October 23, 2012 Who Wore It Better?

Re-Run Royals

Posted by Catherine Kallon

It turns out that there was more than one case of déjà vu from the Royal Wedding celebrations this weekend; four in fact.

The Royals guests dressed in Chanel Couture, Matthew Williamson and Elie Saab, had each worn a look seen on the red carpet once before.

Who wore it better?

Princess Caroline of Monaco (prefer her accessories), Princess Zeina of Jordan (prefer the dress in red) Vanessa Paradis (prefer her sheer version) and Doutzen Kroes was a very easy choice.

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32 Responses to Re-Run Royals

  1. Ry Mac Sweeney May 5, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    Princess Caroline Stunning as always! Couture or casual , an inspiration to every woman. Just found this site, what a pleasure, and all those back posts, heaven! Treasure trove …

  2. prom of JSSHAN November 10, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    Celebrity time, Excited on fashions, especially in these brilliant charming dress. Never was there ever someone else so beautiful.

  3. pipsqueak October 25, 2012 at 4:06 am #

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Princess Caroline beats both Diane and Vanessa. She looked amazing! The royals never look better than us commoners. But this is an exception. Middleton and Doutzen win easily. Middleton is only royalty by association, so she’s no wonder among the good-looking 🙂

  4. EmmaWoodhouse October 25, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    Wow, lots of drama going on here–for no reason at all. I love posts like this so kudos per usual to FC <3.
    For me, Princess Caroline wore it better than Diane Kruger because of her accessories…
    I love Zeina's red dress, but Catherine's jeweled neckline wins for me.
    Princess Caroline wins on the second Chanel because I don't like the dress at all and definitely don't like it sheer–plus I appreciate her regal presence in it.
    Finally, Doutzen wins for keeping the look cleaner.

  5. Jess2 October 24, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    I prefer Catherine’s version of the Matthew Williamson dress and liked the Elie Saab on Doutzen better. I preferred both Chanel looks on the Princesses. I can’t believe that people are complaining about this post and FC’s choices – how about appreciating the effort put it and respecting people’s opinions.

    • Fashion Critic October 24, 2012 at 10:51 am #

      Thanks Jess2.

      I don’t understand why some people want to suck the fun out of everything

  6. Jarrold October 24, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    I love all the royals in the top row. and no its not because they bought their dresses.

  7. DarlingPenny October 24, 2012 at 3:37 am #

    Top row for all four! The green one I’m on the fence about, so that one could really go either way.

  8. Mandy October 24, 2012 at 3:15 am #

    Hey FC, you are unbelievable ! Its amazing how you can remember “who wore this before”. Good post !

    • Fashion Critic October 24, 2012 at 8:05 am #

      it wasn’t just me….some readers remembered too.

  9. Lily October 23, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    The entire bottom row wore it better. The Matthew Williamson dress does not work in red.

  10. abasss October 23, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    All the women at the top win easily for me. I’m actually surprised I prefer the royals (minus Kate).

  11. Nat39 October 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Agree except for the choice of Vanessa Paradis – Princess Caroline wore it better methinks.

  12. Kathy October 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    All bottom row except for the Chanel gown (third from left). Diane dressed it down, Kate’s gray version of the dress make the cuff embellishments stand out more, the Princess’ jewlery is stunning, and Doutzen was an easy choice as you said. 😀

  13. dida October 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    seems like you chose the young ones over the old ones…

    • Fashion Critic October 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

      Did you read the post?

      Princess Caroline of Monaco is older than Diane Kruger, but whatever….

  14. Hannah October 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    I don’t mind repeats by certain people and of certain dresses. If it was a memorable moment the first tiem around, Idon’t think that it should be repeated, but because this was a private function, I think that repeating even the couture pieces and gowns was fine.
    I agree with wwib, but I will still remember the original looks. Also, I think that The green Elie Saab dress looked gorgeous both times in different ways.

  15. nicolas October 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    it more like…who paid and who borrowed 😉

  16. dee October 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Diane, Zeina, Princess Caroline and Doutzen wore it better.

  17. McKenzie October 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    I prefer the Duchess’ version of Matthew Williamson’s dress. I love the color and I think the turquoise embellishments are beautiful.

  18. Yeliz October 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    Chanel Couture: Princess Caroline
    Matthew Williamson: Catherine
    Chanel Couture: Vanessa Paradis
    Elie Saab: Doutzen Kroes

  19. Agathe October 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    I wish Zeina’s dress had contrasting stones instead of red ones. And the ones around the collar are missing too. Too bad, because I love the colour of her dress.

    Doutzen was totally unforgettable in this green gown.

    Vanessa Paradis’ acessories are terrible, although I also like her sheer version.

    Caroline in Chanel is a win for me.

  20. mm October 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Diane and Vanessa lose here, i dont like their hair styles. All the royals look really gorgeous.

  21. robbie October 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    ooh princess caroline of monaco, catherine, princess caroline of monaco and doutzen kroes for me.

    really like the catherines grey version with the green stones.

  22. Eline October 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    at least they bought their own clothes, what’s the matter?

    • Fashion Critic October 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

      There is nothing the matter…geez does there have to be a reason for each post.

      Please just take it in the fun manner in which is was intended. This is for entertainment purposely only…*sighs* hopefully those with a sense of humour will understand that.

      • Lara October 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

        Wow, some people are just intent on complaining about every little thing, and in this case what on earth is there to complain about? I actually came to comment on what an expectedly delightful post I found this to be. It actually shows dedication on the part of FC not to just blindly post fashion, but the fact that she thinks outside of the box to give us snapshots like this. Thank you FC, and please do not be daunted by these posters who are popping up these days to criticise everything (the post with Lara Bingle and the blinged-out ear-piece comes to mind).

        • Fashion Critic October 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

          thanks Lara. Your comment has put me back in a good mood 🙂

        • kiwi October 24, 2012 at 6:39 am #

          +1 That’s what I love about this blog.. Fcs passion and her ability to ID dresses

          • Fashion Critic October 24, 2012 at 8:05 am #

            thank you kindly xxx

      • Sea October 24, 2012 at 7:07 am #

        I love this post! It’s fun!

        • Fashion Critic October 24, 2012 at 8:05 am #

          thank you x

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