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Old 10-16-2009, 06:49 PM
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Princess Grace of Monaco and Princess Mette-Marit of Norway - both dresses looked way too simple for me.
Grace's dress was too stiff and Mette-Marit's too plain, I don't see anything special about it. And I don't like how Mette-Marit's tiara was at the front of her head and her veil totally at the back - it didn't match at all! I was so hugely disappointed when I saw M-M.

Then again, I dislike most brides these days. They almost all wear strapless and sleeveless gowns with hair like they just came out of bed and a bouquet like a leek. Where has style gone????
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:41 AM
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The train on Princess Diana's wedding dress was ostentatious.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:46 PM
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Queen Rania's wedding dress was the worst I have seen among the royal ladies.
Such a pity, she's a stunningly beautiful woman.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:02 PM
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For the entire ugliness please go to www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f31/princess-astrid-of-belgium-and-archduke-lorenz-of-austria-este-1984-a-775.html. It's in the wedding section and is labelled Princess Astrid of Belgium and Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este.

And the sad thing is, I think Astrid is quite lovely and her mother, Paola, was a very youthful-looking mother of the bride. I think Queen Paola now shows the effects of too much sun, she used to resemble Grace Kelly when she was younger.
I thought I was the only one who noticed Queen Paola's passing resemblance to the late Princess of Monaco when both were young women. The effects of Paola's sun worshipping, smoking and late night party life style is now reflected in her face and complexion, but she is still a very attractive woman with a natural dignity. I wonder how Princess Grace would have looked in old age? Ah well...

And despite the fact that I think her gown made her look dumpy, Paola's face on her wedding day was the face of an angelic Venus-just so lovely.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:41 PM
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Queen Raina looked like she was going to a costume party.

Mette Marits tiara was too small for me and I wish she wore a little bit of makeup but not too much.But I loved her dress.

Princess Marie was too tanned.

Princess Marys hair was too big,tiara was too small,and her dress was wrinkled at the bottom.
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:23 AM
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Here's my two cents.....
Princess Mabel...I mean ReAlLy?! It's almost like she allowed the designers & whomever else (if there was anyone else) who was consulting her, make a mockery out of her on such a special day. After such careful consideration, I agree with others that have said that the gown woud have looked SO much better and maybe even perhaps pretty without those doggone bows.

Queen Rania...it was just too busy, not the right fit or cut for her at all.

Princess Tatiana...looks off-the-rack and sorry to say but something about the entire wedding (inc bridesmaids) was just a bit, dare I say slutty

As for Queen Silvia & Princess Laurentien, overall the gowns seemed to be well made but ill-fitting to them both.

Astrid of Belgium, too much unnecessary sleeve indeed!
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:39 AM
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Well, Princess Astrid of Belgium was married in the 80's, a decade of obscenely awful styles. She wasn't the only Royal bride with the hideous large sleeves, Diana's were just as bad. Diana's dress was so wrinkled, it was a nightmare.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:00 AM
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Oh well you are all a criticizing bunch, most of the brides mentioned above looked really nice, a mistake or 2 isn't uncommon in any brides, as long as the overall look is good, it deosn't really matter if the bride's dress was wrinkled at the bottom, or she had a tad too much or too little makeup!
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:03 AM
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Well, Princess Astrid of Belgium was married in the 80's, a decade of obscenely awful styles. She wasn't the only Royal bride with the hideous large sleeves, Diana's were just as bad. Diana's dress was so wrinkled, it was a nightmare.
Diana's dress was only wrinkled when she came out of the carriage, inside St. Paul's Cathedral the wrinkles were gone.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:26 AM
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Oh well you are all a criticizing bunch, most of the brides mentioned above looked really nice, a mistake or 2 isn't uncommon in any brides, as long as the overall look is good, it deosn't really matter if the bride's dress was wrinkled at the bottom, or she had a tad too much or too little makeup!
Not really criticizing, just saying.....I LOVE brides & weddings and the best ones are always the ones where the couple themselves are truthfully happy

I think perhaps it's just that "regular folks" like myself have the foolish notion that a Royal Bride with access to money & virtually any designer would look the absolute best they could.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:12 PM
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Totally agree!! However, for me Mary's hair and tiara didn't bug me as much the heavy, flat pleating on the dress!!. Made it look rather unkempt.

