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dazzling 10-19-2012 11:47 AM

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie's Fashion & Style, Part 1: Oct. 2012 - April 2013
 
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dazzling 10-19-2012 03:44 PM

All posts discussing Countess Stephanie's civil wedding & reception outfit has been moved to the
Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy's Wedding Dress: Civil and Church Wedding
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This thread will remain closed till after the wedding

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Duke of Marmalade 11-19-2012 11:36 AM

Guillaume and Stephanie welcoming Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus at the grand ducal palace.

FRUMPY!!!
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1Yb6dpOCNM...9c873ba143.jpg

princess gertrude 11-19-2012 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1484534)
Guillaume and Stephanie welcoming Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus at the grand ducal palace.

FRUMPY!!!
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1Yb6dpOCNM...9c873ba143.jpg

A skirt would have been better with the jacket. Or a great sweater & scarf with the pants, but together, it's just not working.
DOM is correct in the statement - Frumpy.

Daria_S 11-19-2012 09:19 PM

I think if the slacks were a bit less flared, the look would have worked. However, I do love the idea of a skirt with the blazer and blouse, or a sweater with the existing slacks.

IloveCP 11-20-2012 04:38 AM

Yes a skirt would have been much better with the jacket.

Style guru 11-20-2012 06:36 AM

I love the top but the bottom is awful.

kathia_sophia 11-20-2012 09:42 AM

oh Stephanie!!!!! this one is a Miss...
i hope to see something better on the official visit to China

Mariel 11-20-2012 11:28 AM

Perhaps Stephanie is back to her original state which we saw earlier, before the wedding mavens turned her into Cinderella. She is more interested in things of the mind and spirit than in clothes? Could it be possible? Maybe Guillaume likes her that way? Maybe he is not primarily interested in clothes? I am not being snide, as I do like the well-dressed royals. Guillaume has had plenty of observation of the well-dressed and could want a shift.

bertie5252003 11-20-2012 11:56 AM

Gosh not great ... and the hair .. well she will do better I just know it ...

kathia_sophia 11-20-2012 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mariel (Post 1484908)
Perhaps Stephanie is back to her original state which we saw earlier, before the wedding mavens turned her into Cinderella. She is more interested in things of the mind and spirit than in clothes? Could it be possible? Maybe Guillaume likes her that way? Maybe he is not primarily interested in clothes? I am not being snide, as I do like the well-dressed royals. Guillaume has had plenty of observation of the well-dressed and could want a shift.

yes its possible she likes it that way for bein' more comfortable. but looking at the picture, MT was really well dressed, it was weird in my eyes because it looked like Stephanie was the mother-in-law and MT the daughter-in-law (clothes point of view)...
she needs more tips from MT (like she did with Elie Saab before) :wub:

LadyFinn 12-01-2012 04:14 AM

Stéphanie in China
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...62531854_n.jpg
The red colour is nice, but that's all. The dress isn't well tailored and the hem line looks odd. She should have left the shawl away. The shoes don't save this outfit.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...98232273_n.jpg
A lack of make up, and the scarf is unnecessary. This jacket looks rather nice, but the scarf covers too much of it.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...26019679_n.jpg
This could have looked much nicer without the scarf.

She looks frumpy in these outfits and they seem to make her look a lot of heavier than she really is. She should put more effort to her hair.

Daria_S 12-01-2012 05:44 PM

Stephanie looks really lovely in strong, jewel tones, so the red dress was a nice choice. The shawl was all right, but maybe a jacket or cardigan would have looked better. Don't really care for the second outfit, and in the third one, the scarf is one unnecessary accessory.

casualfan 12-01-2012 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bertie5252003
Gosh not great ... and the hair .. well she will do better I just know it ...

