Duchess Kate in a £2,150 Dolce & Gabbana in Canada: cute or too buttony?


I have to say, the Duchess of Cambridge hasn’t been bothering me at all during the first days of the Cambridges’ Canadian tour. I think it’s because after all this time, the expectations are incredibly low for both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Kate hasn’t had any problems meeting the bar. William, on the other hand, is the one making the gaffes. I also think that my perception of this royal tour has been helped by the fact that I was barely paying any attention to the royals in the weeks leading up to the tour, possibly because Poor Jason, their PR guy, wasn’t going overboard with pre-tour press pieces. It was a good strategy.

These are photos from Tuesday’s outings for William and Kate. They visited the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, they met with college students and First Nations representatives and more. For the day’s activities, Kate wore this buttony (!!) green Dolce & Gabbana which retails for a ghastly sum of £2,150. Like, this dress would be cute if it cost a few hundred dollars. The fact that it costs more than $2500 is insane. It’s JUST a little green dress with a flared skirt and buttons. It looks like something a prissy secretary would wear (no disrespect to prissy secretaries!). Kate is really experimenting with higher collars during this tour, and the effect is… not great? She already comes across as rather uptight, and the higher necklines aren’t helping. Something nice: this is the best her hair has looked in a while, possibly because she isn’t wearing a fall/wiglet?

Meanwhile, the big gossip from this trip seems to be that William and Kate have been “snubbed” two days in a row by the Okanagan Nation Alliance Chairman, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. Under pressure ahead of their trip, William and Kate agreed to do some meaningful meet-and-greets and photo-ops with representatives from Canada’s First Nations peoples. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip was scheduled to attend Monday evening’s VIP reception at Government House, but he backed out at the last minute. He was also scheduled to appear at the university on Tuesday, but once again backed out at the last minute. Why the high-profile snubs of the Cambridges? Politics. Stewart Phillip referred to these ceremonies as a “charade” masking the difficult and complex relationship between crown, government and First Nations people. Other First Nations chiefs did attend these events though.




Photos courtesy of WENN, Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Locke Lamora says:

    I LOVE this dress. High collars always look great, I don’t mind the buttons and the colour is beautiful. This tour is probably the best she’s ever looked.

    Stewart Phillip is right. This is just a charade.

    • Sixer says:

      I’m shamefully ignorant on the current state of affairs with the Canadian First Nations people – note to self: go and find out, woman.

      But these things often put a gloss over ongoing injustices by pretending more is being done than actually is. If that’s the case here, then good for Stewart Phillip is what I say.

      • Eden75 says:

        You will have to dig deep for the truth and remember that there are two sides to ever story. There is a lot of crap that went on and still does, but you have to ask yourself, are the issues now being feed by what was considered helping 50-100 years ago? It’s a vicious cycle that no one can get us out of. The relations between Natives and Canada have been strained for at least a 100 years and show no signs of getting any better.

      • Egla says:

        I was in Montreal for 5 months almost in 2011 (school, studying french). I spoke only to “french canadians” while there because those were the people I had to deal with most of the time. Well, some (not all mind you) use to tell me the story of how their ancestors got there.
        Basically they went there and found this tribe , natives, on an island in the middle of two rivers, Winter came and they (the french) got back home and when they returned and decided to stay the natives were gone forever and nobody knew why or where were they gone. Finally somebody half hearted admitted that they MIGHT have killed them one way or another, thousands of them. Anyway this is the beginning because then the english guys came, war etc etc . After that the natives were killed, exiled, forced in reserves far away in the poorest and remotest lands, forced to convert to christian religion by any means possible. There were stories of hundreds if thousands of children taken away from their mothers and put in institutions or “adopted” by better suited families to make them loose their identity and become better christians.
        There is the land taking, no rights, no vote, no health service, high rate mortality no future for their children etc etc.
        When I was there there was a raising worry that in maybe 20-30 years, because the natives were having more children than ever (10 versus 1.8) they would outnumber the nonnatives as they weren’t having as many. They were afraid that the natives MIGHT claim their land back and take the control over evething. And it’s happening in way as they have now some control over certain areas and somebody is not happy.
        Anyway you do your own research as it’s a complicated matter for sure. Some dear call it a genocide that was done to the natives in the American continent all over North to South and if it’s not that trust me the natives remember everything and just now slowly are finding their voice.
        Long post sorry

