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PrincessKaimi 04-30-2011 03:04 PM

I'm still searching and waiting for pictures of them at the evening reception.

There's a difference among having fun with fashion, making a mockery of fashion - and using fashion as a personal tool or weapon.

Perhaps the two princesses allowed someone else to make all of their decisions in this, but I doubt they had makeup artists. Beatrice has features that could be taken advantage of (Eugenie actually manages to try and work with her own facial features - although her sense of what looks good on her body is amongst the worse I've seen in young ladies anywhere; she could look so much better with the right stylist). Beatrice could have looked pretty with the right makeup and she has lovely skin tone, not at all helped by her outfit.

They both need to work on their facial expressions, as well. I realize they want to be "natural," but almost anyone who is in the public eye learns to put their best face forward eventually. They seem plenty old enough to have learned this. Perhaps when each of them gets a beau and plans a wedding, we'll see some changes.

tgrmilk 05-01-2011 07:10 AM

There were many horrible hats!

Evening reception:
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/...40_634x465.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/...47_306x684.jpg

... yeah

nascarlucy 05-01-2011 07:29 AM

I wonder what their parents thought when they saw their hats.

RubyPrincess168 05-01-2011 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by tgrmilk (Post 1246339)

Didn't Beatrice wear a sequined gown for the pre-wedding gala as well? One wonders what her subconscious motivation is surrounding these fashion choices........

grevinnan 05-01-2011 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by RubyPrincess168 (Post 1246460)
Didn't Beatrice wear a sequined gown for the pre-wedding gala as well? One wonders what her subconscious motivation is surrounding these fashion choices........

Perhaps she just wanted to have fun. Reading ulterior motives into her clothes is perhaps stretching it a bit. She looked cute and lovely. She is young and it is her cousins wedding party. I commend the York girls for not looking like they are 20 going on 40.

Dierna23 05-01-2011 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by nascarlucy (Post 1246350)
I wonder what their parents thought when they saw their hats.

I bet Sarah liked them. :biggrin: Eugenie looked very nice in the black dress she wore to the pre-wedding dinner. It might be the best dress she has ever worn, IMHO!

soapstar 05-01-2011 11:43 AM

I actually liked the dress Eugenie wore for the evening wedding reception, but I thought Beatrice's dress was a mess.

Royal wedding: Princess Beatrice swaps heels for trainers as she leaves after-party | Mail Online

Photo from Getty Images

Dierna23 05-01-2011 11:58 AM

:previous: I agree that Eugenie's dress was nice. Quite a surprise as I rather thought that Beatrice was the one who got a better style in the meanwhile. Well, all the effort from the last months she sadly ruined with her appearances at this wedding. The purple dress simply looks like a rag on her. :nonono:

teruterubouzu 05-01-2011 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by tgrmilk (Post 1246339)

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Originally Posted by RubyPrincess168 (Post 1246460)
Didn't Beatrice wear a sequined gown for the pre-wedding gala as well? One wonders what her subconscious motivation is surrounding these fashion choices........

These photos were from the pre-wedding gala. Beatrice's gown is by Sarah Gilbert. I quite like a lot of her designs.

The evening reception dresses were fun too. I'm not a fan of the bottom half of Beatrice's dress, but the top was lovely.

MRSJ 05-01-2011 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by tgrmilk

Thi was pre wedding, though not the evening reception....

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Originally Posted by RubyPrincess168

Didn't Beatrice wear a sequined gown for the pre-wedding gala as well? One wonders what her subconscious motivation is surrounding these fashion choices........

Yes- because the above pics are not the evening reception but the prewedding

tgrmilk 05-01-2011 12:49 PM

Yeah, Eugenie's dress looks good.
Beatrice's... hrm... well, not so much :P

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Didn't Beatrice wear a sequined gown for the pre-wedding gala as well?
Yeah :P Apparently, the photos were from there... sorry :P

CrownPrincess5 05-01-2011 02:34 PM

These girls can't dress to save their lives.
I don't like the dress Beatrice wore at the evening reception. She's had three misses for me: the pre wedding reception, the ceremony and the evening reception. She didn't look good at either event. She should fire her stylist.

princess carmen 05-01-2011 02:39 PM

Beatrice's dress at the evening reception looks like a Marchessa and she seems to have tucked the back of it in. Which is why it looks like that there is a picture of it on Net a Porter.

glassary 05-01-2011 03:25 PM

Does anyone know of a pic of Bea going to the reception? The pic of her leaving in the trainers/sneakers appears like the back end of the dress is tucked up in the waistband. I'm hoping that isn't the case!

Also here is a fun video from ABC News in the US. It aired in the US on the wedding recap show. The first 2 minutes mention hats at the wedding and how Cynthia McFadden (host) met Bea at the Philip Traceys.
Millinery Madness Video - ABC News

Opal 05-01-2011 04:05 PM

I wish the girls would stop wearing these over-the-top hats at wedding ceremonies. They would be more suitable for Ascot (actually perfect for Ascot!) but not for a royal wedding.

teruterubouzu 05-01-2011 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by glassary (Post 1246611)
Also here is a fun video from ABC News in the US. It aired in the US on the wedding recap show. The first 2 minutes mention hats at the wedding and how Cynthia McFadden (host) met Bea at the Philip Traceys.
Millinery Madness Video - ABC News

That video was fun. Thanks for posting the link. I love his hats.

