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The Royal Wardrobe: the Night Garden wins it for Letizia

In the end, the first bright days of April couldn't quite shake off that evening feeling. But when you're confronted with a velvet look as dramatic and, well, stylish as the one that Queen Letizia chose on a night out on her recent State Visit to Japan, that's not really a surprise. Letizia's Night Garden gown takes this week's Royal Wardrobe poll.

The outfit is actually a two piece from the Armani Prive collection of Autumn 2011 and was chosen for an official dinner with the Prime Minister of Japan on the evening of April 6th 2017. The outfit was inspired by Japan and in particular, the cherry blossom that so famously scatters itself across the country. It was full cherry blossom season when Letizia chose this outfit - that's royal planning for you.

As well as being a rather elegant nod to her hosts, it's just a fabulous look. The simple strucutre and deep colour of the velvet put the floral cuffs and waist detail centre stage. The accessories are minimal and the whole effect is really rather elegant. It's another win for Letizia in the Royal Wardrobe - see her previous poll toppers and all the favourite outfits of 2017 on a special page here.


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