Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Kate's Wimbledon Dress
Wimbledon tickets are generally very pretty collectors' items; I have Mr. C's 2001 ticket, an illustration of graceful ladies playing in long skirts, framed. (The ticket pictured here is from 1991.)
As tennis fans will note, being seated anywhere near the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge the other day was also a hot ticket.
Much has been made of the duchess's dress: it's off the rack! it's now sold out! it cost xxx amount of dollars! (pounds!)
But amid all this lobbing back and forth, I didn't read anyone saying that they actually like the dress.
I can't say that I did: with its cascading-tennis-ball straps and its tiered skirts, which reminded me of tennis nets, the dress seemed too novel.
So what would you suggest, then, Miss Smartypants?
I'd have dressed the duchess in this broderie anglais dress by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania:
I like its full skirt, as a slim white skirt can be too slenderizing on the duchess. And the bow on the bateau neck would not be too jeune fille for this young bride.
Call me, Kate, and we'll talk frocks.