Pippa Middleton in London

Posted on August 25, 2011

Oh, Pippa. A strong wind and some unplanned backlighting has caused pain to many a good woman. Let this be a lesson to you.


Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Ruffle Hem Maxi Dress in Blush



RI2K Portobello Shoulder Bag

What an odd outfit. A beige-with-pink-undertones maxi-dress paired with a mustard yellow purse, a white jacket and white wedge slingbacks? So much of how we respond to color is subjective and personal, but are we the only ones who find this color combo a little on the nauseating side? We don’t love the proportions here, either. Something about that gigantic ruffle on the bottom, vast expanse of beige dress above it, and then topped off by that little white jacket … it divides her in strange places. There’s definitely a chic factor to this look, since it brings together a couple of trends (maxi-dresses, “nude” shades, white accents), but we’re not crazy about the items paired up to make the look. Love the bag, though.

[Photo Credit: Fame, shopthetrendboutique.comamazon.co.uk]

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  • Anonymous

    The only time a maxi dress looks good is standing still with a drink in your hand…

    • http://twitter.com/pinup_ghoul Pinup Ghoul

      …on a beach or in a picturesque meadow.

    • Anonymous

      That pretty much says it all. 

    • Anonymous

      Funny you should say (write) that. I was wearing a bold-print maxi dress out the other day, and my husband said, “Nice dress. You look like you should be going for drinks on the Lido deck and not lunch at my parents’.”

  • http://twitter.com/OracleKath Kathrine Marlow

    I’m sorry, those girls need to EAT! Someone needs to chase them both around with a Dove bar or something.  They both have looked too thin since just before the wedding. 

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    That’s a don’t notice me/notice me outfit.

  • http://graduallygreener.wordpress.com/ GraduallyGreener

    Is her purse a knockoff, or is the RI2K a knockoff?  Look a the chains and rivets, they’re not actually the same between the two photos.

    Not that I begrudge ANYONE carrying a knockoff!

    • Anonymous

      Good eye!

    • Anonymous

      you should… the harm it does to the industry (not to mention the kids whose legs they break to work in the sweat shops that produce them) is monumental…

      • http://graduallygreener.wordpress.com/ GraduallyGreener

        Fair point.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325734955 Robin K. Osterberg

        I agree with you, but doesn’t it seem that the industry causes the sweatshops to exist by making original fashion financially unobtainable by most of society?

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Also a very valid point.  But isn’t the core of it that humans, given the opportunity, most often will continue to abuse each other for profit?

        • Anonymous

          But won’t something always be financially unobtainable by someone?  

          • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

            I can’t think this hard this early in the day. *sips mimosa*

          • Anonymous

            Sorry if my post wasnt’ worded very elegantly!  It is sort of early!  What I mean is that I don’t think it’s the fault of any luxury brands that people are willing and eager to buy knock offs.  They are allowed to cultivate their brands and clientele as they see fit, and charge a price point that people are willing to pay. 

      • Kathy Schrenk

        How sure can we be that the conditions in factories that make the “real” bags are humane?

        • Anonymous

          Exactly. Often they are exactly the same. Sometimes, the same factory in China makes the legit bag& the knock-offs. On the other hand, many big companies also have sweatshops in Western countries. And sometimes, the labels are in on the knock-offs too and make money from them. I bought knock-offs before while living in China and I don’t feel bad about it. However, I sometimes also buy clothing from companies who go the extra mile to be environmentaly friendly or treat their workers better. However, I don’t always find everything there or it is too expensive, so I buy a lot of cheap clothes like H&M, uniqlo.
          A Swiss organisation rated some clothing companies on how they treat the workers. H&M got a better grade than most of the more expensive companies! So, the moral of the story is, the price tag of the clothing/bag is absolute no indication on how the makers of the specific garnment were treated.  If you don’t want to support sweatshops, buy your clothing from fair-trade labels.

