23 December 2015

Year in Review: The 2015 Bonus Edition

We've covered our major players and their best outfits of the year, but there's a world of sartorial splendor beyond that bunch. My favorites from other royal ladies in 2015:

Princess Madeleine: Multiple Events
Princess Madeleine absolutely killed it this year, in beautifully soft Elie Saab perfectly customized for her about-to-burst status at her brother's wedding, sophisticated Valentino for her son's christening, and detailed gray Fadi El Khoury at the Nobel Prize ceremony. A serious run of gold star-worthy moments.

Princess Tatiana: Prince Carl Philip's Wedding
Royal weddings continue to be the gift that keeps on giving. In stunning couture by Celia Kritharioti, Princess Tatiana continued her run of A+ royal wedding appearances at the summer Swedish wedding to earn a well-deserved spot on my year-end best list.

The Countess of Wessex: Prince Carl Philip's Wedding
Her ever-increasing fashion game earns Sophie a spot on the best list, and go figure, I'm picking once again from that Swedish wedding. This dove gray gown by Taťána Kovaříková is not only flattering, it's the best platform yet for her aquamarine necklace tiara to shine.

Princess Charlene: Princess Grace Awards Gala
I couldn't tell you what it was about this Dior Couture gown that I loved so much on Princess Charlene when she wore it and I still can't, but I can tell you that I'm still in love. There several high points from the Monaco bunch this year, particularly Beatrice Borromeo (just all around, but especially her magnificent evening ensemble during her wedding festivities) and Charlotte Casiraghi in Gucci at Cannes.

Princess Beatrice: Royal Ascot
For abandoning the sea of fascinators and perchers and whatever you want to call 'ems for a hat with an actual top on it and a delicious color contrast, Princess Beatrice at Ascot in Beulah London and Laura Apsit Livens must make my best list. I'll throw in a nod here too for her sister, Princess Eugenie, whose Ascot moments included the best royal appearance in patterned Peter Pilotto I've seen yet.

I could go on, but I'm calling it here. That's it! That's our Year in Review, done and dusted. Any looks you're still lusting after that didn't make my cut?

P.S.: Over at the Vault, there's a long look at the Duchess of Cornwall's most sparkling moments of the year, and still to come is my annual wrap up of the Queen's year in jewels, including her favorite brooches by the numbers.

Photos: SVT screencaps and via Getty Images