      • wilf says:

        Sixer, there is a lot of very interesting theory and research surrounding indigenous peoples and the Canadian state. I would recommend reading the essay “being indigenous: resurgences against contemporary colonialism” by TaiaikenAlfred and Jeff Corntassel.
        If you google “university of Victoria” and “indigenous studies department” you can also access some interesting literature and overview. If you look into the current (Trudeau) governments policies on First Nations people’s you will also find some very heated debates ;)

      • Liberty says:

        Egla — fascinating and now I am going to have to research all this and learn more. Thank you for sharing.

      • LAK says:

        Egla: what Liberty said.

        Thank you and i’m off to google.

    • LannisterForever says:

      I love the dress too! She looks great in green and gold.

    • Ella says:

      I love it too. I think it’s perfect.

    • Lexie says:

      LOVE IT. So 1930s (my favorite decade in fashion). The color looks great on her. Now if she could just get some better cut shoes…

    • Liberty says:

      I feel like I am insane.

      I see a beginner’s stitching project from the 1930s, with peculiar sleeves, wonky hem, overkill on a sad row of buttons. Fabric: saggy lock knit, like the dripping wash day undies described in Barbara Pym’s novels.

      Everyone else, you love this? You think this is a good use of two thousand pounds? The color is ok, that’s all I’ve got. Maybe I need more aspirin, maybe I am hallucinating.

  2. Birdix says:

    Anne of green gables would appreciate the puffed sleeves. But they are too short–end up hitting her arm in an odd spot. And that little bow should go.

    • Blaire Carter says:

      I just watched that movie!

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        I loved the dress until I saw the sleeves. The length is perfect, I love the color, it’s buttony but not too buttony. Those sleeves though…tragic.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Anne longed for puffed sleeves. So perfect for a Canadian tour! I also really like the dress.

      • Birdix says:

        “Those are good, sensible, serviceable dresses,” said Domenico Dolce. “I’ll expect you to keep them neat and clean and not to tear them.  I should think you’d be grateful to get most anything after those skimpy wincey things you’ve been wearing.”
        “Oh, I AM grateful,” protested Kate.  ”But I’d be ever so much gratefuller if–if you’d made just one of them with puffed sleeves.  Puffed sleeves are so fashionable now. It would give me such a thrill, Domenico, just to wear a dress with puffed sleeves.”
        “Well, you’ll have to do without your thrill. I think they are ridiculous-looking things anyhow. I prefer the plain, sensible ones.”
        “But I’d rather look ridiculous when everybody else does than plain and sensible all by myself,” persisted Kate mournfully.

      • Bettyrose says:


    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Very cute dress, nice color too — but ITA about the sleeves. I think they’d have been so much better as 3/4 length. Also, in the second pic you can clearly see that the dress has been poorly (probably hastily) shortened, and the hem is badly puckered.

      But in general, I think Kate has looked great on this Canada tour.

    • Jillybean says:

      That puffy sleeve response was awesome. Shout out to ANNE!

  3. Onerous says:

    I kind of feel like she’s found her niche with these 1940′s inspired looks – they suit her body and are appropriate. She’s worn her hair up quite a bit, too, which is nice.

    • Sullivan says:

      I hadn’t thought about that. You’re right, Onerous, ’40s styles are quite flattering on her frame.

    • mellie says:

      Oh, you are right…and all the jewel tones are so good on her. I think she has been looking very pretty.

    • Rose says:

      I very much agree on the 40′s style. And this color looks great on her. So far, I’ve quite liked almost everything she’s worn (shoe game aside). Her hair has looked good too.

      Usually I’m not much for a high neckline, but I think she’s kinda rocking them.

    • Hazel says:

      That’s 1930s, not ’40s. Forties dresses were shorter (save fabric for the War!), & shoulders broad. Thirties dresses were longer & slimmer like this.

