As the monarch is slowly loosening up when it comes to fashion, more and more royals are seen breaking the royal dress code.
It’s no secret that Queen Elizabeth’s sister, Princess Margaret was notorious for breaking a lot of royal protocols—especially when it comes to dressing. Decades later, we also witness Her Majesty’s daughter-in-law, Princess Diana, not following the royal dress code. So now that we’re in the 21st century, we update the list of royals from various monarchies who are putting a radical twist on the royal style.
Megan Markle has often been regarded as having a habit of breaking the royal tradition. One notable instance was during her wedding. She didn’t wear a British designer when she tied the knot. But setting that aside, her best contribution in the royal fashion was wearing a pantsuit.
Regardless if you’re a princess or a queen, it’s always been a must to either wear a skirt or dress. Although this time, it only seems like Megan’s feminist appeal is winning. After all, who wouldn’t want to be a regal lady boss?
As the future queen of the United Kingdom, there is greater pressure for Kate Middleton in adhering to royal protocols. She is never supposed to get too risqué when it comes to her looks. Although upon donning a navy blue dress that’s above knee length, the Duchess of Cambridge proves that you can still look regal in a mini dress—thanks to her pantyhose.
At the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews in May 2017, Princess Eugenie was seen wearing not only a low-cut dress but also a sleeveless one. It looks like the Duchess of York is not afraid to bend her grandmother’s rules. Come to think of it, her look was still regal and appropriate.
Making a regal showstopping entrance at the 70th Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala was Princess Charlene of Monaco. The ever-chic 38-year-old Olympic swimmer wore a beaded Versace gown accentuated by a fish scale detailing. Having her beau by her side, beaming with a smile, it seems like Prince Albert II of Monaco approves flaunting some skin.
Confirming that the royal fashion is changing now, Queen Letizia of Spain donned an unexpected choice for her stature. As Her Majesty attended the opening of the ARCO 2019 contemporary art fair in Madrid, she kept things sophisticatedly edgy in a black leather dress. With her modern, sexy style punctuated by a cinched waist, it’s indeed such a thrill to witness a queen defying the orthodox way of dressing.