PrincessKaimi 05-01-2011 07:46 PM

I agree, that hats were Ascot and Not Wedding (but I cannot fault the young ladies for making this mistake - stylist/designer/friends/advisors are to blame here).

These young women have to make a bewildering number of fashion decisions (especially recently). Someone needs to help them more (or they are churlish and refuse all offers of advice - an impression that will take more fashion mishaps for me to buy into).

I think (I hope) they want to look like fashionistas, but they really need to look around at what's going on, worldwide, in fashion and work with the bodies and faces they actually have - runway fashion is never going to look good on them. But it can be modified (Eugenie seems to be getting this and is pulling ahead of her sister, style-wise - which, if they are noticing it, must be a source of tension).

However, if Eugenie's dress was actually tucked up into the waistband and she wore sneakers home, we can guess that that particular dress struck her "party mood" button.

The amount that some have estimated that these two young women are spending on clothes is rather astonishing too, and the clothes seem to scream "I cost money!" and "My wearer wants attention!", maybe not because of how they are styled - but that's the response one has when one learns who the designers are and that they are one-offs.

princess carmen 05-02-2011 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by glassary (Post 1246611)
Does anyone know of a pic of Bea going to the reception? The pic of her leaving in the trainers/sneakers appears like the back end of the dress is tucked up in the waistband. I'm hoping that isn't the case!

Also here is a fun video from ABC News in the US. It aired in the US on the wedding recap show. The first 2 minutes mention hats at the wedding and how Cynthia McFadden (host) met Bea at the Philip Traceys.
Millinery Madness Video - ABC News


The skirt is tucked in it looks like she was dancing and the dress got in the way. Net a porter has a picture of the gown I haven't found any of her in the full dress.

rsfc149 05-02-2011 08:45 AM

I loved both evening dresses of Beatrice, although there's no good picture of the purple one.
Her outfit at the wedding, inclusive hat, ... I don't have words for that ;)

biboquinhas 05-03-2011 06:51 AM

Sometimes simplicity is the best choice...they should follow that rule and see the results!

Iluvbertie 05-03-2011 07:21 AM

The evening dress from the night before the wedding was hideous - simply shows her lack of class and style.

The dress on the night of the wedding either is great or another hideous creation - depends on whether there was something wrong with the back side photo of she really was wearing a dress without a lower back.

Her taste is atrocious and getting worse rather than better.

The best dress she wore was to the wedding but it was ruined by that thing on her head. I really can't believe that any milliner actually would put his/her name out as having created that monstrosity. I also can't believe that the members of her family actually let her become the laughing stock of the world - what a sad family they must be to have allowed her to walk out the front door wearing that thing.

princess carmen 05-03-2011 07:37 AM

Where the dress is tucked in is where the back of the dress ended .

Mirabel 05-03-2011 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Iluvbertie (Post 1247654)

The best dress she wore was to the wedding but it was ruined by that thing on her head. I really can't believe that any milliner actually would put his/her name out as having created that monstrosity. I also can't believe that the members of her family actually let her become the laughing stock of the world - what a sad family they must be to have allowed her to walk out the front door wearing that thing.


Oh, I don't know...remember Bjork at the Oscars in her swan dress?
Now, remember any other dresses from the same year?

See what I mean? People still remember it!

If what Beatrice wanted was to be noticed, well, she got it!
Everyone else faded into obscurity while Beatrice was the center of attention, and maybe that was her goal all along?

biboquinhas 05-03-2011 09:15 AM

...remembered for bad things:ermm:, I don't think that is a good thing...

Diarist 05-03-2011 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Iluvbertie (Post 1247654)

The best dress she wore was to the wedding but it was ruined by that thing on her head. I really can't believe that any milliner actually would put his/her name out as having created that monstrosity. I also can't believe that the members of her family actually let her become the laughing stock of the world - what a sad family they must be to have allowed her to walk out the front door wearing that thing.


I agree about that hat - the milliner [Stephen Treacy] has explained that it is a 'sculptured bow'. It just shows how little I know about the way of fashion - to me, it was just a collection of open spaces......although I can see a bow-shape now.

In the past [and I am talking about several years ago] Princess Anne used to be the most criticised Royal when it came to fashion: one particular outfit stands out in my mind - a too long brown tweed suit that made her look about 100 years old. It was shapeless, baggy and as I said, an unflattering length....

At that time, the Queen often rated a close second ['How can the Queen spend so much on handmade clothes only for them to look like she has bought them at a charity shop?' was the common cry from the Tabloids.] I can remember that one of Her Majesty's creations was covered in the most extraordinary little fabric bows everywhere. There was also an evening dress covered with California Poppies, as a tribute to hosts on a State Visit to the USA. But although no doubt a kindly-met compliment, it just looked.......strange.

And then I began to think things through and in my humble opinion, this is why I think the Royals tend to sport fashion disasters - it is firstly because most Royals are not particularly interested in fashion [which is actually no crime!] and secondly it is because, in my opinion, no one [due no doubt to a misguided sense of deference], has ever plucked up courage to tell them when they look ridiculous. I mean, if I had been invited to the Royal Wedding and set off wearing Beatrice's 'creation', my friends would have screamed with laughter and said ' Oh, No! Don't!!! You cannot leave the house looking like that!! You look terrible and will be a laughing stock!' It is my humble opinion that most of the BRF do not have friends either willing or able to give them objective advice.