I agree. It's her first foreign trip, newly married, plus the recent death of her mother and her fathers frailty...no lie, she's probably dealing with a lot. Let's give her some time!

kathia_sophia 12-01-2012 08:22 PM

^yes i agree, but i still expected to see her in a more fashionable clothes, looks like she didnt even make one effort to look great, sad because she's stunning

LadyFinn 12-06-2012 06:43 AM

Stéphanie at a visit to contemporary ART workshops yesterday.
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/038.JPG
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/017.JPG
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/058.JPG
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/050.JPG

The jacket makes her look big, the pants are ugly and the scarf ruins just everything. The bag is beautiful though. By dressing this way she looks much older than she really is.

dbarn67 12-06-2012 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1490430)
Stéphanie at a visit to contemporary ART workshops yesterday.
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/038.JPG
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/017.JPG
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/058.JPG
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/050.JPG

The jacket makes her look big, the pants are ugly and the scarf ruins just everything. The bag is beautiful though. By dressing this way she looks much older than she really is.

ITA, the piping on the jacket makes her look wider and the pants are just plain ugly. The scarf is enormous and equally unflattering.

Seraphine 12-06-2012 10:15 AM

She's obviously a scarf-maniac. Either she's easily getting colds or she is insecure and wants to hide behind scarfs.

princess carmen 12-06-2012 10:26 AM

She should have removed the scarf once inside. I also think the bag in cute but not with this outfit.

DCVO 12-06-2012 10:39 AM

The scarf goes well with the jacket piping at least....? I'm trying to be positive. And her hair looks great.

But overall I agree with the things everyone else has said.

4Pam 12-06-2012 01:09 PM

I think Stephanie looks good and is appropriately dressed.

casualfan 12-06-2012 04:38 PM

The pants are not that bad, IMO. I'm worried that she is feeling under the weather?

IloveCP 12-06-2012 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1488503)
Stéphanie in China
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...62531854_n.jpg
The red colour is nice, but that's all. The dress isn't well tailored and the hem line looks odd. She should have left the shawl away. The shoes don't save this outfit.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...98232273_n.jpg
A lack of make up, and the scarf is unnecessary. This jacket looks rather nice, but the scarf covers too much of it.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...26019679_n.jpg
This could have looked much nicer without the scarf.

She looks frumpy in these outfits and they seem to make her look a lot of heavier than she really is. She should put more effort to her hair.

All three outfits are nice, especially the first one. Only I wish did'nt wear scarfs with the two outfits.

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1490430)
Stéphanie at a visit to contemporary ART workshops yesterday.
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/038.JPG
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/017.JPG
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/058.JPG
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/050.JPG

The jacket makes her look big, the pants are ugly and the scarf ruins just everything. The bag is beautiful though. By dressing this way she looks much older than she really is.

I only like the jacket. I really dislike the scarf and pants.

bertie5252003 12-07-2012 12:14 PM

The black and white issmart but yes the scarf ??? the red is overwhelmed by the wrap good lord... she does need a little help let's hope she doesn't turn to Natan !!!!!IMO

dazzling 12-08-2012 02:05 AM

I don't mind the jacket and the scarf but the pants seem to be off, if they were black or white like the color of her jacket trim, personally it would look good.

Daria_S 12-08-2012 10:44 PM

What is it with Stephanie and scarves? Yes, they can look stylish and be a nice accessory, but they can also ruin a look. In this case, it's the latter. The jacket is nice, but the pants look a bit too wide for my taste.

NoorMeansLight 12-10-2012 03:09 PM

I like all of her China outfits, and particularly the scarlet red dress!
What's up with the scarves indeed? Why is she doing a Letizia 2010?

Al_bina 12-10-2012 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1490430)
Stéphanie at a visit to contemporary ART workshops yesterday.
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/038.JPG
http://www.manueldias.com/photos/alb...Casino/017.JPG ... [snipped]

If I am not mistaken, Queen Paola has got the same outfit

Lumutqueen 12-10-2012 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoorMeansLight (Post 1492183)
I like all of her China outfits, and particularly the scarlet red dress!
What's up with the scarves indeed? Why is she doing a Letizia 2010?