  4. Kay says:

    The dress is a beautiful color, but it looks like it fits oddly in the bust area.

  5. Bex says:

    I think it’s really pretty. Not £2000 pretty, but it suits her.

    As a Brit, I’m so over them though. They never seem to do anything meaningful at all.

    • dodgy says:

      Same. The Daily Mail and Express really try to put a good spin on things but… they do nowt.

    • zinjojo says:

      Every dress she’s worn on this tour costs thousands of pounds — she’s not even trying to do a high/low approach on this trip. I’m not a Brit, but if I was, I’d be livid over subsidizing the tens of thousands of pounds that she spent on her wardrobe for this trip. Maybe some of the dresses are better than what we’ve seen her in before, but they’re all in similar colors and silhouettes that she regularly wears. So she’s built an enormous wardrobe and just keeps adding designer dress after dress — not even high-end separates that can be worn in a lot of different ways for those few days a year that she actually works.

  6. Meow says:

    Puff sleeves Marilla!!

    Makes her chest disappear… and why is her hair forming a triangle? She looks more like her Newzoids puppet every day.

  7. Chaucer says:

    Did she steal that dress from the set of the Golden Girls?!

    • Megan says:

      Seriously. It is so dowdy.

      • bluhare says:

        That’s because she doesn’t rock the prissy secretary look properly. It’s like the sexy librarian look only different and a pair of sexy shoes are required.

      • Ella says:

        It’s not dowdy. It’s retro. I love D&G’s ladylike 40′s/50s frocks from the last few seasons.

      • notasugarhere says:

        When wearing something like this, it is the personality of the wearer that makes it fun and retro vs. dowdy. On someone with her lack of charisma, it ends up being another dowdy outfit that wears her instead of the other way around.

  8. Anett says:

    She should have worn the original design not this bespoke version. She is really good at ruining certain designer dresses. Her budget for this tour will be horrendous, and the funny thing is there is only one reception is involved.

  9. Betti says:

    Well done to the Grand Chief – he clearly isn’t about to be used as a PR tool for the Buckets. I have a friend in Vancouver and their visit hasn’t really generated as much press as people expected it to. The BRF are losing the PR game and unless they kick these 2 to the curb and bring in Harry and potentially the York Princess’s, people with a bit of personality and interest in repping their country, they will struggle to justify their continued existence. But it all depends on how ruthless Chuck is and if he has the balls to stand up to his son and her family. If anything happens with these 2 and the succession it won’t be until TQ has gone, no one will do anything while she is still alive as another divorce/abdication (or whatever you call it when an heir walks away) would prob kill her.

    I like the dress but the SHOES are awful.

    • Citresse says:

      Could the shoes be the same as what she wore for Charlotte’s christening? They look very much alike.

    • Nic919 says:

      Most Canadians don’t care about the Royal family in general. Sure there is one brief mention of what they did that day on the news, but these two are utterly useless. We don’t need to spend millions for two British 34 year olds to taste food and unveil plaques. I don’t blame the chief for skipping this side show. There are serious issues with the pipelines and in some areas they’re don’t have drinking water. Meanwhile Kate wears plain dresses worth thousands each.

      • Kitty says:

        Is this tour getting a lot of coverage?

      • notasugarhere says:

        Not according to the reporters. Victoria Murphy from the Mirror wrote on her twitter last night.

        “Interesting this royal tour not making front pages of most UK newspapers tomorrow. Combination of time difference and bigger stories”

      • HeidiM says:

        No the tour isn’t getting a lot of coverage either way. Most of us are indifferent to them. And as far as First Nations People participating in this stuff ~ I mean why role out the red carpets for the colonizers? People are still facing real hardship on Reservations in regard to basics like water, health care and the cost of food(it can be $10 for a loaf of bread up north). And these 2 brats show up looking like toothy arseholes and will call this work?

      • Betti says:

        @Kitty – no, not in the UK or Canada. The UK headlines are dominated by politics, these 2 are not even making the top 5 stories, they are somewhere down the bottom end of the page. The only rag putting them on the front page is the Daily Mail online.