The role of the designers who sell the royals these clothes and hats is very questionable. Do they feel unable tactfully to persuade their royal clients into something more suitable, or are they, as Designers, unable to produce consistently flattering work? Some of the styles you see on the catwalk are marvellous, others defy description.

ON the whole, the most stylish members of the BRF are those who have married into it. Poor Sarah has appeared in some expensively hideous mistakes, but then again, this is because in my very humble view, she has no interest in fashion.

However, at the end of the day, it is not a crime to be less than stylishly dressed. The only downside of inappropriate wear is when it diverts attention from the event to the wearer.

Only my views,

Alex

Princess Luna 05-03-2011 10:17 AM

The dress Eugenie wore for the evening wedding reception was ok on here:smile: But im sorry to say this, but I dont think either Beatrice or Eugenie have any sense of style...its just to much of everything...

princess carmen 05-03-2011 11:41 AM

I liked they outfits both wore to the evening events. Beatrice's hat ruined her outfit. Eugenie's whole look was just a miss it was too much.
I think they need to keep it simple they can look really good. The Designers are not gonna tell them they look horrible and lose a sale the dress Beatrice wore for the evening wedding reception was over $5,000.00.

KittyAtlanta 05-03-2011 11:57 AM

A good place to start for both York girls (and Chelsy) would be to go up at least one size. Nothing is more unattractive than tight clothing.

Kasumi 05-03-2011 11:59 PM

Princess Beatrice's royal wedding hat mocked online - The Star

roseroyal 05-04-2011 12:17 AM

I hate to be rude, but that is hardly surprising! Not something I would do, but I am not surprised that others are...

Island Princess 05-04-2011 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by glassary (Post 1246611)
Also here is a fun video from ABC News in the US. It aired in the US on the wedding recap show. The first 2 minutes mention hats at the wedding and how Cynthia McFadden (host) met Bea at the Philip Traceys.
Millinery Madness Video - ABC News

Thanks for posting the video, glassary. I feel very sorry for Beatrice. She comes across as sweet and somewhat taken advantage of by Philip Treacy. The guileless way she assures Cynthia McFadden that she trusts him made me very sad. It's obvious she's trying her best, one would think in a Valentino dress and a fascinator by a famous fashionable milliner, one would be ok.

I note that Treacy was careful to be interviewed immediately after the wedding and very ungallantly made it clear that both Princesses of York had not told him what they wanted. Despite the success of his other hats/headpieces at the wedding, I think it reflects very badly on him that he was prepared to let a client look that bad, and then not take full responsibility for it. I feel that he was more concerned with trying to show how 'clever' he was rather than make Beatrice look beautiful and gorgeous, as he claims.

Nadine 05-04-2011 02:34 AM

Thanks for posting that video, it's the very first time I've ever heard Beatrice's voice, totally lovely, charming, soft, and a bit shy. And not a speck of make-up to be had, a truly natural beauty imho.

With that drop dead gorgeous thick natural red hair, big blue doe eyes, exquisite skin, and lovely patrician features inherited from her father Prince Andrew, she makes a striking figure indeed and always has. Which is why I don't understand why a stylist or she herself has never outfitted her properly!

Seriously, with hair like that that most women would kill for, half of it alone could adorn 10 heads, not to mention the glorious natural color, it should n-e-v-e-r be covered up, ever. It's her crowning glory, just as the Bible states:

"does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is dishonor to him, but if a woman has long hair, it is glory to her." :heart1:

Huge understatement wherein Princess Beatrice is concerned, she has the hair of a goddess! Therefore, no more silly fascinators nor hats or anything of that nature. The most she should wear, if anything, on her head is a couple of dazzling small jeweled barrettes, like Alanis Morissette did when she performed her song "Uninvited":

YouTube - Alanis Morissette - Uninvited

That's it. Though I would prefer her to show off her hair like the Pre-Raphaelite Beauties did over a hundred years ago:

YouTube - Pre-Raphaelite women: Courtly Love & Medieval Romance


Most especially Beatrice reminds me of a mermaid, complete with thick fiery red hair, lovely white skin without a blemish, and those striking big blue eyes (which don't need any adornment either, they're striking just as they are, black eyeliner is not necessary whatsoever). And like a mermaid, I would like to see her outfitted in the turquose colors of the sea:

YouTube - Mermaids - Sirenas


:britflag: :cheers:SHOW OFF THAT ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME THICK BEAUTIFUL GORGEOUS NATURAL RED HAIR, BEATRICE, IT'S HONESTLY YOUR "CROWNING GLORY", JUST AS THE BIBLE STATES!!!! :cheers: :britflag:

Mermaid1962 05-04-2011 03:01 AM

Beatrice really is strikingly pretty. As far as her hats and fascinators go, the simpler the better. I agree that her hair is one of her very best features, and she has a lovely slim figure now, nice skin, and arresting eyes.

princess carmen 05-04-2011 06:55 AM

Being a princess she will be wearing hats that is a given. She just needs to find a better designer to work with . He could have done something elegant and fun for her. He knew this was a royal wedding not Ascot where that hat would have looked fine.

Lenora 05-04-2011 07:22 AM

Teletubby? Weapon? Beatrice

teruterubouzu 05-04-2011 08:49 AM

People aren't remembering the great British tradition of eccentricity. This post from an interior design blog has a nice reminder of it.

