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Our fashion favourites: Tessy Antony de Nassau

Brittani Barger/Royal Central

Tessy Antony de Nassau has just launched her sustainable fashion brand, Human Highness, and Royal Central is taking a look at some of our favourite fashion moments from the former Luxembourg royal.

Brittani Barger, Deputy Editor

One of my favourite looks that Tessy has worn was the green Reem Acra dress to the christening of Princess Amalia in 2014. The colour looks really good on Tessy, and I love the one-shoulder design and look of a kaftan. The outfit is really flattering on her. I also love pairing brown shoes with green dresses, so her heels really fit well with the entire outfit.

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Another favourite look of mine is the purple Amethyst Gown from the Spring-Summer 2017 Couture Collection by Marcin Lobacz that Tessy wore to the Big Dutch Masters Art Gala in 2016. The dress is very unique, especially around the neckline. I really like how it wraps around her neck and flows at the back while leaving one shoulder open. I think the slit on the right leg adds appeal without revealing too much, as well. I also love a dress with a train, and this one really added to the gown.

Kristin Contino, Chief Reporter

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I love anything bright purple, so the Calvin Klein dress Tessy wore to the religious wedding of Prince Felix to Claire Lademacher in 2013 is definitely a favourite. The ruffle detail on the bodice adds interest to the simple silhouette, and the chic and clean dress also helps her dramatic fascinator take centre stage. The nautilus-shell shaped design of the fascinator is bold without being too over-the-top like some oversized headpieces can be, and I thought it worked really well for the occasion.

Photo: Tessy Antony-de Nassau

A more recent favourite look is the gown Tessy wore in October 2019 to be invested with the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Drum of Rwanda. This silver, 1920s-style beaded gown has gorgeous silver-and-black detailing and feels modern despite the art deco style pattern in the beading. I thought the baroque pearl jewellery she paired it with was an unexpected but lovely choice and the chunky pearls give a nice contrast to the delicate beading.

Jess Ilse, Senior Reporter & Editorial Assistant

Tessy surprised me with an unexpectedly wonderful colour combination at the civil wedding of Prince Félix and Princess Claire in 2014 when she paired a knee-length mint green Lynn Adler dress with deep purple heels and handbag. It’s a striking combination, and the simplicity of the look is one that I’d love to replicate in my wardrobe.

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The deep grey of Tessy’s dress, worn at the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie in 2012, is such a great colour for her, and the dramatic hat comes together to make this such a stellar outfit. Perfectly regal yet perfectly stylish for everyday wear, as well.

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Learn more about Human Highness, which will be available worldwide, here.

About author

Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.