In this particular royal birthday portrait, Princess Margaret wears a lovely tulle dress. Margaret had just turned 19 at the time, and it was the perfect dress that showed how much of a stylish young woman she had become.
The dress featured a full skirt that was embroidered with blue butterflies. Margaret then chose to accessorize with a few layers of pearls. This particular dress was recreated for the Netflix series, “The Crown,” and ended up being one of the most expensive costumes for the series.
Princess Anne in Floral
Princess Anne chose a lovely floral dress with many ruffles indicative of the 70s. She finished off the look with elegant white evening gloves. Anne wore the dress to an event at London’s Dorchester Hotel, in a youthful yet elegant look for the young princess.
Anne was known to be an experienced horse-woman who rode equestrian in her youth. She even got herself two silver and one gold medal at the European Eventing Championships. And what is most impressive is that Anne was the first member of the British Royal Family to compete in the Olympic games.
Princess Diana's Greatest Impact
Designer Bellville Sassoon had a major impact on Princess Diana’s wardrobe. Altogether, the designer made over 70 gowns for the princess. What’s special about this fashion house is that it was a part of Diana’s life as soon as she became engaged to Prince Charles.
Belville was happy to take on another elite client and had also dressed Princess Margaret, Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor. In 1981, Diana wore this blue, lacey ball gown to attend an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Colorful Princess Anne
The 70s were a time of unique fashion, with paisley and floral prints, and even the royal family adopted the styles. For a 1973 film premiere in London, Princess Anne chose a floral frock with a high neck and balloon sleeves.
Princess Anne also became known for her signature hairstyle at the time. And, while it appeared to be a high-maintenance style, Princess Anne herself admitted in an interview that doing her hair only takes her 10 or 15 minutes. Even royals prefer things simple sometimes!
While it has taken a while for Camilla to be fully accepted into the royal family, she hasn’t been a slouch when it comes to fashion. For what she may have suffered in the tabloids, she at least has made sure to stay stylish.
In this 2013 photo, Camilla was attending a dinner in Amsterdam hosted by the Queen of the Netherlands, Queen Beatrix. Camilla showed up, accompanied by Prince Charles, in an elegant dress that was complemented by a glistening tiara.