H.R.H. Catherine Middleton can do no wrong. Clearly, she would do well in life with or without a royal title. Chalk it up to having a level head on her shoulders, as well as, a grounded family. So far, there's only been mild scandal: Her mother, Carole, whose ideas and mettle lead to the creation of Party Pieces, a muti-million-dollar family business, was seen chewing gum in public, and it made the English tabloids. Shall we gasp together? Oh, wait! I chew gum in public too. Recall.
Her classic style catches my eye because for a few years now I've had trouble finding the details I like in a dress. Why do all dresses today lack sleeves and have plunging necklines? Am I the only woman left who doesn't want to show cleavage when not at the beach? Kate and I haven't meet, but she seems to agree with me. As it turns out, I mostly cling to my dresses of yesteryear, still hanging in my closets. So designers, listen up.
2) Sleeves – Who decided to remove the sleeves on every dress in every store from Elie Tahari to H&M?!? Have you noticed? But! Sleeves are fashionable and practical. I can comfortably wear a dress in air conditioning as long as I have cap sleeves. Otherwise, I need a sweater.
3) Princess neckline – A princess, or rounded neck is a classic. The cut is pretty, feminine and versatile, allowing you to go from the office to a night out. A square neck is a nice change, but with a plunging neck, you often need a camisole or t-shirt to layer it. Why can't we keep it simple? I'd like to buy a dress and let that be enough and complete. No extra pieces to cover up.
4) Natural fibers – I look for cotton, silk and linen for the summer and wools for the winter. Natural fibers breathe and last.
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