It’s no secret that many of us are obsessed with the British Royal Family. But, when it comes to style, there are a few other royals that deserve a space in the limelight too. Not only do these royal females look flawless when they step out of the palace, but they’ve given the world some major style envy too.
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The Duchess of Cambridge
The Duchess of Cambridge hasn’t only stolen the hearts of the nation, she’s had a great effect on American fashion too. Her influence on fashion even has its own name — ‘the Kate effect’. Statistics reveal that when she steps out in a certain garment, desirability for the product by Americans increases by an astonishing 38%. After she arrived at the Victoria and Albert museum wearing a tweed dress in October 2018, search volume between September and October for the term ‘tweed dress’ rose by 50%.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Continuing from ‘the Kate effect’, even Crown Princess Victoria has been affected! She was spotted in an above-the-knee navy pleated dress to show off her baby bump in 2015, even though the Duchess of Cambridge had worn it for a private event the year before. Taking a look back on Victoria’s iconic looks, we think about the time she wore a Maxjenny cocktail dress in August 2018. This look generated some interest around the brand too, with searches of the designer rising by 222% from July to August of the same year.
Queen Letizia of Spain
Similar to the Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Letizia does not mind adding some high-street favourites to her wardrobe now and then. We can’t count all of the times we’ve been envious of one of her looks. Think back to that mid-length Nina Ricci dress in Madrid to that Stella McCartney cape gown for King Willem Alexander’s birthday. Can you remember the red gown she wore on her visit to Buckingham Palace in 2017? It didn’t take long for the media to report how people could copy the look, with the Daily Mail suggesting a crimson fishtail maxi dress from QUIZ as a high-street alternative. She was also photographed in a Carolina Herrera floral dress in the UK too. It’s no surprise that searches for the term ‘Carolina Herrera skirt’ rose by 50% from June to July of the same year.
The Duchess of Sussex
Following on from her engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has become a style icon of this era! One of the biggest statement pieces from Meghan must be her silk gown following the luncheon after the wedding at Windsor Castle. High-street designers frantically began to replicate the dress to meet the demand for the style that was expected to follow — and they made the right decision. Research revealed searches for ‘halter neck dresses’ were up 40% following the royal wedding and the term ‘halter neck tops’ increased 21% week on week as people tried to replicate her look on the special day. We love her accessories as much as her dresses too. After the official engagement announcement in 2017, Meghan attended an event in Nottingham with a Strathberry tote bag in hand. Global search engine data reveals a 398% increase in searches for ‘Strathberry’ from November to December 2017.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
Following on from her magical wedding to Prince Frederick in 2004, Princess Mary has become a fashion icon. She’s been spotted in some fairytale-esque looks such as when she greeted the President of Vietnam on his visit to Denmark in a floor-length blush pink gown, complete with lace. Mary is also often spotted in a statement dress coat and pillbox hat, channelling Jackie Kennedy vibes. It was when she attended Copenhagen Concert Hall in Denmark for the opening of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in May 2018 when she caused a storm on the internet. Dressed in a chic blouse tucked into a pleated skirt by Charlotte Eskildsen, she certainly looked the part. Searches for designer ‘Charlotte Eskilden’ rose 51% after she stepped out wearing the brand.
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