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The Royal Thumbs Up: Favorite Looks from King Willem-Alexander Investiture!

With Netherlands and the world greeting the new Dutch monarch, King Willem-Alexander and his wife, Queen Maxima, it's time for me to greet some of the royal guests with some thumbs up, there's no thumbs down today since I didn't hate anyone's look. Also, since I haven't slept for more than 3 hours in the past two days like most of those too-excited-for-the-inauguration pals, this post will have only my very favorite looks.

Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
In Valentino


What a difference a day can make! Princess Mette-Marit wore a very delicate costum made Valentino gown, the gown is the long version of this Fall 2013 Ready to Wear dress, Mette-Marit didn't wear a hat, instead she wore a head-thing (can't really find a name for it) with crystals and flower (made of crystals), the clutch is Valentino too, MM followed the trend of white pumps. I like it so much that I forgot yesterday's disaster.... Okay, maybe not that much...




Princess Letizia of Asturias
In Felipe Varela


Letizia continued to dazzle, although this Felipe Varela gown might look similar to yesterday's, it's gorgeous, the embroidery, the cut, the colour, everything was perfect!

The dress is made of silk and tulle titanium, embroidered with steel and crystal microbeads, Leti paired it with suede sandals and hematite clutch, both from Magrit. And while many thought that the hat was from Felipe Treacy, it wasn't. It was by María Nieto (first time to hear of her too)!





Princess Mathilde of Belgium
In NATAN


Princess Mathilde kicked it out of the park again during the celebrations, Mathilde wore a long silk crepe dress in cyclamen pink with a draped asymmetrical neck and a flared sheath effect on the arm, Mathilde paired it with the Fabienne Delvigne hat we talked about yesterday.


 I mainly love the hair and the make up more than anything, followed by the hat, Who doesn't love a large hat? As for the dress, it reminds me of one of Maxima's, but I prefer this colour.




Princess Mary of Denmark
In Charlotte Lynggaard




Yes, Princess Mary wore a Kimono, and Yes, I like it. Although I find the neckline quite too deep, and although the sleeves remind me of the Beulah London red dress that Kate wore and I hated, I like that and I like that she went for something new, would have loved it more if she had picked different shoes. Note: Her Bottega Veneta clutch is still with her.





Princess Masako of Japan



Only Princess Masako can wear an old dress that wasn't ironed well and still make it to my favorites, Because it's so nice to see her in a major event like this. Lovin' her brooch, too.






The Duchess of Cornwall
In Bruce Oldfield



I love the colour, her Philip Treacy hat and the fact that he chest is in its place.



Princess Victoria of Sweden
In Escada




Victoria brought the glam she was missing yesterday with this shiny gown which she paired with a Jimmy Choo clutch and a hat that looks like the Philips Treacy Zara Philips wore for thr wedding of Prince William which took place today 2 years ago!

Update: Philip Treacy confirmed that Princess Victoria was wearing one of his hats, and Escada confirmed to be the house behind the gown.


Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau
in Viktor and Rolf



Princess Mabel wore an amazing outfit by Viktor and Rolf in black with a white sleeve with a big bow (keep the bows coming girl).



her outfit was cheerful although it's in black and she was in a less than a happy mood.





Sheikha Mozah of Qatar
In Valentino Couture



You can always trust Mozah to bring some Haute Couture, I like how satin is mixed with chiffon and I like that more women are wearing capes now. However, what I really like about this outfit is the huge necklace and earrings, they transfer the outfit from the -_- side to the 0_0 side, the coloured stones in them provides some needed colour too, and I like the brooch on the bag.



Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco
In a Caftan

 
When you invite Lalla Salma to your royal event, you sign up for having some serious embroidered traditional couture mixed with a new set of jewels (always) and paired with some fierce shoes from a western designer, in this case it's Louboutin, and I love the colour of the velvet caftan. Lalla Salma might be wearing caftans to all these kinds of events but she's always bringing something new in them.




Who was your favorite?




Photos: newmyroyals, Royaldish, Bekia

7 comments

  1. My favourite? Well... No question! Maxima. Nothing else. She dazzled in that blue dress and Cape. I'm still catching my breath. Shame she's not in your list! I'd add her on top to honour the protagonist of the day.

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    1. The only reason Maxima is not in this list is because this list is for the investiture guests.

      Max has deserved her own post, and it's here.
      http://theroyalcouturier.blogspot.com/2013/05/queen-maxima-investiture-gown-by-jan_1.html?showComment=1367474623771#c7602615925941069417

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  2. I really loved Mette-Marit's dress, too. My favorite was a tie between Victoria and Mathilde.

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  3. I really like Lalla Salma's caftan. I agree Mary's dress is too low. (Kate Middleton, I hope that you are looking at these pictures. Princesses kept the necklines up and hemlines down and not the otherway round.)

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  4. I didn't love the caftan of Lalla Salma of Morocco , it's very ugly and the colour is very awful.

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  5. Mary of Denmark, what an ugly dress, I can't believe her style lately, that half dress she wore earlier in the month that looked like a slip...what is going on with her?

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