Well Played, Kate Middleton (with Princes Wills and Harry)


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I am pretty excited about the Olympics. Both because I LOVE the Olympics and because I can’t wait to see Kate’s wardrobe.

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  1. katie s.
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    I want that dress. Now.

    • Melissa
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      So do I, but I would be SO SAD once I put it on and did not look like that. Seriously, did she make a deal with the devil for that hair?

  2. Miranda
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    I covet this dress so much. Totally cute and classy but not dowdy. My fave thing about this event was all the pictures of her barefoot. A barefoot duchess? I wonder if someone had to approve this. But she totally has nice feet, so I say let the piggies be free!

    • lavonspants
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      THIS!! I literally “SQUEEE!!!”-ed with delight when I saw her in her bare feet! How awesome and unexpected, especially after all the forced pantyhose. LOVE.

      Also love the Hobbs dress, which I just saw on some silly daytime TV show only costs about $50 and is already sold out due to her wearing it today. DOUBLE LOVE.

  3. AM
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    I thought this would be a well-played as soon as I saw this because they all look great! for the sake her feet though, I’d like Kate to get some flatter shoes. Even this wedge looks so high although cute.

    • Kat
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      Some people’s feet do better in heels. I have a high arch and heels help stretch it out, and a friend of mine has a short achilles tendon and she almost never wears flat. To each their own :)

    • Jessica
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      That wedge does not look that high to me, esp. since wedges are so easy to walk in. She wears flats with jeans all the time, too.

  4. Gine
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    They all look great. I think the reason is I’m so interested in Kate’s wardrobe as opposed to other celebs is that I’ll probably never have occasion to wear a super fancy gown, but I could totally wear most of the stuff she does (albeit the much, much cheaper versions, and it would not look nearly as good on me, but you know what I mean). It’s nice to see someone in clothes that are stylish but still relatively normal.

    • Rebecca
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      Completely agree with all of this…I think my friends think I’m a little weird for my slight obsession with her and her wardrobe, but you have explained it perfectly.

  5. Katharine
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    Kate bizarrely reminds me of a younger Celine Dion in some of these pictures.

  6. Emily
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    But seriously. Where can I get that dress?

  7. Kat
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    Ladies, please never stop writing this blog, because I cannot live without slideshows about Harry and Wills levitating basket/soccer balls.

    I would also like to celebrate the fact that the Windsors let Kate out of pantyhose duty. A true Olympics miracle.

  8. Jessica
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  9. sarah
    +1

    My morning improved exponentially when I saw a Kate post. And then it took a turn for the sad when I realized that I will never own that fabulous dress or laugh at that adorable red-headed rapscallion’s dirty jokes.

  10. witjunkie
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    Ah, I so enjoyed this. And I am so grateful to Kate for forcing clothing manufacturers to make little cap sleeve dresses which I can then buy at Target.

  11. Stefanie
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    Sometimes, I wish Kate had married Harry. I don’t know why really. Probably because they have really good chemistry together. And because if I cant have Harry, Kate is my next choice, I guess. (Other than my BFF. But we have a long standing agreement that if either one of us lands Harry we are setting up Big Love style. But that’s neither here nor there.)

  12. Carrie Ann
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    Her hair in the table tennis shots! I can’t even. And the dimples.

  13. Candy
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    I covet the dress and the shoes. LOVE that Kate gets to go bare-legged. And barefoot even!

  14. Crystal
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    I NEED that dress in my life. And it is sold out everywhere. Le sigh. One day I will get to dress like a princess.

  15. NJ
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    Harry’s grumpy face in slide 7!!! oh i just can’t.

  16. Rebecca
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    Oh, I have a deep need for that dress in my life. SO adorable. Love the shoes too, and YAY no pantyhose, especially since it’s hot in London right now (well, hot by London standards).

    Are Harry and Wills wearing matchy-ish belts?

    I love the Olympics always but I’m looking forward to them even more now because of all the Kate/Wills/Harry posts we’ll get on here! I heard they’re each scheduled to go to at least one event a day! So many more adorable Kate outfits to come!

  17. Zuzzie
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    It’s been really really hot in London today, I think she’d have collapsed if she’d worn tights? Barefoot though, wow! The times, they are a-changing.
    Love the dress, the shoes and omg the HAIR!!

  18. Zuzzie
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    Random pointless question mark, sorry.

  19. Alayne
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    Sigh. That is seriously a perfect summer dress. And her hair! I’m thinking of spending a fortune on the Kerastase line just to see if it would make my hair even remotely similar!

  20. Edith
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    She even has pretty FEET.
    I love these three, but I <3 Kate & Wills together. I saw a series of shots from this this morning that just highlighted the couple, and they are so warm and happy and into each other. It does my shriveled heart good….

    • Megan
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      I love these two together as well. I really hope they make it and have a nice, long and happy marriage.

    • Heather
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      I know, it kills me about the feet. I’m her height and similar build (tho not as slim!) and, like many of us in this category, have seriously scary long feet. Being tall AND having pretty feet is a hard thing to pull off.

      Also, I love the espadrilles. WANT to wear them with a sundress, or white shorts and a floaty top in my fantasy life where I live on the French Riviera and spend my days drinking prosecco and reading trashy novels on the veranda of my villa overlooking the sea.

      • Tessa
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        I’m officially stealing your fantasy – cute outfit, prosecco, trashy novels, and a veranda on the French riveria sounds fantastic!

  21. Leah
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    Good thing my boss is on vacation. I just flung diet coke sputum at my computer for Wills’ pirouette.

  22. Phoebe
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    Hm. She looks lovely, but i think her makeup is a little severe! Is it just me? I think her face has too much bronzer, she has reverse panda-eyes!