I feel Marie wouldn't be Marie without a tan!!...but it wouldn't have hurt to miss a session or 5 at the tanning salon!!!

Love them both though!!
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:54 PM
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Well, Princess Astrid of Belgium was married in the 80's, a decade of obscenely awful styles. She wasn't the only Royal bride with the hideous large sleeves, Diana's were just as bad. Diana's dress was so wrinkled, it was a nightmare.
Indeed! What were they thinking.... Idk if it's more OR
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:56 PM
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Totally agree!! However, for me Mary's hair and tiara didn't bug me as much the heavy, flat pleating on the dress!!. Made it look rather unkempt.

I feel Marie wouldn't be Marie without a tan!!...but it wouldn't have hurt to miss a session or 5 at the tanning salon!!!

Love them both though!!
Exactly! And someone else pointed out the "flaps" on Mary's dress as well, I had never really noticed until I was watching a youtube vid & saw them blowing in the wind... I think having them straight or "connected" to the dress would have been just fine.
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Exactly! And someone else pointed out the "flaps" on Mary's dress as well, I had never really noticed until I was watching a youtube vid & saw them blowing in the wind... I think having them straight or "connected" to the dress would have been just fine.
Flaps!!!...that's what they were!!! LOL. I youtubed the wedding and they were absolutely flaps!!! I originally thought it was just heavy pleats/folds that were flattened against the dress and they didn't "fluff" them out.
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:58 PM
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Flaps!!!...that's what they were!!! LOL. I youtubed the wedding and they were absolutely flaps!!! I originally thought it was just heavy pleats/folds that were flattened against the dress and they didn't "fluff" them out.
LOL, i know I thought the same thing initially!
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Sophie, Countess of Wessex- Looked like she had a nightgown on, or a bathrobe, tiara and jewellery was ugly.
Princess Diana- a wrinked bed-sheet of a train
Mabel- How many bows does a girl need? Awful!
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Sophie, Countess of Wessex- Looked like she had a nightgown on, tiara and jewellery was ugly.
Princess Diana- a wrinked bed-sheet of a train
Mabel- How many bows does a girl need? Awful!
Yes I agree about the Countess of Wessex as well. My husband said the same thing..that it looked like an expensive nightgown w/matching robe!

As for Diana, as beloved as she was/may still be, she was very young & wanted to appear very sweet, and as well-made and embellished as it was, I don't think I have ever run across anyone who would say, "oh I'd wear her dress..."

Mabel is, in the well made but ugly as heck category! I'm ALL for being unique, but seriously...

Then again, perhaps the one thing these ladies did right was to be remembered
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:33 PM
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I did not like Sophies dress too.Their wedding was medieval style and I guess you have too understand the style of her dress.I really did love the jewelry but not for a wedding.Prince Edward designed the necklace so I guess she didnt want to hurt him by not wearing it!
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Did medieval people wear that bathrobe- style of dress?
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Yes I agree about the Countess of Wessex as well. My husband said the same thing..that it looked like an expensive nightgown w/matching robe!
Great minds think alike!

As for Diana, as beloved as she was/may still be, she was very young & wanted to appear very sweet, and as well-made and embellished as it was, I don't think I have ever run across anyone who would say, "oh I'd wear her dress..."
She, I think was every little girl's fantasy vision of Cinderella, but that dress and train was..
Mabel is, in the well made but ugly as heck category! I'm ALL for being unique, but seriously...

Then again, perhaps the one thing these ladies did right was to be remembered
Is'nt it nicer to be rembererd as a beautiful bride, rather than looking awful?
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