Yesterday Princess Beatrice announced her engagement to boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, with another royal wedding for us to look forward to in 2020. I love a royal wedding, and think Bea’s could be a really stylish spectacle , as she has lots of friends in fashion including the model Karlie Kloss and singer Ellie Goulding. I also think Beatrice could be a truly stylish bride, as she is one of the most stylish royals around.
For many, Beatrice’s style is still associated with the outfit she wore for William and Kate’s wedding. She faced a lot of ridicule for her choice of headwear, which rather overshadowed the stylish coat dress she was wearing. It’s a shame that the look she sported that day became iconic for all the wrong reasons, because, the truth is that Beatrice is one of the most stylish and fashion forward of all the royal ladies, and is a great champion for designers like Jonathan Saunders, The Vampire’s Wife, Self Portrait and Zimmerman, brands that are not often featured on royal ladies.
Beatrice is not afraid of sporting a statement look, a bright colour or print, a dress that uses lace or brocade to unusual effect. She favours full skirts that hark back to Princess Grace and the 1950s style of her grandmother the Queen,. but then adds an unusual print, or even a leather biker jacket to toughen up the look. The effect is modern and effective, she looks like a thoroughly modern Princess.
It is yet to be seen who will design the Princess’s dress. Names already being mentioned include Ralph and Russo, who designed her outfit for sister Eugenie’s wedding, Roksanda Illincic, Erdem and Emilia Wickstead. The most exciting proposition though, would be the Vampire’s Wife, Susie Bick’s label, a range of elegant, almost other worldly dresses that could definitely be filed under edgy.