Maybe she's cold?

stephanievl 12-10-2012 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Al_bina (Post 1492187)
If I am not mistaken, Queen Paola has got the same outfit

Correct, she has the same jacket.
She wore it in 2008

DukeOfAster 12-10-2012 08:45 PM

My feelings is she likes what she likes so let her be. I went to by a suit this summer and i asked what i should do for today fashion and i was told to wear what i like. I found after getting 2 suits that when i wear them with what is my style not others I felt like a million bucks. Went on 4 interviews after getting them and got 4 job offers. Just because you may not like what she wears she does.

cepe 12-10-2012 08:57 PM

maybe her priority is not clothes but learning the job, concern for her father and getting over the death of her mother.

Time enough to work out "royal" clothing - if that's what she wants.

NGalitzine 12-10-2012 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cepe (Post 1492354)
maybe her priority is not clothes but learning the job, concern for her father and getting over the death of her mother.

Time enough to work out "royal" clothing - if that's what she wants.

Hmmm, other newly married princesses don't seem to be given that much leeway in their fashion choices. Generally they just get raked over the coals for not dressing according to their position and letting down their country.

cepe 12-10-2012 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGalitzine (Post 1492356)
Hmmm, other newly married princesses don't seem to be given that much leeway in their fashion choices. Generally they just get raked over the coals for not dressing according to their position and letting down their country.


perhaps they should. They dont spring, fully formed, like some goddess. IT all takes time and confidence - the last bit takes longer

Al_bina 12-10-2012 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGalitzine (Post 1492356)
Hmmm, other newly married princesses don't seem to be given that much leeway in their fashion choices. Generally they just get raked over the coals for not dressing according to their position and letting down their country.

It remains to be seen how fast Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie will find her own style. It would safe to say that there will be pieces from Natan, Elie Saab and, may be, Armani in her wardrobe. I for one cut her some slack because she, is a true aristocrat.

bebajp 12-11-2012 12:02 AM

She's a beautiful lady, and she really NEEDS some guidance regarding her wardrobe choices.
She's young to dress up so "matronly".

4Pam 12-11-2012 11:45 AM

Stephanie has plenty of time for fashion. For all we know she may not even be interested in fashion. I understand that fashion is a part of being the HGD but maybe she's fine with what she's got in her closet. Maybe she considers what she has fashionable - everything she's worn so far looks very good to me. They've all been appropriate and I've seen nothing frumpy in any of it.

princess carmen 12-11-2012 12:11 PM

It would seem that because she is an aristocrat she would know how to dress much better than the princesses who marry in to the title. She dresses too old for her age and she could at least take the scarves off in doors.

NoorMeansLight 12-11-2012 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Al_bina (Post 1492187)
If I am not mistaken, Queen Paola has got the same outfit

I'm okay with most of Stephanie's outfits so far, although some of them could be more stylish and youthful. But when you're 28 and have the same jacket as a very old woman, you have to realize that something must be done about your wardrobe. I'm willing to give her more time though. She will learn after a while, no doubt. :flowers:

casualfan 12-11-2012 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoorMeansLight
But when you're 28 and have the same jacket as a very old woman, you have to realize that something must be done about your wardrobe.

generally, yes, but there are exceptions. For instance, a blazer in black with white piping is a classic piece that lots of woman will have, for a long time.

Again, let's let her grow into her role.

Moonmaiden23 12-11-2012 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by princess carmen (Post 1492578)
It would seem that because she is an aristocrat she would know how to dress much better than the princesses who marry in to the title. She dresses too old for her age and she could at least take the scarves off in doors.

It's just the opposite. Born noblewomen like Stephanie de Lannoy, Mathilde d'Acoz and many others are traditionally rather frumpy, conservative dressers with little interest or knack for fashion. The most recent exception was the late Lady Diana Spencer.

The truth is that it is the non-aristocratic young women who have "married in" who have dieted themselves into near skeletal caricatures, botoxed and mutilated their features, and spent enormous sums of their husbands' money for their haute couture wardrobes.

Unless Guillaume and the Luxembourgers begin to grumble, HGD Stephanie will probably never be a contender for Most Fashionable European Princess. But I do suspect that like Mathilde she will be one of the most dedicated and hardworking. Since she returned from her honeymoon last month Stephanie has been very busy and just this morning was on hand at Berg Castle to welcome Luxembourgish military and police, along with her new husband and parents-in-law.

