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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Leave Eugenie and Beatrice alone

Will it ever stop? The endless jokes and tittle tattle about Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, ever since they wore slightly less than flattering outfits (Eugenie) and headgear (Beatrice) at the Royal Wedding last week.

Today hatter Philip Treacy justifies the title "mad as...." by defending Beatrice's titfer.

The wretched hat has several Facebook sites.

Jibes about the hat are more or less fairly benign and humorous. But I imagine the girls - both very young - are hurt by the comments about their oufits and everything else that has been coming under attack. They both wore sensational outfits at the party following the wedding. Eugenie in particular looked stunning in a corseted black Vivienne Westwood number.

Eugenie in another shocker
Remember we've all made style faux pas, particularly in our 20s. I've shared photos of mine on this very blog. So give the girls a break. The last thing we want is that they get lumbered with hideous complexes as their poor mother was. My only advice to the girls would be to find another milliner. One with their best interests at heart.


Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

I like the heart that you show in this post. I've always been bothered by the mass "pile on" that occurs when somebody (usually female) wears an unflattering look to a public event. It's just mean-spirited and makes women even more self-conscious than we already are. (But I also have to acknowledge that I understand the temptation in this case. It is a truly appalling hat).

Buggles Balham High Road said...

I think their hats were fun. It isn't easy for any guest, particularly female, to get a wedding outfit right. I imagine many groan when they see the wedding album and hope they get it right next time.

My favourite outfit was The Bride's Mum's. Perfect and it wasn't peach, apricot or duck egg blue. And the bride covered up. We went to two church weddings last year where the young brides wore wedding frocks with very low backs and upholstered fronts showing too much flesh.

fojoy said...

On the one hand, I want to say that if you have the stones to wear clothes/hats like that, you have to be prepared for some jibes.
But, on the other hand, you are right - they are just kids, and some kindness should be shown.
They should be applauded for their bravery and having fun with fashion!

Maggie May said...

Yes..... find another milliner!
I have to say it.... they looked like the ugly sisters and they really need to tone down their outfits if they don't want the jibes. after all....... they are in the public eye.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

TechnoBabe said...

Here in the US we don't wear hats much, so for me it is fun to see all the hats in the UK.

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