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Crown Princess Mary: Our fashion favourites

As a fan of coat dresses, lace, midi lengths, and polka dots, Crown Princess Mary is often compared to the Duchess of Cambridge in terms of style, and the two have even worn some of the same outfits. But Mary has a style all her own, and whether she’s wearing a floral day dress or an elegant gown, this princess always looks elegant and polished.

Let’s take a look at some of our favourites from Denmark’s future queen.

Kristin Contino, Chief Reporter

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The gorgeous blue-and-white lace dress Crown Princess Mary wore to a dinner in Paris during their October 2019 visit is my all-time favourite look of hers. The ‘Elodie’ dress by Australian label Moss & Spy is one of those pieces you can just picture at Royal Ascot with an enormous hat, but it felt totally appropriate for an elegant dinner, too.

I loved the high, scalloped neckline and cap sleeves and how she accessorised the outfit with a thin blue belt and matching pumps. This is certainly at the top of my list of outfits I hope she re-wears again soon.

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October 2019 was a good fashion month for Mary as my other favourite look comes from the same time period: the gown she wore to the Court Banquet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement.

The pale pink Birgit Hallstein gown looked beautiful on Mary, but what made it such a showstopper was the sparkling cape by Jesper Høvring. This off-the-shoulder sequinned cape really amped the glam factor and combined with a tiara, made her look every inch the future queen.

Brittani Barger, Deputy Editor

One of my all-time favourite looks of Mary’s is not a gown but a more casual outfit that she wore to the 2015 Designer’s Nest Awards at Copenhagen’s Fashion Week. She wore a peach sleeveless coat by Fonnesbech with a pair of white Max Mara pants. She ended her look with her Valentino studded heels.

I loved the orange and white together (told you before I’m a huge Vols fan, so anything orange and white catches my eye!). The orange isn’t too bright to where it takes the attention away from the others on the stage. It’s overall just a really stunning look.

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I also really love the muted green one-shouldered gown by Jesper Hovring that she wore to the Starry Starry Night Dinner in honour of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation in 2011 in her home country of Australia.

It was very sleek, and I loved the one-shoulder look with the cape. It was really beautiful!

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I ended up picking three outfits of Mary’s because it was so hard to choose. I really like her bright green and summery maxi dress by Heartmade that she wore to the summer photocall for the late Prince Henrik’s 80th birthday in France on June 11, 2014. I think what I really love about this dress is that it is something that can be worn by just about anyone.

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Lydia Starbuck, News Editor

I’ve always been a big fan of Mary’s style, especially her gala gowns which take some beating for me. My absolute favourite evening look is the deep blue, draped shoulder creation by Jesper Høvring that she chose for the 2014 Bambi Awards in Berlin where she was honoured for her charity work. This was the perfect pick, mixing the red carpet glamour of the event with an air of regality. The accessories, kept to a favourite pair of aquamarine girandole earrings, a diamond bracelet and simple clutch, let the gown do all the talking and I am still listening, six years on.

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The cream three-piece trouser combo worn by Crown Princess Mary for the start of a visit to Sweden in 2017 is an outfit I would love to see her repeat. It’s from Max Mara and features a single-breasted jacket, belted waistcoat and palazzo pants. I think it’s crisp and elegant and a stylish take on an all-time classic look. Plus, I love the flag flying for Danish style in the form of that irresistible gold leaf brooch from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen.

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Stockholm clearly brings out the best in Mary because she showed us another standout look there on a trip in April 2016. The Crown Princess of Denmark stole the show at the gala celebrations for the 70th birthday of King Carl XVI Gustaf in this really pretty YDE print evening gown. The yellow was so on-trend for spring 2016 that it hurt and is that a nod to her mother in law we spy with that daisy based pattern on the fitted gown? I love the cap sleeves and the peplum, too. I think this look really showcases Mary’s sense of style because she again kept the accessories really simple, putting all the focus on the gown. She got lucky with the weather, too – that sunlit evening in Stockholm set this look off to perfection.

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Jess Ilse, Editorial Assistant

This red gown, by Soeren le Schmidt, is my absolute favourite look from Crown Princess Mary. The New Years Levee and Reception is always one of the biggest events on the Danish Royal Family’s calendar, and you can count on Crown Princess Mary to show up in a gorgeous dress, tiara, and full Order of the Elephant regalia.

What I love about this gown is the dramatic neckline and the vibrant red colour. It’s glamorous and exactly what I’d expect from a future queen.

Crown Princess Mary wore a custom floral black-and-white Lasse Spangenberg gown, paired with the simple jewellery, to a dinner for the Mary Foundation’s 10th anniversary in 2017.

What makes this one of my favourite looks is that it’s hard to look at Crown Princess Mary here without getting Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina vibes. This gown is classic and elegant, and Crown Princess Mary looks very chic!

On her first day of a working visit to Ethiopia in 2019, Crown Princess Mary paired this emerald Stella McCartney blouse with a white patterned Max Mara skirt. I love the colour story here, and how professional yet affordable this outfit looks. It’s definitely something I could see myself wearing to the office and another example of how relatable Crown Princess Mary’s style is!

About author

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.