That is not to say that Stephanie doesn't need some expert fashion guidance-I agree that she could definitely use some help. But since she has only been a Royal princess for a little over a month I am going to give her some time. ;)

Grandma828 12-11-2012 11:58 PM

Not only that, but she is still grieving for he Mother and worrying about her Father. Grief can take a long time to work through.

Moonmaiden23 12-12-2012 01:02 AM

Honestly Grandma828 even before the sudden and tragic death of her mother last summer Stephanie wasn't exactly a fashion plate. She dressed neatly and with a certain elegance but as others have pointed out, it's clothing that tends to age her way beyond her 28 years. It might have something to do with being raised by elderly parents. As she herself said in one of her pre-wedding interviews she has always been around mostly older people her entire life.

I'd like to see her with a more age appropriate and fashionable wardrobe but I think this sweet, classy, rather innocent young woman is a breath of fresh air compared to some of the other fashion plate CP's. She has potential. She was the most beautiful Royal bride I have seen in years, perhaps one of the most beautiful ever. :whistling:

And she's just getting started. ;)

Royal4one 12-12-2012 04:33 PM

I agree, Moonmaiden - Stephanie was one of the most beautiful, ethereal brides! There's something about her that's different - perhaps she's more of an intellectual, and not that interested in fashion - at least right now. I think she'll get more help as time goes on..

princess carmen 12-13-2012 02:30 PM

She might just be like Princess Anne and not care about fashion and dress the way she likes and is comfortable.

LadyFinn 12-14-2012 01:04 PM

Stéphanie with the grand duchess at a gala concert to support the SOS Children's Villages, 6th December.
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Nice colour, but otherwise I don't like the outfit.

empress sissi 12-14-2012 01:13 PM

Another ugly scarf for Stephanie! What's happening with her?

Daria_S 12-14-2012 01:28 PM

The color is lovely on Stephanie, but that scarf ruins the look.

cepe 12-14-2012 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by empress sissi (Post 1493818)
Another ugly scarf for Stephanie! What's happening with her?

Perhaps she's cold. :flowers:

Al_bina 12-14-2012 02:45 PM

I liked the colour of the dress. The scarf appeared to overwhelm the ensemble. Perhaps Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie should use lighter scarves tied in beautiful knots.

Grandma828 12-14-2012 03:19 PM

Maybe she is still going through the grieving process. If you read an article on 'The stages of grief' you will find it can be a long process. Just be glad that she can find the strength to face the world.

Mariel 12-14-2012 05:26 PM

Only thing I see wrong with the dress is the hem is not even. One knee protruding. Other knee covered by scarf. The scarf is not put on right so it will stay in place. If I were Stephanie (most certainly am not!) I would cease bleaching the ends of my hair and let my whole head be the honey blonde shade which is close to her head. But these are small things. She looks cheerful and interested and what more can one ask from a new princess who is in mourning as well as coping with her new status? She looks fine to me because she looks happy!

Prinsessan 12-14-2012 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daria_S (Post 1493826)
The color is lovely on Stephanie, but that scarf ruins the look.

I totally agree, even if she's cold I'm sure she could find a more discreet scarf :flowers:
But this colour is really great on her!

camelot23ca 12-14-2012 06:46 PM

It is a really beautiful color on her. Stephanie seems like she's settling into her role very well.

Lina RdC 12-14-2012 07:27 PM

On December 11, 2012 Princess Stéphanie attended a reception at Berg castle:
http://www.wort.lu/img/a0b312149c168...9be3f5ded5.jpg (full view of the dress)
http://www.wort.lu/img/0ab66781a392e...bfe419f851.jpg (upper part)
http://www.wort.lu/img/ade5e5e534202...e03bda9dc8.jpg (close-up)

rominet09 12-14-2012 08:19 PM

She is really beautiful and I appreciate she lets her hair loose....

4Pam 12-14-2012 11:31 PM

Stephanie is naturally beautiful. Liked both of her outfits esp the purple dress.

Artemisia 12-15-2012 08:44 AM

I'm not too sure about the scarves Stephanie seems to wear on all engagements since her wedding, but overall her style is quite nice.
However, the shoes I really dislike; the purple ones she wore with the lovely purple dress are particularly ugly.

princess carmen 12-15-2012 09:28 AM

I like he shoes they are probably comfortable. I dislike the scarf she should have worn it neatly.

Lina RdC 12-15-2012 11:00 AM

Princess Stéphanie's multicoloured outfit on December 11 was certainly appropriate for a 28-year-old woman :smile:. Her perfect ivory complexion emphasizes all vibrant shades. Besides, the dress' intricate patterns wonderfully matched her delicate facial features i.m.o.. I think she isn't the common type of a beauty but very special with those large, expressive eyes and natural yet kind of ethereal look.

Duke-of-Earl 12-15-2012 11:12 AM

I know fashion threads are for bashing but honestly I think the royal women that appear here on a regular basis all look good.
I know next to nothing about Stephanie de Lannoy as a person but she looks great. Fresh and a very warm smile.
A very attractive girl IMO.

ANNIE_S 12-15-2012 11:53 AM

:previous: Agree. I don´t know very much about Stephanie, more than she wore one of the most fantastics wedding gowns I´ve ever seen and that she doesn´t seem the fashionable kind of girl most of the time.

But I just can´t blame her for her fashion choices even if I don´t like them too much, I just like her. She always looks smiling and sweet, I think she must be an adorable person, or at least she gives that impression to me. She´s smart and had a great career before met her husband and is discreet and elegant in that way that doesn´t involve clothes and beauty. I admire her for not changing drastically her appeareance of ordinary girl to "fit her new role" as many would have desired and as many of the current CPs has done. She´s refreshing in the middle of those artificially fabulous-looking Princesses we´re used to.

I´m usually very critical with most of the other princesses´choices of clothes, especially the ones that are always praised for being "oh so beautiful/elegant/poised/well dressed", I have to admit that, just for spite, I love when they doesn´t look good at all, since I can pointing out that they still are ordinary girls who just happen to have more money than us :tongue: :cool::devil:. Since they have spent a lot of their time trying to convince us of the contrary, I don´t think I´m doing bad if I "correct" some of their mistakes.

But I don´t feel that necessity with Steph, since she seems to not care for her clothes, why should I? She does´t care either for the critics to her attire. She doesn´t seem that kind of girl, IMO. As long as she doesn´t become a "fashion obssessed" I won´t care for her way of dressing.
She seems to be doing a god job as CP in the IMPORTANT things, for the few I know about her.
I hope she´ll continue this way and won´t dissapoint me ;)

marta19pl 12-15-2012 02:31 PM

This dress with patterns expands Stephanie in his arms and this dress look cheap.
I do not know if it was the right dress for this evant.

casualfan 12-17-2012 12:22 AM

I liked the multicolored outfit. It was fun and she looked great in a pop of color.

IloveCP 12-17-2012 12:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1493812)
Stéphanie with the grand duchess at a gala concert to support the SOS Children's Villages, 6th December.
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Nice colour, but otherwise I don't like the outfit.

The dress looks nice, I love the color. Hate the scarf though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lina RdC (Post 1494008)
On December 11, 2012 Princess Stéphanie attended a reception at Berg castle:
http://www.wort.lu/img/a0b312149c168...9be3f5ded5.jpg (full view of the dress)
http://www.wort.lu/img/0ab66781a392e...bfe419f851.jpg (upper part)
http://www.wort.lu/img/ade5e5e534202...e03bda9dc8.jpg (close-up)

I think the print is awful!

AnnEliza 12-17-2012 02:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lina RdC (Post 1494008)
On December 11, 2012 Princess Stéphanie attended a reception at Berg castle:
http://www.wort.lu/img/a0b312149c168...9be3f5ded5.jpg (full view of the dress)
http://www.wort.lu/img/0ab66781a392e...bfe419f851.jpg (upper part)
http://www.wort.lu/img/ade5e5e534202...e03bda9dc8.jpg (close-up)

I must say, I don't like this dress.

dazzling 12-17-2012 06:42 AM

Unflattering dress and the print isnt pretty. She should stick to soft prints in the future if she wears print.

