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Royal fashion round-up: Our favourites from July 2019

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Today, we launch a new monthly feature on the site showcasing some of our favourite royal style moments. Join us each month as the Royal Central team shares their top looks.

Brittani Barger, Deputy Editor: 

For Brittani, she chose Princess Madeleine’s outfit for Victoriadagen – the celebration of her older sister, Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday on 14 July. According to the Royals and I, Madeleine wore a Cathrine Hammel ensemble for the annual concert in Borgholm. She was also in a pair of new Azzedine Alaïa Bombe Studded sandals and her Ebba Brahe Cross. Her coral beaded earrings were by Panacea.

Brittani’s other favourite for the month was from Britain: the Duchess of Sussex’s outfit at Wimbledon when she attended alongside the Duchess of Cambridge to watch her friend, Serena Williams.

The Duchess repeated her white Givenchy shirt and a new Hugo Boss pleated skirt in white with blue and black designs. She carried a new Stella McCartney clutch while wearing a repeated pair of Jennifer Meyer earrings, Pippa Small ring, and Le Specs Bandwagon sunglasses.

Brittani’s thoughts: Very rarely does Madeleine get it wrong in the world of fashion, and this was just another example of her sense of style. It was summery and light, and at the same time, soft and demure. She didn’t want to stand out (she never does as she’s known to be very shy) for the celebrations of her older sister’s birthday.

I love Meghan’s style as it is most like my own, so it’s very rare that I don’t like something she wears, but the Wimbeldon outfit just really stood out to me and became a quick favourite! It’s something cool and airy and that can be worn anywhere for any event!

Kristin Contino, Chief Reporter:

Like Brittani, Kristin’s favourite look from July comes from the Swedish royals. Her number-one is Princess Sofia’s By Malina dress she wore for the Victoriadagen concert. The princess wore the light and airy ‘Alba’ wrap dress with a modern white, blue, pink, and green pattern. She paired the dress with her ivory Castañer Carina 80 wedges, also popular with the British royals (as we’ll see soon), and Gas Bijoux earrings, according to The Royals and I.

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Kristin also chose a look from the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a summery green Sandro dress to the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival earlier this month. The geometric-printed dress is the brand’s ‘Short Sleeved Print Flowing Dress’ and features a deep v-neck and midi-length hemline . She paired the dress with Castañer Carina wedges like Princess Sofia, but in a brown shade, and her £8 pair of pink ‘Polly Petal’ earrings by Accessorize.

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Kristin’s thoughts: I love Sofia’s down-to-earth style and how the average woman can easily integrate the princess’s pieces into her own wardrobe. This wrap dress would be ideal for any summer event, although I resisted purchasing one in the sale and later regretted it! As for Kate, I thought her Sandro frock was the perfect choice for a garden engagement, and I did end up purchasing a lower-priced copy of her dress as I think I’ll get a lot of use out of it. I also appreciate when she wears affordable high street items like her Accessorize earrings. For £8, you really can’t beat it and they go with everything.

Heaven LeeMiller, Europe Correspondent

Heaven chose the Duchess of Cambridge’s look at Wimbledon when she presented the trophy for the first time. Kate was in an Emilia Wickstead ‘Jordin’ dress in baby blue, nude ALDO heels, her In2Design Pearl Baroque Earrings, and Ray-Bans.

She also chose Queen Letizia of Spain’s outfit to attend the Air Force Parade earlier this month alongside King Felipe. The Queen wore her repeated Zara draped linen top, new skirt by Sweet Matitos, Carolina Herrera suede slingback pumps, Gold & Roses ‘Dagger’ earrings, Karen Hallam ring and carried her Furla Metropolis bag.

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Heaven’s thoughts:

I chose Letizia’s outfit because, for me, it is a perfect outfit for the occasion which is quite formal (a military event) but still appropriate for the season. I think the shape of the skirt flatters her, and it’s also a 100% Spanish outfits as all the items are from Spanish brands. Letizia is really great at promoting Spanish brands, and I really appreciate that. She looked stunning in my opinion.

I chose Kate’s outfit because it was my favourite of her three Wimbledon outfits this year, and I really loved the colour on her. I’m generally not a fan of Emilia Wickstead designs, but this one really works on Kate, I think. The shoes aren’t necessarily my favourites with the dress, but they are affordable and I always love when a royal wears affordable items that you can purchase yourself. It was a very summery outfit that was also appropriate for the event, especially as she handed out the trophies.

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.