Sure one doesn't usually see it in the dress sported by the royals, but I like that the Princesses are having fun with fashion. How boring a world it would be if everyone dressed safe and traditional.

rmay286 05-04-2011 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Island Princess (Post 1248015)
Thanks for posting the video, glassary. I feel very sorry for Beatrice. She comes across as sweet and somewhat taken advantage of by Philip Treacy. The guileless way she assures Cynthia McFadden that she trusts him made me very sad. It's obvious she's trying her best, one would think in a Valentino dress and a fascinator by a famous fashionable milliner, one would be ok.

I note that Treacy was careful to be interviewed immediately after the wedding and very ungallantly made it clear that both Princesses of York had not told him what they wanted. Despite the success of his other hats/headpieces at the wedding, I think it reflects very badly on him that he was prepared to let a client look that bad, and then not take full responsibility for it. I feel that he was more concerned with trying to show how 'clever' he was rather than make Beatrice look beautiful and gorgeous, as he claims.

Yes, it's funny, with all the criticism of Beatrice's hat, we forget the role of the designer. Why would a well-known milliner make such an outrageous-looking hat for a royal wedding? He probably knows Beatrice and Eugenie like to experiment with fashion and figured he could have fun experimenting with the hats for them - he knew they wouldn't say "no" no matter what he made.

Beatrice does look cute (I've always loved her hair and porcelain skin) and comes across as very sweet and genuine in that video. She usually does. I love Princess Beatrice's bubbly enthusiasm. Every time I've seen her on video, she comes across as so excited about life. I can't make excuses for her fashion sense at the wedding, but t's a shame that the public doesn't get to hear her speak very often and has to make its judgment on what she wears. I also thought it was interesting that Beatrice said she trusted Philip Treacy "completely." I wonder if she's like Sarah - prone to taking bad advice.

PrincessKaimi 05-04-2011 11:00 AM

I am glad to hear that it was a stylized bow - my husband says he saw that instantly. To be honest, I did not (someone here said it looked like a door knocker and that stuck in my head).

Beatrice's make-up was part of the problem. Since the hat projected out over her face (bad idea, especially for a young person with a pretty face), her already deep-set, lovely eyes looked more deep-set and the circular way she does her heavy eyeliner didn't help. Her face is much prettier and more proportionate when her forehead is showing, so I agree that Treacy, in his rush to do as many hats and fascinators as possible for this wedding, did not think through the sort of style that would work with this face.

By itself, the hat is fun, rather Alice in Wonderland, and Beatrice pulled it off as well as she could. Had it not been nearly over her face, she would have shined forth much more beautifully. I try to keep remembering how young the two princesses are and how much fun it must be to try fashion just for fun. They certainly brought interest to the wedding - and now, many more people know who they are.

I think in time both of them will develop a more mature and elegant style - and there's plenty of time for that.

MRSJ 05-04-2011 11:13 AM

Ok I am not sure I am understanding all the poor Bea stuff....this is a women who wore a butterfly hat to her other cousins wedding- I suspect she enjoys wacky hats and being avante garde and crazy hat girl, in fact she known for it. I don't think she felt Tracey took advantage of her or someone gave her bad advice based on her past wacky hat wearing moments....I think it's her character and as long as she's happy with it why not?

On the other hand a poor fitting outfit is just a bad choice....a la Eugenie at the wedding

Susanna Wynne 05-04-2011 12:21 PM

Sorry to say, but clearly, the girls have inherited their mother's fashion sense, or lack thereof. Treacy or no Treacy, to wear or not to wear is up to the individual, not the designer.

Nadine 05-04-2011 05:54 PM

In my humble opinion it's one thing to wear a hat (btw not to be confused in any way, shape, or form with *fascinators*) to a wedding, let alone church, and quite another to wear a fascinator such as Princess Beatrice wore. It's all about respect.And on that score, I want to say my opinion of Bea will drop considerably if I find out she's just doing this to get attention. All eyes on her, no matter if the attention is good or bad, as long as she gets that much needed attention. Yuck. :nonono: This smacks of Lady Gaga, Dennis Rodman, and Elton John in his early days ~ all divas and attention seekers. *two thumbs way down*

Mirabel 05-04-2011 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mermaid1962 (Post 1248047)
Beatrice really is strikingly pretty. As far as her hats and fascinators go, the simpler the better. I agree that her hair is one of her very best features, and she has a lovely slim figure now, nice skin, and arresting eyes.

I'd never describe her as strikingly pretty, although she has some good points.
Her hair and skin are her best assets.

But her eyes are protuberant and together with her teeth, give her a rabbitty look.
She isn't some Hollywood starlet, so all she needs to do is learn to make the most of herself and accentuate her good points.

Nadine 05-04-2011 06:26 PM

Hmm, I agree she isn't everybody's cup of tea, nor a Hollywood starlet (thank goodness), but she does have her own unique brand of beauty. Hers harkens back to the days of Pre-Raphaelite Beauty. Princess Beatrice is a natural beauty imho, and doesn't need tons of make-up like so many models, et al, of today need. Less is more.Anyhow, that's just my honest humble opinion. And on that score I hope she's not an attention seeker like her mother. :(

emmalisa 05-04-2011 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by PrincessKaimi (Post 1248185)
Since the hat projected out over her face (bad idea, especially for a young person with a pretty face), her already deep-set, lovely eyes looked more deep-set and the circular way she does her heavy eyeliner didn't help. Her face is much prettier and more proportionate when her forehead is showing, so I agree that Treacy, in his rush to do as many hats and fascinators as possible for this wedding, did not think through the sort of style that would work with this face.

