Princess Beatrice joined her sister Princess Eugenie in the carriage procession ride before joining the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour yesterday. Princess Beatrice wore a familiar Emilia Wickstead piece.
Princess Beatrice wore the Emilia Wickstead ‘Dionne’ Dress for the event. The baby pink wool crêpe dress has a high rounded neck line, a fitted bodice with dart detail over the chest, and a nipped in waistline. The skirt flares out in a gradual a line to a tea length. The interesting feature on this dress is the black macrame inserts down the length of each of the sleeves, creating that extra detail, to take a plain dress to a sophisticated level. Whilst this dress is past season it is available to purchase for half price here.
Many royal fashion watchers on social media were quick to note that Beatrice’s aunt, The Countess of Wessex, has worn this same dress on numerous occasions, and pondered if she had borrowed the dress from her aunt’s wardrobe! We suspect not, as Sophie’s was almost ankle length (Beatrice seems to prefer mid-calf or short), we think they are probably different sizes.
In keeping with her flamboyant millinery style, Beatrice choose a very on-trend halo crown hatband in black silk dupion from Judy Bentinck. Beatrice wore the ‘Kiyomi’ style, retails for £395. The unusual headpiece is trimmed with a very fine row of knotted embroidery and two large white flowers on the right hand side. You can purchase Beatrice’s halo headband here.
This halo hat band is very reminiscent of a Tudor style headwear worn in the 16th century, as well as the French hood style worn in the same era. These type of hat bands are becoming increasingly popular with a range of milliners and higher society women. We fear that they may become too much of a trend and not a headpiece that you could continue to wear in the coming years.
The York sisters are both big fans of experimenting not only with their military styles but with different milliners. This can be great for two reasons: the first that you are giving exposure to a wide range of UK milliners and as a Princess of the UK with some influence in the fashion world, this can help them to generate more business. The second is that all milliners would be very busy with their orders for Royal Ascot. Taking your hat designs to different milliners allows adequate time for each hat to be created without the worry that one might not be finished by the allocated date. Though we would assume royal hats might take priority! We always love to see the different styles the York sisters wear.
Beatrice accessorised with her much loved Cartier ‘Juste un Clou’ nail bracelet in 18ct yellow gold. She is rarely seen without this piece of jewellery on within the last six months. This bracelet retails for £2,361 and you can purchase it here.
We did not get to see Beatrice’s shoes today, though we would like to think that the perhaps Beatrice Wore her Stuart Weitzman pale pink patent Mary-Jane pumps with silver contrast toe cap and block heel.
You can get Beatrice’s look here: