tbh. She has nice hair and sometimes nice updos and had once a really stunning dress (Alice Temperley, green/blue/petrolish, very lacey). But I don't like her fuss. To me she doesnt seem real, only acting. But thats not the point here, just wanted to mention before I talk about the dress and the necklace.
I my opinion, the necklace is to heavy for her, too big. And the dress would be lovelier in another color and another cleavage. Two times v-neck is too much I think. The hair is wonderful as most of the time, but the eyemakeup is, as usually, too dramatic.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:07 AM
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The pink gown is incredible. The color, the design, and the style is perfect. She looked amazing.
It is too fashionista to me. Why do Letizia and Catherine wear dresses giving the impression they entered a 3-d cabine and the dress was computer-printed on their slimmer-than-slim bodies? I prefer the style of dresses in Sweden or Denmark, more ceremonial, more royal, more stately.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:17 AM
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Lovely colour on the duchess but wasn't mad about the sleeve or neckline,pity she has no order to wear alongside as it would have really complimented the overall look.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:49 AM
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From the neck up the DoC was an oil painting, sheer perfection. But that fussy, slightly frou-frou evening dress is not my cup of tea at all and it really flops next to the Queen of Spain's streamlined, regal elegance.

The plunging neckline is not a big deal for me. It's not like she is spilling out of it. It wouldn't work on someone like Princess Madeleine of Sweden, but for a less well-endowed woman like Kate I think it's ok.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:51 AM
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The pink gown is incredible. The color, the design, and the style is perfect. She looked amazing.


I liked it too. I liked that she wore something interesting and different than her normal style
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From the neck up the DoC was an oil painting, sheer perfection. But that fussy, slightly frou-frou evening dress is not my cup of tea at all and it really flops next to the Queen of Spain's streamlined, regal elegance.

The plunging neckline is not a big deal for me. It's not like she is spilling out of it. It wouldn't work on someone like Princess Madeleine of Sweden, but for a less well-endowed woman like Kate I think it's ok.
She's really not competing with a reining monarch. Can you imagine if she'd of worn something similar in style or color to Letizia? The media would be chewing her up, not to mention the detractors.

I would love to see a good pic of her in the whole dress.


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Here are a few more pictures, including one of HM wearing the same necklace as Catherine wore yesterday.

The Duchess of Cambridge takes the plunge in a pink gown | Daily Mail Online
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:02 AM
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The pink gown is incredible. The color, the design, and the style is perfect. She looked amazing.
I'm with you on this one. I thought she looked wonderful. The neckline especially was different for her, but combined with the necklace, it was great.
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She's really not competing with a reining monarch. Can you imagine if she'd of worn something similar in style or color to Letizia? The media would be chewing her up, not to mention the detractors.

I would love to see a good pic of her in the whole dress.


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Oh yes I know she's not competing with Letizia but she's been in the Royal game long enough to know that the press and public WILL make it a competition.

I don't object to the color of the gown or her jewels. I just find the style of the gown not to my taste, especially the sleeves. I've seen the DoC in some really beautiful evening gowns, like that pale shimmery pink Jenny Packham she wore shortly after her wedding. Loved it!

Something like that would have been great..something a bit more streamlined to offset the spectacular bling.
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The look on her face cracks me up. You can almost imagine what she's thinking: "This is sooooo borrrring and my butt is asleep,"

I love the whole look. The jewels just about knocked my socks off.
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She's really not competing with a reining monarch. Can you imagine if she'd of worn something similar in style or color to Letizia? The media would be chewing her up, not to mention the detractors.

I would love to see a good pic of her in the whole dress.


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Okay, I just saw a much clearer and better photo of Kate's pink lace evening gown and....I love it. I mean I really love it. It would only work on a tall slender woman like the DoC and she looks absolutely beautiful.

So can I change my vote or is it too late??
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