I often find fascinators unflattering. Especially those installed over your forehead. I think Countess of Wessex as well as Zara Phillips like/wear them too. Some fascinators look like they are dropping any minute. I wouldn't wear such.. :ermm:

What comes to Beatrice, I think she's fond of extravaganza fascinators and that's her choise. She seems to be a very nice person and pretty indeed without heavy eye make-up.

Island Princess 05-04-2011 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Nadine (Post 1248370)
Hmm, I agree she isn't everybody's cup of tea, nor a Hollywood starlet (thank goodness), but she does have her own unique brand of beauty. Hers harkens back to the days of Pre-Raphaelite Beauty. Princess Beatrice is a natural beauty imho, and doesn't need tons of make-up like so many models, et al, of today need. Less is more.Anyhow, that's just my honest humble opinion. And on that score I hope she's not an attention seeker like her mother. :(

Agreed, for me she has a very Victorian look - she reminds me a bit of a young Victoria (the Queen herself, not Emma Blunt) and I think in time she will find her own style. Perhaps she does like to make a bit of a statement but I think it's a shame that Phillip Treacy hasn't taken the opportunity to guide her a little...how so much nicer for her and him if we'd all been praising the headpiece she wore...

PrincessKaimi 05-04-2011 07:05 PM

Well, frankly, my big problem with Beatrice's outfit was the color. Now, I've tried to think about it charitably and I came up with "she didn't want to stand out too much or interfere with whatever the bride's color scheme might be." Right?

Because what other reason could there possibly be for choosing that color? I thought it was awful, even for beige. I am a neutrals person, I appreciate them - but that was just terrible, both as a color and with her coloring. Surely she chose that herself (and then the fascinator was made - sorry I called it a hat earlier).

The only colors that could have been worse would have been black or orange. A nice brown would have been better.

Someone suggested earlier that the girls were piqued that their mother was not invited, and now that I think about it and have read more about them and looked at dozens of past articles about them (and how they look), I wonder. I know my two daughters would be past p.o.'ed if there was a family wedding on their father's side (we're divorced) and I wasn't invited (in fact, their dad is getting married and the way it works is: the girls expect me to be sussed out to see whether I want to be invited - I've said no, so they now will make sure I'm not - but they would be very upset if I was just excluded - as we've made every attempt to remain friends over the years and do Christmas together and all that).

It's hard on kids of divorce as it is, they love it when their parents are cordial with each other at weddings, funerals, etc. (my ex spoke at my mom's funeral - it was AWFUL, oh dear, what a mistake to let him do that - we learned a lot - he thinks he's a stand up comedian, it was a FUNERAL - thank god my Dad cannot hear well). But we still stick together at weddings, funerals - and etc. (for example, I have offered to show up when my ex's parents were in town and he was having a hard time facing them alone).

My girls both have a great sense of humor (but do not make jokes at funerals) - but, I wonder if the humor in B and E's outfits was partly tongue-in-cheek. I could definitely see my daughters (especially my older one) doing something cheeky at a wedding where I was specifically not invited. And, like Beatrice and Eugenie, my daughters would definitely do it in a way that left people wondering if they meant it or not. Now that I think about it, I wonder if my older daughter will be the first person to wear a fascinator in our town (to her dad's upcoming wedding - I can just see her doing it - and I've learned a place that sells them, sort of, not too far from wear we live).

Edited to add: Okay, I looked at the color again and it's growing on me. I'm still ambivalent, but I take back that it's that awful.

Island Princess 05-04-2011 07:15 PM

IMHO I truly think she picked a coat/dress from Valentino's collection that she loved. The colour is an unusual choice for a redhead to wear but I like that she's willing to risk it...I actually really admire her fashion risk taking, I mean it's fashion - it's for playing with - but if I were a Princess in the BRF and had the cream of British design (and Irish, in Phillip Treacy's case) at my fingertips I would want the BEST possible advice. Otherwise why are you paying the prices that they charge, if it is not for their expertise and training?

So, perhaps it's inconsistent but I think - risky colour, ok. Risky fascinator, must try harder.

COUNTESS 05-04-2011 08:00 PM

Beatrice cannot change her eyes. She is a Hannover. But are there no orthodontists in the UK? Her teeth can be fixed and should have been years ago. Her outfit was attractive, but the hat was a clown hat. I blame the designer for ever making something like that. Probably, intimidated the poor thing into wearing it. Every hat he designed was a nightmare.

prsgoddess 05-04-2011 08:09 PM

Don't know if anyone else has posted this. But the first comparison is between Beatrice and Queen Victoria. She definitely has the Hanover features.

Royal Family Look-Alikes in History: Prince William, Prince Harry : People.com

Nadine 05-04-2011 08:14 PM

OMGosh, I think you're on to something, COUNTESS, as I was thinking the very exact same thing last night about Princess Beatrice's teeth!