          • Kathy Schrenk

            Or shop consignment stores…or learn how to sew :-)

      • Anonymous

        But in many cases the sweatshops making the knock-offs are not that far away from the sweatshops producing the legitimate products.  The legitimate factories making the components for iPhone/iPad/iPod, in fact, most high end electronics aren’t much better.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61101261 Becca Robson

      Also the flap at the front where the clasp is doesn’t have the two seams.

      • Anonymous

        Pippa has become a money maker for British fashion.  The clothing and accessories she is seen wearing sell out as fast as her sisters items.  Modalu even renamed a purse to the “Pippa” after she was seen carrying it and it sold out in their stores.  My thought is R12K may have given her a prototype bag to check out, so to speak.

  • sweetlilvoice

    I like it!

  • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

    I like the bag, but I think it is the wrong color for this outfit (maybe peacock blue). Mustard + white + flesh = sad (or a really boring sandwich)

    • Anonymous

      hah, I actually quite like the colour combo but now that you’ve pointed that out, all I can think of is a ham and mustard sandwich on white! 

    • http://twitter.com/pinup_ghoul Pinup Ghoul

      Indeed! She needs some lettuce, or a tomato. Anything, really.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s fine, honestly. Maybe I’m grading on a curve, but I still don’t consider Pippa to be a public figure so it feels not entirely appropriate to judge her clothing outside of events where she’s on display. I am assuming (perhaps naively) that this wasn’t put together by stylists, but out of her closet. So she has the same love of neutrals as big sis.

  • Erica Bunker

    I’m fascinated with the fascination of Pippa Middleton.  I don’t get it.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Me, either.  She doesn’t seem all that interesting to me.  While I’ll comment on whatever dress they want to put up (I feel indifferent at most of the celebs), I can’t figure out why the papparazzi and following Pippa around to take  pictures of her in an awful dress in the first place.  It’s like taking pictures of a random cheerleader whose sister happens to be mayor.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

        I don’t get the fascination either. Aside from her connections she’s not particularly interesting or striking- she’s pleasant looking but rather plain.

    • Anonymous

      I am willing to bet Pippa is over it too. 

    • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

      It’s not hard to figure out. She’s a young, attractive, stylish, internationally famous socialite and party girl whose sister is in line to become Queen of England some day. To be honest, we don’t get why anyone would question the interest in her.

      • Jessica Goldstein

        I think I can explain. For those of us who don’t get it, it’s that she’s not gorgeous enough or trashy enough to command interest on her own; she’s a socialite on a different continent so we aren’t familiar with her scene; and we didn’t think her bridesmaid’s dress was so awesome that she nearly upstaged her sister. So that leaves us with a pretty woman who dresses well but not particularly memorably, hangs out with super-rich people we’ve mostly never heard of, and is the future Queen’s little sister. I’m not saying that others aren’t interested or that you shouldn’t cover her at all, just that some of us don’t get what all the fuss is about. Then again, I’ve never understood interest in the Hiltons or Kardashians, either.

        • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

          That still sounds odd to us. You don’t have to find her fascinating or like her style, but it seems obtuse to question why there’s interest in, as we said, a young, stylish, pretty, internationally famous socialite whose sister will be Queen of England some day. Regardless of what you think of her personally, how can anyone who fits that description not generate interest in the press?

          • Anonymous

            I hear you, T Lo – “I don’t get it” is a phrase that has become really overused on The Internets.  I’ve got to think we *all* get it, but agree, if you happen not to be interested, move along, non?

          • Anonymous

            The sister of the current Queen of England certainly garnered plenty  of attention in her day.

          • Anonymous

            Princess Margaret was a royal though. Did anyone go gaga over Diana’s sisters? I know the one who dated Charles prior to Diana got press but post Royal Wedding?

            I also don’t get the fascination with the Hiltons or the Kardashians (esp. the Kardashians). 

        • Helen C

          Exactly!!!  If we must “royal-watch”, why not follow Zara or even Beatrice and Eugenia?  At least these ladies are legit famous and show some style other than mind-numbingly BORING.  At least Beatrice’s ugly hat at the  wedding was interesting!

          • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

            Why not move on and skip the posts you don’t want to read?

