Fashion Designers That The Royals Love Best
The royals know all about dressing to impress, so they don't just wear any old clothing brand. Royal fashionistas have certain designers that they trust to create the perfect look for any occasion. From the creator of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation dress to the person behind Meghan Markle's wedding gown, these are some of the royals' favorite fashion designers.
Kate Middleton Is A Fan Of Jenny Packham
Kate Middleton wowed in her vibrant blue gown at the Paralympics Gala Celebration at Royal Albert Hall in 2012. The Jenny Packham dress features layers of lace, velvet, and tulle, giving it plenty of texture and detail.
A darker ribbon with a jewel embellishment cinched Middleton's waist and made the dress even more flattering. The Duchess completed the look with a pair of sparkly, dangling earrings and a turquoise clutch that matches the dress.
Angela Kelly Is Responsible For Curating The Queen's Wardrobe
For Prince William and Kate Middleton's huge wedding, Queen Elizabeth elected to wear an outfit by none other than Angela Kelly, who has been an advisor and senior dresser to the Queen since 2002.
The ensemble included a flowy, yellow blouse with a matching skirt and hat. Atop the hat were charming yellow flowers. The queen finished the look with a glittery broach, white gloves, and a pearl necklace and earrings.
The Stylish Princess Margaret Loved Wearing Dior
Queen Elizabeth II's younger sister, Princess Margaret, was known for her impeccable fashion sense. One of her favorite designers was Christian Dior, who she's pictured shopping with here.
The princess arrived at the Paris fashion house wearing a lush velvet coat over a crochet blouse, and a shiny flower broach. The look was topped with a velvet hat, gloves, and a sleek purse. Dior was happy to welcome Princess Margaret to his salon, where he reportedly offered her stockings.
Meghan Markle Chose To Wear Sentaler On Christmas Day
Meghan Markle was arm-in-arm with Prince Harry as they attended Christmas Day service at Church of St. Mary Magdalene in 2017. Many noticed her stunning Sentaler coat, which featured a thick waist tie and striped stitching at the cuffs.
She paired the beige coat with leather gloves and a brown hat that featured a unique twist design on one side. Markle's outfit was such a hit that the coat reportedly went on backorder twice after she wore it.
Catherine Walker Was Princess Diana's Go-To Designer
Catherine Walker was Princess Diana's go-to designer, crafting more than 1,000 dresses for the princess. They were so close that they even had a photo shoot together at Kensington Palace.
Here they are posed together with one of the dresses Walker designed for Diana. The gown features a paisley design etched into the all-white top and a flowy skirt tied at one side. The ladies are even wearing near-identical pinstripe suits with white blouses underneath.
The Duchess Of Cornwall Looking Radiant In A Design By Anna Valentine
Prince Charles' second wife, Camilla, looked to fashion designer Anna Valentine to revolutionize her royal wardrobe. Here, the Duchess of Cornwall is wearing a gorgeously designed outfit at the 2013 Royal Ascot.
Camilla's outfit features a shiny mint green jacket and a translucent, beige hat. Her clutch brings the whole outfit together and adds an extra pop of color. The Duchess and the prince look so glamorous that they even used this photo as their Christmas card.
Kate Middleton Frequently Wears Alexander McQueen
In 2016, Kate Middleton visited the "Vogue 100: A Century of Style" exhibition wearing none other than Alexander McQueen. Being that the duchess was set to appear on the cover of Vogue's next issue, looking stylish was especially important.
McQueen's white-pink blouse and flowy skirt were just the right picks for the occasion. The outfit matched Middleton's rosy complexion just enough to not wash her out. She paired the dainty look with a rose gold clutch and silver jewelry.
Queen Rania Of Jordan Is Another Fan Of Alexander McQeen
When Jordan's Queen Rania arrived in New York City for the 2015 Social Good Summit, she dazzled in an all-white ensemble by Alexander McQueen. The sharp coat featured a white and silver waist belt that added shape to the look.
The flowy coat and dress came down to Queen Rania's calves and matched with her french tip nail polish. While white pumps may have seemed like an obvious choice, the queen instead paired the outfit with chic nude high heels.
Meghan Markle Got Married In A Stella McCartney Gown
For Meghan Markle's big day, the Duchess chose to wear a gown designed by Stella McCartney. The elegant dress featured a boat neckline, a subtly cinched waist, and mid-length sleeves.
Markle's wedding dress was a true white, which drew more attention to her flowing veil. She also kept her jewelry and makeup simple. The Duchess accessorized with a silver bracelet and stud earrings. She also wore a soft pink lipstick with neutral eye makeup that popped without stealing the show.
Queen Letizia Of Spain Wearing Hugo Boss
Spain's Queen Letizia was stunning in her eyecatching in her bright purple skirt suit by Jason Wu for Hugo Boss. The queen wore the ensemble to the 2016 Microfinanzas BBVA.
