Best in Girl of The Party
Princess Madeleine in Elie Saab
Although she's going to wear Valentino tomorrow for her wedding (confirmed by the palace), The princess chose a dress from the Lebanese designer, Elie Saab. This is Madeleine's first time to wear Saab -at least from what we know-, the dress is from the resort 2013 collection (our friend Sydney from lux-arazzi was the first to ID it).
I like that Madeleine didn't go for couture, after all this dinner is way too casual than her sister's in 2010 (don't you just hate comparing both?). Mads brought us another surprise with her earrings as she wore the earrings she wore for her engagement but this time with big aquamarines instead of pearls, I like it both ways!
Best in Queen and Mother-in-Law
You can always trust Queen Silvia to bring colour, glam and class, and this time was no exception. Her amazing tiered gown is so classy and beautiful while the sleeves and neckline parts are embroidered and shiny, it's a gala after all so some rhinestones are needed. And you know what the best part is? We don't always know the designers of Silvia's clothes, must be someone pretty exclusive!
Best in Sister of The Bride Princess Victoria in Jenny Packham
While Victoria's dress might look very good in this photo, it looked very unflattering from other angles, also the wind blew it for her on her way to the hotel. This Jenny Packham dress in the second dress Princess Victoria wore from the designer's Spring 2013 collection,
I like to believe that Vic chose Jenny Packham 'cause she didn't want to "compete" with her sister in Elie Saab, kudos for that! Her accessories are good, jewelry are fine (hair not so much) so she deserves a thumb up!
Best in Chic
Princess Marie Chantal in Oscar de la Renta
Marie-Chantal may have arrived to Stockholm with Valentino in a private jet but that doesn't mean she would wear Valentino (at least tonight).
The Princess arrived at the dinner wearing a high-low Oscar de la Renta dress in dove gray. The dress comes from the Spring 2013 collection.
Many of you don't like high-low dresses, but I think this one is really beautiful with the embroidery and the way MC styled it with the gold Louboutin pumps!
Best in Sequins
In Armani (not sure)
Firstly, I'm not sure Tatiana was in Armani but it looks Armani to me! Anyway, I like how the chiffon over the sequins forms a different effect, like discreet sparkle. the color also makes a nice contrast against Tatiana's blondness!
Best in I Can Look Young, Too
Princess Stephanie in Elie saab
Finally, Stephanie kicked it out the (her) park, she left her shawl, wrap and scarf at home and let her one-shouldered Elie Saab draped number steal the show! This is the best Steph has looked since her wedding, the simplicity of this gown suits her delicate features and the clutch, also Saab, adds a touch of glamorous sparkle, I likey!
Best in Martha Louise
Princess Martha Louise
Princess Martha Louise's style is bizarre, she can play classic but when she's not bizarre-ing it up, she's not herself! So, kudos for a nice try to mix her bizarre self with classical dressing, I like the colour, too.
And now with the worst:
Worst in Boring
Princess Marie in Yawn, doesn't matter
Do I even need to explain? It's just dull, What a disappointment in Marie who always brings interesting gowns, the fabric looks so thin, too, I'm afraid I can see stuff I'm not supposed to see!
Eva Maria Walter In Valentino (?)
Okay, before you start hating on it you have to know why Eva chose this Valentino dress
On a more serious not: This dress looks bad, is too short, and isn't age appropriate, it might would have looked good when she dated Prince Charles in the 80's (yes, she did) but not now!
It's time for those whom I can't make my mind up about:
Charlene in Charlene
Princess Charlene in Akris
Charlene has a competition of her own, her own league. Although she looks amazing and she's in a color (yes, anything not beige or black is a colour for Char) there are other stuff that make me unsure about the look:
- I love the fabric but she's worn the same gown silhouette before in burgundy in Singapore (minus the vest).
- The vest adds an edgy side to the outfit but just think of the idea of a vest over a gown!
- It's all in one color but it looks to have different colours (not sure whether that's good or bad).
- The color really suits her tone but washes her out (if that makes sense).
To sum it up: Charlene looked amazing but not exactly royal or as I/we wanted her to look (which is exactly what she wanted)!
Sisters Chris's sisters (can someone remind me of their names?) The one on the left is wearing Marchesa and I can't decide whether I like it or not (Mainly because I don't like Marchesa) while I can't love the one on the right because it makes me think that these are two dresses above each other!
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Photos: Zimbio, newmyroyals, style.com