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Old 03-21-2013, 02:16 AM
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Kate is rather small chested, small hips, tiny bottom. The one female attribute she has in spades are long shapely legs. She is not wearing micro mini skirts, she is wearing above the knee skirts like a typical 30yr old woman.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:20 AM
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As she gets further into pregnancy, I too am curious to see what she will wear, but I don't think it'll be anything like what Diana wore. Maternity styles have changed tremendously in the past 30 years; there are so many more options now.
I think so too, fashion changes tremendously and even though nowadays we've got the return of many older fashion, what Diana wore during her pregnancy days are a bit outdated, though I understand the point of a Jacket+Skirt.
For me, my favourite maternity style are dresses, but not too tight, a bit tight on the chest but fluid on the rest below. I hope now that Spring has come and hopefully the warm weather starts hitting London in April that Catherine starts wearing Spring dresses, I'm truly looking forward to it
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:10 PM
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s. She is not wearing micro mini skirts, she is wearing above the knee skirts like a typical 30yr old woman.
I disagree. Many of Kate's dresses and coats are far above the knee. Look at the outfit of Tuesday for example.
She sometimes wears dresses that, IMO, are too short, not to talk of coats that I would never wear without trousers or skirt beneath. You may call me oldfashioned or whatever you want... And no, I don't think hemlines like Tuesday's are what a typical 30 yeard old woman wear.
I give you two examples of hemlines that to me are apropriate and yet young, not granny-like:

Cressida: http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/a...m_1550914a.jpg

Kate: http://www.laineygossip.com/Content/...jul12%2001.jpg

These are both just above the knee. But they have nothing to do with this:
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:15 PM
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Sigh. And the Great Hemline Debate continues.

Let her wear what makes her comfortable. I've NEVER seen her look inappropriate at an engagement.

Everyone has their own personal taste, and that's fine, but can we stop with the attempts to make personal standards of modesty relevant to everyone else? Wear the hemlines that make YOU comfortable, everyone else will do the same.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:45 PM
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Sigh. And the Great Hemline Debate continues.

Let her wear what makes her comfortable. I've NEVER seen her look inappropriate at an engagement.

Everyone has their own personal taste, and that's fine, but can we stop with the attempts to make personal standards of modesty relevant to everyone else? Wear the hemlines that make YOU comfortable, everyone else will do the same.
Could not agree more with you!!!
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:56 PM
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I disagree. Many of Kate's dresses and coats are far above the knee. Look at the outfit of Tuesday for example.
She sometimes wears dresses that, IMO, are too short, not to talk of coats that I would never wear without trousers or skirt beneath. You may call me oldfashioned or whatever you want... And no, I don't think hemlines like Tuesday's are what a typical 30 yeard old woman wear.
I give you two examples of hemlines that to me are apropriate and yet young, not granny-like:
Your way of thinking is not old-fashioned at all, we can't agree on everything, because we all have diferent taste, opinions and views on clothes.
I thought Catherine looked great recently, all clothes had a good length (maybe except for the pink coat, if it was a little bit inches longer it would've been wonderful), but I also respect your opinion, after all you must have your reasons to do so
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:01 PM
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I thought she looked fabulous both days. Yes, the hemlines were short, but it worked - with the black tights it did not look eyebrow raising.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:21 PM
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Sigh. And the Great Hemline Debate continues.

Let her wear what makes her comfortable. I've NEVER seen her look inappropriate at an engagement.

Everyone has their own personal taste, and that's fine, but can we stop with the attempts to make personal standards of modesty relevant to everyone else? Wear the hemlines that make YOU comfortable, everyone else will do the same.
I think you're very right.

