Wednesday, May 21, 2008

That's no IKEA!

I was indulging this morning in my favorite vice of "Royal Watching" and ran across this amazing dress worn by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden at the welcome banquet for the state visit from Greece to Sweden. She is pictured to the left with her brother, Prince Carl Phillip. Interesting fact, Victoria is the only female heir apparent in the world. Sweden amended its constitution in 1979 so that the eldest child of the king inherits the throne, regardless of gender.

Royals are always dressed stylishly, but this dress is fabulous - simple yet elegant. Plus, it's cleverly made. The picture below shows the detail better, but the bodice is pleated to contour to the body. Coupled with the graduated color, the effect is very slimming (not that the princess needs any optical illusions to look slim).

For those interested, she is wearing the Baden Fringe Tiara which was a wedding gift from King Gustav V to his bride, Princess Victoria of Baden in 1881. Just a little family heirloom from grandpapa! :)

*photos by PPE and IBL respectively.


Liz said...

Prince Carl Phillip needs to marry one of my sisters. No kidding... that man is GORGEOUS.

Now, all we need to do is devise a scheme where we'll have an opportunity to wear a dress like that. And then our moms can make them. :)

Maggie May said...

They look lovely Royals, don't they? Makes a nice change! OOOOPs! No I really didn't say that!

Feathering My Nest said...

Beautiful! Kathi