How Princess Beatrice turned from a "laughingstock" to a real fashion icon. Photos before and after
Princess Beatrice, the daughter of Andrew, Duke of York, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, is remembered for her "combine the uncombinable" looks. However, everything changed after her 30th birthday, five years ago. The representative of the Royal Family gradually found her own fashion formula, so now you can often read about the princess's elegant outfits in British tabloids.
The Daily Mail decided to recall Beatrice's journey from amateur to royal fashion icon. She was helped by stylist Olivia Buckingham, who also conjures up images of Poppy Delevingne and Nicky Hilton.
The specialist introduced the princess to the works of her favorite designers, including The Vampire's Wife, Self Portrait, Monique Lhuillier and Emilia Wickstead, as well as Manolo Blahnik and Chopard. "I like to push the boundaries of my clients, but also to respect their authentic codes," explains Buckingham.
The stylist assures us that she does not want one-way communication: it is important to give clients creative freedom, find a compromise, and create a charming image on this basis.
Buckingham and Beatrice hit it off right away. "The whole process is controlled by both of us when it comes to choosing the final look," she says. - "We discuss the event and what type of style will suit it, even down to the smallest details like jewelry and shoes. Olivia says she and the Princess believe that style should be used to give a woman strength and confidence.
One of the most iconic moments happened on Beatrice's wedding day, July 17, 2020, when she wore a vintage Norman Hartnell dress. The princess borrowed this piece of clothing from her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
Buckingham helped Beatrice to reject unusual colors and fancy hats that created the image of a pantomime lady. Instead, the princess never ceases to amaze the audience with her sophisticated looks.
Charity gala concert "Art of Wishes"
The sophisticated cut and exquisite fabric did not prevent this powder blue Self Portrait lace dress from creating an overall effect of calm. The brand, also worn by Kate, has become a favorite of Beatrice.
Worn to the Art of Wishes gala, this elegant dress fell to her ankles and was perfectly complemented by a cropped jacket by Alice + Olivia draped over her shoulders. An Anya Hindmarch clutch and matching suede Ralph & Russo shoes completed the look.
Beatrice shone at the Vogue World event in an elegant floral cape dress by Richard Quinn. The sensational black and yellow look looked like it had just come off the runway, and the highlight was the gloves. The princess pulled her hair back, adding diamond earrings and black pumps.
Beatrice's long-sleeved lace midi dress by Monique Lhuillier, intricately trimmed with flowers for race day, featured a white overlay with purple and yellow patterns.
A JBH Millinery hat adorned her pulled-back hair, and an Anya Hindmarch clutch complemented the look. The combination of a romantic dress with structural accessories created a chic and modern ensemble.
The coronation of the king
For the momentous coronation of her uncle, King Charles III, Beatrice wore a mid-length purple dress with a belt and dramatic sleeves by Beulah London.
She complemented the look with pink sapphire, rubellite and pink opal ring earrings by Garrard, and wore a golden ribbon hat by Emily London, which looked a bit like a tiara.
National Gallery summer party
Princess Beatrice shone in a light green dress by Markarian during the inaugural summer party and fundraiser for the National Gallery's 200th anniversary campaign. The sequin-embroidered floor-length dress had wide sleeves and a plunging neckline.
She complemented the look with a black headband that matched the belt on the dress and a beaded clutch from Tyler Ellis.
Alice + Olivia store opening
Princess Beatrice stepped out in a stylish outfit to attend the opening of the Alice + Olivia store. She chose a 60s-style suit and a Fiona Kotur clutch. The cream cropped jacket and A-line mini-dress had a silver chain and a classic collar. The look was complemented by bright blue Kurt Geiger heels.
Flower show in Chelsea
Beatrice did not betray her fascination with botanical prints, wearing a matching floral look for the Chelsea Flower Show. The blue and white version of the Carolena dress by Reformation, with puffed three-quarter length sleeves and a cinched waist, added sophistication to the look. The princess added black Zara shoes with buckles and a basket bag by the same brand.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote about a fashion embarrassment involving Kate Middleton: the Princess of Wales and the wife of a famous athlete came to the Rugby World Cup in identical jackets.