The Most Beautiful Royal Gowns

Dec 02, 2020Roshanak

Who wouldn’t want to wear the kinds of dresses that royal women have used in the past? Aside from the glamorous wedding gowns, there are many evening outfits that anyone would love, and these are some of the best in history. Queen Letizia of Spain is a huge fashionista, as well as Princess Charlene of Monaco. But do you remember the infamous “revenge dress” that Princess Diana used?? Let’s take a look!

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KATE MIDDLETON AT 2011 BAFTA

Shortly after getting married, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a BAFTA event in Los Angeles, and Kate rocked a beautiful dress designed by Alexander McQueen. It was a lilac delight with flowing fabric like Grecian-style gowns. That’s how Kate started becoming one of the most fashionable royal women.

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QUEEN RANIA OF JORDAN AT TIME MAGAZINE’S EVENT IN 2006

Queen Rania wore an icy blue dress to Time Magazine’s Most Influential People celebrated in 2016. The monarch was seen with several American celebrities like Jennifer Lopez. That gown might not be in style anymore, but Queen Rania looks so regal in everything that you might be fooled and think it’s a current picture.

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PRINCESS VICTORIA AT HER PRE-WEDDING DINNER IN 2010

Crown Princess Victoria rocked a gorgeous Elie Saab dress during the rehearsal dinner of her wedding in 2010. This picture shows her fiancé Daniel Westing helping her arrange it on that small step. What a kind future husband she got! The one-shoulder gown is a fairytale dream perfect for wedding events.

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PRINCESS DIANA AT THE WHITE HOUSE IN 1985

Almost every single sartorial choice that Princess Diana made was perfect. During her visit to the United States in 1985 along with Prince Charles, she rocked a Victor Edelstein black gown for a reception at the White House. This picture dancing with star John Travolta became iconic in the media.

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PRINCESS DIANA AT CLARIDGE’S HOTEL IN 1989

Here is another Princess Diana dress because everyone just loves her. Her beauty is timeless and red is a perfect color for her. The Princess of Wales attended a gala at Claridge’s Hotel in 1989 using this dress, but she was also rocking the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara. It’s known as one of the favorites in the Queen’s collection.

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PRINCESS MADELEINE OF SWEDEN AT A 2010 GALA

Princess Madeleine of Sweden rocked this dreamy dress for the Government Gala Performance of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling’s wedding. It took place at Stockholm’s Concert Hall back in Jun 2010. Furthermore, she was accompanied by her brother, Prince Carl Philip.

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PRINCESS KEISHA OMILANA OF KENYA AT A 2010 GALA

Looking at this picture, it’s clear to see why Princess Keisha Omilana of Kenya used to be a model. She is rocking a jacquard dress on the New York red carpet for the Grace in Winter Silver Ball at the Plaza Hotel in February 2010. The best part of the dress is that it goes perfectly with her complexion.

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PRINCESS LETIZIA AT AN STATE DINNER IN 2011

During Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles' official Spain visit in 2011, Queen Letizia (who was still a Princess back then) rocked a beautiful Lorenzo Caprile dress in red. There’s just something about royal women in red gowns that works. The Prince of Wales and his wife later left for Portugal and Morocco.

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KATE MIDDLETON’S WEDDING DRESS FROM 2011

Naturally, Kate Middleton’s dress had to be on this list. This gorgeous wedding gown was designed by Alexander McQueen, one of the Duchess’s favorite designers. The bridal industry actually changed considerably after she used this one. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got married on April 29, 2011.

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PRINCESS MARY OF DENMARK AT 2012’S NEW YEAR’S BANQUET

Some people prefer other kinds of gowns, and this red velvet dress worn by Princess Mary of Denmark is pretty cool. She is also using some interesting jewelry and what looks like special medals of her country. In this picture, she attended the New Year’s annual banquet in Copenhagen alongside Crown prince Frederik.