        PS. Have you guys seen the trailer for Netflix’s The Crown, about TQ’s early life, IT LOOKS AMAZING!!!! Matt Smith as Prince Philip is genius casting and Claire Foy as TQ is delicious.


      • bluhare says:

        Tom Sykes has a piece on the Daily Beast about what a yawn festival it is this time.

    • Tia says:

      He is not grand chief of ALL the bands only 53 percent. These ” snubs” were designed a head of time ,invitation was accepted with the knowledge he was going to cancel ” last minute” (it’s all theatre )to bring light to the grievances against federal government. I said first day this was not a usual royal visit, and has been designed more as a private visit., for a PM photo op for his ” I’m a friend of the Natives and environment…I’m not Harper I keep my election promises tour.” 2 months ago this would have been hugely successful tour from Liberal perspective as Trudeau was viewed as a saviour here in BC by those groups. I cant share my Facebook publicly or I’d share with you EXTREME rage directed against PM by Natives Bands for the past 2 weeks..While the royals were in Okangan , PM dropped ANOTHER bomb shell on Native community with Approval of Patronas LNG Developement Deal. ( which FYI some native bands WERE sitting in on).I keep saying federal, because by law when BC came into Federation, they required the Federal Government to settle land claims. Indigionous politics Are extremely complicated . Large groups of Bands have signed and/ or are negotiation deals for LNG extraction and pipelines. Those bands are getting billions of dollars in shared revenue from that pipeline activity. Some groups like the Haida are getting no share and are furious , they have international standing and are using their clout.The Haida were a very rich powerful nation they raided and took slaves from Alaska to California. nations as are at war with each other in BC over land use revenue sharing- those communities are split by those fighting for revenue, jobs and those who already have other income. THe Royals are about to go into Haida Nation on Friday, They have been leading the FIght to stop Patonas LNG agreement. The Grandchief comes from Okanagan where the Band has managed to turn around their financial future with provincial revenue sharing , mid coastal communities want the same. I mentioned day one about briefs that William hasn’t read. BECAUSE if the ROyals had been fully briefed ( what isn’t in those briefs ie the Prime Ministers office had 3 extremely bitter announcements to make to BC Native Communities) I’m sure they would have had other engagements for September. The ROYAL TOUR isn’t in the news internationally, but the Spotlight shone on the Crown/ Indigionous relationship because of the tour. IS that not a good thing? As of Monday the Haida were preparing for https://haidanation.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/the-perfect-gift/. As of yesterday Haida who adopted Trudeau would do what they have always historically done, dump him under a totem pole. It will be very interesting visit considering how much Royals were looking forward to going to Haida Gwaii

      • Tia says:

        Tidbit to what I said about Patronas announce yesterday, and the rage it has caused.Last night when I was going down for a reception at Empress police cars were parked diagonally across Rockland with their lights flashing blocking all road access at either side of Government House. We had to go back around . I thought it was odd as Kate and William aren’t here. But when I walked home at 3 am , 2 times the security were posted and police are patrolling on foot almost to my home and vans literally. Circling the block all night.

      • Hazel says:

        Thanks again for your insight, Tia. I did see on the news this morning that the kids are staying at government house, so maybe that’s the reason for the increased security.

      • Lady D says:

        Quoting a member of the House, (just seen on the news) “He sent 3 ministers to Vancouver Airport to make this announcement, 1000 kilometers from the people directly affected by it.”
        Major worries about this pipeline. I’m scared for B.C.

      • Tia says:

        Hazel I know the children are there and it has been heavily guarded since before the royals arrived. The grounds were closed sept 21 and won’t be reopened to public until oct.2. There was an incident and the protection was doubled -it was reported in local paper this morning as ” a small fire quickly put out…probably cigarette butt” however…there’s another tidbit that moderators are free to share later ( for obvious reasons to them)if they want.

  10. Kenya says:

    Cheap fabric and looks like they forgot to iron or steam it.

    • Olenna says:

      Agree. Cheap looking and ill-fitting. She doesn’t have an eye for quality fabrics or good workmanship. For her, it seems more about the designer or label.

