Princess Margaret was known to be quite the fashionista and notably showed up to many events wearing bold, extravagant designs. In 1965, while at an exclusive event at L.A.’s Hollywood Palladium, Princess Magaret decided to show up in one of her show-stopping gowns.
With Lord Snowdon accompanying her, she wore a dazzling blue dress and coat. With her glistening jewels as the capstone of the look, the paparazzi couldn’t get enough of Princess Margaret. She certainly knew how to make a fashion statement.
Kate the Great
It comes as no surprise that British royals would support British fashion designers. Duchess Catherine of Cambridge, or Kate as she is affectionately known, is a regular patron of designer Jenny Packham. Packham is known for her glamorous, feminine gowns, and you can find many photos of Kate wearing her designs.
This particular gown is a metallic blush gown with special detailing. Though this was after the royal wedding, all eyes were still on Kate as this was one of her first appearances after the globally televised event in 2011.
Princess Diana in Glam
Catherine Walker became one of Princess Diana’s favorite designers. While she was on a royal tour to Hong Kong in 1989, Diana chose a white silk, pearl, and sequin gown made by the French-born designer.
The subtly funky dress was playfully nicknamed “the Elvis dress” for its sequins and bolero-style shoulders. Overall, the look was a bold and extravagant choice for what was supposed to be a “demure” royal. But, most everyone knew that Diana was a quiet rebel with a style all her own.
Princess Diana could wear both feminine designs and new, cutting-edge trends with grace and style. In this photo from 1983, she is a vision in pink. While visiting Australia, Diana chose a pink, silky full-length dress that was very feminine and elegant.
The media could not get enough of the dress, and Princess Diana’s fashion quickly spread worldwide. As per usual, Diana was very strategic in her accessorizing and chose to wear her stunning sapphire ring as well as a matching necklace, bracelet, and earrings.
Queen Elizabeth in Tulle
In this photo from 1952, the newly coronated Queen Elizabeth wears an elegant tulle gown. The gown was very striking with its beautiful details and metallic lace embellishments. She, of course, wore one of her iconic jewel-encrusted tiaras to complete the look.
Although she is not opposed to wearing pants, the Queen prefers wearing dresses and skirts. But, her preferences do trickle down and impact other royal family members. Younger female royals, such as Kate, also primarily wear dresses to official events out of respect for the Queen.