In summer, the monarchs unanimously change the classic pointy-nosed boats for comfortable and practical espadrilles. We show the most stylish images with them and hand over all turnout passwords, where it is worth looking for similar models.
While the largest fashion giants are fighting for the attention of buyers, another fashion house called the British Royal Family with the most influential influencers – from Kate and Megan to Princesses Beatrice, Eugenie and young Lady Amelia Windsor — quietly and without unnecessary drama exists in the fashion industry arena.
Mass trends of the main aristocratic trendsetters rarely bother – more often they ask them themselves. This was the case, for example, with Duchess Kate’s iconic bandage headband, which literally beats all possible popularity ratings this year. The same fate awaits Catherine’s favorite shoes — classic espadrilles, which occupy far from the last place in the wardrobe of the future Queen consort (and for which she was often criticized by fashion observers before).
Duchess Kate and Prince William at the Chelsea Flower Show, May 20, 2019
Catherine on a royal tour in Mumbai in 2016
The fact that in the conditions of a rigid and uncompromising protocol, royal fashionistas often walk to responsible protocol events with rather practical and everyday espadrilles, which we often see at the resort, is already a kind of revolution. Lady Amelia Windsor walks on a knife’s edge at all: in milk-colored espadrilles, she appears at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor, adding them to a funny summer dress in a pastoral style.
Lady Amelia Windsor at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor, May 18, 2019
The Countess of Wessex in June 2018
In summer, we advise everyone to take a closer look at these shoes: when boat races (which, by the way, also drive all royal fashionistas crazy) in hot weather can literally kill our legs, espadrilles on a platform with elegant ties around the ankles will be a good compromise between style and comfort.
Duchess Meghan on tour of Australia and Oceania, October 24, 2018
It is important that the pad on the espadrilles is ideally suited for lifting your foot — so a pair of shoes will help you survive more than one event. Reference pairs are worth looking for from the masters of their craft who have built their name on this — for example, from Castaner — they remain the favorites of royals and celebrities. The upper of the shoe can also be made of a variety of materials, but the most comfortable will be natural fabrics — cotton or linen.
Pippa Middleton at Wimbledon in 2018
James Matthews and Pippa at a tennis tournament in the same year
Pippa Middleton at Wimbledon in 2015
James and Pippa Middleton at Wimbledon in 2018
Black, milky-white or navy striped, with long ties, like Kate and Megan, or with straps, like Lady Amelia Windsor — the designers did everything to get the perfect pair of shoes for their wardrobe. And let the craze of the royals with espadrilles be for us a sign of the versatility and functionality of such shoes. She will look just as good with white jeans and a T—shirt, and with an outfit for a wedding – proved by fashionista Amelia.
Queen Letizia and Partners of the Heads of State and Government of NATO member Countries, 2022 ujl
The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to The Nook in Framlingham Earl, Norfolk
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