The Swedish royal family welcomes the Dutch royal couple to the state banquet at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Of course, only the most elegant clothes are worn. With a royal, the choice of clothing seems to have been quite spontaneous.
In addition to the two royal couples, the state banquet includes the Swedish heir to the throne, Princess Victoria, 45, with her husband, and Prince Carl Philip, 43, with Princess Sofia, 37. For the latter, the outfit seems to have been a last-minute decision. The dark green dress is obviously too long for the mother of three.
Princess Sofia gets confused with her choice of clothes
Princess Sofia attends the state banquet in a dark green gown that has some eye-catching features. On the one hand, there is the shade, which suits the 37-year-old very well. It really makes her glow and goes perfectly with her dark hair. The Carmen neckline of the dress is bold as it shows Sofia plenty of skin. Her back tattoo is again visible on the robe.
What’s also notable: Sofia wears her sash in bare leather – a taboo and a breach of royal etiquette? Expert Mats Danielsson explains:
“Magdalena Ribbing once said that sashes shouldn’t be worn on bare skin, and that’s not the case. But at the same time, we have a crown princess wearing a sash on her bare skin at a number of award celebrations Nobel. So you can say that “It’s accepted. Times are changing. But if you’re really serious about vintage etiquette, then the belt shouldn’t be worn on bare skin.”
Thus, according to tradition, it is not appropriate to place a ribbon on an uncovered shoulder. But times are changing, so it is “acceptable”.
What else stands out in the look of Carl Philip’s wife: the dress seems to be too big for Sofia. There is a lot of fabric in both the arms and the overall length. The sleeves are slightly unbuttoned, but still come over the hands. The fashion disaster is particularly evident at the hem of the dress. The fabric lies on the floor, compresses upwards, which greatly distorts the proportions. This makes Sofia look much smaller. Was the dress a short-term choice and there was no time left for tailoring?
Silvia, Victoria and Sofia rely on the same dress form
In a direct comparison of the three Swedish kings, it is also noticeable that they all use the same form of dress, but with different tops.
Clothes are tightly cut at the waist, sometimes trimmed with a fabric band. While Silvia is more clearly long-sleeved, Princess Victoria opts for an asymmetrical one-shoulder top. Sofia relies on the Carmen style.
Máxima wins the style duel
While the designs of the Swedish royal ladies are kept simple and almost seem a little conservative, Queen Maxima can totally convince with her pink look. The queen appears in a one-shoulder piece with a side cape by Jantaminiau. She had already worn it once in 2019, when she paired it with a clutch from Namu Lux, just like on Tuesday night.