(Closed) Was anyone else not too impressed with Kates dress?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Kates dress:

    Loved it!

    Didn't love it!

    Love mine more!

    It was OK.

  • Post # 210
    1652 posts
    Bumble bee

    @KatyElle:  I understand how you were all in tears watching the wedding, and how much you loved the dress.  As much as you loved the dress and are thinking “How could people not like this dress?”, others are thinking they didn’t like the dress, and asking, “How could people be in love with this dress?”  As baffled as you are that someone might not like the dress, what makes you think that because someone doesn’t like it, they somehow can’t recognize a classy dress?   How are you authorized to say that about me or anyone else who didn’t care for the dress? 

    And saying it “isn’t an insult”, doesn’t make it so.  Just because some people disagree with you, you ARE insulting them, excusing them as lacking in bridal fashion.

    Post # 211
    789 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

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    @MissHoneyBun: and @katyelle: Just wanted to say I agree 100% with everything you posted here about the dress, the wedding and the unfair criticism. I loved every minute of the wedding and cried, and still tear up, everytime I watch it.

    Post # 212
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would love it if everyone who has critiqued her, her dress, or anything about the day had their wedding broadcast worldwide with 1,900 guests.  She didn’t ask for our opinions, and she didn’t even want a big deal made of the wedding.  I think it’s a tragedy that people are being so harsh towards her, when she didn’t ask for any of it. 

    We have no idea what went into her dress decision.  England’s economy isn’t the best right now, she was the bride in a ROYAL wedding, and she is a conservative dresser to begin with.  Any of those elements could have affected her choice.  If I were her, I’d be SCARED TO DEATH to get married in front of all of those people, and I’d probably choose a much different dress than the one I chose (which has tulle and crystal beading…yet I still LOOOOVE Kate’s dress.). 

    I agree that we need to be a little less harsh on the poor girl.

    Post # 213
    7321 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @Tanya123: I’ll just go ahead and quote myself again since my point clearly went whooshing by your head.

    She didn’t want the poof and bling, she went for class and nailed it. Everyone is saying “It was boring, it didn’t have enough pizzazz” and I think yes, people tend to forget what understated glamor looks like, especially in our luxe obsessed celebrity driven culture.

    I’m not saying people have no taste if they didn’t like her dress. I’m saying that I find it odd the non stop bashing (“I expected something blingier/bigger/puffier/more modern”) given that this was a royal occasion and that the bride requested a timeless look. And that maybe we’ve forgotten the virtue of understated elegance. So you really need to understand the difference between what I actually said, and accusing me of insulting people who didn’t like it and making myself an “authority.” Did I say people who didn’t like it had no taste, um nope pretty sure I didn’t, I said people’s criticisms of the dress don’t seem to be lining up with the dress’s purpose, which was never to make some sort of fashion statement. If you saw my other thread, I LOVE modern, avant garde elaborate dresses, Dita Von Teese’s purple gown is still my favorite. Would it be appropriate for a royal wedding? Nope!

    Post # 214
    1761 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    The only reason I was disappointed was because her regular dressing style is very good and unique. And then you expect just the same kind of impression from her wedding gown as well. This was clearly not there. It didn’t feel unique to her like her usual outfits.

    Post # 215
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    the more I watch (and I have watched like 10x now)- I am loving it.  I didn’t at first, but it is growing on me a lot. 

    I LOVED the second dress.  More than the first.  

    Post # 216
    6 posts


    I was definitely not into her dress! I thought it was boring, boring, boring! I know that Kate’s style is understated and classic but the dress just did not scream royalty to me. I feel that many brides on here have looked way more the part of future queen than she did. It was a definite snooze dress!

    Post # 217
    453 posts
    Helper bee

    I am pretty shocked at the harsh criticism here of Kate and the wedding. Obviously everyone has different tastes and will not all love her choices but in this case people seem to be going out of their way to bash her. There have been criticism and in some cases whole threads started of  her dresses, veil, hair, jewelry and tiara, many British/royal traditions, her body, her sisters dresses.

    I follow several other forums and I haven’t seen anything like this there! For a forum that constantly gloats about how kinder and better it is than others (like The Knot) this seems ironic.


    Post # 218
    24 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I was very disappointed. It was not suited for someone who was about to become royal. Don’t get me wrong it was very pretty but it was not what i expected at all. Also just a side note Mcqueen is so much more elaborate then that. Which was an even bigger disappointment. Alexandar Mcqueen was such a genius. The house of Mcqueen is not living up to that mans name as far as I am concearned.

    Post # 219
    1540 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I thought she looked absolutely perfect.


    Post # 220
    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t understand why people expected her to set so many trends.  The royal family is historically conservative and their dressers don’t really set trends.  She wasn’t going to be wearing a strapless dress with lots of bling and tulle, and she definitely wasn’t going to be wearing anything too “modern” because the royal family ISN’T modern…they’re traditional!

    That said, I loved it.  I’m a gal with a plainer style, though – I hate too much sparkle, too much poof, anything like that.  I thought hers was beautifully simple, classic, and she looked lovely.  I loved the lace top (with sleeves!) and I really loved her headpiece + veil combination.

    I also read that she did her own makeup! She took lessons with a famous artist but did it herself for the day of.

    Post # 221
    1074 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I was thrilled that she had sleeves, but details on the bottom of the gown didn’t read well on television or even some of the first officially released photographs.

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