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Old 07-06-2018, 06:22 AM
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I would of liked to have seen a little more jewelry on her (bracelet, necklace bigger earring) but I think that's going to be awhile it seems.

I noticed she didn't have a purse and frankly I don't blame her. A mostly outdoor event a purse just gets in the way.


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Old 07-06-2018, 07:23 AM
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The stilettos are ridiculous and a terrible example of destroying your health to look better, taller, thinner, whatever...I'm reminded of foot binding whenever I see someone teetering around on 4" heels.
So long as you can walk confidently in them I don't have a problem. I wear heels at work and have a couple of pairs that are only for going out where I'm principally sitting down!
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Old 07-06-2018, 07:31 AM
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Thank you so much for sharing this. Nothing like some statistics to back-up a point. 17% of her clothing by British fashion houses is, IMO, abysmally low. Argue as you will!
After a great two months (has it even been that?). The events she has attended called for the big brands. I’m sure smaller brands will come into play as she attends less formal events. Again, I see nothing wrong with her supporting a woman that’s flying the British flag high in one of the most prestigious historic houses. In fact, with Brexit, isn’t what happens to the people like CWK that one of the issues?
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:50 AM
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The events she has attended called for the big brands. I’m sure smaller brands will come into play as she attends less formal events.
I agree, the events all called for very smart clothes. "Big brands", but big British brands for the Trooping, the Commonwealth event, for the first engagement with HM!


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Again, I see nothing wrong with her supporting a woman that’s flying the British flag high in one of the most prestigious historic houses.
I presume the "prestigious historic houses" you refer to is the House of Givenchy. A french brand, not British! As a member of the "prestigious historic house" of Windsor, Meghan needs to support British business, not overseas ones.

This really seems to be becoming an incantation, so I shall now desist. It is very clear that a clear, well thought through argument is not cutting the mustard here.
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:54 AM
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Perhaps you are missing the point that Givenchy is a French brand. McQueen, Burberry, Jenny Packham etc are all British brands.
I'm not missing any point. I'm saying there will be some British brands over time, but not always. It's been less than two months, and people are already drawing conclusions. I don't think McQueen and Jenny Packham will be her go to brand as they are the DoC's. We'll see some from time to time, but not a great deal of them. Burberry is still trying to get their act together after hiring of Tisci. Although I don't see Packham or Tisci as much of a good match for the Duchess' aesthetics, but then again, I never thought McQueen's usual style is suitable for Kate and they've made not so McQueen dresses for her. Given the situation, I'm not sure what other major luxury UK brands are there that's at the caliber required at times (DON'T get me started on Erdem). And that's purely speaking from a fashion standpoint.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:23 AM
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Reading through this thread could really give one a headache. Oy vey!

Anyway, I really loved the dress Meghan wore yesterday. The color, cut and fit were all great. Wasn't crazy about the hair though, mainly because I'm not a fan of a sleek updo with a middle part. I'd have liked it better with a side part or straight back.

Her TTC look is still my favorite thus far. I'm really looking forward to seeing what she wears to all the events next week.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:23 AM
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Just a question .... does anyone think that Victoria Beckham might be a match? It seems to me that her style is pretty close to Meghan's style.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:35 AM
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I could see Stella McCartney before Beckham. I don't think Meghan has worn anything from the latter, besides the sweater for her engagement photos.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:21 AM
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I like the yellow dress. Yellow is a difficult colour for most people to wear (I can't wear it) and it looks wonderful on her. I also like her bun, she looks sleek and professional. I hope to see more colours on her.

More photos of the yellow dress.It has a small on slit on side.

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...w-commonwealth
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:25 AM
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I will withhold my final comments until I see more pictures, but so far, I like the dress. Simple and elegant and in a color that is lovely on her.
So after looking at other pictures from the event, I still think she looks very nice and I like the dress. I could be really picky and say that I would love to see the dress a couple of inches shorter (still below the knee) or add the belt like in the photo from the designer. Other than that, she looks really good.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:34 AM
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At times the duchess looks rather wobbly on her high heels. She probably wears them to make up for some of the height difference but I would be fine with her wearing lower heels and walking and standing a little more steady and not hurting her feet as much.
Agreed that she often looks a bit wobbly but I really think it's more to do with the fit of her shoes than with any trouble walking in high heels. I think she'd do just fine if her shoes actually fit properly but I can't think of a single pair of shoes that I've seen her wear that don't appear to be at least a half size, if not a full size, too big. I'm going to hazard a guess that many of her shoes were purchased during her previous career and as such she employed the trick that many people use in purchasing them a bit big so they'd be more comfortable during long hours on one's feet. However, when a big part of her job now is to be able to comfortably walk during engagements, walkabouts, tours, services, etc. she really probably should invest in some new shoes that actually fit and will allow her to walk without the wobble.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:58 AM
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Just a question .... does anyone think that Victoria Beckham might be a match? It seems to me that her style is pretty close to Meghan's style.
I would say she might wear some of the ready-to-wear, but I don't know about beyond that. I remember back in her acting days, Meghan mentioned Victoria Beckham in an interview or something one time. She's a great admirer of her work, but admits that it's not necessarily for her body shape. Meghan is well aware that she has a short torso.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:04 AM
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I'm not missing any point. I'm saying there will be some British brands over time, but not always. It's been less than two months, and people are already drawing conclusions. I don't think McQueen and Jenny Packham will be her go to brand as they are the DoC's. We'll see some from time to time, but not a great deal of them. Burberry is still trying to get their act together after hiring of Tisci. Although I don't see Packham or Tisci as much of a good match for the Duchess' aesthetics, but then again, I never thought McQueen's usual style is suitable for Kate and they've made not so McQueen dresses for her. Given the situation, I'm not sure what other major luxury UK brands are there that's at the caliber required at times (DON'T get me started on Erdem). And that's purely speaking from a fashion standpoint.
Maybe Meghan should do some research, find some young up-and-coming Commonwealth designers and patronize them. I would think it would be a great idea to find someone just starting out and acquaint them with her style and see what they can do. Start out with the more informal events to give them a taste of what you're looking for and then once they are comfortable start trying the more challenging formal events.