          • Helen C

            Why have a comment section if we can’t comment?  

          • Anonymous

            Only my opinion, but comments that run along the lines of, for example, “why does anybody care about XX?” “models are thin” and, in the case of a particular peeve of mine, “ew! look at her veiny hands/feet!” are not so much comments on the post, which is “hey, look what so-and-so was wearing, what do you think?” but comments on the person which, as T Lo says, hey, if you’re not interested, don’t read it.  Shouting those thoughts in the form of all-caps comments doesn’t make t

          • http://twitter.com/pinup_ghoul Pinup Ghoul

            I agree, the comments about a person’s weight or physical appearance unrelated to their styling are just mean-spirited. It’s not classy at all. Disliking an outfit is one thing, but making insulting comments because one doesn’t like someone’s weight is wrong.

          • Anonymous

            another_laura summed it up pretty well.  Also, this blog is a fashion blog and we minions are meant to discuss fashion with out fabulous uncles TLo. That’s not say that getting off topic sometimes doesn’t happen and I have learned about interesting artists, books and other tidbits of information from some of the really amazing minions. Essentially whether or not we personally like or are interested in a celebrity/socialite/celebutante or other somewhat famous person featured here, these people seen and photographed are the point of reading a fashion blog and dissecting the looks.

          • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

            Who said you can’t comment? We just don’t understand commenting just to point out how disinterested you are. When posts about a certain topic get lots of hits and comments, we will continue to post about them. When posts about a certain topic get low hits or comments, we’re not inclined to continue covering them. So when people click on this post and then comment on this post about how disinterested they are, they’re helping to ensure that posts on this topic will continue. This is Internet 101. Skip the things you don’t want to read, because complaining about them is obnoxious and ultimately pointless.

            And yes, you were questioning why we put this post up.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It’s the “socialite” thing, I think.  It’s not like she’s famous for doing anything other than showing up and being related to someone married to a future head of state.  She hasn’t starred in a movie or written a book or anything–she’s just a young professional woman who shows up places.  And yes, attractive, but there are other young attractive career women out there.  I could see the fifteen minutes when she was bridesmaid to the future queen of England, but beyond that that–she just doesn’t seem to have any inherent interest about her.

        • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

          Again, we can’t help thinking this is a little obtuse. The press have been interested in socialites and debutantes for as long as there has been a press. There’s nothing to “get” with Pippa because it’s the same old story it’s always been. You don’t have to be interested yourself, but the interest of others is hardly unique in any way.

          • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

            Honestly, her sister is going to be the Queen of England.  The monarchy might not be your thing, but it’s a little ridic to pretend you don’t see why it’s a big deal.

          • Anonymous

            It’s extremely obtuse. You write a fashion blog. These people are photographed and influence fashion. Are the obtuse minions writing these comments just to “get your goat” and try to make you respond?

        • Anonymous

          Her connections are what’s of interest to people.
           

        • Anonymous

          Her connections are what’s of interest to people.
           

        • Anonymous

          Well Paris Hilton and the Kardashians are also porn stars and make regular appearances in magazines and as spokesmodels. And they are also both noted for distinctive style choices and tend to (shudder) inspire trends. It wouldn’t be off to say that many consider them fashion and beauty icons. They also both leverage their personal lives into legitimate entertainment. It’s generally considered an acceptable reason to be considered famous to have a widely viewed television show that you star on. These are all things of interest that they have done. None of these point to any talent more significant than ability to market oneself, but talent has never been the deciding factor in show biz.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        It’s the “socialite” thing, I think.  It’s not like she’s famous for doing anything other than showing up and being related to someone married to a future head of state.  She hasn’t starred in a movie or written a book or anything–she’s just a young professional woman who shows up places.  And yes, attractive, but there are other young attractive career women out there.  I could see the fifteen minutes when she was bridesmaid to the future queen of England, but beyond that that–she just doesn’t seem to have any inherent interest about her.