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PRINCESS CHARLENE OF MONACO AT THE RED CROSS BALL GALA IN 2017

This amazing outfit is actually not exactly a dress, although it looks like it. It’s a pantsuit that Princess Charlene of Monaco used at the 69th Annual Red Cross Ball Gala back in 2017. It was designed by Atelier Versace, and it has all the elegance of a regular gown with the comfort of pants.  

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QUEEN LETIZIA AT A 2018 STATE DINNER

Once again, Queen Letizia appears on this list rocking a beautiful gown designed by Ana González. The Spanish monarchs were having a state dinner for the president of Portugal. Additionally, Letizia was using a Cartier tiara to complete her ensemble. Doesn’t she look regal?

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PRINCESS CHARLENE OF MONACO AT A 2018 GALA

Princess Charlene looks just like one of the Hollywood starlets of the past. She has a beauty and grace that should be on the big screen, but she is the Princess of Monaco. During a 2018 gala, Charlene used this black and white gown for the celebration of Monaco National Day, which takes place on November 19.

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MEGHAN MARKLE ON THE 2018 AUSTRALIA TOUR

The Duchess of Sussex was not part of the royal family for long, but she definitely made statements with her fashion choices. During their first tour of Australia, Meghan wore an Oscar de la Renta dress at a special reception. She and Prince Harry also visited New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga.

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PRINCESS DIANA’S REVENGE DRESS FROM 1994

This is one of the most iconic dresses in royal history. Some people even remember this one over wedding downs. Princess Diana surprised the press and everyone in June 1994 for a Vanity Fair party. She had separated from Prince Charles in 1991, but that day, a documentary on the Prince of Wales premiered on television. They wanted to show Charles’ side because the world loved Diana, but the princess showed them all with this gown.

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PRINCESS SIRIVANNAVARI NARIRATANA AT 2019’S PARIS FASHION WEEK

While people are often more focused on European royalty, there are others around the world. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand is known for her fashion sense, and she rocked this outfit at the Christian Dior show at Paris Fashion Week in 2019. Furthermore, the princess is actually a designer as well.

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PRINCESS TATIANA OF GREECE AND DENMARK AT A 2015 WEDDING

Princess Tatiana graced the world with another fairytale-like gown at Prince Carl Philip of Sweden’s wedding to Sofia Hellqvist in 2015. The one-shoulder, silver piece was designed by Celia Kritharioti. She is accompanied by her husband Prince Nikolaos of Greece. Doesn’t she look beautiful?

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SOPHIE, COUNTESS OF WESSEX AT THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS IN 2016

This dress might seem simple, but there’s something to say about traditional elegance. It never goes out of style. Sophie, Countess of Wessex chose this piece for the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, which took place in June 2016. In this picture, she is accompanied by Barbara Broccoli.

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PRINCE MARIE OF DENMARK AT A BIRTHDAY IN 2018

Many royal women so far have used dresses designed by Elie Saab, and for a good reason. Princess Marie rocked this gorgeous blue-sequin gown to celebrated Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday back in 2018. In this picture, she is seen with Prince Nikolai and Prince Joachim as they walk toward Christiansborg Palace Chapel.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH’s OFFICIAL PORTRAIT FROM 1952

Queen Elizabeth II is known for her quirky fashion sense, but she has always been elegant when needed. This portrait was taken in 1952 after her coronation as Queen of the United Kingdom. The monarch is using a tulle gown with metallic lace details, which compliment her pretty well.

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PRINCESS MADELEINE AT THE 2015 NOBEL

It seems that many royal women love using silver dresses. It makes sense because silver is the kind of color that doesn’t clash with others. In 2015, Princess Madeleine used a custom-made Fadi el Khoury gown for the Nobel Prize Ceremony. She is arriving on the arm of Professor Paul Modrich, Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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GRACE KELLY’S WEDDING DRESS FROM 1956

Grace Kelly was an Academy Award-winning actress, but she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956. Her dress was a gift from MGM Studios and designed by Helen Rose. It consisted of 125-year-old lace, and the former actress wore her hair up for the occasion. It’s another royal wedding gown that makes women swoon.

