How royals have kept up with the times and embraced oversized tailoring
As engagements and touring return to normal this year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, royals from around the world have embraced the trend for oversized bespoke tailors.
Among those testing the trend was Meghan Markle, who opted for a white, oversized Valentino outfit at the Invictus Game in the Netherlands in April, while weeks later the Princess of Wales followed suit in Jamaica.
Meanwhile, a number of other European royals, such as Queen Maxima of the Netherlands or Queen Letizia of Spain and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, have tried their own take on the oversized suit.
Famed fashion stylist Miranda Holder told Femail that the on-trend silhouette is perfect for working royals as it’s both relevant and business-friendly.
As engagements and touring return to normal this year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, royals from around the world have embraced the oversized tailoring trend (pictured, Meghan Markle in trend).
She explained, “This aesthetic works perfectly for the working royal women as the trendy silhouette keeps them relevant and fashionable.”
Meanwhile, she added that the outfit is suitable for any type of occasion, which is crucial for busy royals who often have to jump from one engagement to the next and often make whirlwind state visits.
“The very nature of the suit, traditionally intended as business attire, means they’re appropriately dressed for the severity of what their schedule throws at them,” Miranda said.
While oversized tailoring has been around for a few seasons, 2022 was the year the trend was fully embraced by everyone.
The Princess of Wales wore a white blazer and flared suit by Alexander McQueen to the unveiling of the National Windrush Monument at Waterloo Station in June
Miranda explained, “The aesthetic has taken off from high-end to high street and has become such an accepted ‘fashion norm’ that royals are now embracing it too.”
Among the royals who have embraced the trend is the Duchess of Sussex, who appeared in a white Valentino oversized suit at the Invictus Games in April.
She wore the £3,200 suit alongside her wedding shoes and earrings as she attended the The Hague games.
Her sister-in-law, Kate, opted for a similar outfit when she opened the National Windrush Monument at Waterloo Station.
Always on trend, Queen Letizia of Spain, 50, recycled a loose-fitting red suit during her visit to Los Angeles this month (left), while Queen Maxima of the Netherlands also donned a version of the suit trend (right).
She wore a white Alexander McQueen suit with large, flared trousers for the occasion.
She first debuted the white blaser during her Jamaica tour with Prince William in March, but then paired it with a slimmer leg.
According to Miranda, the wider, looser leg made the look “closer,” which worked for the event, which took place on Windrush Day and celebrated the dreams and courage of the Windrush generation.
Meanwhile, some European royals have poked fun at the trend, most notably Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who has tried it out in very bright colors.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 45, was another queen who has poked fun at the oversized suit trend this year. The Queen-to-be cut a stylish figure as she stepped out in a wide-leg gray checked suit as she attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the Öland Bridge in Kalmar in September
She wore baggy dress pants when she visited a community center last week, which she paired with a large blue and yellow checked coat.
And earlier this month, Maxima opted for a lime green oversized suit to visit a classroom in Harleem as part of her “More Music in the Classroom” campaign.
Meanwhile, the always stylish Queen of Spain Letizia, 50, also recently donned the plus size look.
This month, she donned a crimson suit by Madrid-based designer Roberto Torretta on a visit to Los Angeles to open the city’s first Cervantes institute.
Princess Charlene of Monaco also opted for the studious gray suit when she celebrated Prince Rainier III’s 10th birthday at the Monaco Palace in September. celebrated by Monaco
Meanwhile, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 45, has also made fun of the oversized suit trend this year.
The Queen-to-be cut a stylish figure as she stepped out in a wide-leg gray checked suit as she attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the Öland Bridge in Kalmar in September.
And the elusive Princess Charlene of Monaco, 44, was also in trend.
She opted for a charcoal gray suit when she celebrated Prince Rainier III’s 10th birthday at the Monaco Palace in September. celebrated by Monaco.
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