The vibrant blazer and skirt were so sleek that they nearly glittered in the sunlight. Beneath the coat, Queen Letizia wore a pale pink blouse. The top had a subtle criss-cross pattern that added some texture to the look. She completed the outfit with a pair of sparkly earrings.
Princess Caroline Favors Chanel
Monaco's Princess Caroline couldn't have been dressed more appropriately for the Chanel Fashion show during the 2016 Paris Fashion Week. The princess wore a Chanel ensemble featuring a white jacket with a black zigzag design along the edge.
She paired the jacket with a taupe and navy patterned sweater. Peeking out from beneath the sweater was a white button-up with a heavily starched collar. The princess completed her look with a pair of black and cream gingham patterned pants.
Queen Maxima In A Silky Natan Creation
Queen Maxima of The Netherlands wore something both fun and formal to the 200 years Kingdom of The Netherlands final celebrations in 2015. The Natan dress featured a silky pink material with black sequin butterflies.
The dress had a shallow slit near the neckline, short sleeves, and a cinched waist. The queen paired the dress with black and silver jewelry, black tights, and shiny black pumps. She kept her makeup toned down with neutral eye makeup and soft pink lipstick.
Tory Burch Is Another Go-To For Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton wore a colorful dress to her dinner with the king and queen of Bhutan in 2015. The stunning Tory Burch dress features an intricate design that incorporated several colors, including orange, green, purple, red, yellow, and brown.
With so many colors integrated into the dress, Middleton had plenty of options to choose from in terms of accessories. She went with a bright orange wrap and yellow dangly earrings that were bright enough to stand out.
Denmark's Princess Mary Wearing An Embellished Tory Burch Jacket
Denmark's Princess Mary arrived in Germany wearing a cream jacket that was far from plain. The Tory Burch jacket featured rosy brown gems stitched around the color and the cuffs. The detail went a long way, making the entire ensemble pop despite the neutral colors.
It also matched perfectly with the chic clutch. Beneath the jacket, Princess Mary wore a cream-colored blouse tucked into her black trousers. She kept her jewelry simple, wearing only stud earrings.
Meghan Markle Wore Reiss For International Women's Day
In 2019, a very pregnant Meghan Markle participated in a royal panel on International Women's Day wearing a lovely black and white turtleneck dress. The Reiss dress features a unique pattern that isn't too plain nor too busy.
Markle paired it with a black blazer to dress up the look and she brought along a matching black clutch with gold detailing around the edge. Her pulled-back hair and simple makeup also reflect the careful balance between everyday casual and professional.
Kate Middleton Wearing Micheal Kors
Kate Middleton is no stranger to the fashion designer Michael Kors. She often wears his coats, such as during this event in Australia. The Duchess of Cambridge visited the World War I Wall of Remembrance wearing a blue-gray, speckled coat by the American designer Michael Kors.
It features two pockets at either side of her waist and large gray buttons. She paired the coat with a blue hat and brought in a spot of color with a red flower broach.
A Vintage Photo Of Queen Elizabeth II In A Norman Hartnell Gown
Norman Hartnell designed some of the most important gowns in the royal family's history. One of them was this stunning dress, which Queen Elizabeth II wore to her coronation ceremony in 1953.
The shiny gown is made of a shiny material, but Hartnell added sparkly detailing to make it really stand out. It features a charming sweetheart neckline that gives way to the queen's ornate necklace. Hartnell also designed Princess Margaret's wedding dress seven years later.
Carolina Herrera Designed This Elegant Look Worn By Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle looked elegant as ever when she and Prince Harry rode a horse-drawn carriage during the 2018 Trooping The Colour. She was wearing an off-the-shoulder dress by Carolina Herrera.
The light pink dress featured a twisted neckline that was a cross between a boat and a sweetheart neckline. The top was pulled to one side and fastened with large, matching buttons. Markle completed the outfit with a large, tilted hat and stud earrings.
Kate Middleton Chose Dolce & Gabbana For An Event At Buckingham Palace
Kate Middleton wore this purple lace Dolce & Gabbana dress when the president of the People's Republic in China and his wife visited Buckingham Palace. The Duchess posed with Prince William and their guests outside of Lancaster House.
The classy dress featured translucent long sleeves and a turtleneck collar. The detailed long sleeves and high collar made jewelry unnecessary, so Middleton kept it simple by wearing just her wedding ring. She completed the ensemble with a red clutch.
A Dolce & Gabbana Dress Was Just Right For Princess Victoria's Visit To NYC
When Sweden's Princess Victoria visited the United Nations in New York City, she arrived in style. The princess donned a black Dolce & Gabbana dress with red and cream flowers running along either side.
Princess Victoria pulled her hair back into a low ponytail to maintain an air of professionalism and let her outfit do all the talking. She paired the outfit with a pair of dangly blue-green earrings, a silver bracelet, and a silver watch.