      • paddyjr says:

        Yes, with Kate it’s a “if it’s expensive, it must be good” mentality. Does she try anything on when she shops or does she just grab a few of the same item? She could really benefit from studying Sophie or Queen Letizia, both of whom manage to look professional and put together, but not matronly, while working and raising young children.

  11. HappyXamp says:

    I feel like this would have been better as a skirt and shirt combo, it would make the buttons look better.

    Did anyone else see this? http://www.macleans.ca/society/does-kate-middleton-deserve-her-reputation-as-a-fashion-recycler/ out of the 52 engagements she did last year she wore 33 new outfits.

    • Betti says:

      Kate is NOT a fashion recycler – she may wear the same coat once or twice but you can be guaranteed that there will be a new dress underneath it. The only items she wears regularly are her shoes; those horrendous beige heels, the beige/blue wedges and big blue (which she always manages to get into a shot).

      • Elizabeth says:

        Betti- IKR! The whole recycle princess thing was a PR exercise- once common folks use a nickname it sticks..but she is not a recycler and buys clothes at shocking prices and taste is not even great.
        And it is often stated that she has multiple pairs of the same shoes..so ya she is very comfortable spending her father in law’s money

    • notasugarhere says:

      Interesting article. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hazel says:

      Great article, thanks!

  12. LAK says:

    I wouldn’t pay that much for such a basic tea dress, but i like the colour and i think she looks good.

    As someone upthread said, this 1940s silhouette works for her.

  13. Deedee says:

    Odd tugs and wrinkles around the bust, that cutesy bow, the beige shoes and all that hair hanging around her shoulders in a mess. She may have spent thousands on this look, but it still looks cheap.

    • Kk says:

      Yep. The only thing I like is the color. I am shocked that this is a designer dress because the fabric and construction look cheap in photos.

  14. Lainey says:

    The colour is gorgeous but other than that she has a million dresses just like this. All her dresses are the same shape just by different designers and more money. Could she not find a Canadian or British designer to make this dress for her?
    I wonder will we get the behind the scenes articles that we got after India. They told a much more interesting story than anything that came out during the tour.

    • Betti says:

      Am waiting for the behind the scenes drama but so far nothing, either the press are keeping quiet until they get back home or the Buckets have tightened their sh!t down but its still early in the tour but like the last tour things didn’t start kicking off till the later part.

      • Lainey says:

        Yeah haven’t heard anything of them trying to control the press or deny them access which seems to have been the catalyst last time.

      • notasugarhere says:

        There has been sniping in the press about things like William not reading his prep notes (it was in all our press briefings and we read them kind of thing). And one of them tweeted about how beautiful the area was when W&K missed their trip due to weather (the reporter went anyway and published a photo).

  15. LuluPolly says:

    I think the dress looks cheap. The hem line is janky.

  16. cindyp says:

    Dress looks really cheap, something from the mall. Those shoes have got to go..ugh

  17. minx says:

    I wore something like that in 1992.
    Is forest green back?

  18. notasugarhere says:

    £2,150 is close to $2800. Bespoke, which means more than that, even if the more is leaving off a certain accessory.

    Promoting an Italian fashion house on a UK-and-Canada funded trip to Canada. Missed again.

    • Betti says:

      I think that with some of these outfits she has Natasha alter them for her (hence the shoddy work – she’s not a trained tailor/seamstress) which she won’t have to pay for necessarily as she (Natasha) is salaried staff. The McQueen tea pot doily dress was clearly tailored by the fashion house themselves as the quality of the work was very good (well that i could see). The hem of this one looks a little off, maybe she finally got hem weights added to her floaty skirts.

    • Lady D says:

      NOTA, I use a website called Coin Mill a currency converting site, and it says that $2150 GBP is $3710.90 CAN. Can I ask what you use to convert money? I would like to be accurate about money difference.

  19. Snowpea says:

    Why is it so creased? I know Im being picky but don’t they have Crisp over there?

  20. carolind says:

    Green dress ok – dignified. The red was beautiful.