    • Anonymous

      Well it doesn’t surprise me the paparazzi have taken an interest. Considering people were talking about her dress almost as much as Kate’s wedding gown. She almost upstaged her sister. In a bizarre way it’s kind of cool that the random cheerleader is getting that attention and being told you’re more than just the Mayor’s sister

  • Anonymous

    Oh dear. Maybe this looked better indoors.

  • Anonymous

    Oh dear. Maybe it looks better indoors. Let me give away my age and ask if might have considered a half slip.

    • Anonymous

      I think it should have been lined.

    • Anonymous

      I think it should have been lined.

      • Anonymous

        Agree about the lining.
         

      • Anonymous

        Agree about the lining.
         

      • Anonymous

        Half slip for those of us who shop knock-offs & discount chain – lined for what I’d bet Ms. Middleton buys. 

    • http://twitter.com/pinup_ghoul Pinup Ghoul

      Wearing a slip doesn’t make you old. It just means that you know how to wear an unlined skirt or dress properly. It means you’re a classy dame! I’m 23 and I live in vintage clothing, so slips are a must.

      I think a slip could have added a lot to this outfit, and saved her from a potentially embarrassing series of snapshots. The gossip rags are not kind, and so far she’s been portrayed very kindly. But all that can change, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see this picture glaring down at me from the supermarket shelves, with a bright red circle around her discreet area, emblazoned with the words “Pippa’s Pubes?!”

      I am not fond of those magazines. I’m just saying that it could happen.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Oddly, given that it’s Pippa, I want to say “ugly bridesmaid dress.”  Yes, it lacks the satin an butt-bow, but that ruffle at the bottom makes me think she’s carrying a bouquet in that purse.

    I don’t mind the color combo as much as you guys do, but it doesn’t have much to recomend it, either.

  • Meredith Blixt

    This would be great for me if the dress stopped at her knees with a slightly smaller ruffle. Heck, I could even see it as a romper with the jacket over.

  • Anonymous

    The dress is horrible on her and most women — nevermind a woman who clearly is into clothing like Pippa is — would know this without anyone having to tell them. And there is almost nothing worse than a skirt of that special kind of material that just naturally bunches between the legs when you walk. I’m having a really hard time believing she’s worn that dress before or will wear it again. 

  • Anonymous

    The dress is horrible on her and most women — nevermind a woman who clearly is into clothing like Pippa is — would know this without anyone having to tell them. And there is almost nothing worse than a skirt of that special kind of material that just naturally bunches between the legs when you walk. I’m having a really hard time believing she’s worn that dress before or will wear it again. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380079551 Marie Dees

    Williamsburg called. The reinactor needs her petticoat back. 

    • Anonymous

      OMG!  I seriously and literally just spit out my Sbux passion tea all over my white shirt.  HIL-arious!

  • http://profiles.google.com/ellenbehm Ellen Behm

    It looks to me like she had to leave her house quickly and grabbed the nearest bag, shoes, and jacket. Maybe she was running late? And yeah, she’s not really a celebrity, but it seems most of the civilized world knows who she is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Lightcap/1549420727 Susan Lightcap

    Meh.  At least she doesn’t have a huge belly or acres of cottage cheese thighs lurking under that dress . . .

    • Anonymous

      she’s almost skin and bones which is just as bad.. and the model looks much worse

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294512334 Terri Griffith

    I think it’s ridiculous that simply because she is the sister of the Duchess she is getting critiqued as if it matters. Leave her alone for God’s sake. So she made a faux pas. Who cares? Nice handbag.

  • Anonymous

    The ruffle is what ruins it for me.  If the ruffle was hacked off and it had a plain hem at the ankles and the wind and backlighting issues were gone…I could be okay with the shoes, white jacket, mustard handbag, color of the dress combo.

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

      I agree, the ruffle is just awful.  Very sisterwife.

  • Kristina Griffin

    Her legs are amazing.
    I think that dress maybe something she loves and she was trying to think on another way to wear it. And, maybe flip flops weren’t appropriate for wherever she was going.
    She kind of has a tortured look on her face.

