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Old 04-23-2018, 03:47 PM
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another great look,this dress with cap dress from the Queen Birthday are on the top of my favourite of Meghan.
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:48 PM
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Meghan looks lovely today and I really liked her dress - lovely fabric and appropriate for the event - had it not been, she wouldn't have worn it.
...unless she didn't know better.

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A hat would've been...weird and out of place for this event.
I agree with you, I do think the days of wearing hats to church is long gone. But Meghan seems to like them somewhat, so maybe she'll bring them back into style
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:50 PM
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I'm disapointed. Is it so difficult to dress appropriate? Royal ladies usually wear outfits with sleeves and hats at such events. She was there as a royal-to-be, not average american.
Huh? Even the PM and Stephen's mother, the Baroness, didn't wear hats. Sleeves are debatable but a hat would've been a definite no. Recognize the occasion for what it was.
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:52 PM
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...unless she didn't know better.



I agree with you, I do think the days of wearing hats to church is long gone. But Meghan seems to like them somewhat, so maybe she'll bring them back into style
There's no way it's a situation of 'she didn't know better'. She's been being advised and guided for months now. If it wasn't appropriate she wouldn't of worn it.

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Old 04-23-2018, 03:56 PM
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I agree with you, I do think the days of wearing hats to church is long gone. But Meghan seems to like them somewhat, so maybe she'll bring them back into style
Uh doubt it. Although, I will say that I look forward to what her female costars will wear to the wedding in terms of hats. I know they borrow stuff from the wardrobe department a lot, but I don't think the wardrobe department has any hats. Maybe their stylist will help them come up with something. I ALWAYS look forward to Suits fashion.
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:00 PM
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There's no way it's a situation of 'she didn't know better'. She's been being advised and guided for months now. If it wasn't appropriate she wouldn't of worn it.

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Sometimes misguided and poorly advised then IMO, wearing green and orange in NI for instance. She is not all-knowing and all-seeing, we all have lots to learn
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There's no way it's a situation of 'she didn't know better'. She's been being advised and guided for months now. If it wasn't appropriate she wouldn't of worn it.

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Except about fashion and how to dress correctly for royal engagements. The only times I noticed she seems to get it right is during more glam up event (the Easter, the women event and the Queen event)- that’s when her Hollywood background comes in handy and really rescues her, however when it comes to the daily engagement something/s are always off (the green summer dress, however lovely, was too informal once you see what all the other women were wearing). If I were to give Meghan only one advice regarding her fashion choices during day time royal engagements it will be a paraphrased-ish quote from The Wizard of oz: guy? I don’t think we’re in California anymore.
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:54 PM
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Guys come on, even if I haven't cared for a certain outfit she has never been inappropriately dressed. It hasn't happened. You may not like it, you may hate it but she's always been appropriately dressed even if close to the edge.

If the Firm or the Queen had any issue with her clothing they would of intervened. Harry would of intervened ..he knows the score too.


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Old 04-23-2018, 05:15 PM
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Who knows, maybe HM has already been in touch saying tsk, tsk. And Harry is so blinded by love right now (not that there's anything wrong with that!) that Meghan could wear a potato sack and he would think it was gorgeous

I actually love the dress and the way it looked on Meghan, it was spot on, don't hate it at all. Just think it could have used sleeves or a jacket! Cheers!
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:26 PM
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Perfectly dressed and beautiful as always !
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:28 PM
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I suspect she may have been quite chilly in Church.. out of the Sun, and in a building with a stone floor and thick walls..

But I like the dress a lot...
That's all I could think of, too, especially since I had just been watching the footage outside the Lindo Wing, and virtually everyone was wearing not just long sleeves, but jackets as well.

I do think that a nice blazer would have been a good addition to the dress.
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When I write “inappropriate” i don’t mean in the sense of... I don’t someone wearing mini skirt or their bathing suit to work; simply inappropriate for her office, and her office now is royal engagements, and as a professional I expect her to dress appropriate for the office.
A summer dress, when everyone in the office is wearing office wear, or high heels when everyone is in flat: is inappropriate.

