Saturday, 14 January 2017

The Royal Wardrobe: blues in twos

The Duchess of Cambridge chose blue for her first engagements of 2017
(photo Kensington Palace Twitter)

The Royal Wardrobe is feeling rather blue this week. As the working year gets well and truly under way, there was a lot of navy going on with a few moments of jewel bright colour thrown in for good measure. The main outfits from the week just gone are all featured here - you can pick your favourite on the poll. Just don't get too blue about it, spring is on the way.

Kate began 2017 in much the same style as many other years by choosing blue for her first official engagement of the year. A new mid calf length belted coat with typical high collar was the duchess' choice for a series of engagements in London in the week. Extra points for blue shoes, let's hope the nude heels are just too 2016 to be seen anytime this year.

Earlier in the week, Kate had attended church at Sandringham in a repeat green coat and a new, ice blue hat. The alpaca creation caused a controversy and looked just a little out of place in an outfit that was clearly dominated by green. But then we were all looking at the Queen so it didn't really matter.

Queen Letizia of Spain also chose blue for her first official engagement of 2017. We got another long coat, this time matched with navy trousers and heels and a tie rather than buckle belt. All rather chic and very warm looking for a winter's day in Madrid.

Letizia's second outing of the year involved a mix up of some previously seen items including a beige jacket that looks like it was made for someone else and a red patterned skirt that doesn't fare much better. At least it was sunny otherwise the Queen of Spain was in danger of looking like she got dressed in the wrong month.

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians kept it bright with a red themed outfit for a diplomatic reception, The floral skirt with fitted bodice jacket is really very Mathilde and jollied up a week that was descending into dark and dreary.

You know you're a fashion icon when you can just thrown on a dress covered in several epic prints and more than get away with it. The dress chosen by Crown Princess Mary as she received a special award from the Berlingske Foundation was busy but beautiful. Another win from Mary.

Six picks, six styles - now it's time to pick a favourite in the poll. You can vote in the survey at the top of this page - results on Tuesday, January 17th.

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