Royal Style: Our Top Fashion Moments

The Royals have always been a source of fashion inspiration. From day-dreaming of “princess dresses” or a regal workwear look, royalty has sparked fashion trends for centuries. Here are four of our top fashion moments that have been given the royal tick of approval from Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and Princess Mary.

Before we get started, you may be asking why would you want to recreate these royal outfits? The answer is simple. No matter how much time has passed, these looks are timeless and will never go out of style. Ready to get the royal look? Keep reading...

Princess of Wales: Diana Spencer

Not only was Princess Diana considered to be “The People’s Princess,” but she is also known as Britain's most coveted fashion icon. Her evening style was the epitome of elegance and sophistication, but what drew people to her was her effortless daytime looks. If you were wondering where the white shirt and blue high-waist jeans trend began, look no further. Diana was the pioneer of this iconic look and arguably one of the biggest trends she started.

Recreate the Look

Our bestselling Gigi Jeans and the Pisces Top in white are a match made in heaven and together embody Princess Diana’s off-duty look.  Finish your outfit with the Fortune Belt and the Jaxx Sunnies from El Roy Eyewear and channel royal vibes wherever you go.

The Duchess Of Cambridge: Kate Middleton 

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her refined fashion sense. She always looks chic and sophisticated in a gorgeous dress. What we love about Kate is her fearlessness in embracing a bold print.  While credit is due to her on-duty sartorial style and how she pairs treasured investment pieces in different ways, it’s her paired back “spring-time” dressing that inspires us. From knee skimming floaty dresses to classic silhouettes, her fashion sense has charmed the British and the world over.  It’s been years and still, everyone remembers the iconic look that she wore when first leaving the hospital after the birth and debut of Prince Louis. Kate glowed in a polka-dot blue dress and within minutes, the dress famously sold out. 

Recreate the Look

The hunt for the perfect “Kate” dress is over, the bestselling Cocoa Dress is here. Style the dress with your favourite pair of nude flats and you’ve got the look down to perfection. 

Duchess of Sussex: Meghan Markle

Speaking of bumps, in the spirit of Meghan and Harry’s newly announced baby on the way, we thought it was only right to talk about Meaghan even though she may not be an official princess anymore.  Her time in the public eye and recent move to America has served us several looks that royal enthusiasts have emulated the world over but her ability to pull her laid back, LA style into power dressing her growing bump has got us hooked.  When we think of our most-loved pregnancy looks to date, we can’t go past one of the most iconic monochromatic looks of all-time; Meghan’s bodycon and blazer moment. Not only was this look stunning, but it also perfectly exemplifies how you can easily layer pieces with different shades and tints of the same colour for a timeless, luxe look.

Recreate the Look

Pair the Charli Dress in tan with the Rachael Cardigan in beige and you’ll be channelling your inner-Meghan. Take your look one step further with your go-to pair of heels and some gold jewellery. The best part about this look is that it is bump-friendly for all our mums-to-be. 

Princess of Denmark: Mary Donaldson

Finally, it wouldn’t be a royal fashion round-up without our very own Princess Mary.  Like Kate, Mary is known for her polished looks and easily works a floral print into her wardrobe. Amongst our favourites is the black floral dress she wore to the opening of the European Emergency Medical Services Congress last year. We love a feminine floral dress here at Esther & Co so when we saw that Princess Mary did too, we fell in love with this look even more. 

Recreate the Look

Our new Kassidy Dress features a gorgeous floral print and mid-length skirt which perfectly emulates Princess Mary’s look but with an updated flair. Style your outfit with your favourite pair of nude heels and a gorgeous clutch to match and just like a royal, you’ll be ready for any occasion.

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