Sunday, 1 May 2016

The Royal Wardrobe: day looks from Sweden's big birthday party

Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle and Prince Daniel do that colour co-ordination thing they are already so good at

A whole day of birthday celebrations means a whole day of fabulous outfits for everyone else to celebrate and King Carl XVI Gustaf's big party didn't let us down. We had hats, coats, dresses and glitter and that was before anyone mentioned gala dinner (more on that in another post).  Here's a look back at the day outfits on Sweden's big royal birthday.

Crown Princess Victoria wowed in a blue and black striped dress that gets better with every look.  From the long sleeves to the feature hem, this is a dress and a half.

The white hat and black shoes match it marvellously while the white coat that appeared for the appearance on the balcony was worth a second look all by itself. Just fabulous.

Princess Madeleine went for that always fabulous colour combination of pink and black and scored a total winner. Her coat was crisp and chic and the lapels gave it another layer of texture.

But the star of this show was the hat which clung to the side of her head in a feat of marvellous millinery that will live long in the memory. Madeleine looked great.

Princess Sofia made her first public appearance since the birth of her son, Prince Alexander, eleven days earlier.  For the Te Deum she wore a pale pink dress with simple accessories and a flower fascinator in her hair.

Outside, she added a white coat with black belt and an even bigger smile. Sofia was a happy new mummy and looked very, very well indeed.

Queen Silvia chose a standout coat and hat combination that needs to be repeated again very soon. The dusky pink shade, the neat waist and the full skirt worked wonderfully.

The palest pink hat was the perfect complement. When the Swedish Royal Family were all together, there was only one person getting first glances and that was Queen Silvia.

Queen Margrethe chose a marvellous mint concoction that suited her down to the ground. From the sleek cut of the coat to the perfect pillbox style hat, this was the Queen of Denmark at her best.

Crown Princess Mary also scored a winner with a gorgeous camel coat paired with purple accessories. On paper, it shouldn't work. In reality, it looked fabulous.

Princess Martha Louise of Norway looked very elegant in a pale gold green print dress with mauve hat. It was an understated look for her and worked really rather well.

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands wore burgundy with a print two piece suit and matching hat and a rather hard to miss cape in black. It's very much her usual style and if it suits then why change a thing.

Queen Sofia of Spain chose a bright green coat that is very much in her usual style. The colour looked great in the spring sunshine while the subtle pleating at the bottom gave a subtle shaping to the outfit. Rather lovely.

Check back later for the evening loosd. And there is a special page about the 70th birthday of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden here.

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