Queen Margrethe attended the opening of Aarhus Festival

Aarhus Festival 2021 at Aarhus Concert Hall. Queen Margrethe wore a floral print dress gown. The Queen is patron of Aarhus Festival

Queen Margrethe attended the opening gala of Aarhus Festival 2021 at Aarhus Concert Hall in Aarhus. The Queen is patron of Aarhus Festival. With international artists, local artists, and experiences for both children and adults, Aarhus Festival now involves nearly 1000 events in 10 days each year. Aarhus Festival always has a theme, which is chosen for three-year periods. For 2020-2022, the theme is !In It Together!

Aarhus Festival 2021 at Aarhus Concert Hall. Queen Margrethe wore a floral print dress gown. The Queen is patron of Aarhus Festival

Aarhus Festival 2021 at Aarhus Concert Hall. Queen Margrethe wore a floral print dress gown. The Queen is patron of Aarhus Festival

Aarhus Festival 2021 at Aarhus Concert Hall. Queen Margrethe wore a floral print dress gown. The Queen is patron of Aarhus Festival

Aarhus Festival 2021 at Aarhus Concert Hall. Queen Margrethe wore a floral print dress gown. The Queen is patron of Aarhus Festival

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  1. Lovely summery formal outfit. I love how the blue shawl lifts the whole outfit. The Queen’s looking great.

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  2. Cynthia’28/8/21 00:19

    The Queen is lovely in blue. The little redhead is adorable.

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  3. Anonymous28/8/21 02:10

    Why is her jewelry different in the third picture?

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  4. I shall restrain my foul disposition over Queen Margrethe’s ill-fitting bust-line and any malcontent I harbor for her puffy midriff area, and simply muse that that little red head’s ‘right leg front cross over’ curtsy is priceless...

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    1. If only you had restrained yourself. Critisizing a woman's figure at her age, shame on you! I can only wish to be this elegant when I reach her age. She looks lovely.

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    2. It is an awfull comment,to critisize and judge the figure of a woman at her 80ies or any age,Shame.....
      She is extremely active,vibrant and her smile brings joy.Her outfit is wonderful!

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    3. Erm ladies: Duchess Camilla gets criticised very often for her ill-fitting undergarments. And she's well in her 70's. Why is she to be criticised and not Margrethe?
      Just curiosity

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    4. Anonymous28/8/21 19:57

      @Muriel I missed the part where you restrained yourself. If you had anything worse to say, I can't imagine how foul it would be. Don't body shame! If you were in fact a protocol officer as your name implies, I would think you would know that was bad form. Your attempt to explain your comment below falls short. You were able to express fit issues only after being called out. You explained the problems with the dress quite well, however that should have been your original post.

      @Rosalyn There is a difference in poor fitting undergarments, which Camilla does have, and a "puffy midriff area", which is a part of the body. Undergarments can be corrected. A woman should NEVER have to hear criticism about her body, whether too large or too thin, in the opinion of the person doing the yakking. Margrethe is an 81-year-old woman a cute little body. What a stupid comment to make about her midriff. You dress the body you have. This dress does not fit her well and Muriel's comments should have focused on that. ~d

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    5. For curius Rosalyn,a response..Read carefully the next time and don't jump to conclusions..NO WOMAN,should critisize for her size at any age.Critisizing fashion,is another thing..Ok.?

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    6. For Lisa and ‘Anonymous ~d’-
      What is interesting to me is your rush to condemn another writer because you presume to know for certain that she is intending to “body shame” another woman. This is noteworthy, as you did this even after I clarified my remarks in a follow-up post. This is bullying, and it is what prevents many others from sharing their thoughts on this and many other blogs. I will not be bullied by anyone presuming to know the motivation behind my comments about the fit of a garment. I would think it obvious from my original post that the term, “ill-fitting bust-line” cues the reader to the fact that I was discussing the FIT of the garment at the bust-line and not the bust-line itself, hence the term, “ill-fitting”. There is a dearth of understanding regarding proper tailoring of clothing today, and I will continue, undaunted, to do my part to raise awareness of it.