Honestly, I had a friend in junior high & highschool that had the exact same teeth/jaw/overbite/et al as Beatrice (she even looked like her except she was a blonde). Anyhow, I couldn't believe what a pair of braces did for her, once she got them off after a few years I simply could not recognize Shari at all whatsoever. It was simply AMAZING. She didn't even look like the same person before. Not only I, but everybody else couldn't stop gawking, she had become a BEAUTY in every sense of the word. Lol, she even modelled there for a few years. :smile:

My recommendation is that Bea see an orthodontist at once! Pronto! And nowadays she can wear the invisible kind. :cool:

EllieCat 05-04-2011 09:24 PM

To Nadine and Countess

Princess Beatrice DID wear dental braces some years back; see here:

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Nadine 05-04-2011 09:46 PM

Thanks for the info., EllieCat. :)

Ah, that's too bad, I honestly don't think her orthodontist did a good job wherein the "overbite" is concerned. If I were Beatrice, I would look into wearing invisible braces to correct her overbite. Then again, she does look equally pretty without them.

Either way, I think she is lovely, the color contrasts so interesting & vibrant, like a mermaid, from red to blue to pale pink and back again. I would love to paint a portrait of her. :flowers:

:cheers:GOOOOO BEATRICE!!!!!:cheers:

semisquare 05-04-2011 09:49 PM

omg can i pls help them with their style or lack there of..i see them in either clothing that is too old for them or way to young for them

Pic 1*Coat
Dress with blazer
those are the outfits i like and they have way to much thighs to wear short skirts. a-line dress and skirts would do wonders for them also longer dress are nice and shorter heels would be nice imo but they have wonderful eyes-i would play them up and do something different with the hair..step back in time to something 1900's not short but maybe an updo

Pic 2 wedge heels r good for walking in the grass

and do the opposite of their mom imo

PrincessKaimi 05-05-2011 02:17 AM

Actually, in light of the last few posts (including the "step back into the 1900's advice), I'm beginning to warm up to their look. Perhaps they are in the process (in a 21st century way) of re-exploring the early 1900's - or even the 1800's. Eugenie's hat, in particular, looks like a miniature version of some hat you'd see in a painting from the 1800's - and Beatrice's, when I think about it that way, is in fact A Giant Lady Gaga Sized Victorian Bow.

stephanievl 05-05-2011 02:41 AM

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Originally Posted by semisquare (Post 1248433)

Love this look on het.
vey elegant :flowers:

Mirabel 05-05-2011 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Island Princess (Post 1248382)
IMHO I truly think she picked a coat/dress from Valentino's collection that she loved.


I thought members of the BRF were expected to wear British designers only?

udyusa 05-05-2011 04:15 PM

Expected to, but it is not mandatory, as far as I know.

sesa 05-05-2011 04:21 PM

Just my 2 cents worth, but I find nothing wrong with expressing yourself thru your clothes and in their case, their hats.
Given that both hats were God awful, they could have pulled it off had their hair been tidier. If your going for "a look" then, in my opinion, you have to have it from head to toe.
Beatrice could have pulled of that "stupid" hat had her hair been done "up" in a simple style. Something to make the most out of her hair and her outfit. It would have softened up her face a bit.
With out their hair being done Prs. Bea just looked like a fool in the hat. and Prs. Eugenie look like the court jester, as well as frumpy.
AND...if they are going to go either with outrageous outfits and/or hats, then they really need to know how to tone down their makeup.
It can only be one or the other girls, but not both!

udyusa 05-05-2011 04:35 PM

Well said, Sesa!! I have to agree on all of your points. The York princesses just do not know how to "get a look" no matter how hard they try. They just need professional help, period. And, they need to Listen to the advice given. Case closed. (I fear I may have spoken too soon, alas). :(

rmay286 05-08-2011 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Nadine (Post 1248428)
Thanks for the info., EllieCat. :)

Ah, that's too bad, I honestly don't think her orthodontist did a good job wherein the "overbite" is concerned. If I were Beatrice, I would look into wearing invisible braces to correct her overbite. Then again, she does look equally pretty without them.

I don't think overbites are generally supposed to be corrected with braces - braces are supposed to straighten your teeth. For overbites, dentists use a device that pulls the jaw forward so the lower jaw is aligned with the top half. At least that was how it was explained to me - I had an overbite when I was younger and had to wear a "bionater" to pull my jaw forwards, and then I wore braces for a few months (not very long, though) to straighten my teeth afterwards.

I think that Beatrice just has a heavy jaw and prominent teeth - not too sure if there's much that can be done about it.

Nadine 05-09-2011 02:12 AM

Hmm, I don't know about that, but then again so much has changed over the years, particularly the last 30 years, which is when my friend Shari (& me for that matter, lol) both wore braces. :D

I wore them to correct a few of my crooked teeth, whereas Shari supposedly wore hers to correct her huge overbite, as I don't recall her having crooked teeth, nor for that matter I don't recall Princess Beatrice having crooked teeth either? Though I could be wrong, as I honestly haven't followed the girls throughout their lifetime, just in passing. :smile:

Anyhow, that's all in the past, the point is that Beatrice looks lovely today. In fact the latest pics of her are absolutely gorgeous, wherein she & her boyfriend Dave Clark attended a dinner together. :flowers:

leene 05-09-2011 04:53 AM

Always when I see Beatrice it is if I see one of my cousins. Spitting image. This has also to do with the jaw/overbite.
Beatrice ( and my cousin) did have bracelets. And as with Beatrice it did not help enough to correct it. This had nothing to do with"an orthodontist doing a bad job" Some overbites can't be corrected completely with a bracelet only. My cousin was told that she needed an operation to break her jaw... just to rebuild her face..
She chose not to have it done because it was a big operation and she was afraid of not being herself anymore.
Seeing Beatrice I am actually quite sure she has the same problem. Really never seen anyone who looks so much the same as my cousin.
In this day and age we think that everyone should look perfect but there are "problems" that can't be easily corrected. I would not opt for an operation where they have to break my jaw take a part out and rebuild my face! would one of you do that!!
My cousin is lovely, I think Beatrice is lovely . The only thing she needs is fashion advice.

