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Old 11-09-2014, 04:38 PM
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It's great that Catherine could attend the remembrance service today. From what I can see, I love her coat. It's smart but simple and appropriate for the occasion. However, I'm not a huge fan of her hat, as it looks a little odd to me and it's also just not really my cup of tea.
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Old 11-09-2014, 05:00 PM
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Catherine looked very classy and elegant at today's event. I love her hat and earrings too.


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Old 11-09-2014, 05:46 PM
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From what we can see, I love this coat and it looked great on her. But I'll always hate this hat.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:58 PM
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As far as I can see both Catherine and Camilla would have looked better reprising last year's dresses/coats and rehabing any other black hats in their closets. Both hats have seen their day, and some!

http://go.redirectingat.com/?id=2187....html&xtz=-780

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http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...to_i_Image.jpg

I think the black ruffle facing the coat collar was very effective however, I think the deep V was a little too deep for this or any other occasion.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/..._nCatherin.JPG
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:08 PM
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I prefer today's ensemble.
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:50 PM
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I prefer today's ensemble.
I do too. Last year's coat had a bit too much going on, while this year's choice is a lot simpler, and in my opinion, more effective, if you will. I don't think the neckline of the coat is too deep. You can't see her cleavage, so it's not immodest. She is dressed in a conservative manner. I really don't see the problem.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:25 PM
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I don't think Kate's neckline is too deep. In fact, her neckline is no deeper than Camilla's.

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Old 11-09-2014, 11:56 PM
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I do too. Last year's coat had a bit too much going on, while this year's choice is a lot simpler, and in my opinion, more effective, if you will. I don't think the neckline of the coat is too deep. You can't see her cleavage, so it's not immodest. She is dressed in a conservative manner. I really don't see the problem.
I liked last year's coat- but not the beret.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:58 AM
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Lovely coat and whether it's the short o long version, it doesn't matter since both lengths are really nice. I don't like her hat and it sits weird.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:12 AM
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Catherine's blue coat is nice, but it's a coat.

Black is black but that half fascinator half hat thing has seen it's day now.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:10 PM
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I heartily agree! The only redeeming thing about that hat is that it is black. Catherine has quite a collection of hats and for an occasion like this I would love to have seen her recycle the hat she wore to William's Passing Out Parade at Sandhurst. Now that was a hat that she wore with style and flair!
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:39 PM
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That is the only hat I've ever liked on Catherine!
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:54 PM
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The Duchess of Cambridge's Maternity Fashion: December 2012 -

That hat could have been a rental. Has it ever been wore again?

Apparently, the hat from William's garter installation and the wedding right before the engagement announcement were rentals.

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(Edit: Quote from Marg)I think the black ruffle facing the coat collar was very effective however, I think the deep V was a little too deep for this or any other occasion.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/..._nCatherin.JPG[/QUOTE]

The reason the V is so deep on Catherine's coat compared to Sophie's is because the buttons on Catherine's have been moved to deal with her weight gain. If you look carefully to the right in the photo, you can even see the threads from the previous location of the button. If Catherine is going to insist on buying regular fashions instead of real maternity clothes, she should find a better tailor. There was another coat back when she was pregnant with George, that had clearly had the buttons moved because you could still see the imprint of the old location.
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(Edit: Quote from Marg)I think the black ruffle facing the coat collar was very effective however, I think the deep V was a little too deep for this or any other occasion.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/..._nCatherin.JPG
The reason the V is so deep on Catherine's coat compared to Sophie's is because the buttons on Catherine's have been moved to deal with her weight gain. If you look carefully to the right in the photo, you can even see the threads from the previous location of the button. If Catherine is going to insist on buying regular fashions instead of real maternity clothes, she should find a better tailor. There was another coat back when she was pregnant with George, that had clearly had the buttons moved because you could still see the imprint of the old location.[/QUOTE]

Wow, good eye, it is hard to see with the black but there. If the buttons were where they started, the neckline would be closed up. How could they not take out the threads!
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:15 PM
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They probably didn't think anyone would notice something so miniscule. I mean, you'd have to be studying every tiny detail on her coat to even see it.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:32 PM
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As someone who knows about sewing and tailoring, it is just good form, finishing the job, like hanging up your coat when you come in instead of flinging it.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:34 PM
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I get it. Personally, I'm not going to get bent out of shape for a few stray threads that most people won't even notice.
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This could be her last pregnancy. Why invest in maternity wear so early if you can use normal clothes? The buttons were probably moved by Angela Kelly's in house BP sewing team. She did the button trick with the green St Patty's day coat when carrying Cheeks. Why not do it again for Cheeks the Sequel.


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Old 11-11-2014, 12:07 AM
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Well I didn't notice and when Lady Marlboro pointed it out and Frelinghighness endorsed it, I went back and looked closely and I think she is right.

But while not everyone would notice a thread, it explained the style and cut of the coat and (to me) the fact that the V was a little too low, especially with Sophie standing right there wearing the same coat.

And yes Lady Marlboro, I do remember the same thing happening when she was pregnant with George.

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That hat could have been a rental. Has it ever been wore again?

Apparently, the hat from William's garter installation and the wedding right before the engagement announcement were rentals.

Thrifty Kate Middleton's rented her hats, and now you could own one (for a sum) - Style - TODAY.com
Darn, that navy and white was one of my favourite hats that she has worn. I do hope that black from Sandhurst wasn't a rental because she really did rock that look.

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/VxrwooR3e2M/0.jpg
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