That’s why I said it once before: she’s in a new country and a new job (where she’s representing the ceo- that be the queen, and company - that be Britain) where the fashion style is different than that of her previous job. She needs to leave the California style outfits for home use and dress more office appropriate when doing royal engagements.
If she doesn’t have the time, patience or knowledge to do it on her own than she obviously should hire a local stylist who understands the local fashion sensibilities, more than that one who understands what is considered appropriate office wear for a royal engagement.

Hopefully my point of view about this topic is properly explained, again.
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I do NOT ever understand how the royal ladies are not cold in a lot of places. They must have some kind of magic heater embedded in them at the engagement announcement...
Harry is her heater.
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Who knows, maybe HM has already been in touch saying tsk, tsk. And Harry is so blinded by love right now (not that there's anything wrong with that!) that Meghan could wear a potato sack and he would think it was gorgeous

I actually love the dress and the way it looked on Meghan, it was spot on, don't hate it at all. Just think it could have used sleeves or a jacket! Cheers!
Or a cardigan, like a proper Englishwoman.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:09 PM
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I like the black and white dress, but the hair – leave the messy bun for informal events, such as the polo.
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I thought she looked really well put together . . . except the messy bun could have been a bit less messy.

One thing I absolutely loathed, despised and detested was that nasty little cream clutch. Now admittedly it picked up the beige/cream flecks in her dress or would have had been bigger.

I have come to expect to see Meghan with a handbag or cross bag. It seems to be how she rolls and then she goes and tosses in a twee little clutch . . . I guess I have been brainwashed into the handbag deal just like seeing HM with a handbag. The clutch was like nails on a chalkboard.
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When I write “inappropriate” i don’t mean in the sense of... I don’t someone wearing mini skirt or their bathing suit to work; simply inappropriate for her office, and her office now is royal engagements, and as a professional I expect her to dress appropriate for the office.
A summer dress, when everyone in the office is wearing office wear, or high heels when everyone is in flat: is inappropriate.

That’s why I said it once before: she’s in a new country and a new job (where she’s representing the ceo- that be the queen, and company - that be Britain) where the fashion style is different than that of her previous job. She needs to leave the California style outfits for home use and dress more office appropriate when doing royal engagements.
If she doesn’t have the time, patience or knowledge to do it on her own than she obviously should hire a local stylist who understands the local fashion sensibilities, more than that one who understands what is considered appropriate office wear for a royal engagement.

Hopefully my point of view about this topic is properly explained, again.
But the problem is you seem to think there is a royal 'uniform'. That all royal women standing in a line should be dressed in identical style for identicle events. That isn't true, thankfully.

Just because she doesn't wear a coat dress like Kate, Sophie, Anne and Camilla, all but one of whom are significantly older then her, doesn't mean she isn't dressed properly.

All royal women have their own style. She doesn't need an 'English stylist' to turn her into a Kate clone.

Nothing she has worn would be out of place with the likes of Letizia, Chalene, Victoria, or many other royal women.



Meghan looks great. Its not a sundress, despite being sleeveless. It is a great day dress, nicely belted, wonderful flow.

I love hats, but she would have looked out of place here.
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Or a cardigan, like a proper Englishwoman.


What’s English about a cardigan? I wear them all the time in the US. So do a lot of people.
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:29 PM
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Loved the dress and fit on her. Don’t think the sleeveless was appropriate for her representing the queen and at a memorial for a slain boy.
Btw, Diana had a sleeveless dress at Versace’s funeral but she was divorced and not representing the crown, a private event for her. Also she wore and carried a blazer
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But funerals are not memorial services. I do not think a funeral for someone who has recently died cannot be compared to a service that honors someone who died 25 years ago.

Our former First Lady was constantly criticized for going sleeveless, especially when she did so when sitting for an official portrait or carrying out official duties. It seems the culture in England is different when it comes to such things and no offense, Mrs. Obama has more impressive guns than Meghan. (kidding!)

That said, I see this as a non-issue but concede someone should have mentioned it to her, since only a few people went sleeveless at the event.

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What’s English about a cardigan? I wear them all the time in the US. So do a lot of people.
That was a tongue-in-cheek reference to an earlier conversation in this thread about wearing cardigans.
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