Princess Charlene in Lanvin for the Prince Albert Awards

As the title says, last night (Sunday), Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended the annual Prince Albert Awards in Palm Springs, this was the first time for the 7-year-old awards gala to be held in the United States.


Princess Charlene wearing Lanvin

For the occasion, Charlene chose a navy blue loose fit dress with a gathered detail from Lanvin.


Princess Charlene in a blue Lanvin Dress

The silk satin dress (actually it's 75% viscose!) features a round neck and -very- short sleeves. It's currently on sale for 1.113 on Farfetch, you can but it from HERE.




Somehow this dress is actually designed for non-pregnant women and it's supposed to look like this on them:


I'm not a fan of the dress, but kudos to Charlene for picking a dress that's made for non-pregnant women to make them look pregnant when they're not pregnant while she was pregnant (I really needed to say that :D)!


Princess Charlene in Lanvin

Charlene wore python sandals that I couldn't identify, they're not Stuart Weitzman's Nudist, though. Her Cartier stud diamond earrings completed the look.



Earlier this weekend, on Saturday, the Prince and Princess of Monaco visited the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center.


Princess Charlene in a yellow Akris dress


Charlene wore a custom-made Akris yellow Ombre Boucle Sheath Dress. Yes, that yellow thing is actually knitted on the fabric making it look like it's growing -yellow- grass!




I love the contrasting textures of the dress, but I'm not sure about the cowl neckline... Walter Steiger ballet flats completed the look.




Does Lanvin excite you or are these outfits just below Char's average?

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Photos: Hola.com, Celebitchy.com, royaldish.com, dailymail.co.uk, lyst.com, Farfetch.com

16 comments

  1. Hi Kem,
    Why are the eyes of the lady popping out (behind Charlene in first photo).

    Definitely do not like the blue dress. It might be better without the gather.
    I find the Akris dress too strange. In fact, I don't find her Akris clothin flattering.

    In general, Charlene looks best in Dior.

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    1. I don't know really. Maybe the camera caught her in a not very flattering moment? Maybe you can have a better guess? :)

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  2. In a photo lower down "the strange lady" can be seen on the left side of the photo (just behind Albert's shoulder) - and she looks quite normal, at least that's my opinion. In the first photo she really looks a bit odd - a bad moment to take the picture.

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  3. One cannot expect much from 'Akris' - it was, is and will remain a mediocre brand. Their Fashion fits this definition. Charlene looks like she soiled herself big time. The original runway version is still acceptable, somehow, Charlene's version with that awful neckline - a potato bag. An expensive one, but still.

    On the 'Lanvin' dress one can comment that a design with such gatherings in general only looks good on very slim ladies with an overall slim silhouette - this 'overall' including her most problematic physical feature, her huge shoulders. So it would not even have suited her had she not been pregnant. It even suits her less being pregnant. To my utmost surprise, one can actually make a 'Lanvin' dress look cheap. To this very day, i would have denied this option.

    2 misses. Complete misses.

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    1. I think that the Lanvin looks bad even on the model. It's an ugly dress. Period.

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    2. It really is - broad shoulders or not!

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  4. The Lanvin dress badly needs jewelry -- both on the model & on Charlene. A stunning big brooch would be great. I agree, though, that it is not her best choice ever anyway. The cowl neckline on the Akris number accentuates her shoulders, which she doesn't need to do.

    Dressing when pregnant is challenging, when one's entire shape & center of gravity has changed. I wish she had had better advice.

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    1. The fabric of the dress would not support a brooch. It would sag.

      Her shoulders look smaller when she wear a boatneck.

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  5. Such disappointment after that fantastic Dior gown...I had hopes, all of which are in teeny weeny little pieces at the bottom of that never ending abyss of "hope she starts looking like a princess, or at least a rich woman, or at least wears their jewelry" broken wishes. Potato sacks, even fancy-schmancy designer potato sacks still look like it.

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  6. The beige dress washes her out awfully.

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  7. l thinks you guys a little harsh, it seems charlene is dressing for comfort, which is very important while pregnant, and good for her for wearing flats, Too me thats how a pregnant woman ought to dress , she looks comfortable!

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    1. Comfort does not contradict a minimum of elegance! I cannot see how one unbecoming colour can provide more comfort than one that's becoming. Your arguments are lacking a bit in the logic department, i am afraid. ;-)

      No one is critisizing width or loose fits. One critisizes poor choices in material and hues.

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  8. Hi Kem,

    I imagine the twin boys will wear some incredibly cute and expensive designer outfits. Will you also show pictures of the boys' clothes as well as Princess Charlene's?

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    1. Hi,

      Well, I don't know if they're boys. But I'm sure they'll have some very nice outfits. I'll be looking for the babies' clothes, too!

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    2. Thanks. I've been reading the other forums, and they're all convinced it's twins boys (apparently Prince Albert has bought footballs, etc.).

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  9. she looks superb and decent! Albert chose well!

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