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BEATRICE BORROMEO’S WEDDING DRESS FROM 2015

Another unbelievable wedding dress was a bit more modern but elegant nonetheless. Beatrice Borromeo married Pierre Casiraghi, the son of Princess Caroline of Hanover, in 2015. She was using a Giorgio Armani gown. In this picture, Beatrice and Pierre are leaving Isola Madre to go to their wedding reception in Stresa, Italy.

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CROWN PRINCESS MARY OF DENMARK AT A 2010 PRE-WEDDING DINNER

This is another dreamy, one-shoulder dress worn by royalty. Crown Princess Mary was attending a dinner at the Grand Hotel before Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling’s wedding in Sweden. Her gown for the actual ceremony was nude-colored, unlike this white piece.

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PRINCESS CLAIRE OF LUXEMBOURG’S WEDDING DRESS FROM 2013

Another amazing wedding dress worn by royalty was Princess Claire of Luxembourg’s gown in 2013. She was marrying Prince Felix of Luxembourg, and her dress is another Elie Saab design on the list. It also had a 10-foot train to complete the look. In this picture, the couple leaves the church excited for their future.

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PRINCESS DIANA’S WEDDING DRESS FROM 1981

Naturally, this list had to include one of the most iconic wedding gowns of all time. Princess Diana’s dress was made by David and Elizabeth Emanuel. She married Prince Charles on July 29, 1981, and the ensemble consisted of tons of silk taffeta as well as a 25-foot-train. It must have been pretty heavy!

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KATE MIDDLETON AT A MOVIE PREMIERE IN 2012

Once again, Kate Middleton appeared on this list of amazing dresses because of her quiet elegance. In January 2012, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the UK premiere of ‘War Horse’ in London. Her black lace dress with white lining was designed by Temperley London.

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MEGHAN MARKLE AT THE ROYAL AIR FORCE CENTENNIAL IN 2018

Meghan Markle appears on this list again thanks to a gown created by Clare Waight at Givenchy. The Duchess of Sussex was channeling Audrey Hepburn in ‘Sabrina’ with this look for the centennial of the Royal Air Force. In this picture, Markle is leaving Westminster Abbey in London.

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KATE MIDDLETON AT A 2012 GALA

The Duchess of Cambridge truly left everyone speechless with this gorgeous teal dress while attending a concert for Great Britain’s Olympic team. It took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on May 11, 2012. Furthermore, the gown was designed by Jenny Packham with a beautifully jeweled waistband.

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QUEEN RANIA OF JORDAN AT A 2002 GALA

Queen Rania is rocking another Elie Saab design on this list. During the 2002 gala dinner at the Orangerie in Versailles Palace, the monarch was rocking this gown with stunning sparkling detail. She was also using a Fendi clutch. It was a charity event for the Jordan River Children Program.

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KATE MIDDLETON AT A GALA IN 2015

Another Kate Middleton showstopper was this colorful frock that she used in October 2015 for the 100 Women in Hedge Funds dinner. The dress was designed by Erdem and had a tiered skirt with box pleats. The charity was raising money for the Art Room at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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QUEEN LETIZIA OF SPAIN ON A PRE-WEDDING PARTY IN 2011

Queen Letizia doesn’t just wear amazing gowns for her country’s events, she was seen looking gorgeous at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s pre-wedding dinner back in 2011. She was rocking a Felipe Valera design while taking pictures in front of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London.

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MEGHAN MARKLE AT THE 2018 ROYAL ASCOT

Meghan Markle appears once again on the list channeling Audrey Hepburn as well. This time, the Duchess of Sussex was attending the Royal Ascot in 2018 in a black-and-white look that is similar to the one in ‘My Fair Lady’. Of course, Markle wore a modern version, but it still looks classic.

