As this is a Kate-centric blog, I will have polls for all of Kate’s clothing choices this year, but first I want to highlight some of my favorite fashion moments from some other royal ladies.
I mean, this was obvious. Crown Princess Victoria‘s H&M gown from the Nobel Ceremony is clearly her best look from this entire year. I’m in love with this gown.
Princess Madeleine wore a lot of repeated gowns this year which looked lovely, but her one big new gown was a huge miss for me. So I went in a different way this year for my favorite from Madeleine, picking this Somerset by Alice Temperley “Blue Leopard Print Dress” she wore on June 5 in Hälsingland. I typically don’t like prints, but I think Maddie looks pretty in this one.
Like Madeleine, Princess Sofia‘s new gowns this year were mostly misses for me, but she wore a repeated burgundy Gucci dress to the royal wedding dress exhibit opening on October 17 which I’ve liked since the first time she wore it, so it gets my pick as favorite this year.
My favorite from Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was this red lace gown she wore to the Royal Variety Performance on December 6. I know many people thought it was too much red or too much lace, but I think Camilla is old enough to pull off a full red lace gown like this.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex wore these new bespoke separates by Suzannah and a new bespoke hat by Jane Taylor to Day 3 of Royal Ascot. For some reason I like the clam ears hat on Sophie.
Princess Beatrice‘s blue and orange combination from Trooping the Color was my favorite from her this year. Beatrice takes a lot of fashion risks which aren’t really to my taste, but I this one is nice.
My favorite from Princess Eugenie this year was definitely this red Eponine London dress she wore to the Service of Thanksgiving for HM’s 90th birthday. She looks wonderful.
Crown Princess Mary wore a black and white silk floral dress from Max Mara‘s 2015 collection with a hat from Susanne Juul for Prince Oscar’s Christening. It was my favorite look from that event, and my favorite look from Mary this year.
Queen Letizia wore this gorgeous green Felipe Varela dress while on a State Visit to Portugal at the end of November. Even though it’s a repeat from 2013, I just love it paired with green suede pumps and Queen Sofia‘s emerald earrings.
Queen Mathilde rarely wows me, but while on a State Visit to the Netherlands at the end of November she wore this gorgeous red Jan Taminiau gown and the Laurel Wreath Tiara as a necklace. This wowed me.
I went out on a limb with my favorite from Queen Maxima this year. She wore some nice things, but nothing really wowed me this year, so I choose this Tom Ford gown she wore on March 11 during a State Visit to France. The gown features a black velvet top, pink and white satin patterned middle, and black fringe bottom. It’s definitely not my style, but I think it looks good on Maxima.
Princess Charlene wore a purple Armani Privé gown to the Red Cross Ball on July 23. I think the color looks nice on Charlene, but what puts this over the top for me are the diamond earrings.
Everyone’s taste is different when it comes to fashion, but these have been some of my favorites from this year. What are your thoughts?