Caroline made her debut appearance at the Red Cross Ball in 1973, if you can believe that.
Click here to see all of Caroline's Red Cross Ball outfits from the 1970s.)
That effortless chic must have worked in her favor in the 1980s, as she remained mostly free of some of the fashion horrors that decade impaled us with.
(Click here to see all the dresses from the 1980s.)
As it turns out, this is my favorite decade for Caroline at the Red Cross Ball. Why? Jewels, of course.
the one we just saw worn as a tiara for her brother's wedding), brooches from the Bains de Mer Tiara, and the diamond floral hair ornaments she loaned Charlene for her wedding (on the far right above), to name a few of the pieces she trotted out.
She really hasn't been so bejewelled since. Certainly not in the 1990s, where the most notable dress was this somewhat transparent number from 1993:
Click here to see all her dresses from that low key decade.
Finally, in our most recent decade, we find her last jaw-dropping outfit, from 2006:
(Click here to see that and all the rest of her outfits from the 2000s.)
One only wonders what she'll bring us next year. If it can't be sparkly, I hope it's another stuffed animal, or at least a leftover fabric quilt like this year. It's just more entertaining that way.
Which dress and/or decade is your favorite?
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