4Pam 05-09-2011 11:49 PM

Beatrice is beautiful in her own way. I would not want to hear about her going in for such a drastic surgery just to meet society's standard of what she should look like.

PrincessKaimi 05-10-2011 12:33 AM

Bionator it is - and it is best used when the child is 10-14 years old and bone growth is still occurring (some would have it done even earlier). It is very hard to get a child to wear one, and my daughter sobbed and couldn't sleep for the first two nights - it was awful. And the doctor deliberately started the procedure on a Friday afternoon, sent her home (at 11) with pain medication.

She survived and stayed with it - and what a difference now, comparing her earlier pictures to today. She would have had a jawline and overbite that was outside our cultural norms and that she did not want that (she was adamant that she didn't want an overbite - the doctor was adamant about the bionator).

Beatrice may or may not have been given the option. There are also benefits to the teeth themselves, as they do not wear down as easily.

After the bianator came years of retainers (and the bionator came off 8 months before the doctor wanted it to, after maybe 2.5 years. Her teeth therefore do not look overly perfect nor does she look unlike herself - I think she (my daughter) chose the right time to take them off.

But the jaw growth difference and overall face shape change was amazing. As her mother, I can truly say I did not notice she needed any such changing - it was the dentist who was so insistent.

rmay286 05-13-2011 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by PrincessKaimi (Post 1250748)
After the bianator came years of retainers (and the bionator came off 8 months before the doctor wanted it to, after maybe 2.5 years. Her teeth therefore do not look overly perfect nor does she look unlike herself - I think she (my daughter) chose the right time to take them off.

Yes, I had to wear a retainer for years, too. I'm not really sure when I stopped wearing it - maybe 5 years after I had braces. Anyhow, I don't remember seeing Beatrice wearing a bionator or retainer, but perhaps she did and we don't know.

Someone posted this picture on my Facebook wall last night, knowing I was interested in the royal wedding. I'd already seen it circulating around on FB...so I figured I might as well post it here, even though as a Beatrice and Eugenie fan, it only makes me embarrassed for them:

https://images4.fanpop.com/image/phot...34-469-550.jpg

I responded by posting this picture, with the note that Beatrice can dress well...sometimes. ;) https://i55.tinypic.com/3465007.jpg

I've got to admit - it doesn't help Beatrice and Eugenie's cause that there was one red-headed stepsister and one brown-haired stepsister - and the brown-haired one was wearing blue!

Sid vicious 05-13-2011 11:25 AM

She looked a right state admit it 2 black eyes and teeth red rum would be proud of

PrincessKaimi 05-13-2011 11:46 AM

Rmay286, someone put that on my wall too (the Disney photo). And one of my students pointed out that Beatrice was actually wearing a shade of mauve, like the red/pink stepsister.

But hey, they say even bad publicity is better than no publicity at all!

lady of hay 05-13-2011 12:16 PM

There was a photo of B&E taken just a few days before the Royal Wedding, both girls looked really nice . It is just a shame that they picked the wrong outfits for the wedding.
It could be that they are not very well advised about what does/doesnot suit them. They could also be struggling to find their own style.
As others have said they really do need advice ! :flowers:

grammas26 05-13-2011 01:03 PM

A full length mirror next to the exit would help these two essentially attractive young women immensely. I have often wondered if their father wouldn't have lovingly said: "Are you SURE?" a couple of times and things may have changed. Could be they left it too late. I was appalled at the makeup and the hats. Did they have any advice at all? I wanted to reach thru the TV at 3 am and just shake them (like I would have my own 3 daughters) and tell them, upstairs, change, wash face and come down looking like yourselves. They do need loving gentle fashion/beauty advice, just not from their mother who tries way too hard to look and act like a 20 year old herself. Sheesh

princess carmen 05-13-2011 02:05 PM

I don't think a mirror would have helped they obviously liked the outfits and wore them.

carlota 05-22-2011 11:30 AM

beatrice wore this lovely dress at the polo the other day. i wonder who it is by. it looks great on her!

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Originally Posted by iceflower
Princess Beatrice and Dave Clark at the St. Regis International Cup, in time with Jaeger-LeCoulture
at Cowdray Park Polo Club, West Sussex, May 21, 2011.


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Dierna23 05-22-2011 12:40 PM

:previous:

This looks really nice indeed! I like the shoes, the hairstyle & the dress is young and fun. Thumbs up!

Duchessmary 05-22-2011 12:53 PM

Very nice. So, why does she pick the most awful hats? :rofl:

dazzling 05-23-2011 07:46 AM

Discussion on Princesses Beatrice's hat being auctioned on Ebay can be found in the
Princesses Beatrice hat auctioned on ebay
thread

Thanks :flowers:

iceflower 05-23-2011 03:59 PM

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Princess Beatrice at the Chelsea Flower Show Press and VIP Day in London today, May 23,
wearing an elegant pink dress and nicely combined accessories in a reduced light colour.

