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Old 11-18-2019, 05:04 PM
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I agree, I prefer the earlier version. For some reason, maybe the thick black banding around the edges, the nude lining is more jarring on this version. It also appears lighter. I guess if it was closer to her skin tone it might look too risque. This has me wondering what it might have looked like with a black lining, but navy blue or gold lace. That could have been interesting and unique.
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:05 PM
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Lace over a nude lining is always a bad choice to me. It just really cheapens an otherwise very expensive lace. It probably looks better in movement though.


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Old 11-18-2019, 05:11 PM
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I think I like the first lace dress better, but this one is still lovely. She looks fabulous in both. I really like the neckline in the new dress. Suits her.

An up- do and/or necklace might have been nice. But - great statement earrings.
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:27 PM
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Duchess of Cambridge very elegant tonight at the Royal Variety Perfomance. By Alexander McQueen

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I love the gown. Very stunning and regal.
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:57 PM
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She looks stunning!! Great look on her. I love her hair down, it is more playful and not so serious.
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Old 11-18-2019, 06:26 PM
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I hated the original black lace nude lining dress but it is way better than this disaster. In my opinion the nude lining makes the lace look cheap. The neckline and the way it goes into the sleeves gives a kind of 1930s old Hollywood look (to me) but the fabric choice ruins it. If it had been done in velvet say deep blue or red I think she would look so much better.
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:22 PM
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Everything is gorgeous except the color.
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:37 PM
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Absolute miss. The nude lining on this dress doesn't work. Looks slightly better in movement doesn't save the look. Lace looks cheap unfortunately.

And would it kill her to have an updo She can have her 'playful' curles for daytime. An elegant 'attempt' at old Hollywood, calls for a great hair style.


And again a beautiful set of earrings get totally lost in her mass of hair.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:52 PM
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The neckline is beautiful but the lace design is unfortunate. Also, why not real jewelry?
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Old 11-19-2019, 12:11 AM
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What a truly awful dress. Did she butcher what was a stunning original to make this?????/
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I'm in the minority, but I think this is gorgeous on Catherine. The combination of the neckline, the fitted waist, the sweeping skirt, and even the beautiful black lace over a nude base are all spectacular on her. Blace lace over a nude lining has been around for decades so I don't see anything startling in that, and seeing her move in this dress is amazing.
I agree. The Duchess was stunning and her dress was beautifully constructed.
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Old 11-19-2019, 01:30 AM
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Lace over a nude lining is always a bad choice to me. It just really cheapens an otherwise very expensive lace. It probably looks better in movement though.
The black lace makes it even worse.

I prefer the older one too, at least it has some elegances.
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:35 AM
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This one of her worst look i am afraid
The dress is ugly and so nothing to the Duchess figure.
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Old 11-19-2019, 05:54 PM
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She has so many black dresses and so many lace dresses, why has she bought another "very same" dress? I dont like anything about the look, i hoped for an updo and some nice earrings..
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:02 PM
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Not a fan of this see-through look at all. The lace is lovely but would be much better in opaque!
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:59 PM
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Black lace over a nude lining again. Yawn. I do like the lower cut of the back. She needs a haircut &/or shorter extensions; IMO she looks much better & fresher with hair shoulder-length or just above.
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:20 PM
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Iím not fond of the dress but the Duchess looks lovely as usual.
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:34 PM
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Same thoughts. Not fond of the dress at all but somehow she manages to look lovely nonetheless.
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:38 PM
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The Duchess of Cambridge at a NATO reception this evening, wearing a green Emilia Wickstead dress:


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The Duchess of Cambridge at a NATO reception this evening, wearing a green Emilia Wickstead dress:


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Didn't she wear the same or something similar again? This dress rings bell
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