Sunday, 26 February 2017

The Royal Wardrobe: rosy royals

Five rosy royals in this week's wardrobe selection

I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden. But you're getting one anyway because this week, the Royal Wardrobe has hit the rose button. We've had all kinds of rosy shades on show this past seven days from pale and interesting to so bright it can be seen from space. Five picks and a poll, of course. Here's the Royal Wardrobe in a week where everything is coming up roses.

Queen Letizia was clearly feeling rosy as she smiled her way through day one of the Argentinian State Visit to Spain and it wasn’t just the prospect of wearing one of the most famous tiaras in royal collections that evening. The Queen of Spain chose palest pink as she welcomed her guests at the Royal Palace in Madrid on February 22nd. Her two piece suit, with spaghetti strap belt, is pure chic. Add pale accessories and a pair of huge earrings borrowed from her mother in law and you have a queen in the pink.

At the other end of the rosy scale was Queen Maxima who went all out with a neon pink dress for a visit on February 21st. The fitted dress is super simple in style – straight skirt, long sleeves  - and a perfect fit. Keeping the accessories to a minimum makes it even more striking and the fact that the necklace does the whole on trend neon thing so perfectly only adds to the wow factor.  The hat and shoes are neutral without being bland. This is a pretty unforgettable outfit – for all the right reasons.

Here's a real royal rose garden with flowers of all kinds on the dress chosen by Princess Madeleine at the start of the Canadian State Visit this week.  From its neat collar to its fitted sleeves, there's all the elegance going on here, while the floral motif is fun and striking without being overpowering. Madeleine’s smart matching of shoes to the stand out black collar is another tick and adds to a very rosy take on modern take on royal dressing.

The Duchess of Cambridge was heading deep into the rosy hues for her pick this week. Kate chose a two piece in rose red for her first engagement as patron of Action for Children. We’ve got a smart jacket and a skirt sure to ignite the how short is too short for a royal debate. This outfit, like several worn by Kate in recent times, is a real reminder of her first royal outfits worn to engagements just before and just after her marriage in 2011 and a splash of colour in a pastel dominated week.

Talking of pastel, here comes Princess Sofia in a cocktail dress chosen for a gala event on day two of the Canadian State Visit to Sweden was sugar sweet and style itself. The light colour is lifted by the texture of the dress while the bow at the neck adds interest and adds a slightly deeper hue to keep things interesting. We’ve got a long, flared skirt and minimal accessories and all in all, this is very pretty and spot on for the occasion. Pink is really winning this week.

You can choose your favourite in the poll at the top of the page - results will be here on Tuesday.

Photo credit: Wiki Commons

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