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Old 07-30-2012, 08:21 PM
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Kate looks very nice. Loving the whole look from head to toe. Nice to the updo.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:22 PM
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Hooray for the hairdo! Been hoping for a low chignon and it really does show off her pretty face.
The dress is very flattering, don't like the flaps in the back below the belt.
I do think her makeup is very heavy handed.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:22 PM
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I think Catherine really pulled out the stops here. The change in hairstyle allows us to see a very different dress than that on display in America. The neckline is full in interest and detail and we get to see it this time round!
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Wow! She looks beautiful. Almost a different person. Fantastic look! Fantastic hair style! Thumbs up!
I pinched that quote from the Current Events thread because it speaks to the "look" in the context of the occasion.

From this:
Kate Meets America in Cool Blue Dress (Updated: Jimmy Choo Shoes) » What Kate Wore

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What a difference a year and an up do makes.

Just one question. Are those shoes slightly less stratospheric than usual or is it just my imagination?
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:52 PM
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Fabulous look on Catherine tonight. How I wish she had worn this exquisite chignon on her wedding day!
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:05 PM
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It could have been a very nice overall appearance if it wasn't for the overuse of make up.
Her face looks as if she painted everything twice, and this heavy-handed approach ages her considerably; facially, she could be a socialite in her 40s here.
Nope. Completely disagree. She looks amazing.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:33 PM
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Just one question. Are those shoes slightly less stratospheric than usual or is it just my imagination?
Ah, I can answer that myself. 110 cm or 4.5 inches and a hidden platform! So that would be a no! Just the camera angles. What is it with so many photo's being taken from a downward angle anyway?

OK, that's my only whinge about this ensemble . . . stratospheric heels . . . again! Doesn't she get tired of looking down on 90% of the people she meets on her official engagements?
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:49 PM
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I think Catherine really pulled out the stops here. The change in hairstyle allows us to see a very different dress than that on display in America. The neckline is full in interest and detail and we get to see it this time round!

I pinched that quote from the Current Events thread because it speaks to the "look" in the context of the occasion.

From this:
Kate Meets America in Cool Blue Dress (Updated: Jimmy Choo Shoes) » What Kate Wore

To this:
Image Upper.com - Free Image Hosting - View Image


What a difference a year and an up do makes.

Just one question. Are those shoes slightly less stratospheric than usual or is it just my imagination?
Like Kate Dress , she looks so chic , this time she wear it better than last time , she looks perfect .
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:33 PM
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Kate looks absolutely stunning. This is the most attractive hairdo we have seen. It frames her face most elegantly. This is wow factor without the need of a new outfit.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:42 PM
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Very elegant look. Love her earrings and hairstyle. They enhance the whole ensemble.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:05 AM
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The dress is great. The hair is outstanding. And I like the earrings better with this dress and hair much better tonight. Well done.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:35 AM
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To me its one of the best looks of Kate for a long time. Dress is suitable, the colour is great on her, finally an updo with lovely earrings.

The hair up makes such a difference.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:36 AM
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i also loved her hairstyle, i wish she would have done that same hairstlye for her wedding. She would have looked much more elegant
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:00 AM
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For this particular dress I think her hair works better down. The dress comes off to me as more modern and young while her hair looks quite middle aged. I do like the hairstyle just feel how she wore it last year fit better with the dress. I also like her shoes. I could see someone wearing this dress at the office, on an interview and even at a party.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:27 AM
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...Just one question. Are those shoes slightly less stratospheric than usual or is it just my imagination?
The shoes are as high-heeled as ever.
She wore LK Bennett Harper shows which feature a hidden platform and a 4.5" heel (about 110mm).
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:23 AM
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:25 AM
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I think Catherine looked very sophisticated last night, very much the royal pricess and future queen she is. The dress, hair, accessories were all perfect.

Whilst I do love her her the way she had it done for last night, I do think it makes her look a bit older, which in itself is not always a bad thing.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:34 AM
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The height of chic, sophistication and elegance. Her hair style is ABSOLUTELY beautiful and the soft silver grey dress, though simple, is just gorgeous.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:17 AM
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Kate looked lovely! The dress has a great color, flattering cut yet simple and the hairdo was done nicely. The only problem I had was that she was wearing far too much make up.
I hope she goes for this designer again, she actually does some really nice dresses with great color combo's.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:42 AM
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Now that we have more pictures, here are views of the dress:

- The dress 1
- The dress 2
- The dress 3

- Close up
- Back view

- Earrings
- Hairstyle
- The Clutch
she looks lovely. the only other thing i can say is "hooray, new shoes"
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:58 AM
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It's a very nice look on the whole, but the hairstyle is too regal for the dress. It doesn't combine, in my opinion.
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