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Crown Princess Victoria: Our Fashion Favourites

With a love for retro styles, bold prints, ruffles, and bright colours, Crown Princess Victoria’s style is never boring. We’re taking a look at some of our favourite fashion moments from Sweden’s next-in-line to the throne.

Kristin Contino, Chief Reporter

Photo: Thron Ullberg/Royal Court, Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria’s eveningwear can be hit-or-miss for me (looking at you, 2019 Nobels) but this Jennifer Blom gown was such a showstopper when she wore it during the December 2017 Nobel Prize ceremony. Everything from the colour to the neckline, waistband and pleating screams “princess,” especially with the addition of the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik tiara. In early 2018 a new portrait of the heirs to the throne was released which was taken that same night, and I’m so glad she wore this beautiful gown in a portrait we’ll admire for years to come.

Zadig & Voltaire Roma Lurex Dress

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Victoria nearly always gets it right when it comes to day dresses. Like the Duchess of Cambridge, she favours a midi length and a pussy-bow, and I don’t think has ever met a floral print she hasn’t liked. Some people might argue these silhouettes can come off matronly (and yes, sometimes they can) but I think she looks appropriate as Sweden’s future Queen whilst still taking some fashion risks like animal prints and bold, geometric patterns. This Zadig & Voltaire dress, worn on numerous occasions over the past two years, is a perfect example. With its mix of prints and beautiful peacock-esque shades of blue and purple the dress has a modern feel while still keeping a more modest silhouette.

Brittani Barger, Deputy Editor

I really like the outfit Crown Princess Victoria wore while on a tour of the heating plant, Amager Bakke, in Copenhagen in September 2019 alongside Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. Victoria wore a long, tan coat by Swedish brand Stylein and a white pantsuit. It was a very sleek look, and one only Crown Princess Victoria can really pull off. She wore a pair of brown Ralph Lauren Addington boots that, in many pictures, looked like normal high heels which added to the outfit.

She also wore a Daisy brooch (in a nod to her first cousin once removed, Queen Margrethe who is known as Daisy) by Georg Jensen. I loved that tribute to Margrethe; it was such a sweet touch to the outfit.

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My other choice is the silver long-sleeved Escada Gela Gown that features a keyhole neckline. It is also clinched at the waist and really flatters Victoria’s figure. It’s the type of gown that could also be reworked as a pantsuit (that Princess Charlene would surely wear). I really hope this is a gown that Victoria pulls out of the closet again for another event. It would be such a shame to only see it once or twice!

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Laura Dekkers, Europe Correspondent

My first choice of Crown Princess Victoria’s looks is her pink Dolce&Gabbana dress that she wore at the christening of her niece, Princess Leonore. It’s a regal dress, but in combination with the soft pink colour, it creates the perfect balance. The dress compliments Victoria. I also love her headpiece because it is based upon the headpiece her mother Queen Silvia wore at the christening of her son Prince Carl Philip in 1979. It’s such a touching tribute.

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My second choice is the Ida Sjöstedt dress Crown Princess Victoria wore when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Sweden. She recycled the dress in Japan. I just love the delicacy of the dress and how the sheer sleeves make it look like her skin and the dress are one. I also love the accessories she chose. The red shoes and green earrings are almost the exact same colours that one can also find in the dress. Victoria also decided to add a bow to the original design by Ida Sjöstedt. She is such a fan of bows, and I like the way she seems to adapt her clothing to fit her own style perfectly.

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Heaven LeeMiller, Europe Correspondent

My first pick is the Elie Saab gown she wore for her pre-wedding concert. It’s no secret how much I love Elie Saab’s designs, and this one is no exception. She looked stunning! I really love the shape on her; it’s really flattering. The train was perfect for the occasion, as well, and the embellishments and details are absolutely stunning up close. What also makes this a perfect outfit for me is the styling. It’s really simple to let the gown shine but still very Victoria, especially with the arrow brooch that she used in her hair. The earrings and bracelet were also so beautiful, and she looked so happy. This is one of my favourite royal gowns ever.

My second pick is also one of my favourite royal gowns ever and what I think is Crown Princess Victoria’s personal best. It’s the Fadi El Khoury gown she wore to Princess Madeleine’s wedding. I’ve always loved Fadi El Khoury’s designs on Victoria and Madeleine, but this one is probably my favourites. It’s stunning. I love the colour, and the details are amazing. The embellishments on the top and the embroideries down the skirt work so well together. The shape looks very flattering on Victoria, and I love the train. I think the colour was a great background for the light blue of the sash as well, and I loved her tiara choice with this gown, both for the sentiment behind the choice as it was Lilian’s tiara but also because it’s a great choice with the gown.

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Kristin is Chief Reporter for Royal Central and has been following the British royal family for more than 30 years. Kristin has appeared in UK and U.S. media outlets discussing the British royals including BBC Breakfast, BBC World News, Sky News, the Associated Press, TIME, The Washington Post, and many others.