For all of their etiquette and restrictions, royal women do enjoy fashion and dressing to impress their guests. Queen Elizabeth II was known for her fashion sense, and it seems it runs strong in the family.
Her mother, Queen Elizabeth (known as the Queen Mother), was also known for her great sense of fashion and was often seen in elaborate crowns and gowns alongside her daughter. For her 80th birthday in 1980, the Queen Mother appeared at her birthday celebration in a breathtaking white chiffon evening gown paired with a meticulously styled tiara and necklace.
Princess Eugenie of York
Princess Eugenie is not new to the royal spotlight. She’s been part of Britain’s royal family ever since she was born into it as the third granddaughter of the late Queen Elizabeth. She was Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York. Her mother is Fergie, and her grandad is the late Prince Philip.
She is seen here in a magnificent green dress with an interesting neckline and in a perfect length. Having a not-so-flattering reputation regarding her choice of what to wear, she has toned down in recent years and, as we see here, is doing quite a good job.
Although she has been compared to Diana before, Duchess Kate has been very successful in distinguishing her style from that of other members of the royal family. Kate’s looks are elegant and graceful but never dull.
When traveling abroad to different regions, royals have to be sure to choose the right attire for the events and culture they will be immersed in. In 2018, Kate and Prince William were on a royal tour of Norway and Sweden and had a handful of events to attend. For the formal dinner the royals were invited to, Kate chose a lovely, powder pink Alexander McQueen gown.
The Engagement Gown
When Kate Middleton first appeared in the public eye, she quickly became known for her youthful, elegant style. She also became a trendsetter after appearing in so many British tabloids wearing her gowns.
Kate wore a stunning silk jersey wrap dress to announce her engagement. British designer Issa designed the dress and after Kate wore it, it sold out in 43 countries! The brand Issa was unprepared for the influx in customer interest and eventually closed its doors to the public.
Saturday Night Fever
This stunning design worn by Princess Diana was created by Victor Edelstein. The gown was an off-the-shoulder, velvet dress in a deep blue that Diana wore for her White House visit in 1985. That evening she had dinner with President Ronald Regan and his wife, Nancy.
Diana was also able to charm the President into inviting John Travolta to the dinner, simply because she was a big fan! Diana’s dream came true that night, and she was able to dance with the iconic star. Her immortalized dress was later sold at an auction for $347,000.