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Old 04-10-2016, 09:00 AM
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Hate the McQueen red dress at the start of the tour - ditch McQueen Kate it really does you few favours and this is one of the worst for me but that is largely down to the heavy fabric which seems odd for the heat of india and the peplum style which doesn't work well with heavy fabric. YES i do agree that seeing her in red and colour was very nice especially for her arrival in India but this didn't work well for me

At the cricket match and tour of the slums i do love this local designer being used and the modified tunic was ideal for the events. It light summery and suits the local climate. I don't mind the wedges - they are easy to walk in and especially on the grass more appropriate as heels sink in. Kate can work the wedge well as we know and they suit the more relaxed informal aspect of the afternoon engagements.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:40 AM
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Both day dresses just made me happy! How wonderful to see the DOC wearing prints and more than blue.

The color of that arrival dress was spectacular. The way the print was cut to fit into the dress design was amazing. Ordinarily, I might have thought the peplum a bit too much, but I thought overall it added balance and was a great fit for the locale. And her hair and coloring looked spectacular with that color of red. She should wear it again.

That boho pieced dress was wonderfully not the ordinary Kate choice! It was an unexpectedly great choice for the day with the children. And again, it was not the usual Kate blue that we see over and over. It was just fun and me smile.

She really exceeded my expectations. I'm very surprised.
Old 04-10-2016, 09:54 AM
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Loved the red arrival dress. Fit her beautifully, the peplum and neckline gathers adding some weight to her appearance.
The second dress was a very pretty choice but not for her,unfortunately accentuated her extreme thinness and not flattering.
Old 04-10-2016, 10:08 AM
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Loved the red arrival dress. Fit her beautifully, the peplum and neckline gathers adding some weight to her appearance.
The second dress was a very pretty choice but not for her,unfortunately accentuated her extreme thinness and not flattering.
hmmm, idk. I don't think the second dress accentuated anything. It's a little big for my personal tastes, but I think she looks amazing in it. Same goes for the first dress.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:29 AM
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:04 AM
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The dresses are intended to compliment the host country, but I thought them both pretty and flattering.

(But even if they hadn't been, they were intended to pay tribute to the culture).
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The red dress is OK IMHO but the casual print is great. The wedges look a bit heavy but Kate loves wedges it appears so maybe a pair in a color to match the belt or another bright color might lighten up the look. Or even wedges with more of a sandal look. The first day is looking up for for some nice colours for the rest of the trip.
Old 04-10-2016, 11:17 AM
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Love the color and prints of both dresses though I could leave off the peplum.
Old 04-10-2016, 11:50 AM
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I think Catherine looked great in both outfits, and shows how getting the "Indian" look can be done whatever the style of outfit.

I particularly like the arrival outfit of deep red and that luxurious pattern. The second dress is much more casual and the length allows a great deal of movement without gusts of wind taking over!
Old 04-10-2016, 12:04 PM
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Not a miss so far. The first dress is really chic and approriate but I like her second dress more just because we are not used to see her in such styles. It looks like such an easy and comfortable dress to wear.
Old 04-10-2016, 12:15 PM
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Loved both looks. I love the peplum as Kate is very slender and it gives her more "shape". Loved everything about it and I happened to like the nude heels as I think black would have looked too heavy. The casual dress is lovely and looked cool. I think Kate looks very nice in the unstructured and "floaty" dress. A very good start IMO.
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I like both dresses, but not being a huge paisley fan, I prefer the 2nd. It was perfect: it looked light, comfortable, beautiful spring colors, the skirt length was just right for the event. And it was a bit different from Kate's usual style.
Old 04-10-2016, 12:31 PM
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She looked very nice.
Old 04-10-2016, 01:18 PM
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I loved the Alexander McQueen I took me a while to decide the closeups have really changed my mind. The cricket out doors dress not my thing and why didn't she have the hair tied back ????
Old 04-10-2016, 02:24 PM
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I like the contrasting styles, the beautiful fabrics, stunning patterns and the new colours. What a lovely start - beats most of the outfits we have seen recently back home.
Old 04-10-2016, 02:50 PM
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I think Kate has sported amazing looks for today, and if she keeps wearing such spectacular colors and patterns, she is going to have the best looks ever on this tour, at least IMO. A very good start for the fashion of this tour.
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:08 PM
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Neither were massive hits for me but neither were they failures. Good start. I love the bright red and the pattern of the first dress. I think the red was a great choice to kick off India with. Happy to see a bright color other than blue. But she lost me with the peplum part of the dress, and not a fan of the heels. I second the opinion that she needs to find a new go to other than McQueen.

I am much more a fan of her second dress. It is light and airy for the heat, and suited for the cricket event. I even like the pattern of it. Not sure about wedges, but I think appropriate for the event, since running on grass.

Over all not blown away but a good start for the tour
Old 04-10-2016, 03:39 PM
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The red dress is nice, but could have done without the peplum. The cricket dress is fun and appropriate and looks nice on her. Good nod to the country by using a designer from India.
Old 04-10-2016, 04:35 PM
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I love the style but the print is awful.
Old 04-10-2016, 09:23 PM
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I think the bottom half of the dress looks better than the top half.

Is it a dress or a skirt and top?
The design on the bottom of the top clashes with the skirt.
The puckering from the neck makes the dress look ill fitting.
Why oh why is there a belt?

I think a solid red top would have looked nicer along with black pumps.

The Indian inspired dress is okay but too many would look tacky.
Hopefully not all her outfits for the India/Nepal tour are Asian inspired.
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