16 May 2016

Royal Repeat of the Day: May 16

The Crown Prince Couple's Culture Prizes, 2013
Lisbeth Grosmann/Bikubenfonden via CC BY-ND 3.0
Crown Princess Mary has a few dresses from YDE by Ole Yde in her collection, including this semi-regular repeat. It's a floaty dress in the palest of pinks, with a triple tier skirt and an off the shoulder ruffle at the neckline. We've seen this dress in the past with a large, loose bow in black at the shoulder, a feature that often prompts Mary to pair the dress with black accessories, like the Ole Lynggaard earrings and cuff worn in 2013 (above).

Attending a dinner for the Royal Danish Yacht Club's jubilee on Friday
See video here at Billed-Bladet
For a dinner celebrating the Royal Danish Yacht Club's 150th anniversary over the weekend, attended by the crown princely couple with Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik, the dress appeared once more. The loose black bow has vanished this time, leaving in its place a floral decoration in the same color as the rest of the dress. (I believe she also wore it with this shoulder decoration in 2010 for then-Prince Philippe's 50th birthday in Belgium, so it may be interchangeable.)

Also gone, apparently? Mary's need to wear this dress with black accessories. While I thought I'd miss the contrast, I'm actually loving the lightness left behind. This is a supremely twirly dress, full of excellent movement, and the light touches of gold match the feel of the frock. (See, I've got all the praise for a golden hair ornament when it's used to add some fun at a non-tiara event.) Full marks.

P.S. Queen Margrethe wore a necklace of signal flags, because of course she did. (The flags spell out ALEXANDRINE, an heirloom from her grandmother.)