06 November 2012

Royal Style Duel: A Whole Lot of Twinsies

Some of you recognized Princess Marie's dress from her recent tiara appearance, and your déjà vu is spot on.
We've seen the same dress on Princess Madeleine (from BCBG Max Azria), plus a similar one on the Countess of Wessex. I stick by what I said before - this is a bargain from the teenage post-dance sale rack - but I'll give this one to Madeleine for recognizing that this a black tie gown at best, not a white tie gown.

That's just one of several twin appearances we've seen lately in the royal world. Shall we have an omnibus style duel? We shall:

Máxima and Letizia own the same Uterqüe skirt, which Letizia wore again last month. I'll give it to Letizia, for overall polish.

We had a couple cases of déjà vu at the Luxembourg wedding, one of which was Princess Zeina's Matthew Williamson peplum number, previously seen in a different color and with more ornamentation on the Duchess of Cambridge. Pair Kate's version with Zeina's hair, and I think you'd really be cooking.

And in another case of Too Much Natan, Princess Marie Astrid repeated the red gown Princess Claire wore to Crown Princess Victoria's wedding in 2010. And I have to say, Marie Astrid did it better.

Who do you say wins these duels?

Photos: Getty Images/Splash/Matthew Williamson