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KATE MIDDLETON AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY IN 2017

Kate Middleton has the most exquisite taste in clothes, especially evening dresses. This was another lace look designed by Temperley London. The Duchess of Cambridge was attending the National Portrait Gallery event back in March 2017. The gown had a floral lace design with matching dark green lining as well as sheer sleeves and bodice.

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PRINCESS CHARLENE AT THE 2018 MONACO GRAND PRIX

While evening dresses are fantastic, it’s always amazing to see an elegant but playful look at daytime events. Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the Grand Prix in 2018 using this gown designed by Akris for that year’s collection. It’s perfect for such an occasion and attracts attention. She is also using blue pumps!

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PRINCESS DIANA AT THE GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL IN 1985

Another beautiful Princess Diana gown was the metallic silver piece used for an event at the Grosvenor House Hotel back on March 26, 1985. It was designed by Bruce Oldfield, and she looks stunning. The event was a fashion show charity for Dr. Barnado’s Homes.

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PRINCESS AMEERA AL-TAWEEL OF SAUDI ARABIA AT A 2013 GALA

Princess Ameera of Saudi Arabia is another gorgeous royal with amazing taste in fashion. At a gala event for Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience, the princess rocked this dark navy gown with a cape. The party was held at the Armani Pavilion on October 10, 2013.

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QUEEN LETIZIA OF SPAIN AT A STATE DINNER IN 2015

Queen Letizia seems to be a fan of Felipe Varela, as she is using another of his creations. During a state dinner for the president of Peru, the monarch wore this blue piece with floral details. She was also using the Mellerio Floral Tiara designed by Mellerio dits Meller, a French jeweler from the 19th century.

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GRACE KELLY AT THE IMPERIAL BALL IN 1958

Here’s another look at the elegance of Grace Kelly. She attended the Imperial Ball at the Astor Hotel in New York back in 1958. The most unique part was the organza bow that almost looks like a wrap. In this picture, she is with Prince Rainier, Mrs. Lytle Hull, and Prince Serge Obolensky.

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PRINCESS MARGARET IN TANZANIA IN 1956

Princess Margaret looked classic during her trip to Tanzania back in 1956. But she really stood out in an event at the European School at Arusha. The princess also accompanied the gown with long white gloves as well as several sparkling accessories. Her up-do hairstyle is also the picture of elegance.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II AT A STATE DINNER IN 1961

You might remember seeing a recreation of this dress on Netflix’s ‘The Crown’. Queen Elizabeth II used a blue gown during the Buckingham Palace visit of the U.S. president and his wife. It was a historic moment as no other American leader had had dinner at the palace since 1918.

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PRINCESS SOFIA OF SWEDEN AT THE 2014 NOBEL PRIZE BANQUET

During the 2014 Nobel Prize ceremony, Princess Sofia of Sweden rocked this maroon dress with a tight bodice with detailing and a flowing skirt. She was accompanied by Prince Carl Philip of Sweden at City Hall in Stockholm, Sweden. What do you think of this dress?

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PRINCESS DIANA AT A 1996 GALA

This is another beautiful gown used by Princess Diana. The dress was designed by Versace, and it’s a blue delight as it looks perfect on “the people’s princess”. She rocked it during a dinner in Sydney, Australia back in 1996. This dress might be stylish in the 90s, but it looks so elegant that some people could still rock it today.

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PRINCESS SOFIA OF SWEDEN BEFORE HER WEDDING IN 2015

Here is another of Princess Sofia’s sartorial choices. She rocked a light-blue dress for her pre-wedding dinner on June 12, 2015. She is accompanied by her husband, Prince Carl Philip, as always. The embroidered piece hugs her figure perfectly, and it’s a little bit sexy but classy at the same time.

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Everyone dreams of going to an event or ball in one of these gowns. Let us know which one of the gowns was your favorite. If you liked this article, share it with your friends that love fashion and royalty. See you next time!

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