15 December 2015

Year in Review: Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Mette-Marit's Bests of 2015

A double shot of 2015 bests today! I'm throwing these two together because they were the two that left me the most stumped when it came to naming a year-end winner.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit was a tricky one, so I stuck to territory she knows well: coats and whites.
On the balcony for Norway's National Day in May
About this Prada coat: I need it. I need it enough to overcome quibbles about that fascinator thingy. That's really all there is to it. And if it happens to be in a shot where Haakon seems to be demurely giggling behind his top hat, well, that's just a bonus.

The whites take the honorable mentions category:

Last year, Queen Mathilde wore a dress so fully adored that I had trouble coming up with any other contenders for her best of the year. This year, I had the opposite issue: several contenders, not one big front-runner for the best. In these situations, I find it best to turn to the nearest royal wedding appearance.
A pretty color, a flattering silhouette, and diamonds for days. SOLD.

Mathilde also had a couple significant tiara moments that we'll get to separately, but the other dress contenders come first:

Which outfits make your lists for the Best of 2015 for Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Queen Mathilde? 

Photos: via Getty Images