Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (pictured with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge) attends ceremony and reception marking the end of RAF Search and Rescue (SAR) Force operations during a visit to RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales.
That’s right. We went there. And everyone’s going to yell at us, but we’re the two stubborn queens who are just going to have to stick to our guns on this one. She’s dull, you guys. Her 90-year-old grandmother-in-law dresses more stylishly than her. And don’t even get us started on how the Queen managed to dress back when she was closer to Cathy’s age. Her stepmother-in-law, whom no one with a set of working eyes would ever call a fashionista, has been known to be more adventurous in her style choices than she is. Even the Queen Mother made bolder, personality-infused style choices back in her day.
And yes, we get that Cathy is, most likely, at the receiving end of far more criticism about her style choices than those ladies are or were. We also get the thinking that she might deliberately be trying to take a more toned-down approach to her public image than Diana did, since in the end, it was her public image that largely caused Diana’s death, not to mention a great deal of the unhappiness, dysfunction and embarrassment during her life.
But geez, Duchess. Give us something to work with here. The coat’s nice and all but Grandma Betty regularly dazzles on that front and we’d hardly call this one memorable in any way. We realize it’s not a red carpet event or anything, but surely you can do better than that hat, dear.
We’re certainly not suggesting she should be wearing really expensive designers and cycling through a massive public appearance wardrobe. We’d be fine if she just availed herself of some expert British womenswear professionals and had a workable stylish wardrobe made for herself; one that she could update every other year or so with new pieces. We really just want to see her not be so timid in her style choices. Because after a while, that’s how it comes across to us; like she’s dressing not to offend rather than dressing in a way that makes her happy and confident.
Come at us, Sis. We know we just set off a bomb.
L.K. Bennett Red ‘Ami’ Coat
Lock & Co. ‘Betty Boop’ Hat
Mappin & Webb Diamond Drop Earrings
[Photo Credit: Getty Images, lkbennett.com]
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