    I don’t know much about Canada but as well or even instead of foreign tours William and Kate should be out and about in WHOLE of UK doing regular, ordinary engagements.

  21. Canadian Becks says:

    The dress is very Wallis Simpson. Due to the fact the style hearkens back to the 1930′s-1940′s. I could see Wallis Simpson in something like this.

    For formal clothing, Kate does seem to like the throwbacks to the bygone eras.

  22. Merritt says:

    This shade of green looks nice on Kate. I like the bottom of the dress but I have mixed feelings on the top.

  23. Kitty says:

    Can anyone explain to me why the media forgets William and Kate lack work ethic and the majority of people when they either go to tour or bring their kids out? Also how many people were there? I read there were thousands. Is that true?

  24. The Original Mia says:

    The dress is okay. Not sure what is going on with the bust, but that might be her posture.

    I’m loving the lack of coverage of this tour. Politics and other events have put these two on the back burner. Thankfully. But I also wonder if the charisma void of the Cambridges plus William’s war against the media has finally dimmed their supposed star status.

    • Kitty says:

      @TheOriginal Mia, is it really lacking coverage?

      • ohdear says:

        I’m in the prairies and we have more coverage of the debate than this by far. It’s barely been on (And I watch the national news channels). We’ve had the blue jays winning and international hockey being reported more than the visit.

      • Lady D says:

        There is very little coverage compared to their last visit. Over half the country turned out for their first visit, and they had amazing goodwill and huge crowds. Yesterday at the college there was maybe 1500 people including college kids. They are getting small blurbs on the local news and have drawn the same coverage as a mid-level politician. (without political impact) This trip is a waste of Canadian time and money. Whoever it was on here that said we would see the kids twice if we were lucky was right. I bet we don’t see them again until the day they leave.
        I’ve also noticed our Premier Christy Clark looking less than thrilled following the Cambridge duo around.

    • Kitty says:

      @Lady D interesting. Over in the DM they make it seem its making a lot of coverage.

      • Citresse says:

        CTV news online had set up intermittent live coverage til yesterday. Gone today I think. There was more interest when they first toured Canada in 2011.

      • Citresse says:

        update: ctv news online said check back later (for live coverage).

  25. Cerys says:

    It’s a nice dress and she suits it. However it does not look like £2k worth of outfit. It looks like a dress that can be found in any high street store. Also, it is yet another new outfit for someone who is lauded for recycling but actually does very little other than the beige shoes. I think all the new outfits are a bribe for her to do some royal duties.

  26. Rocio says:

    She looks cute but it’s a cheap looking dress. Her shoes are awful.

  27. PHAKSI says:

    Quite ugly. This dress does nothing for her figure, highlights that she has no hips. The beige shoes make it even worse.
    It kind of looks like something HM would have worn in the 50s/60s, except she had a bangin’ body

  28. shewolf says:

    I think it’s gorgeous but I tend to go for a 30s/40s look for everything!

    Dare I say its a bit too tight on her though?

    • Citresse says:

      Yes it does fit tight… Kate likes us to know how thin she is, though when she looks in the mirror she probably sees the opposite.

    • vava says:

      Yes, it is too tight.

      The prissy bow is weird, the fabric looks cheap, and the hem is indeed messy. I could see Wallis Simpson wearing this. LOL. I like the color, but the price tag is unbelievable. Once again, she paid too much for an everyday dress. Shoes and little clutch bag are tragic with this.

      • Hazel says:

        Except on Wallis it would have fit perfectly, hung perfectly, and been accessorized perfectly.

      • vava says:

        Hazel, yes I agree. In some ways this green dress sort of reminds me Wallis’ wedding dress. Same sort of fit.

        Kate needs a better tailor, and a professional stylist – those shoes were awful with that dress.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Yes, is should skim not be so tight that is pulls into horizontal lines around her torso.

  29. NOLA says:

    Beautiful color on Kate , but otherwise this is a giant nope for me. Just like the red dress from yesterday, I think the proportions are off on this one. The sleeves are a tad too long. The hem is wonky (maybe from the hem weights?). The material of the skirt looks cheap to me. And her hair looks ridiculously messy to me. I wish she would cut it and wear it without all the curls. I think Charlene would absolutely rock this dress with her fabulous short haircut.