Some of Charles' best work has been The Prince's Trust, encouraging young Commonwealth entrepreneurs. I think this is the best path for Meghan's fashion, and speaks to her audience which is no longer Hollywood USA. She needs to get some courage and try some newer designers, maybe then she wouldn't be such a fashion bore.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:08 AM
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Maybe Meghan should do some research, find some young up-and-coming Commonwealth designers and patronize them. I would think it would be a great idea to find someone just starting out and acquaint them with her style and see what they can do. Start out with the more informal events to give them a taste of what you're looking for and then once they are comfortable start trying the more challenging formal events.

Some of Charles' best work has been The Prince's Trust, encouraging young Commonwealth entrepreneurs. I think this is the best path for Meghan's fashion, and speaks to her audience which is no longer Hollywood USA. She needs to get some courage and try some newer designers, maybe then she wouldn't be such a fashion bore.
And she has done that, but they aren't at a caliber to design to the events she's attended in the mean time. It's been two months, highly doubt you can transform someone from young and up and coming to CWK in a snap of a finger. Funny you mention the Prince's Trust, because she has actually carried a bag from a designer that's a beneficiary of The Prince's Trust to an engagement.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:08 AM
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She needs to get some courage and try some newer designers, maybe then she wouldn't be such a fashion bore.
Not everyone finds her fashion choices boring you know. So far I have liked almost all of her clothes and I really hope she keeps going down the path she is on now.

I loved this last dress. It fit wonderfully and the colour looked amazing on her. As for her shoes.. I myself prefer a lower, thicker heel, but kuddos to everyone who can walk on this without breaking bones.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:11 AM
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Maybe Meghan should do some research, find some young up-and-coming Commonwealth designers and patronize them. I would think it would be a great idea to find someone just starting out and acquaint them with her style and see what they can do. Start out with the more informal events to give them a taste of what you're looking for and then once they are comfortable start trying the more challenging formal events.
As time passes and Meghan gets more and more into the swing of things and picking her patronages and organizations that she'll sponsor, it wouldn't surprise me one bit that perhaps one of her areas of focus would be on youth that aspire to work in the fashion business. This would be a wonderful area for Meghan to promote along with wearing designs that these young people create.

She's not even been living in the UK for a year yet but as she adjusts and adapts to her new country, the opportunities to meet and greet up and coming British designers are going to greatly expand.

For now, going with the tried and true designers that she likes and feels flatters her is a safe way to go. She's got years ahead of her to figure out how best to supplement her wardrobe and make it work.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:13 AM
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Maybe Meghan should do some research, find some young up-and-coming Commonwealth designers and patronize them. I would think it would be a great idea to find someone just starting out and acquaint them with her style and see what they can do. Start out with the more informal events to give them a taste of what you're looking for and then once they are comfortable start trying the more challenging formal events.

Some of Charles' best work has been The Prince's Trust, encouraging young Commonwealth entrepreneurs. I think this is the best path for Meghan's fashion, and speaks to her audience which is no longer Hollywood USA. She needs to get some courage and try some newer designers, maybe then she wouldn't be such a fashion bore.
She probably will but it has been barely 2 months. I could get this argument with a larger sample size. Can she hit 6 months? I am sure we will be seeing her in plenty of UK designers as well as continuing foreign designers just like the rest of the royals. And I am sure people will find issue with who she picks in those regards too.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:29 AM
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I think Meghan looked amazing in this dress!

I think people are making too big of a deal on this commonwealth designer issue. Meghan will do what She feels best. She’s been untraditional before. Will she wear them? Of course, but maybe not that often. If she were going to be the future Queen I would have an issue, but she’s not.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:32 AM
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Nice that you discount the designers worn BEFORE the wedding...lies, damn lies and statistics at play here.



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Yeah, I guess that doesn't count, RIGHT.

Like I said before, she is a Grown woman, & she is going to play by her own rules( somewhat) as long as it doesn't bring drama & truly breaking some kind of OFFICAL rule. She will put on the Pantyhose, when need be, put on a hat, etc...…. Megan & Harry both said before, she is on a different path now. But, will not turning into a completely different person. She is still who she is.

She hasn't gone out giving political speeches on the British take on the EU or anything. She looks WONDERFUL, in that Color, the Cut of the Dress, The shoes, ETC...……. She is a Fan of Basic CLASSIC cuts, Dresses, shoes, suits, pants, etc.... You know, the looks that NEVER go out of style.
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:54 PM
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A yellow dress 2 days before England play Sweden in the quarter finals of the World Cup? Really? A bit of an own goal (pardon the pun).
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