    • Anonymous

      Her legs are not amazing… she’s skelatal & it’s awful.  This trend of thinner & thinner is going to destroy women.

      • Anonymous

        Hasn’t it already destroyed women? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Love the bag, not with that dress, the color combo looks awful.  The jacket is really cute – but the overall combo is not working.

  • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com/ Catherine

    I usually agree with TLo on everything, but I kinda love this outfit and the color combo! The cropped jacket dresses up a casual maxi, and I love the wedges and purse.

  • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com/ Catherine

    I usually agree with TLo on everything, but I kinda love this outfit and the color combo! The cropped jacket dresses up a casual maxi, and I love the wedges and purse.

  • Anonymous

    I think it would be much cuter as a short dress that ended at the knee or slightly above the knee.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t love the ruffle on the bottom of the skirt, but I think she looks pretty great otherwise. Casual and relaxed without looking sloppy. Love that bag.

  • Anonymous

    A strong wind, unplanned backlighting, and forgetting to change out of your nightgown – it all adds up to a bad fashion experience.

  • Anonymous

    You’re final sentence is my own opinion: “… Loved the bag, though.”

  • Anonymous

    I thought women stopped wearing jammies to class in college?

  • Anonymous

    I’d like the whole thing if the dress was navy blue. That large expanse of fleshy colored fabric is just ugh. I like the cropped jacket — it hits right where the bodice seam is, which looks right to me.

  • Anonymous

    I am not so sure the backlight was unplanned.  My own response was, “Congratulations on your great legs.”

    I think the jacket and dress are fine.  Don’t like the color of the bag with it though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668425491 Daniela ‘Dani’ Weiss-Bronstein

    I can’t help but think that it looked very different as she was standing still in a windless room looking in the mirror.

  • Anonymous

    Pippa has designer clothes thrown at her from every angle.  Why in the world would she wear this terrible outfit? Dress and shoes are horrible.  I like the jacket and handbag but not with this granny getup.

    • Anonymous

      Who are her gays?  

  • Judy_J

    Call me old-fashioned, but I would have worn a slip under that dress.  Undergarments were invented for a reason.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I think the jacket actually killed the look the most.  The dress is cute, but too summery to be worn with any jacket.  I’ve always hated when they slap ruffles like that on the bottoms of dresses, it makes everyone look strange. I do love the bag, and it barely passes as a “meh” with this outfit….

  • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

    She’s not at a public event here, and she’s a private figure. I don’t think it’s appropriate to follow her around and take pictures, much less critique her clothes.

  • Anonymous

    When I was about 12 (about 100 years ago), I read “a lady in a dress always wears a slip.”  Guess it registered, ’cause backlighting has never been a problem.  Hundreds of other fashion problems, but not that one…

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

      I’m showing my age, but I remember a bit of a fashion kerfuffle about Princess Diana (then Lady Di) photographed outside so that her skirt was backlit.  Also criticized for not wearing a slip under her skirt.  If the dress was a darker color it wouldn’t have been such a problem (also I hate the flesh tones, bleah).  

  • Anonymous

    I actually love the maxi dress. It might sound safe but I would have paired it with black accessories to funky it up a bit: a black tank underneath & black flip flops. And of course a killer black bag :)

  • Anonymous

    That dress looks like an old granny nightgown I had in the ’70s.  Great jacket, shoes, & especially nice bag do not save this ensemble.  A rare mistake on Pippa’s part, from what I have seen…..there must have been someone she trusts who said, “OMG, this looks incredible on you!  Yes, you must wear it, even though you have doubts!”, and bless her heart, she agreed. Her job now: identify that person and vow to ignore all future fashion advice from him/her!

    • Anonymous

      I love the phrase “bless her heart.”  She should kill said ‘friend.’