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    7. Anonymous29/8/21 05:48

      @Muriel My comment acknowledges her poor fitting undergarments. There is no argument there. My problem is, as I stated, with "malcontent I harbor for her puffy midriff area". No mention of fit. Just the comment about her "puffy midriff", a part of her body. You didn't say her dress made her look bigger in the midsection, because you couldn't.
      That is not what the dress is doing. We see her body, which is what you objected to. There are plenty of tailoring issues, and you were very detailed in your response below. I had read it before I commented, as you can see, but it does not change the fact that you wrote what you wrote. I am not the only one to take your comment the way it was written. I assume you caught the one in the comments below. You are responsible for what you wrote. You should not be defensive. Your original words were very strong. I have now basically repeated my original comment, with a little more detail. You should continue to share your opinions, of course. Do not think this was bullying. It most certainly was not. No amount of arguing can change what you wrote and you were called out for it. It did not go unnoticed that you did not once mention her midriff at all in your response to me above. I think that speaks volumes. ~d

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    8. To clarify to the others: I didn't say anything about Margrethe's body or age. I only focused on the undergarments and tailoring of the dress. This is a fashion blog; I didn't criticise any person on body, weight, etc.
      Please be kind. Thank you.

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  5. Anonymous28/8/21 04:43

    The Queen looks good in the colors, style of dress. I do wonder what the pin is on her right shoulder. jj

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  6. Queen Margrethe rocks! I could not help but smile when I first saw her. I just love the royal blue shawl, the pearl choker, the long dress and most of all her beautiful smile. She just glows!

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  7. Tout est parfait chez la reine tant dans les couleurs que le style de sa robe ; j'adore les perles de ses boucles d'oreilles autant que celle portée en pendentif sur fond bleu autour de son cou - Qu'elle est adorable la révérence de la petite fille rousse ; je pense qu'à sa place, je me serais déjà retrouvée au sol ah, ah !

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  8. Anonymous28/8/21 11:03

    A big cheer for Denmark where more than 80% of the population over 12 years of age have taken 2 shots of corona vaccin and now can enjoy these cultural gatherings without restrictions. Someone above commented negatively on the queens figure but she is over 80 years old. None of us will escape the ageing body. She looks great!
    Ladyofthemanor

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  9. What a lovely little girl! But the Queen isn't bad either ;-) Honestly: her dress and shawl are very beautiful.

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  10. Lisa- This is a royal fashion blog. I am not critisizing QM’s figure. I am limiting my critique to the FIT of this garment, which was selected for a royal appearance. The fit of this dress is affected by two factors: The TAILORING and the UNDERGARMENTS. First, the undergarments: When one is dressing a woman in her eighties, the reality is that she will have a concave bustline and some extra puffiness around her mid-section. These are simply issues of aging. The challenge for those behind the scenes who are dressing royal ladies is to know their figures well and to always help them look their best in the photographs marking the events-- which means pursuing properly-fitting undergarments and well tailored clothing. To that end, there are very comfortable, flexible, long-line bras and lightweight shapewear specially designed for mature women -many of which are routinely sewn directly into the garments of high end fashionwear for mature ladies. These provide a more flattering decolletage and a smoother midriff. Second, the tailoring of this garment is exacerbating the problem: Readers will notice that this dress is riding too high at the back, causing the bustline to look even more concave. The fabric is also pulling too tightly around the mid-section. (The clue to the tailoring issue is found in the photograph of QM at the podium. Notice the horizontal puckering of the material under her bustline.) My point is that a talented seamstress could quickly and easily solve both problems.

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    1. Agree, Muriel

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    2. Muriel,
      Thank you for your detailed knowledgeable responses. I really enjoy reading them.

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  11. Anonymous28/8/21 17:16

    She looks great. Love the dress and the electric blue of the shawl.

    Bee

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  12. Anonymous29/8/21 14:20

    Muriel, you dont have to justify yourself for what you wrote. In this "blog" theres a bunch of agressive people who tend to bully who doesnt follow a certain line of thought. /WW

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    1. Thank you, Anonymous WW, for taking the time to reach out and let me know that. Much appreciated.

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