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To think wearing a £2600 dress is vulgar?

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CloudsofBrick Wed 28-Oct-15 12:25:02

According to This Morning (I'm on half term with a rare child - free day, don't judge) Kate Middleton was wearing some designer flowery thing for a night out this week that cost £2600.

AIBU in feeling slightly sick at the thought of a garment costing so much? Especially when that is almost two month's wages for me.

Even if I got rich, I swear I would never feel comfortable spending that sort of money on clothes confused

MumOnTheRunAgain Wed 28-Oct-15 12:27:09

Up to her isn't it? The designers lend and donate them in order for her to promote their brand. We all have our preferences!

SummerNights1986 Wed 28-Oct-15 12:28:05

YABU. For so many reasons I don't know where to begin.

What is your limit then for a 'nice' dress? £20? £200?

What if your limit would be £200 and I came along and told you that my upper limit would be £100 and I thought you were vulgar for spending more?

You would hopefully tell me to fuck right off.

NotTodaySatan Wed 28-Oct-15 12:28:28

Jealousy and bitterness ain't a good look either.

Alibabsandthe40Musketeers Wed 28-Oct-15 12:29:02

YABU

I would far rather pay properly for someone's time to make me something beautiful, than pay £15 for something made a in sweatshop by a ten year old getting paid a fraction of what you earn in a month.

Which is the more ethical choice?

CloudsofBrick Wed 28-Oct-15 12:29:37

Wow, genuinely didn't expect that reaction!

elfycat Wed 28-Oct-15 12:30:08

I'd love to own an amazingly extravagant dress sometime. It would be a one off purchase that I would wear until it dies (and then go back to FF dresses in the sale) I would also buy stunning shoes to go with it.

Don't kill my dream because you don't like someone having something you don't. Or are you JUST KM bashing...

Mrscog Wed 28-Oct-15 12:30:19

YABU - summernights sums up why well. You could say that about anything - surely drinking a glass of wine is vulgar, you could give that money to someone who needs it more, or squash - is that vulgar? You don't need it, you could give that money to someone who needs it and just drink tap water.

Scremersford Wed 28-Oct-15 12:30:50

No, its not vulgar. Its appropriate to the occasion and hardly the most expensive clothing there. You do realise that there are men's suits there costing as much, if not more? Why pick on the woman in the dress?

AIBU in feeling slightly sick at the thought of a garment costing so much? Especially when that is almost two month's wages for me.

Virtuous though you are, not everyone has to be the same as you. There are migrants unable to feed and clothe themselves at present who would be delighted to have your two month's wages.

scatterthenuns Wed 28-Oct-15 12:31:07

Its not vulgar. At all.

I would if I could.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Wed 28-Oct-15 12:31:10

Yes, YABU.

It's all relative. Not to mention the fact that she is extremely unlikely to have paid for it - designers line up to dress her because of the coverage they'll get from her wearing their clothes.

But regardless, you don't get to choose what other people spend on food/clothes/houses/cars/anything. As long as they aren't spending your money on it, it's entirely up to them and not about you or your wage at all.

SeveredHeadsDragOnTheFloor Wed 28-Oct-15 12:31:13

What if your limit would be £200 and I came along and told you that my upper limit would be £100 and I thought you were vulgar for spending more?

I agree with this.

Bloomsberry Wed 28-Oct-15 12:32:07

Jesus, she can't win, can she? I find her, and the monarchy as a whole, entirely pointless and anachronistic, and KM in particularly strikes me as having been invented by a committee of royal advisors for maximum inoffensiveness, but her usual bland 'nude heels and High Street' look is excoriated all the time too.

Her job is to appear in pointless designer-y floral things and smile blandly. If people don't like that - and it's a view I share, as a foreigner and a republican - then start a popular campaign for the abolition of the monarchy. But judging by Mn, such a move wouldn't have much public support, so I can only assume people actually like the status quo.

MumOnTheRunAgain Wed 28-Oct-15 12:32:17

Personally I think watching crap like daytime to is 'vulgar', I really do! But each to their own

So one will be along in a minute to agree with you tho

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 28-Oct-15 12:32:24

YABU.

She is well known for wearing many cheaper dresses, many times.

Just because you can't afford it, why shouldnt others who can. Jealously is a terrible trait.

People could probably be judgemental about what you choose to spend your money on.

llhj Wed 28-Oct-15 12:32:51

Yes she's a vulgar flash bitch, she needs to have a limit of £50 which would prevent all criticism.

What sort of reaction were you expecting?

Everyone to agree and think your comments are phenomenally presient.

CloudsofBrick Wed 28-Oct-15 12:33:48

May I just say - I'm honestly not jealous of or bitter at anyone having more money than me (only possibly jealous of her super glossy hair!). Good point about the dress being loaned - I'm probably being naive thinking she actually bought it.

I just think even if I was super rich I would struggle to spend a lot of money on one item. Maybe I'm just too frugal.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Wed 28-Oct-15 12:34:03

It wouldn't be for me. As she didn't spend my money on it, that's fine.

NerrSnerr Wed 28-Oct-15 12:34:58

YABU. It's all relative. It's up to the individual on how much they choose to spend. Do you have a limit on what she should spend?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 28-Oct-15 12:35:14

Oh and the irony (I'm on half term with a rare child - free day, don't judge.........as you start a totally judgey thread. hmm

Bullshitbingo Wed 28-Oct-15 12:35:56

I read somewhere that she (km) only wears British fashion. Every time she is photographed wearing something it's published all over the world and it gives a massive boost to both the designer and British fashion in general. I would bet that being one of the most photographed women in the world means that her contribution to the economy through this far outweighs the cost of the clothes (not that she prob pays for them anyway).

CloudsofBrick Wed 28-Oct-15 12:36:27

ThroughThick - touch biscuit

chipsandpeas Wed 28-Oct-15 12:36:47

well chances are she hasnt paid for it, and if she did she has the money to do so

CloudsofBrick Wed 28-Oct-15 12:37:20

Clearly 'touchè'. Flipping auto correct!

OddSocksHighHeels Wed 28-Oct-15 12:40:43

Her money. I can't really get worked up about it. I will admit to being jealous of somebody that has that money spare though, I just know that's my problem and not theirs.

However alibabs a lot of designers still use sweat shops. You aren't guaranteeing ethical choices purely on price alone. I don't know about the dress KM wore, it may well be ethically made, just stating in general.

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