  • MilaXX

    I have to look at this on the computer but from here I don’t mind the color combo. My only quibbles are the ruffle on the bottom of the dress & the fact that half slips seem to have gone out of style. I would hve done a bright colorful bag instead of mustard, but the Middleton sisters are all about the neutrals.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XHU6TS57NF3EZHU35OINIUZA3U Mensa

    Her bag is on SALE now on the R12K website for about $120: http://www.ri2kshop.com/productdetails.php?productid=1079
    They even mention that it’s a Pippa favorite bag, so no way is this some knockoff. 
    She looks cute even though white + flesh + mustard = ham sandwich.  Or else I’m just hungry!

  • Anonymous

    I hope she was running off to a party where she would stand around with a glass of champagne in her hand and her jacket and bag stored away in a closet.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not all that put off by the combo of elements here, not a fan of that blushy beige color ever.  Except as s tinted ceiling, makes everyone look younger in the room.  I am (strangely, being as gay as a goose) dying to se her undergarments here.  There seems to be some rather odd looking lumps and bumps as the wind pushes the fabric against her legs and, um, “other parts”.  As has been noted before, she is not a young lady with any spare body fat laying around so whats going on under there young lady?

    • Anonymous

      hopefully she’s en route to her Brazilian wax appointment…

      XD

      • Anonymous

        Oh my!  As one has to endure plenty of “maintainence” in that area, I sympathize……  Really, that’s the reason I don’t wear jersey maxi dresses.  LOL!

  • Anonymous

    A tailored linen jacket does not work with this dress. A structured handbag does not work with this dress. White wedges do not work with this dress. If the dress was a semi-tailored sheath, instead of a bohoesque maxi, all would be right in the world. Alternately, if the sandals were flat and jacket and handbag were less “on my way to work,” that would be good too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583724222 Christy Maxedon Morrison

    The wind is not her friend. What is going on in the crotchal area? I actually like the dress, but think that it is accessorized poorly. Maybe some flat sandals? A long necklace? Different color bag? 

  • Anonymous

    That dress color is godawful on her. Only dark-skinned women can wear that color and look good. The peach, white, and yellow is really a vomit palette to me. Ick.

    I like a short structured jacket over a flowy dress. The dress style itself isn’t too bad, but yes, a slip would help a lot. Even then, I can’t get past the color combo.

    • Anonymous

      VOMIT PALETTE.  I am officially your fan.  Snorted my iced tea when I read that, causing family members to express concern.  I am stealing the phrase “vomit palette” for my own.  xo

    • Anonymous

      VOMIT PALETTE.  I am officially your fan.  Snorted my iced tea when I read that, causing family members to express concern.  I am stealing the phrase “vomit palette” for my own.  xo

  • Anonymous

    I think I’d be okay with the whole thing if the dress were just a different color. It’s sort of a strange tone of beige, and it just doesn’t do great things for her. If I imagine this whole thing with a royal blue dress, it instantly becomes much better looking!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe this is crude, but she looks like she’s not wearing panties or knickers or whatever.    That’s kind of gross.

    Other than that, it’s a horrible dress that cannot be saved with shoes or purse or jacket, but certainly not by white or mustard yellow.   

    Pippa, just wrap up the dress and send it to the Olsen Twins.   They’ll get some use out of it.

  • Anonymous

    Is it just me, or does she look like a guy? I’ve noticed it in other pictures…I just don’t get the fascination.

  • Anonymous

    I wore that dress to a junior high dance in 1974.  I was 12

    • Anonymous

      I, too,  was 12 in 1974.  I think the brand was “Gunne Sax” or something like that, right?

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to have to run to the H&M around the corner on State Street now. (I’m in Chicago.)

  • Anonymous

    def. a miss for Pippa. She’s looked better. The little jacket is ridiculously twee.

  • Anonymous

    You know, at that moment, she has to be regretting wearing that long dress on a windy day…and once she sees these photos, she’ll be regretting it again. 

    Not one of her better looks at all. 

  • aussiegal77

    I can’t see how this long dress works on her, especially all that beige then that ruffle on the bottom.  It’s like a big nightgown paired off with a jacket and yellow bag.  Going for a colour pop is good but that mustard was not the right colour here.  I think honestly though, it’s mainly the dress that’s killing this look.

  • Anonymous

    no matter when, white shoes make me cringe. 