  30. Wren33 says:

    I like the dress, but then again I am a fan of Alicia Vikander’s twee style too, so maybe you shouldn’t trust me. I agree with the others though that the sleeves are a weird length.

  31. mazzie says:

    I love the dress – for me. I’d look so much better in it. My legs are longer. :D

  32. IE says:

    Celebitchy should write an article about how Kate is flirting with PM Justin, there’s even pictures showing that. She’s smiling and twirling her hair, LOL

  33. Minxx says:

    The colour is nice but the fabric looks really cheap. Besides, the shape is not very flattering on her, makes her shoulders much broader than her hips and flattens her chest. She loves everything tight but it’s not the best choice for her shape. She’s so boring and predictable.

    • LAK says:

      Her shoulders *are* much broader than her hips (inverted triangle body type) and she has no boobs, it’s always been a padded bra.

      This dress is the perfect dress for her body type. It wouldn’t work with someone with curvy body type.

      • mazzie says:

        It would, actually. The flounced skirt (full, circle, gored?) skirt would balance the look.

      • Minxx says:

        LAK- I respectfully disagree :) – the dress would look better on someone with fuller breasts. She should wear fuller skirts to fill out those non-existent hips and a less fitted top to give illusion of bigger breasts. She looks good in boho-style long dresses with long, bell-shaped sleeves and looser tops. She can have a fitted top but with bigger skirt (for ex. her red, sleeveless dress from yesterday was perfect) . You don’t put a tall girl with an inverted triangle body type in puffy sleeves – the second photo (she’s getting out of the car) is just awful. She looks bow-legged too.

  34. LAB says:

    This thread is so good today! A few points from me:
    This tour is getting little press over here. I live one province over and there is nothing noticeable in the paper and the evening news gives it a quick story about 40 min in.

    How does Kate not know what looks good on her at this point? I am not in the spotlight and know what works on my figure which is also an inverted triangle. (although I have more in the chest department and am not nearly as thin) Wear some separates! Especially moving up North where it is getting cool, a pair of trousers, nice blouse and a blazer would look so smart!

    Finally, what was the point of bringing the kids along? We were actually in Kelowna with our kids (6 months and 2.5 yrs) last month and it was fantastic. We are pretty kid friendly in Canada but those poor kiddos made a long flight to hang out in a backyard.

    O.k. off my soapbox

    • Tia says:

      The royals look unusually relaxed and smiley…no ability to complain about missing kids who are back home …..and Government House grounds are gorgeous , trails , swimming pool and spectacular views bonus it comes with a resident herd of Nasty deer Master Gordie can terrorize.

  35. Elizabeth says:

    Behold, Kate the awkward clapper is back!!

    Can we please find a name for her clapping?? its so creepy and funny

  36. Deedee says:

    The Duchess has only begun with the buttons. More buttony goodness in the photos coming out of Canada.

  37. Jaded says:

    I think Kate’s reasoning for high collars is you could injure yourself on her clavicles.

  38. Starlight says:

    The prices of these outfits is obscene she must have toppped over 10,000 dollars and it’s only Wednesday …..

  39. Stevie says:

    I love the retro green dress agree it’s more 1940s than 30s. I don’t think she’s too dowdy but she could up her shoe game occasionally.

  40. Nikole says:

    It looks cheap, unfit and even in the beginning it was already creased. How it possible to crease short sleeves? And Bill in his favorite horrible light trousers that always in his butt….

    • notasugarhere says:

      It isn’t the back for me, rather the skin tight khakis vacuum-sealed around his crotch. If she isn’t flashing, he has to make up for it?

      • msthang says:


      • Nikole says:

        I mean there is other photo and he often in creased jacket and trousers. And jeans doesn’t fit too often and right in his butt. Yes, they are complement each other, perfect match and never disappoint public.

  41. tracy says:

    she can look good in anything if only her makeup and hair was spot on and neat. had confidence and a good posture stop with her mouth burning
    and voila! she would be a dignified royal!