Someone else mentioned it before, but the hemline debate does remind me a bit of my days in school uniforms - the old must-reach-your-fingertips rule and, when I was in high school, there was some rule involving an index card and distance above your knee . . . I don't quite remember. (Though I must say I was often frustrated with such rules because, as a kid, I was very tall and very thin, and it was very difficult for me to find things that fit my waist and were long enough - even with clothes that were designed to be altered). Remembering the specificity of it all makes me realize how many different standards and expectations there are for these things. I know a lot of people mention age and such, but body type has a lot to do with it, too. I don't like the idea that just because someone has passed their 30th birthday, certain fashion rules kick in.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:46 PM
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Aaah...in the good old days in Catholic school, we girls had to kneel on the floor in the hallway and if our hemlines didn't touch the floor, we were sent home with a note to lower those hems immediately. That was the female equivalent of being paddled with the aerodynamic board the nuns used for the boys' posterior when they misbehaved.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:16 PM
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Sigh. And the Great Hemline Debate continues.

Let her wear what makes her comfortable. I've NEVER seen her look inappropriate at an engagement.

Everyone has their own personal taste, and that's fine, but can we stop with the attempts to make personal standards of modesty relevant to everyone else? Wear the hemlines that make YOU comfortable, everyone else will do the same.
Yep, totally agree.

I like the outfit she wore yesterday. The color was really nice.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:40 PM
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The main problem with Kate's coat is not that it's short but that it's short in front where the swelling abdomen pulls it up. The front is not level with the back. Therefore the coat is not stylish. However, I am favor of recycling and giving a good example of thrift, so I won't complain any more about it, except to say this coat should go into the closet until Kate is back to her regular shape again, and the hem can fall right.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:56 PM
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The main problem with Kate's coat is not that it's short but that it's short in front where the swelling abdomen pulls it up. The front is not level with the back. Therefore the coat is not stylish. However, I am favor of recycling and giving a good example of thrift, so I won't complain any more about it, except to say this coat should go into the closet until Kate is back to her regular shape again, and the hem can fall right.
I've never really given maternity clothes much thought but what you say assumes that every "bump" is the same size or shape, thus enabling the clothes to be level. Frankly that doesnt always work with non maternity clothes because people of the same dress size are not all the same shape. I think a cm here or there doesnt make it "not stylish".
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:13 PM
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Love the teal blue coat with black borders. Nice hat too and love the hair down the back, not at the sides.
Don't really see that the coat is hiked up in front, in fact, she doesn't even look pregnant to me in that coat!
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:33 AM
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I disagree. Many of Kate's dresses and coats are far above the knee. Look at the outfit of Tuesday for example.
She sometimes wears dresses that, IMO, are too short, not to talk of coats that I would never wear without trousers or skirt beneath. You may call me oldfashioned or whatever you want... And no, I don't think hemlines like Tuesday's are what a typical 30 yeard old woman wear.
I give you two examples of hemlines that to me are apropriate and yet young, not granny-like:

Cressida: http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/a...m_1550914a.jpg

Kate: http://www.laineygossip.com/Content/...jul12%2001.jpg

These are both just above the knee. But they have nothing to do with this:
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/1...duchesscam.jpg
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/112...duchesscam.jpg
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/1...duchesscam.jpg
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http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/682...mbridgevis.jpg
Oh good gracious where your freakin skirt as long as you want it. Kate looks fine in her skirts especially with the tights. I wear short skirts long skirts whatever I feel best in, Kate does the same. There is nothing inappropriate about her skirt lengths and matched with the black stockings it looks even more appropriate. I swear between the hair and her dressed it is always the same thing coming up everytime she walks out the door.
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I remember I wore short skirts in sportswear when I lived on a houseboat in Seattle (yes, right across the inlet from the houseboat of "Sleepless in Seattle). But I didn't wear the short skirts downtown or to any formal occasion. So I guess it's partly a matter of what generation one is in. My generation didn't do this, so it seems abnormal, but it's the fashion of the day, so let it be.
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As always, Catherine rocks the casual/outdoor/country look. She looks comfortable and warm.
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Guess she was wearing fingerless gloves for most of it but no gloves for a while. Brrrr....
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