  • http://twitter.com/karenrubyleo Karen

    I just don’t understand the fuss over her, there is absolutely nothing interesting about her personal style.

  • Anonymous

    I just don’t understand the Pippa-love myself. She does have a lovely figure, but as for the rest, I find her mildly attractive and I don’t think her fashion sense is anything extraordinary. (See example above…) There are a lot of skinny girls walking around London who are much prettier and have a great sense of style. If she wasn’t the sister to her Queenship, she wouldn’t stand out a bit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ZubairGhumro Zubair Ghumro

    I think the beige color is beautiful and there’s nothing wrong with nude shades. Her bag is kickass and she has paired everything well. She look effortlessly chic, pretty and put together. The girl knows her shit!! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T53WBEPGJZ7MMMZC4O563YU5HA Observer

    This doesn’t even look like her or share her flair in outfits.  In other circumstances I would say that she just grabbed what wasn’t in the laundry basket and the hell with the results.  She’s not in those circumstances though so must have been an off day.

  • Zubair Ghumro

    I think the beige color is beautiful and there’s nothing wrong with nude shades. Her bag is kickass and she has paired everything well. She look effortlessly chic, pretty and put together. The girl knows her shit!! 

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think that jacket makes any sense with that dress.
    Plus the dress is ugly and kind of slutty Little House on the Prairie. The bag itself is adorable, but I hate this thing now where women hang their bags in the crook of their elbow and walk around with their hand up in the air like that. Sorry, it just looks stupid to me. Hang it on your shoulder.

  • Anonymous

    The color combo immediately struck me as off. If she wanted a bold pop of color, mustard yellow was not the way to go (although I do love that bag).

    • Anonymous

      i think she probably just picked up that bag because it already had all her stuff in it.  she’s not used to the eyes of the world on her, yet.  myself, i’m a serial handbag owner.  i find one that i love and carry it until it’s so stuffed with crap that it’s bugging me, then i find a new one and start over.

  • Anonymous

    I bet when Pippa NoStocking left her flat that day she wasn’t thinking I would be closely examining 4th picture down on my iPad and realizing Miss Pippa is showing lippa! No knickers at all! And that odd little bunching makes it obvious Pip doesn’t go for the full shave. Oh my.

    • Anonymous

      thanks for pointing that out!  we can only hope she’s wearing a textured lace g-string.  it reminds me of a time when i used to be a church member, and another church lady (she happened to be a retired fbi secretary) pulled me over and said “you need to wear a slip with that dress.  you can see right up to your privates!”  i merely said oh in a bored tone, but i was thinking i’m so glad to be able to bring the entertainment for you and the other elders.  it’s the hippy wild child in me.  pippa would do well do adopt a similar attitude, since we’ll all be watching her for years to come. go commando, girl!

  • Ruth Preston

    Stayfree ad, circa 1973. Minus the meadow or beach.

  • Joyce VG

    The bag is great!  The jacket recycled (ala Catherine), the dress is strange, and the shoes are cute (i’m a sucker for slingback wedges.)

  • Joyce VG

    The bag is great!  The jacket recycled (ala Catherine), the dress is strange, and the shoes are cute (i’m a sucker for slingback wedges.)

  • http://twitter.com/annmartina Ann Harste

    Her body language is really stiff and uncomfortable in these photos too

  • Scott Hester-Johnson

    That bitch could wear a burlap sack and look fab.

    I hate her.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like she threw a random jacket over an ugly nightgown. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    Well compared to MOST women the wind and backlighting don’t exactly do her any disservice with a body like that. Hate the purse. 

  • http://twitter.com/vintagegoddess just julie

    I don’t get maxi dresses.
    Never did, never will.

  • Anonymous

    Princess Diana (when she was Diana Spencer, newly engaged) had to learn this lesson, as well.  I remember a photo of her in a backlit knee-length dress and the press let her have it. 

