Princess Beatrice recently met with Duke of Endinburgh Award winners in a garden party at Buckingham Palace; she joiner her uncle, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Beatrice wore a very cheerful bright green midi dress with cape style blazer.
Beatrice’s dress was from Zara, the ‘Midi dress with voluminous sleeves’, retailing for £39. This is quite a bright green colour-way in a tea length fit and flare silhouette. The dress features a high neckline with a split down the front with button closures, puff sleeves with elastic cuffs and a full skirt in a a-line flare to mid calf length. The dress comes with a self-tie belt.
Beatrice wore the dress cinched at the waist with a wide cream belt with a large buckle and black contrast trim. The dress on the Zara website does appear quite a bit brighter than the dress looks on Beatrice. You can purchase this dress here.
We believe that Beatrice wore a The Fold London ‘Chiltern Cape Black’, retailing for £270.83. The Cape is a structured tailored piece that makes a great alternative to a normal fitted blazer. It has front seam panels that lead down to horizontal welt pockets. The cape has 2 hook and bar clasp closures at the front and can we worn open or closed. It is made from stretch wool blend and is fully lined. The cape and sleeves are carfted from one piece and sit over the top of the jacket, being sewn into the backline and shoulder seams. There is a similar cape blazer available from Zara, though this blazer has vertical welt pockets rather than Beatrice’s horizontal pockets. You can purchase Beatrice’s blazer here.
Princess Beatrice carried an Okapi ‘Yemaja’ (Small) handbag, retailing for £1,050. The bag is described as brilliant green blesbok, made from real blesbok leather and a blesbok suede interior, which is sourced from South Africa. Note – Blesbok is a type of Antelope. The half moon shaped handbag features a very distinctive handle: a very sharp looking black horn made from genuine Springbok with 18CT gold hardware chain link. The horn is said to be sustainably and ethically sourced. This is quite an unusual feature for a handbag and we fear the pointed end may be a bit sharp and impractical on a handbag. There are two green tassels attached to either end of the bag.
We are personally not fans of a real leather and real horn bag and are a little disappointed with this choice of bag. Perhaps,Beatrice may consider her handbag choices more carefully in future, as we know many royal fashion watchers are not fans of real leather and furs being used. You can purchase this bag here.
Beatrice wore a pair of black square toe, cut out court shoes, with a high block heel. We are unsure of the designer at the present, but will update you when we know more. Both Beatrice and Eugenie like to keep us on our toes with their fashion choices. We think maybe Manolo Blahnik or Prada for these heels.
We have very mixed feelings towards Beatrice’s ensemble. On one hand she is wearing a very affordable and pretty dress while on the other a very expensive handbag made from real African animals, which could prove a little controversial. What are your thoughts on Beatrice’s outfit?
You can copy Beatrice’s style here: