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iceflower 04-25-2019 02:42 PM

Empress Masako's Fashion and Style Part 1: May 2019 -
 
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Prisma 05-01-2019 01:14 AM

Empress Masako on May 1! :D

https://cdn.mainichi.jp/vol1/2019/05...0060000q/9.jpg
https://cdn.mainichi.jp/vol1/2019/05...0063000q/9.jpg
https://cdn.mainichi.jp/vol1/2019/05...0053000q/9.jpg
https://www.sankei.com/images/news/1...5010030-p1.jpg

Jacknch 05-01-2019 02:30 AM

Empress Masako looks beautiful with her white gown and diamond jewellery - a very simple gown made of the finest woven silk and thus very regal and elegant.

It will be interesting to see if and subsequently how her style as Empress might develop as it did for the Empress Emeritus - particularly in the last 20 years.

Spheno 05-01-2019 03:35 AM

I expected more elaborate dress for the new Empress. Stunning jewels!

eya 05-01-2019 03:44 AM

An elegant , chic look for the first of the new Empess!!

Blondiini 05-01-2019 04:31 AM

She looks dorgeous. That tiara is divine.

QueenPenny 05-01-2019 04:41 AM

The jewels are spectacular!

She looks beautiful & serene, and I hope this is a wonderful chapter of her life without too much stress. She and the emperor always seem to be a strong, united team and I hope that continues and serves them well.

Prisma 05-01-2019 04:55 AM

Afternoon greetings on May 1st.

With hat to greet Emperor Emeritus and Empress Emerita:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5drSEwWsAE1RoK.jpg

No hat when receiving greetings from Imperial family:
https://cdn.mainichi.jp/vol1/2019/05...0091000q/9.jpg
https://cdn.mainichi.jp/vol1/2019/05...0095000q/9.jpg

Frelinghighness 05-01-2019 08:50 AM

Her dresses are simple, elegant, well fitted and show off the jewelry perfectly

Ista 05-01-2019 10:16 AM

Masako looks lovely. Is this a new court dress? I don't remember seeing this one before. And another bumper hat for the greeting to the Emperor Emeritus and Empress Emerita!

Duc_et_Pair 05-01-2019 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ista (Post 2216570)
Masako looks lovely. Is this a new court dress? I don't remember seeing this one before. And another bumper hat for the greeting to the Emperor Emeritus and Empress Emerita!

Court dress ? Just a white gown, which will be practically the standard color for the Empress' future gowns.

Ista 05-01-2019 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 2216635)
Court dress ? Just a white gown, which will be practically the standard color for the Empress' future gowns.

It follows the standard rules for the Japanese Imperial court dress for daytime for the Imperial ladies: long sleeved, modest neckline, a standard day dress made long, and worn with a hat unless you are the Empress. I'm not sure what is confusing for you.

Moonmaiden23 05-01-2019 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blondiini (Post 2216486)
She looks dorgeous. That tiara is divine.

I have always loved the new Empress's understated, elegant traditional style of dressing.

And that tiara is one of the most gorgeous I have EVER seen!:smile:

iceflower 05-01-2019 03:26 PM

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A number of off-topic posts have been deleted, please remember that this is a fashion thread, other topics can be discussed at the current events threads instead. Thank you!

HereditaryPrincess 05-01-2019 05:25 PM

A gorgeous dress for the new Empress!

IloveCP 05-01-2019 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prisma (Post 2216493)
Afternoon greetings on May 1st.

With hat to greet Emperor Emeritus and Empress Emerita:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5drSEwWsAE1RoK.jpg

No hat when receiving greetings from Imperial family:
https://cdn.mainichi.jp/vol1/2019/05...0091000q/9.jpg
https://cdn.mainichi.jp/vol1/2019/05...0095000q/9.jpg

Both gowns are stunning and regal. She looks wonderful.

Duc_et_Pair 05-02-2019 03:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ista (Post 2216636)
It follows the standard rules for the Japanese Imperial court dress for daytime for the Imperial ladies: long sleeved, modest neckline, a standard day dress made long, and worn with a hat unless you are the Empress. I'm not sure what is confusing for you.


Maybe it is a language misunderstanding,. Under a Court Dress I understand a prescribed model dress, for an example for the Swedish State Opening of Parliament before 1976. But Empress Michiko has been seen in black, yellow, gold, purple, red, crème, grey, white, with bare arms, with short sleeves, with long sleeves, etc.


Picture: https://i.pinimg.com/236x/38/2f/32/3...ies-crowns.jpg

MARG 05-02-2019 06:33 AM

Perhaps it's the same white tie oddity that gives us HM and Camilla sporting white/ceam/oyster silk and satin embossed full length "Court Dresses" and bling coming out (..) for the Opening of Parliament and gorgeous coloured gowns at State Banquets.

rominet09 05-02-2019 07:04 AM

She looks very beautiful and well dressed. Impressive !

Ista 05-02-2019 08:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 2216819)
Maybe it is a language misunderstanding,. Under a Court Dress I understand a prescribed model dress, for an example for the Swedish State Opening of Parliament before 1976. But Empress Michiko has been seen in black, yellow, gold, purple, red, crème, grey, white, with bare arms, with short sleeves, with long sleeves, etc.


Picture: https://i.pinimg.com/236x/38/2f/32/3...ies-crowns.jpg

I think we are using the terminology differently, Duc_et_Pair. The photo you are showing is for a tiara event, which the original photo we were discussing was not. When the Imperial ladies appear at the Japanese court for most daytime events, they are wearing long day dresses in luxurious fabrics (which seem to sometimes be passed around rather than being personally owned)which they wear with hats, gloves, and carrying fans in a prescribed manner. There are also tiara events where you are more likely to see short sleeves with long gloves and the fans--clearly evening dress. Both are court dress because they are following fairly rigid rules about what can be worn, how it can be worn, and with what accessories. On the other hand, when they appear on the balcony for birthday or New Year's greetings, they will be wearing short dresses or suits with hats, usually again with fans and carrying gloves. Again, all very prescribed.

Edited to add: For those events where long dresses with hats are worn, the only Imperial lady who will not be wearing a hat is the Empress, since she is (theoretically) in her own home and does not need to wear a hat.


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