  • Helen C

    WHO CARES ABOUT HER???  SHE’S JUST ANOTHER CHICK IN LONDON!!  NOT EVEN A STYLISH OR PRETTY ONE!!  SO SICK OF THE OTHER MIDDLETON!!

  • Anonymous

    I hate the color of the bag, but the bag itself is ok.  This whole outfit is meh.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    She looks like she picked the dress thinking it would be warmer out & grabbed the closest jacket when she didn’t have time to change.  Half slip issue aside – change up the accessories, lose the bed ruffle hem and this could have been fine. 

    (I can’t with the pube discussion.  I very much doubt she was trying to flash everyone.)

  • Mariah J

    I also love the bag…that maxi dress just plain sucks though.

  • Anonymous

    This is not a good outfit. The proportions (and style) are all off between the jacket and the dress, and all the colors are terrible together–someone mentioned a ham sandwich, but the yellow bag and white jacket remind me of a poached egg. And some undergarments would have been good.

    She looks a little tense in the pictures, so perhaps she got dressed in a hurry and didn’t really think through her choices. This is the first time I’ve seen a picture of her where she didn’t look pulled-together and smiling.

  • Anonymous

    What a clingy mess. I can’t fathom what made her think this outfit was a good idea. 

  • Anonymous

    That ruffle on the bottom of the dress is what wreaks the look. It takes it to 1970-land and doesn’t work with the fitted jacket. I would have picked a different purse too.

  • Anonymous

    That ruffle on the bottom of the dress is what wreaks the look. It takes it to 1970-land and doesn’t work with the fitted jacket. I would have picked a different purse too.

  • http://twitter.com/boricuaintexas Ingrid

    The ruffle does not help, but the truth is that dress is way too long for her, and too breezy to be paired up with that jacket.  The only thing I like is the purse, and even that is almost generic.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think the maxi dress is her friend.

  • Melanie S.

    For me the problem is the fabric of the dress–it looks heavy and clingy, like a flannel nightgown.  In something else it might look okay, though I’m not convinced…

  • Anonymous

    The colors are fine. And I’m not going to criticize her for the see-through and wind issues. Most women have had those issues before; it just wasn’t photographed and sent around the world. Put me in the category of giving her a break. She didn’t choose to be the sister of the woman who married the future King of England so to me she’s not fair game.

  • Anonymous

    Terrible pairing of garments, total clash of design elements. Flowy, romantic maxi dress (too long, though) and structured, boxy jacket + boxy, heavy handbag + clompy wedge slingbacks = total aesthetic confusion/fashion fail. However, she’s an ordinary woman whose sister happened to get married to the future king of England so I don’t expect her to be fashionable. Poor girl, can’t walk out the damn door without the papes swarming.

  • betty language

    there’s a magical thing called a slip, ladies. 

  • http://twitter.com/axomamma karen marie

    Can she not afford a slip?

  • Anonymous

    White shoes just have a tendency to kill everything they come near.  The dress is kind of a cool look (without the jacket though, and probably not for street wear). 

  • Anonymous

    I guess I’m just old-fashioned, but she needs a slip.

  • Anonymous

    She looks like she’s in her slip.  Or Granny’s night gown.  And am I just jealous but she seems thin to the point of bony to me?  

    • Anonymous

      I especially hate the bottom of the dress.  That is the part that sends it into ‘nightgown’ realm for me.

  • Anonymous

    I guess she never saw the iconic photo of Diana in a sheer skirt with two children.

  • Anonymous

    Crappy outfit. nothing works together. and with the exception of the little white jacket, which is inoffensive on its own, everything else is FUGLY. The bag is boring and dare I say SUBURBAN, plus it’s a hard color to work around. The shoes are BORING and matronly. The dress is a nightgown, or should I say nightmare. P.U. 

  • Anonymous

    that purse is NOT mustard yellow LOL 

  • http://profiles.google.com/nariman.c.alkhatib Nariman Alkhatib

    Idk I like the muted colors here.. the mustard purse throws it off but the blush and white looks good.

  • http://dearauntnettie.com/museum dancinfool

    Lace knickers or overdue brazilian?  You be the judge.