Princess Beatrice updates 90’s velvet trend at cancer charity fundraiser

Princess Beatrice has ramped up her public appearances over the last week, whilst proving even more that her fashion prowess has increased exponentially. Princess Beatrice has shown a confident new phase in her life to not just play dress up in quirky outfits of old but to play with fashion, moving into the world of fashionista. Last night Princess Beatrice spoke at Annabel’s Art Auction Fundraiser In Aid Of Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America. She was sported a beautiful crimson velvet dress.

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Princess Beatrice wore Pinko ‘Imbuto Abito Cocktail Dress’ retailing for £365. The feminine style of dress has a high frill neck with keyhole cutout, a gathered cinch waistline that moves into a tier dropped midi length skirt. Peaked shoulders with delicate ruched details define the bracelet length sleeves finished with four vintage style gold flower buttons along the cuff. Velvet dresses, tops and skirts were incredibly popular during the later half of the 1990’s, though reviving this style of velvet clothing would be quite ill advised. This modern take on the velvet trend sees Princess Beatrice playing into a whole new wheel house of fashion experimentation. The vibrant colour and rich texture of this dress is absolutely gorgeous on Beatrice, who decided to wear the keyhole neck open giving a v-neck look. A great choice.

You can purchase the dress here. Try this for a more affordable version, here.

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Pinko Imbuto Abito Cocktail Dress

This dress is also quite reminiscent of The Vampire’s Wife, a label worn by many high society women to society weddings. We show Sara Parker-Bowles and Olivia Hunt in the label.

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Beatrice cinched the waist her pretty dress with an affordable belt from Spanish High Street chain store Zara. Beatrice wore Zara ‘Belt with Velvet Lined Buckle’, retailing for £17.99. This wide black velvet belt has a statement buckle in velvet and trimmed in gold. Adding a velvet belt to a velvet dress might seem like too much of a good thing, with a clash of material and textures normally the go to in the fashion world, though this combination seems to work quite nicely on Beatrice. We often see Princess Beatrice wearing wide waist cinch belts with her dresses.

You can purchase the belt here.

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Zara Belt with Velvet Lined Buckle

Beatrice carried Gucci ‘Queen Margaret Bee Embellished Clutch’, retailing for £850. This red leather trimmed front flap bag, features the fashion house’s iconic double ‘G’ tessellated diamond pattern canvas over the clutch. The very recognisable navy and red stripe sweeps down the centre of the bag with a highly embellished gold bee with pearls and crystals adorning the front. An optional and detachable gold link shoulder chain is also available. This bag is part of the Pre-Fall 2018 Collection. We will rack this up with all the other ‘Bee’ items she owns as we were discussing in our last post. We love this bag, it so cute. You can purchase the bag here.

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Gucci Queen Margaret GG mini bag

Princess Beatrice also wore a pair of what appears to be black velvet pointed-toe stiletto heels. We have our suspicions that these heels may be Manolo Blanhik ‘BB 105 black velvet pumps’, retailing for £495. You can purchase these pumps here.

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Manolo Blanhik BB 105 black velvet pumps

You can get Princess Beatrice’s look here:

with thanks to @polkapopp for Fashion Info

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