24 February 2014

Royal Outfit of the Day: February 24

Princess Madeleine attended the 2010 wedding of her sister Crown Princess Victoria wearing a forget-me-not blue chiffon gown, reportedly from Linda Nurk, with a crystal embellished bodice and ruffled skirt and removable shrug for use in the church.
Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O'Neill welcomed a daughter a few days ago! Let's celebrate with some serious fashion and sparkle, as we do. This gown has to be one of Madeleine's most girly turns, all sparkles and ruffles as far as the eye can see. Having watched more than my fill of figure skating in the past days, I'm thinking you could chop the skirt, add some illusion netting, and fit right in at the rink. But even if that's not your taste, the jewels are something to behold, a special selection for a special occasion. Among the treasures on display are the Connaught Tiara and the processional jewels, or Processional Necklace. The necklace is made of Ceylon sapphires, diamonds, and baroque pearls, and was given to the new Crown Princess Victoria by her husband, the future King Gustaf V, for her procession into Stockholm after their 1881 wedding. It's a family piece that has been worn throughout the generations, and was the perfect accessory for this frothy gown, no?

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