As practice shows, great people converge not only thoughts, but also fashion preferences.
The work of royal stylists may seem like a dream job only at first glance. When choosing outfits for their wards, they should take into account not only the requirements of the prim protocol and seasonal trends, but also keep track of how many times this dress has already been “highlighted” on other celebrities — and this, you know, is not at all easy.
It is not often possible to see the same outfit on two celebrities. Major brands, at least at those events that they organize themselves, very clearly monitor the outfits of their guests and try not to allow double dressing. What can we say about princesses, queens and duchesses, of whom there will be no more than a hundred people in the whole Old World — the already small probability of repetition is minimized. However, there are spots in the sun, and stylists repeat themselves, but some dresses are so good that it is very pleasant to see them twice on representatives of royal families. In our selection – just such.
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton
Perhaps all the world’s media have already written about this “paired” exit. Someone for the sake of a red word decided to assume that “Kate Middleton copies the style of Meghan Markle,” but to seriously say that the Duchess of Cambridge repeated the outfits for the future daughter—in-law is ridiculous
Two dresses, as it is easy to notice, are not 100% identical. The original version, offered by the brand Diane Von Furstenberg, is shown by the bride of Prince Harry in 2012. For the Duchess, of course, the dress was lengthened, thereby turning it from cocktail to evening.
Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Kate Middleton
Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon
The British brand Erdem is loved not only in Britain, but also on the other side of the North Sea — in Norway. Once the royals chose an identical silver dress for their exits, however, in this case it happened the same as with Meghan Markle: Mette-Marit was the first to be captured in this silver toilet in November 2016. Kate put it on three months later — in February 2017, when she attended a gala event dedicated to the launch of the year of English-Indian friendship.
Princess Charlene of Monaco and Danish Crown Princess Mary
Princess Charlene with her son Prince Jacques
Crown Princess Mary with her husband, Crown Prince Frederick
In the list of designers whose outfits are worn by monarchs, there is also a Ukrainian Olga Vilshenko. Her cream dress, decorated with small floral appliques, attracted two owners of blue bloods at once: Princess Charlene of Monaco, who chose it for a traditional picnic in September 2016, and Danish Crown Princess Mary, who dressed in it a year later.
Swedish Crown Princess Victoria and Dutch Queen Maxima
Crown Princess Victoria with her son Oscar
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima
The Lebanese king of evening dresses, Elie Saab, is able to sew not only luxurious evening dresses, sparkling with hundreds of crystals and rustling with armfuls of feathers, but also elegant cocktail dresses that fully meet the tasks of the royal dress code. This is perfectly demonstrated by the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria and the Dutch Queen Maxima. The first one chose this soft pink midi dress in October 2016 for the baptism of her nephew, Prince Alexander – the son of Prince Carl Philip. Maxima wore this dress for an official visit to Portugal a year later — in October 2017.
Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Eugenie of York
Princess Beatrice of York
Monarchs are also people, and nothing human is alien to them. For example, you can take a dress from your sister, as did the two daughters of the British Prince Andrew – Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie of York. Evgenia was the first to wear it back in 2013. Beatrice put on the same outfit in May 2014, when she and her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, went to the flower festival in Soho.
Greek Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Swedish Crown Princess Victoria
Crown Princess Marie-Chantal with her husband, Crown Prince Pavel
Princess Victoria with her daughter Estelle
In July 2014, a pink dress from Dolce & Gabbana attracted the Greek Crown Princess Marie-Chantal when she and her husband, Crown Prince Paul, got to the British city of Epsom for the races. A few days later, the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria was captured in exactly the same way when she came to the christening of her niece, Princess Leonor, the eldest daughter of Victoria’s younger sister Madeleine.
Kate Middleton and the Spanish Infanta Sofia
The wife of the British Prince William is a favorite of our fashion battles: as many times as she had to fight in them, no representative of the European monarchies has ever had to. This time – with the youngest daughter of the Spanish King Philip VI and Queen Letizia, Infanta Sofia (infantes in Spain are called the youngest children of the king).
The subject of their fashion dispute is a red coat from Carolina Herrera. Kate wore it in Canada when she and the Duke of Cambridge went there on an official visit in September 2016; Sofia a month later at a military parade.
Luxembourg Princess Claire and Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit
Princess Claire with her husband, Prince Felix
Crown Princess Mette-Marit
Not only did Luxembourg Princess Claire and Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit choose an identical dress from Vilshenko, they also wore it on the same day — June 22, 2016. Thank God, in different parts of Europe: the first one went to celebrate a national holiday in it, the second one went to the northern city of Trondheim for a royal event.
Danish Crown Princess Mary and Kate Middleton
Crown Princess Mary
The dark green dress By Malene Birger is a real lifesaver for pregnant monarchs who, even in an interesting situation, are forced to attend scheduled events. This will be confirmed to you by the Danish Crown Princess Mary, who visited The Red Barnet Foundation in 2006, expecting the birth of Princess Isabella, and the Duchess of Cambridge, who chose the same dress to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, being pregnant with her first child, Prince George.
Princess Charlene of Monaco and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
Princess Charlene with her husband, Prince Albert II
Today, monarchs for their official visits are free to choose not only dresses of different lengths, but also elegant overalls. The pioneers of the new royal fashion were Princess Charlene of Monaco and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who picked up a scarlet jumpsuit from Valentino for their exits. Charlene shone in it at the Red Cross Gala in July 2015, and Maxima – at the opening of the new concert season in Amsterdam in September of the same year.