They’re poised, they’re always posh and they’re veritable style icons.
We’re talking about no other than the British Royal Family, notably the always-fashionable Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan. From their carefully-selected accessories, diamond engagement rings and jewelry pieces to their statement coats and classically elegant dresses, we’re totally inspired. If you’re on a mission to look like a veritable modern-day princess, here are three of the chicest fashion choices to rock this season, royal-style.
If you ever thought that buttons were exclusively functional, the Duchesses are here to prove you wrong. Duchess Kate has been a big fan of button-adorned coats, as well as dresses, shirts and skirts for years and her sister-in-law is seems to adhere to the same trend as well. Big, bold, gold-tone, glossy, fabric-covered or matte, buttons are making numerous appearances – and they don’t just serve a practical function. If you love the look, opt for garments that feature decorative, statement buttons that serve an ornamental purpose. Style tip: keep the lines of your attire clean and streamlined and go wild with the buttons! Whether you’re opting for a classic trench-inspired coat or a military-inspired blazer, a classic silhouette will always look chic while carrying a regal elegance. Our favorite button-adorned look: Duchess Meghan’s custom blush Prada dress that she wore at the Young Leaders Reception at the Buckingham Palace back in June.
- Fit & Flare Elegance
The quintessential 1950’s frock silhouette is a big favorite of the British Royal Family – and we can see just why. The ample skirts, the structured tops and the classy mid-length cuts all carry an elegant, timeless vibe. Streamlined silhouettes and waist-defining cuts are definitely a favorite of the royal ladies – and Duchess Kate’s go-to designs for a wide range of events. If you love timelessly classic and elegant fashions, opt for fit & flare dresses that feature form-hugging bodices and ample, voluminous bottoms. But the trend does not stop here – say YES to upgrading your coat game with a few pieces following the fit & flare cut. While both Duchesses have been spotted rocking A-line coats, Duchess Kate has also worn (fabulously, might we add) fit & flare coat dresses. Our favorite look: thepale blue Emilia Wickstead number she wore in Luxembourg in her role as a Brexit Ambassador.
When it comes to accessorizing the royal way, it’s all about precious gems and lush, yet delicate designs in deluxe finishes. From drop diamond earrings to statement ruby necklaces, the Duchesses look radiant in any kind of twinkling jewelry pieces – but our top favorites are no other than their pearly looks. From unique necklaces featuring large ivory pearls to delicate earrings in white gold settings, Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan seem to favor the treasures of the sea. As a favorite of actress-turned princess Grace Kelly as well, pearls carry an aura of sophistication and finesse, unmatched by any other gem. Our favorite look: the dainty pearl earrings Duchess Meghan wore as she joined Queen Elizabeth II to walk from Storyhouse to Chester Town Hall in June.A close second: Duchess Kate’s tear-drop pearl necklace with matching, oversized pearl earrings that she wore at a garden party in Poland in 2017.
Whether you’re eager to rock the button trend or tempted to try mid-length 50’s inspired frocks, you can count on looking utterly chic. And to complete your royal-inspired outfit, embrace the stunning beauty of pearls, aka nature’s finest, most elegant gem with a classic pair of pearl stud earrings. Ladylike silhouettes, statement accents, delicate jewelry and a color palette that ranges from classic neutrals to soft pastels is all you need in order to look like a modern-day princess.