Baroness of Books 12-17-2012 05:21 PM

I dislike the print dress, but like the purple one. If she was going to accessorize with a scarf, a complementary print in a shorter length would have looked better than the too-matchy longer one. But she looks very sweet and happy.

Blue_ 12-17-2012 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lina RdC (Post 1494008)
On December 11, 2012 Princess Stéphanie attended a reception at Berg castle:
http://www.wort.lu/img/a0b312149c168...9be3f5ded5.jpg (full view of the dress)
http://www.wort.lu/img/0ab66781a392e...bfe419f851.jpg (upper part)
http://www.wort.lu/img/ade5e5e534202...e03bda9dc8.jpg (close-up)

I really like the dress! Maybe the first one I like since she's married! :)

Daria_S 12-17-2012 08:56 PM

I'm in the 'dislike the print dress' camp. It's too busy and reminds of something one would wear to run errands or to the movies during the warm months of the year.

cepe 12-17-2012 08:58 PM

It reminds me of the prints on Hermes scarves. So expensive!

COUNTESS 12-17-2012 09:47 PM

It is ugly. Plain and simple.

MissByrd 12-17-2012 09:47 PM

She seems so adorable, that I find it difficult to find fault with what she is wearing. I think the purple goes really well with her skin and hair. Not sure that the long scarf was a plus. And, while I've never liked that type of print in the second dress...she is such a lady and has those delicate features and seems so sweet...that I don't want to criticize. So, even in that dress, she still has a great appeal.

COUNTESS 12-17-2012 10:10 PM

She is a lovely young woman, but that print dress is ugly.

NoorMeansLight 12-20-2012 12:07 PM

I'm not keen on such printed dresses either. It's rather dated, sorry!

IloveCP 12-28-2012 04:02 PM

Stephanie at the civil wedding of Archduke Christoph and Adelaide Drape-Frisch:

Full View

The outfit looks nice. I wonder what the blue outfit underneath looks like.

Daria_S 12-28-2012 05:27 PM

Not too bad. I'd love to see the blue dress under the coat.

rominet09 12-28-2012 07:46 PM

Lovely pic, I hope there will be more of them !

Baroness of Books 12-28-2012 07:54 PM

Pretty blue on the scarf and dress, what you could see of it.

Danishla 12-28-2012 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue_ (Post 1495100)
I really like the dress! Maybe the first one I like since she's married! :)

Sorry . . . the style is kind of antiquated. She is a lovely lady . . . :flowers:

LadyFinn 12-29-2012 07:18 AM

Here is a photo of her outfit
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The coat is nice, but she has to get rid of the scarf. The outfit itself is boring and meant for a much older woman.

julliette 12-29-2012 11:03 AM

Once again her scarf hides her jacket, which is a shame

Daria_S 12-29-2012 11:15 AM

I really like that shadd of grey-blue on Stephanie, and think that the style of the outfit is nice. She looks appropriate. The way that scarf is hanging hides the top of the said outfit, and that is the only complaint that I've got.

Prinsessan 12-29-2012 11:50 AM

I think the outfit itself looks nice, but WHY on earth did she not take off the scarf inside? :nonono: It really ruins everything.

IloveCP 12-29-2012 02:22 PM

The outfit is nice but for an older woman. I agree that she should have taken off the scarf.

Moonmaiden23 12-29-2012 02:38 PM

I am in the minority, this is one occasion where I love the scarf and think it adds to the elegance of the entire look. I much prefer Stephanie's church ceremony outfit to Claire's getup, in fact.

As for her civil ceremony suit, Stephanie needs to have her skirts and dresses tailored so that her hemline falls evenly. This is a consistent problem that I notice when she wears a skirt.

