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Royal style roundup: August 2019


Kristin Contino, Chief Reporter:

Both of Kristin’s top looks this month come from Spain’s Queen Letizia.

For the Spanish royal family’s annual summer photocall, Queen Letizia wore a gorgeous pink-and-white floral dress with a full skirt. The dress is from the Adolfo Domínguez spring 2018 collection, according to UFO No More. She paired the midi-length frock with her frequently worn Mint & Rose ‘Sardinia’ espadrille wedges.

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Kristin’s second look was from The Queen’s visit to the Son Marroig museum on 8th August. Wearing a chic belted ivory dress by Uterque, per Queen Letizia Style Blog, she looked fresh and youthful for a family day out. She accessorised her look with tan t-strap wedges and a blue-and-white printed tote bag. The tote has a charitable tie, as it is sold by Bolsas FQ with proceeds benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Catalan Association.

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Kristin’s thoughts:

Queen Letizia is one of my style favourites as she always manages to look regal but modern and approachable. I thought the photocall outfit was a perfect summer dress and the wide v-neck, and the pink floral pattern is so flattering on her. The Queen’s second outfit appears quite simple at first glance but it’s actually a bit daring as the open neckline is quite low. The buttons down the front add additional interest to the look, plus her cheerful blue-and-white ikat print tote looked like something any of us might carry on a Spanish holiday.

Brittani Barger, Deputy Editor:

One of Brittani’s favourite looks from August came from Crown Princess Mary of Denmark when she attended the Odense Flower Festival’s opening on 15 August. She wore a floral Rotate Birger Christensen dress for the second time this year. I loved the dress on her. It’s not something I would wear myself, but I think it flattered her.

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Når sommeren går på hæld, blomstrer det i Odense, hvor over 100.000 planter i forskellige opsætninger er udsmykket til byens årlige blomsterfestival. Som protektor åbnede H.K.H. Kronprinsessen i dag festivalen, der denne sæson fejrer 20-års jubilæum. Årets tema er derfor ”På tidsrejse: Med tiden i centrum”, og ved dagens åbning mødte Kronprinsessen mange af de gartnere og frivillige, der har arbejdet på at gøre festivalen klar. Det er fjerde gang, at Hendes Kongelige Højhed åbner Odense Blomsterfestival, og ved dagens åbning navngav Kronprinsessen en ny hortensia, der fik navnet ”Princess of Passion”. Hendes Kongelige Højhed har været protektor for Odense Blomsterfestival siden 2012. 📸 Carsten Bundgaard, Ritzau Scanpix og Odense Blomsterfestival ©

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My other choice for this month actually comes from Spain, but it’s not Queen Letizia. I really liked the outfit her daughter, Princess Leonor wore during their summer photo session (probably cause it reminds me of my childhood and things I wore). We usually always see young royal girls in dresses so it’s nice to see a royal young lady in something different like a jumpsuit.

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Brittani’s thoughts:

I really liked Crown Princess Mary’s outfit (although I could have done without the brown belt). It really suited her and was very summery, fitting well for August. I think one thing we can already see at Leonor and Sofía’s young ages that they are future style queens! They are now at an age where they can start picking out their own clothes, and we are seeing their individual styles. They are set to reign as fashion queens!

Heaven LeeMiller, Europe Correspondent:

I chose this outfit from the 7 August reception in Palma, Spain (UFO dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Carolina Herrera clutch) because I love Queen Letizia in red. Red is definitely Letizia’s colour, especially with her tan! It’s formal enough for an official reception but still very summery and appropriate.

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My second choice is Crown Princess Victoria’s outfit at Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s confirmation! (Jennifer Blom dress, Gianvito Rossi shoes, Abro clutch, Örjan Jakobsson headpiece). I just loved this outfit the moment I saw it! It’s really appropriate for the occasion as it’s not too much, but it’s still very much a Victoria outfit. The dress is beautiful with the pleats, and I love how well the headpiece matches the dress in colour and in style. The accessories also let the dress be the main piece which was the right choice for me. The whole outfit was really beautiful and delicate.

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Heaven’s thoughts:

Letizia looked stunning! I loved the simplicity of the dress and the gold accessories work so well with it.

With Victoria’s outfit, I just loved it the moment I saw it! It’s really appropriate for the occasion as it’s not too much, but it’s still very much a Victoria outfit.



About author

Kristin is Chief Reporter for Royal Central and has been following the British royal family for more than 30 years. She blogs about royal fashion and travel at royallybroke.com. Kristin has appeared in UK and U.S. media outlets discussing the British royals including BBC Breakfast, the Associated Press, TIME, The Washington Post, and many others.