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Old 02-14-2009, 07:33 PM
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Favorite Engagement Outfit

Inspired by the blogs, I wonder who everyone thought had the best (or worst) outfit at a engagement presentation/press conference/photo-op.
I liked Mary's outfit, especially the nubby jacket with the leather belting, although I thought the dress underneath was not particularly interesting. Mathilde's outfit was rather casual (and unfortunately her pants failed to hide panty lines). Diana's blue suit was a wonderful color but otherwise rather mature-looking for 19 year old.

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Old 02-14-2009, 08:08 PM
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Mary's was the best by far. It was elegant and perfect for a princess-to-be. I did not like Letizia's pants suit--it looked too masculine, and the white didn't help with that impression. On engagement day, royal or not, it makes sense that the man and woman look like masculine and feminine, respectively, and not like they are competing for the same job.

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Old 02-14-2009, 08:36 PM
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Even though I like Sophie her engagement outfit left a lot ot be desired. Mary's was lovely truly, and yes Letizia did seem to miss the boat as it where. I thought Diana was just divine on her day even though much was written at the time that she looked like a secrtary or a flight attentant. MC also looked lovely. And I am not a fan and never have been..... i forget what Maxima wore anyone got that photo I will check. MM showed a promise that has never materilised IMO both on her wedding day and engagement so did look like a girl with a lot to offer. Am going to be interested on the views of others good topic.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:31 AM
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I thought Mary looked wonderful on her engagement day. The coat was beautiful and the shoes to die for!
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:03 PM
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Can you link some pictures to compare ?
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:15 PM
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Mary and Frederik:
Mette-Marit and Haakon:
Letizia and Felipe:
Maxima and Willem-Alexander:
Mathilde and Philippe:
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:26 PM
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Maxima´s dress was very beautiful. I loved Letizia´s outfit ( however it looked a little big for her), and Mary´s coat. I didn´t like Mette-Marit outfit.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:38 PM
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From those I like the most Mary's dress and Letizia's outfit.
After them Mathilde.
Maxima's dress was nice but look terrible on yellow background.
I don't like MM's outfit. It look too big for her and little oldfashionated.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:17 PM
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Of the modern royals - Mary i liked the coat and dress but the shoes were my favourite bit of the outfit they were lovely and her hair suited her that day
Letizia white suits her the best and it was simple but modern her hair an dmakeup looked great that day

Of the older engagements possibly Princess Grace or Princess Elizabeth
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:34 PM
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The one of Letizia was very pretty.
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:00 PM
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Mathildes clothing was boring - like everyday blouse and trousers
Mette's skirt was too long, the Jacket was 90 ies style and the shoes were not high enough,
Maxima and Mary looked approriate
but Letizia was the best - and I liked, that she were a suit !
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:22 PM
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I have to admit that I do not like a single engagement outfit. All ladies, including my personal favourite Crown Princess Mathilde, looked frumpy.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:36 PM
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I liked Mary's outift. The dress, jacket, and shoes were perfect!

I also like Maxima's dress. She looked great to me because she seemed very well put together - hair, dress, and wonderful brooch.

Letizia's white pants suit was also refreshing. Even though she wore pants, the outfit seemed more dressy than casual.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:25 AM
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for me th best one was Mary and Maxima, the most elegant ladies, i love maximasdress, broche and heair, i never saw her again using that broche a pity! and photo from diane and grace?
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Mary and Maxima were both elegant and beautiful.
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I adore Letizia's outfit, it is so simple, elegant and fresh to a lasy who is going to enter the royals. Good choice!
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:04 AM
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I thought that Letizia looked very elegant and beautiful, but she was very much criticized for this outfit, it wasn´t that long before that ladies were asked never to wear pants near the Spanish royal family.
I thought the worst engagement outfit was Diana´s, the colour was nice but it was awful.
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by jinigirl View Post
without any hesitation ...i like every think in this look, at this event in fact, all was nice, the Letizia's outfit, her hairs, her make up, her behaviour, her ring, she was stunning
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:59 AM
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I have two favourite outfits:

One of my favourites was the white pantsuit worn by Letizia. She looked wonderful on her engagement day.
White pantsuit

My other favourite was Mary's dress. Completely different to the outfit worn by Letizia, but as beautiful as it. I loved her hairdo and shoes! She looked gorgeous.
Dress without the coat
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:17 AM
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Mary looked absolutely beautiful, a real princess look. Very very elegant from the top of her head to the tip of her toes.
I had forgotten this outfit so thanks for reminding me HM.

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