Duchess Kate, bangsy in a MaxMara coat in Cambridge: lovely or tragic?

More photos of the Cambridges! Earlier today, I covered those awful photos of Duchess Kate debuting her Farrah-style bangs, which went down two nights ago. These are new pics of William and Kate in Cambridge today. This is their visit to Cambridge since becoming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, so… there’s that. The pics are of their arrival at the train station, and at the opening of the new Peterborough City Hospital. Since I already wrote a ton about Kate earlier, let’s just do some bullet points for this appearance:

*Kate’s pretty coat is MaxMara (price: £980). I have a similar one that is Calvin Klein, only mine isn’t belted – is that little ribbon belt part of Kate’s coat, or did she add it? I like mine better. Her booties are Aquatalia. They’re meh. But I’m not a big fan of ankle booties anyway.

*I think Kate’s hair started out as sausage-curled perfection, but it was raining for a bit and it was very windy, so her hair flattened a bit, and it was blowing in her face a lot (giving her a perfectly opportunity to fuss with it endlessly, as she loves to do). When an onlooker told Kate she liked Kate’s new hair, Kate allegedly replied, “I’m not sure about it. It’s a bit windy today.” Which is a perfectly good reason why she should pull her hair back for some appearances.

*William and Kate received several baby-themed gifts from the spectators/commoners. They accepted those gifts with grace and appreciation, and they also played with some babies in the crowd.

*Obviously, Kate kept making physical references to her midsection, but she always does that. I’m just saying that if you think “Kate touching her stomach” = babies, you shouldn’t take it as a sign. That being said, it wouldn’t surprise me if she was pregnant.

*Something nice: I feel like Kate may have finally grasped the concepts of “day makeup” and “evening makeup”. I swear, her makeup looks just a tad lighter in these pics. She usually cakes it on and does a really heavy eye for day appearances.

*Something nice: I honestly don’t hate her bangs/layers/fringe when she’s in motion, and when her hair is straighter. The sausage curls are too much, and that make her hair look too fussy, but I like the layers when everything is somewhat straight.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. RobN says:

    I think it all looks quite nice, but does it look like the belt is on upside down?

  2. Ann says:

    The belt is too thin and fussy for that coat.

    I do wish she’d find a new hairstyle. I wonder if she’s using electric rollers. Haven’t seen that look in a long time.

  3. Riana says:

    As someone currently suffering through a bad haircut (and fighting to fix it as I type!) I can’t hate on any other woman’s hair.

  4. KellyinSeattle says:

    I think she needs a trim, at least….Some people think longer hair = better hair no matter what. But sometimes it needs to be cut/trimmed to stay looking healthy….hers looks a bit stringy…..I like Kate, though and think she’s doing a good “job” of being a princess. But can’t give her a pass on the shoes; I know I’m in minority on this, but I can’t wait until people look back and say, “What was I thinking” about “hoof” boots! William always looks the SAME. Wind him up and he always seems boring…I know he has to be “responsible” to be the prince, but he doesn’t have to be so damned dull – on the other hand, I don’t think he can really help it.

  5. holbriken says:

    tragic is what happened in nj and ny from superstorm sandy. kate’s hair is merely unfortunate.

  6. Elceibeno08 says:

    I am no fashion/stylist expert by any stretch of the imagination but what my eyes see is a happy-looking young woman with nice hair and good clothes. Why do you must insist in finding her less than well groomed?

  7. Esti says:

    I like her long hair and I’ve never minded the curls the way some people do, but I do think with these layers it would look better straight and shorter — maybe just below shoulder length.

    I wish we could see the dress, it looks cute where it’s peeking out from under her (also very cute) coat.

    • Chatcat says:

      I agree. Leave her alone. She is an attractive woman with a conservative style that fits her frame and is always clean and fresh looking and that is a bad thing? So she occasionally has a fashion faux pas…which one of us hasn’t done THAT!

      • GoodCapon says:

        ‘an attractive woman’ — if you mean decent-looking then yeah, she’s just average. If you didn’t know her and you passed her on the street you would not have taken a second look. She looks mannish sometimes, just like her mother and sister.

        ‘with a conservative style that fits her frame’ – Conservative? Did you mean how most of her skirts and dresses go WAY up above her knees?

        ‘always clean and fresh looking’ – No. Just no. She looks bored and busted in most of her engagements, like she’s thinking ‘I can’t wait to go shopping’ while trying to make small talk with the locals.

        I’m sorry, are we still talking about Kate here?

  8. Eleonor says:

    I love Max Mara coats!
    She looks very lovely here.

    • Ics says:

      Agreed. MM is the nr 1 coat designer/ producer in my opinion. Perfect style and excellent quality expecially considering they are usually bought by real women who wear them for more that one season and have a normal life and a busy schedule.

      • Eleonor says:

        I have two of them, bought on sale, if you’re lucky in the last days of sales you can buy faboulous pieces at decent prices. And even if my coats are “old” (the first one I’ve ever bought is from winter 2000) they’re still beautiful, and don’t seem dated.

  9. Jessica6 says:

    This woman is just so ordinary that she makes beige a primary colour. And Wills, please shave that head!

    Although, I must say I do love that coat.

    Prince Charles has always been the one who has impressed me the most. His unbelievably hard work with his Prince’s Trust goes so unnoticed and is not truly appreciated by the press and public at large.

  10. CarrieUK says:

    I can honestly say the weather here sucks at the moment so she’s looking great! It’s damn cold and SO windy!!

    I’m moving to Cambridge in a few months, so excited :)

  11. BLOGAHOLIC says:

    Preg announcement to cone in the new year

  12. Reece says:

    Pretty, but again, ditch the belt.

  13. MsMileHigh says:

    I like the hair – even though I think she would look great just below shoulder length with long layers. No more sausage curls!

    The severe eye liner needs to go. Same with the ugly booties with a skirt (a look I personally hate).

  14. Katie says:

    The hair looks much better here than in the green dress.

  15. potatopeel says:

    Complaining about the bangs won’t change them. Hair has already been cut. I do agree with a previous comment about possible morning sickness – there is one picture of her (in the green dress) that does remind of a pregnant woman trying to put on a “good face” while feeling horrid.

  16. bluhare says:

    Bangs look better today. I’m wondering if she did it as a Step 1 in gradually going shorter.

  17. sharylmj says:

    she is beautiful and they look very happy :) I love her whole look here and I’m glad she’s toning down the eyeliner!!!

  18. Cliff says:

    The curls are fine – what I hate is that they’re called ‘sausage’ curls. Grr!

  19. asdfg says:

    Eh, I don’t like the belt with the coat! I love the booties though! Really cute!

  20. moja31 says:

    someone should have run a brush over her boots, scuffed shoes are never cute.

  21. apsutter says:

    Didnt like the other pics but she looks very pretty here

  22. Emily says:

    Either she’s pregnant, or she’s eating solid foods out of her own free will. …which of these do you think is more likely?

  23. Amy says:

    I was about to say in these pictures it definitely looks she (finally) gained some much needed weight! She looks very healthy here.

  24. Suze says:

    Oh thank heavens She looks good – I viewed the post with the green disaster first and figured she’d thrown in the style towel.

    She should tend toward variations on this look: strong, clean and uncluttered design. This flatters her. When she gets fussy and lacy and wears her hair too curled, she lands in trouble.