Saturday, 5 November 2016

The Royal Wardrobe: November warmers

The Countess of Wessex during the Colombian State Visit this week
(photo Royal Family Twitter)

Some weeks. it's hard. The past seven days have been decidedly low key as far as the Royal Wardrobe is concerned with a limited number of appearances and quite a lot of seen them before and still not excited by them looks. But amidst the disappointment of a less than dazzling week, there are some shards of sunshine. As November starts, here are four outfits that are warming things up nicely. And as always, you can pick your favourite in the poll on the main page.

Let's face it, we all know beige is a hard one to pull off but turn it into oatmeal and mix up the textures and suddenly things get a lot more interesting.  The Countess of Wessex chose a delicate coat in this shade - the simple shape was taken to the next level with a scoop neck and cutaway hem that added enough detail to delight. The snakeskin bag and suede shoes contrast creatively and give Sophie a stylish look to get November started.

At the other end of the colour spectrum was Queen Maxima who went all out for orange and won.  This lace dress was worn on day three of her State Visit to Australia and made a style statement that only Maxima could manage. The Queen of the Netherlands keeps it simple with a lace effect dress over a plain white shift while the elegance of the hat and shoes only add to the effect. Orange is notoriously hard to wear and Maxima showed that, after almost fifteen years of practice, she has this one down to a fine art and then some.

Less was definitely more for Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in the week as she mixed up the monochrome to marvellous effect. Her black blouse is a dream of draping while the keyhole at the neckline added plenty of interest without overwhelming. The simple white skirt is rather nice but its the addition of the black and white shoes that really sets this style statement apart. Super chic and effortlessly elegant, Mary makes the list with ease.

There's enough of interest about this coat from Kate to end our rundown of November warmers for this week. The colour is on trend while the texture is rather nice and mixed with the thick black tights and heels, it's a good way to start winter royal dressing. Elegant and almost understated, it's a pretty fashion statement from the Duchess of Cambridge.

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