    • Billie
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      Yes! I hate to ‘hate’ on Kate, but I thought it looked like she’s been swimming laps outside and her goggle tan was getting a little intense. But hey, ‘Stars! They’re just like us!’

      • val.
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        Her makeup is indeed a little harsh for a cute summery dress. I wish she’d lighten up with it a bit. Otherwise, she’s perfect, as always.

  23. hillary l.
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    These shots are very happy, and I’m so relieved this dress is good because her wardrobe’s been a giant snoozefest lately. The grey plaid is so cute, without being precious. Honestly, the shot of her with the Karate people is probably the best ever.

    Also relieved she has freedom from hose, though I suspect it is a temporary reprieve.

  24. WandaSue
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    the dress is delightful, a little retro, and for those of you who sew (thankfully I do), it is easily replicated. check out simplicity pattern 2444. i am SO inspired right now to sew it up! the duchess is one of those ladies who can wear anything and look crisply elegant. yay, katherine!

    • Heta
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      Simplicity 2444 — thanks for the suggestion! So excited to make this dress, or my version of it. Yay!

  25. TaraMisu
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    *cries* I WANT HER HAIR!!

    That dress is freakin adorable and I’m so glad she is hose-less…. well done!

  26. WandaSue
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    oops. i meant ‘catherine’ …

  27. Julia
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    WANT THAT DRESS!!!

  28. Cat
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    I love this dress– too bad it’s already sold out!! She looks lovely! And I love the levitating soccerballs– hilarious! The long afternoon stretching out in front of me is looking much better!

  29. Amoki
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    “AU CONTRAIRE, Harry. My skills of levitation are such that I can hold this soccer ball aloft whilst performing an impromptu pirouette.”

    DYING. I love you ladies.

  30. annmartina
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    When I saw the photo of Kate playing table tennis I busted out laughing because it made me think of Eddie & Pats:
    Eddie: So you’ve been diddled. It’s happened to us all, once in a while.
    Patsy: But it’s not the money, Eddie.
    Eddie: What is it?
    Patsy: It’s the horrible realization that I must have actually enjoyed playing ping-pong.

  31. Callie
    +1

    Football. As a Brit who lives in north America I’m generally over the soccer/football disparity, but I have to defend my prince’s honour in this case. He levitates footballs, not soccer balls.

    I wish Kate would stop wearing affordable dresses. I like thinking I don’t look as good as that because I can’t afford to. Then she wears a thirty quid dress and looks like she’s on a catwalk. Grrr.

  32. CreLa
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    Kate does looks SO adorable, but I just want to add (for no good reason) that I somehow love the belts the Princes are wearing, and am now trying to find a similar one for boyfriend birthday present…

  33. Travis
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    *daydreams about Harry* He could fall for an American Ginger man, right? Right????

  34. Tina
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    I have that dress (albeit in a much bigger size) and it is gorgeous on bigger girls too. Half my wardrobe comes from Hobbs, they have lovely dresses and their sale prices are very reasonable.

    • Zed
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      I bought that dress too, three weeks ago. It cost more than the £35 sale price but less than the £100+ full price. I love it, but I have to say I like my deep pink belt better than hers.

  35. snorgler
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    Is there a crinoline under there? So adorbs!

  36. Nicole
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    People, I need a link on those shoes!!!

  37. Claire L1
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    OK…really?? Really? I thought, when I saw picture 3 “there is no way that woman can be any more adorable…not just beautiful but freaking ADORABLE”….. and then she was barefoot.
    No wonder both princes look at her like she’s cheesecake.

    • Claire L1
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      BTW….I don’t think Harry is in love with her…I just think that even he can appreciate that she’s just dang ADORABLE

  38. Pumpkin3.14
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    Can we add posture to the points rating system? Harry:-17

  39. Shiitake
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    Charming and appropriate.

  40. Lori
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    Your whole Harry-Ron-Hermione parallel works perfectly if one accepts that it is the books that are wrong – Harry and Hermione should have ended up together. Thus, Wills and Kate are truly meant to be.

    • Nora
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      Lori, I was about to write a similar comment, but I am so glad someone beat me to it. I love the books and movies but Hermione totally ended up with the wrong one in the end.

  41. Jeanette
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    She looks summery and very lovely. But the slide of the yellow table tennis ball juxtaposed against her dress made me long for a pop of colour in her shoes or a necklace or something. How nice would yellow or red or electric blue espadrilles have looked with that dress?

    • Heta
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      I was going to say the same thing! That yellow ball against the gray and white made me wish her belt were of the same color. She looks adorable, but a bright yellow belt would have made her shine like the sun.

  42. jean
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    All three just look so merry, but I wonder if Wills ever covets Harry’s fine head of hair. He’s still a very handsome man! They are so Harry Potter! Saving the British monarchy one photo-op at a time.

  43. Sajorina
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    LOVE!!! Love the dress & the shoes… I wish they were mine! Plus, I’m still pretty much coveting her hair & wanting to party with those three!

  44. Emily
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    These photos make me feel *gleeful* for the next two weeks!

  45. Bubba
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    Ahhhhhhh! Love this dress and was waiting for you to feature it as a well-played. I covet and want it, know it only costs about $54 and is sold out already. If anyone know where there is a similar dress available, please share!

  46. Elizabeth Kerri Maho
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    I”m so glad that she ditched the pantyhose. I feel the same way you do every time I see a woman in NYC wearing open toed shoes and pantyhose. A little part of my soul dies.

  47. Rebecca
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  48. Aspasia
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    Dress? Awesome. Hair? Divine, as usual. That dress looks so ridiculously cute and comfy.

    You girls’ commentary on them always leaves me in stitches. I get the feeling that their reality is not nearly as hilarious as your take on it.