Redheads and pink that always a great combination, I like it :smile:



** Full view ** With a black jacket ** Back view ** Close Up ** Shoes **

Molly2101 05-23-2011 04:05 PM

The colour of this dress is so perfect for hair colour. Excellent choice!

Zonk 05-23-2011 04:08 PM

When Beatrice gets its right its out of the ballpark and than she picks those hats that distract from her outfits. If you look closely at the outfit she wore at William and Kate's wedding (at least the jacket) the outfit looks lovely IMO...and than she wears those over the top hats. I don't get it either.

dbarn67 05-23-2011 04:24 PM

She looks fabulous!

Dierna23 05-23-2011 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1256760)
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Princess Beatrice at the Chelsea Flower Show Press and VIP Day in London today, May 23,
wearing an elegant pink dress and nicely combined accessories in a reduced light colour.

Redheads and pink that always a great combination, I like it :smile:



** Full view ** With a black jacket ** Back view ** Close Up ** Shoes **

Exactly, I have nothing more to add. :smile: I like everything about this outfit. She looks great and that hairstyle is very feminine (though a bit messy, but that's no big deal here IMO). Thumbs up, definitely!

roseroyal 05-23-2011 04:47 PM

Love it! Looks better w/o the jacket, IMO. Stunning!

4Pam 05-23-2011 05:04 PM

Great outfit! The cut, style and color of the dress looks great on her! Two thumbs up for Bea.

lyndell75 05-23-2011 05:07 PM

Finally Bea step it up, love the heels

Dierna23 05-23-2011 08:42 PM

I think Bea's dress is by Roland Mouret.

EllieCat 05-23-2011 09:32 PM

Princess Beatrice at Chelsea looked STUNNING! Stunningly good, that is. And i never thought i'd say that.

P.S. This is where i think Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie's fashion threads should separate. The last couple of Beatrice's outfits were stunning and elegant. Eugenie, IMO, tries to be edgy and contemporary. I think their tastes are starting to diverge.

MagMil 05-23-2011 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1256760)
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Princess Beatrice at the Chelsea Flower Show Press and VIP Day in London today, May 23,
wearing an elegant pink dress and nicely combined accessories in a reduced light colour.

Redheads and pink that always a great combination, I like it :smile:



** Full view ** With a black jacket ** Back view ** Close Up ** Shoes **

Excellent
Everything is perfectly coordinated :rose2:

stephanievl 05-24-2011 03:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Dierna23 (Post 1256880)
I think Bea's dress is by Roland Mouret.

I also think so.
Prinses Beatrice 23/05/2011 - Fashion of royals

Love this look on her. :flowers:

dazzling 05-24-2011 03:30 AM

I love the dress, she pull sit off very well, I also like the shoes & clutch she matched with the outfit. I did not like the jacket with the dress, it looked off.

muriel 05-24-2011 04:28 AM

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Originally Posted by EllieCat (Post 1256895)
Princess Beatrice at Chelsea looked STUNNING! Stunningly good, that is. And i never thought i'd say that.

I agree, Bea looked lovely at RHS.

biboquinhas 06-06-2011 10:06 AM

I agree with all of you all, I love the colour and the dress, everything looks lovely, she should wear more full colour insted of patterns!

Dierna23 06-06-2011 11:43 AM

No pictures here, but I found that Bea looked very nice at Epson, too!

Eugenie sadly chose an outfit - as so often - that would have looked good on a girl ten kilos less, if at all. The hat was quite old for her as well...

Jacknch 06-06-2011 11:57 AM

Well, I must say how lovely Princess Beatrice looks in these most recent photos! Just good, quality, simple styling with a single, bright jewel-like colour and plain accessories, without fuss or any nonsense and the result is excellent!

jemagre 06-06-2011 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Dierna23 (Post 1263120)
No pictures here, but I found that Bea looked very nice at Epson, too!

Eugenie sadly chose an outfit - as so often - that would have looked good on a girl ten kilos less, if at all. The hat was quite old for her as well...

I actually thought Eugenie looked very nice. I loved her hat. Then again I hate the whole headband-flower thing :lol:. As for her figure I felt this was one of her better outings in that regards as the dots were small so they didn't appear to me to make her look bigger. Then again I think she has a very nice figure she unfortunately doesn't always dress for it though. :sad:

bertie5252003 06-07-2011 05:52 AM

I think B looked great @Chelsea and loved her outfit at the races infact both York girls looked great at the latter.

biboquinhas 06-08-2011 12:05 PM

I think this dress really enhance her figure has she is now very slim, if she was ten kilos less she will disaper .-)) the colour is lovely, a very simple dress, that is all she needs, I love her new figure!

Lumutqueen 06-11-2011 03:52 PM

Princess Beatrice at a friends wedding, link courtesy of Zonk.
Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton Pictures at Sam Waley Cohen and Bella Ballin's Wedding Photo 1

Lenora 06-11-2011 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 1265926)

I love Princess Beatrice's choice of dress,it's really lovely lilac colour and it suits her perfectly!

agami.pearl 06-11-2011 04:05 PM

I love the dress, but purple jacket is too much for me. Mismatched accessories are not the best.

roseroyal 06-11-2011 11:45 PM

Love the dress, dislike the hat.

Lumutqueen 06-12-2011 04:28 AM

I love the outfit, I really want that dress. If anyone can find out where it's from they would be doing me a huge favour.

roseroyal 06-12-2011 01:26 PM

Loved Bea's hat at the service, today, and the color of her outfit.


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