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Old 05-22-2018, 01:45 PM
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I don't think they are too heavy but the wrong shade. She should ask Camilla what colour she wears because you can really see the difference. Nude does not flatter everyone and often looks pallid. (Including on me!)
To be fair to Meghan, it is difficult for POCs to find nylons which match their skin tone as most of them are either beige, white, dark brown, or black.

Maybe a custom pair or two made to match her complexion would be a good investment?
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The Duchess of Sussex looked very lovely today,nice neat hairstyle and she pulled of the hat perfectly.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:59 PM
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To be fair to Meghan, it is difficult for POCs to find nylons which match their skin tone as most of them are either beige, white, dark brown, or black.

Maybe a custom pair or two made to match her complexion would be a good investment?
There must be stores that have a range of colors, no? Years ago, when my mom used to buy hose, they came in "nude," black and a color called "cinnamon," which was the color all WOC were supposed to wear. I wonder if she even knows how to pick hose. I'd have to give it a lot of thought, as I haven't worn them in almost 15 years.
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I expect the hose colour was a deliberate choice to create a blended line with the dress and shoes. I can't criticize it. She is very thin and she has shown in past official outings that she tends to wear more loosely fitted clothes (I am thinking of her blouse/skirt/jacket outfits). I don't particularly like the dress because the sheer sleeves seem to be too bulky, but all in all it is a great look for the occasion. Inevitably a still picture will not show the garment at its best (look at Harry's trousers), and the video gives a better impression.
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:02 PM
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Love the hat ....and at last her hair looks great in a bun
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:02 PM
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There must be stores that have a range of colors, no? Years ago, when my mom used to buy hose, they came in "nude," black and a color called "cinnamon," which was the color all WOC were supposed to wear. I wonder if she even knows how to pick hose. I'd have to give it a lot of thought, as I haven't worn them in almost 15 years.
The luxury brands of hose have a broad range of colors, so if Meghan had wanted to match the natural color of her legs she could have done so. To me it looks as though she deliberately chose the lighter color to echo the appearance of her arms and shoulders through the sheer fabric of her dress. It certainly helps present a cohesive picture, so I have no issues with it at all.
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:06 PM
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The choices available for POC for stockings has evolved. There are easily 10 choices (at least there are at Macy's). It could be the color chosen was deliberate or the brand she has used in the past is not available in the UK so she will need to find an alternative. Or it could be that she is just not used to wearing stockings on a regular. I know when I found my color, it became my to go. I always look for a specific brand and color. When I have to go outside my brand, its always a hit or miss.

To me the outfit is fine, not that excited about the color but its not about Meghan. Since she is a supporting player to today's event, she doesn't need to stand out out. She needs to be seen by the guests but the main focus needs to be on the Princes of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. I think she knows that.
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:07 PM
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I do think she looked esquisite, demure and yes ... royal !
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:22 PM
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So far well done!
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The Duchess’s game has started & she totally mastered it right on her very first engagement !! Huge bravo for her!!!
I agree. She looks every inch a Royal. She is so elegant and carries herself so well.
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Exquisite.....ahh the hat....
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I like it all, the dress seems a little ill fitting but I imagine its simply because this was probably purchased well before the wedding (..)
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:07 PM
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I think it's just Meghan and the type of her body figure. She's tiny and slim, but looks a bit boxy. It makes the clothes look... off on her.

I like the dress. I don't know why there was such a negative reaction to it on the forum.
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:16 PM
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The dress is all right, the stockings strange, the hair and hat perfect, the overall look lovely, appropriate, and as somebody said, "respectful." Well done.

I've always wondered why people think being royal is so awesome. Days after planning a huge wedding watched by god knows how many people around the world who will pick apart every detail about your appearance, you're expected to turn up perfect at an event that honors your father-in-law. What an exhausting life. Really, better them than me. In her shoes, I'd go off the grid for a month!
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:02 PM
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It's a very pretty dress to me. I've seen some video and yes, it does look even better in motion.

Yes the video is better than the still when it comes to how the dress looks.


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Old 05-22-2018, 05:14 PM
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I like the dress. I don't know why there was such a negative reaction to it on the forum.
I think some of it might be people are expecting perfect tailoring and fit down to the 1/16 of an inch? But that's not how all styles are supposed to fit. With this material, I'm not sure it'd be appropriate to be that form fitting.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:37 PM
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Here's a full view of her look today:


** Full view ** Full view 2 ** Upper part **
The best she has looked since before the engagement.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:42 PM
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Brava! Excellent styling. And please can we not whine about her moving off her own style because so many people here have kvetched NO END about no hose, messy hair and separates styling.

My one comment is related to dress design. That flat overlay around the neckline is rolling up because there was not enough bias ease in that overlay. It would not have shown up until she had it on for a while. So don't blame her; blame the designer/cutter.

She is beautiful.
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Brava! Excellent styling. And please can we not whine about her moving off her own style because so many people here have kvetched NO END about no hose, messy hair and separates styling.

My one comment is related to dress design. That flat overlay around the neckline is rolling up because there was not enough bias ease in that overlay. It would not have shown up until she had it on for a while. So don't blame her; blame the designer/cutter.

She is beautiful.
She looked every inch a duchess.
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