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Namsnanny Mon 18-Oct-21 15:51:25

She looked gorgeous as usual. But I would have liked the dress to have had a more dramatic belt.
Maybe a wide corset clincher? Or a wide contrasting fabric sash, possibly with a huge bow?

Josianne Mon 18-Oct-21 15:55:59

I spotted that. It was beautiful fabric and hung well on her, but something was a bit wrong.

Josianne Mon 18-Oct-21 15:59:06

Definitely round the waist.

Iam64 Mon 18-Oct-21 16:01:38

Jeepers - I’m surprised anyone is focussed on this. Having had my attention drawn . My view is she dresses well and needs no suggestions from gransnet

grannyrebel7 Mon 18-Oct-21 16:03:58

It was a 10 yr old dress, both she & William were wearing clothes from 10 yrs ago to make the point about sustainable fashion. I thought that programme was so inspirational and really made me think we can repair the world. Think it's a bit more important than Kate's belt somehow!

Josianne Mon 18-Oct-21 16:06:09

C'mon Iam64 some of us like fashion and styles, some of us like foods, since of us like pets, some of us like travel, some of us like books, some of us like gardens, some of us like interior decor, some of us like sport etc etc ..... well now you know what I focus on on a rainy Monday afternoon. Any problem?

janeainsworth Mon 18-Oct-21 16:07:08

But I would have liked the dress to have had a more dramatic belt. Maybe a wide corset clincher? Or a wide contrasting fabric sash, possibly with a huge bow?

Why would Kate dress ostentatiously when she looks best in stylish, understated things?

Josianne Mon 18-Oct-21 16:08:59

grannyrebel7

It was a 10 yr old dress, both she & William were wearing clothes from 10 yrs ago to make the point about sustainable fashion. I thought that programme was so inspirational and really made me think we can repair the world. Think it's a bit more important than Kate's belt somehow!

Well of course grannyrebel we know all that, but Namsnanny posted under the title "Style and Beauty", not "Environmental Issues".

FannyCornforth Mon 18-Oct-21 16:18:00

Catherine doesn’t really have a ‘waist’.
She’s of what is called an athletic build, straight up and down.
That’s why this style of dress doesn’t suit her body type

FannyCornforth Mon 18-Oct-21 16:20:08

See

Josianne Mon 18-Oct-21 16:21:30

If you look at the Alexander McQueen collection most of the dresses have the waist band in the same colour as the dress. Maybe that would have been better?

Shelflife Mon 18-Oct-21 16:24:06

She looks amazing and would do so whatever she was wearing!

Deedaa Mon 18-Oct-21 16:27:05

I liked the dress as it is, perhaps I'm losing my touch?

Sparklefizz Mon 18-Oct-21 16:32:56

I thought she looked fabulous and classy (as she always does!)
I thought the whole programme was inspirational.

merlotgran Mon 18-Oct-21 16:33:03

janeainsworth

^But I would have liked the dress to have had a more dramatic belt. Maybe a wide corset clincher? Or a wide contrasting fabric sash, possibly with a huge bow?^

Why would Kate dress ostentatiously when she looks best in stylish, understated things?

I’ve just googled corset clincher.

😂😂😂😂😂

FannyCornforth Mon 18-Oct-21 16:34:20

The dress is very much a late 50s early 60s starlet type frock.
I can imagine hourglass types like Diana Dors or Joan Collins wearing it back in the day

grannyrebel7 Mon 18-Oct-21 16:34:56

I believe Richard Madeley commented on how small Kate's waist is on GMB this morning and got a great deal of flack for not mentioning the environmental issues. I'm just following on from that opinion. Having said that she always looks great.

Namsnanny Mon 18-Oct-21 16:40:36

Josianne

grannyrebel7

It was a 10 yr old dress, both she & William were wearing clothes from 10 yrs ago to make the point about sustainable fashion. I thought that programme was so inspirational and really made me think we can repair the world. Think it's a bit more important than Kate's belt somehow!

Well of course grannyrebel we know all that, but Namsnanny posted under the title "Style and Beauty", not "Environmental Issues".

Yes Josianne Thanks for understanding.

I expected some would not agree with my 'take' on the fashion style. Or some would take umbrage that I commented on her at all. But I was forgetting that others get hot under the collar about more or less anything. grin

I like fashion and always look at what people are wearing.

It was just a fancy of mine to share my thoughts on GN.

Back to the dress. Having the waistband in the same colour as the dress as you said, would also have worked Joseanne so long as it was wide and full of folds as the dress was (a bit like a Grecian style).

Of course being the supreme fashion know all that I am (sat here in 6 year old sweats and Tshirt!!) All should listen and learn.grin

Joking aside, I'm glad I'm not alone in taking an interest.

eazybee Mon 18-Oct-21 16:44:42

I thought she looked lovely, and also comfortable.

Namsnanny Mon 18-Oct-21 16:45:16

FannyCornforth

Catherine doesn’t really have a ‘waist’.
She’s of what is called an athletic build, straight up and down.
That’s why this style of dress doesn’t suit her body type

Yes I agree. Maybe thats why I thought of a dramatic belt.

Josianne Mon 18-Oct-21 16:48:44

I think Grace Kelly was the same sort of shape, tall and without a defined waist. Look at the designer's sketch of the waist and though a poor angle, how badly it turned out on her. Diana much the same.
I love anything to do with fabric and design, have spent many an hour at dress exhibitions.

Grandma70s Mon 18-Oct-21 16:53:29

I think she looks wonderful - but then she would look wonderful in anything. Tall and slim, ideal figure for clothes.

lemsip Mon 18-Oct-21 16:55:58

Iam64 ...... couldn't have put it better myself!

Shinamae Mon 18-Oct-21 16:56:05

Yes, I too am waistless……😬

NotTooOld Mon 18-Oct-21 16:56:54

Kate has no waist? Well, I have no waist either but I regrettably don't look at all like Kate. I think she always looks fabulous. I was thinking just today that Kate is treating being Queen-in-waiting as a profession and doing very well at it, too. Well done, Miss Middleton.