LadyFinn 12-29-2012 04:37 PM

Another photo of Stephanie's outfit at the civil wedding
http://static1.purepeople.com/articl...he-620x0-1.jpg
And at the church wedding
http://www.hola.com/imagenes/realeza...llermo2--a.jpg
http://www.tageblatt.lu/diashow/2304...1f9ad4b1b2.jpg
The coat is beautiful but too shiny, and the scarf ruins it even more. I don't like her hat. And why both outfits are grey/silver?

Mariel 12-29-2012 05:11 PM

I agree, Moonmaiden. Stephanie needs to have her hems done correctly. Uneven. I like her in the dark coat she wore to the civil ceremony. She looks unpretentious. I think she does not think a lot about clothing. But she always looks appropriate. If she wanted to look dramatic she should wear the dark green or dark purple she wore in outfits prior to her own wedding, but I think she may have not wanted to upstage the bride here. But what do I know about that?

IloveCP 12-29-2012 05:53 PM

Not a fan of the outfit at the wedding. I don't like the print and I think it ages her. Not fond of the hat either.

Moonmaiden23 12-29-2012 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Mariel (Post 1499165)
I agree, Moonmaiden. Stephanie needs to have her hems done correctly. Uneven. I like her in the dark coat she wore to the civil ceremony. She looks unpretentious. I think she does not think a lot about clothing. But she always looks appropriate. If she wanted to look dramatic she should wear the dark green or dark purple she wore in outfits prior to her own wedding, but I think she may have not wanted to upstage the bride here. But what do I know about that?

Stephanie's adorable, I love her. She looked fresh and pretty at the civil service without the coat, and elegant at the Basilica imo.

I do wish she cared more about clothes because I care about fashion! :tongue: But you are totally correct-as conservative as her outfits are they are never inappropriate and never, ever vulgar. She looks exactly like what she is, a young noblewoman who will someday be Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

If I want to get my fashionista fix there are half dozen other princesses in Europe I can check out. ;)

Stephanie hit it out of the park on the one day that everyone will remember, which was her wedding day. She was the most beautiful Royal bride of her generation, imo.

Queen Christina 12-29-2012 07:50 PM

Stephanie is such a pretty lady, with a very sweet and gentle air about her. Her clothing choices are always appropriate, but a bit boring and "old" for her age. I wish she would take a few risks. The scarves are becoming a habit, aren't they?

princess gertrude 12-29-2012 08:58 PM

Not a huge fan of the hat, but the coat is lovely. She looks very nice.

4Pam 12-29-2012 09:26 PM

I think Stephanie wanted to stay warm too which could be the reason for the scarves. It does look chilly. I think she's the kind of woman who puts her comfort before fashion. I thought she looked beautiful at both appearances.

cepe 12-29-2012 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by 4Pam (Post 1499216)
I think Stephanie wanted to stay warm too which could be the reason for the scarves. It does look chilly. I think she's the kind of woman who puts her comfort before fashion. I thought she looked beautiful at both appearances.

I thought that because others are wrapped up as well. MAybe she needs furs like her mother in law

Daria_S 12-29-2012 10:24 PM

I love the silver coat, and I do love the fact that in the second picture she removed the scarf.

Baroness of Books 12-29-2012 11:05 PM

She seems quite sweet and lovely, but I think she dresses too old for her age.

dazzling 12-30-2012 06:48 AM

Stephanie's look would've been a winner if she wore younger looking heels and a younger styled clutch. The bag and heels ruined the whole look. The coat fitted great and the hat is nice and she wore it well.

fandesacs2003 12-30-2012 06:55 AM

I love how she dresses. It is not a very youthfull style but it is elegant, tastefull and appropriate to her rank.

Meraude 12-30-2012 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by julliette (Post 1499042)
Once again her scarf hides her jacket, which is a shame

As I love scarfs myself, I like the fact that Stéphanie also seems to love them.

MarNoe 12-30-2012 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Baroness of Books (Post 1499234)
She seems quite sweet and lovely, but I think she dresses too old for her age.

I thought this as well. But don't forget, she is the youngest in a much older family, and her mother was older that I'm sure our mothers were. She was probably taught/brought up to dress by the standards her mother felt were appropriate for their position in society.


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