21 January 2013

Royal Trip Report: The York Sisters in Germany

Here's a fun royal trip for you: our very own Holmes and Watson, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, took a two day jaunt to Germany as part of the Great Britain Mini Tour to promote British business and culture overseas. While everyone else fusses about what this means for their future (or non-future, as the case may be) as working royals, let's fuss about their fashion! Successful or not, they do bring a dose of youth to the royal fashion scene - and we can always use more of that.
They began in Berlin, where Beatrice paired a chic belted Burberry coat with a Jonathan Saunders dress and Kurt Geiger heels and Eugenie went with a basic Mulberry coat, navy Alice and Olivia dress (or so it was reported - she kept the coat on) and L.K. Bennett heels. I can't tell you how much I love Beatrice's "put a belt on it" philosophy - cinching it is just the right thing to do.
In the evening, they hit up the ambassador's residence. Beatrice brought back perhaps my very favorite Erdem dress in royal use today, but Eugenie made a strong play for my affections with sparkly chevrons. You guys, I am obsessed with chevrons right now. And these ones are sparkly. If they were purple too, I might have hyperventilated.
Day 2 took them to Hanover, home of their ancestors. Eugenie repeated the coat she wore to Christmas service, and reaffirmed my initial thoughts: this is too bulky for her. It's just bulky enough to appear to add bulk to her, and that just won't do. She fared much better without the coat, even though it's still not as interesting as sparkles and chevrons. As for Beatrice, her blue coat is lovely and all that - but day 1 still wins it for me.

Which outfit is your favorite?

Photos: NetaPorter/PA/Matches