Forget the Disney notion that female royals only wear poufy ball gowns. While modern-day queens and princesses may still opt to wear them on special occasions, real-life blue bloods are not clueless when it comes to all the other options fashion has to offer. Discover these royals' sartorial secrets in nailing elegant and contemprary dressing below. Take out your pens and be sure to jot down notes!
1. You can never go wrong with an A-line dress.
This silhouette is not only lady-like but also very flattering and easily to cop. As Lady Kitty Spencer demonstrates, the fit and flare cut of the dress will cinch your waist and highlight your best curves.
2. Balance structure and movement.
Take it from Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand to show us how form and fluidity make for an interesting look. Who knew a blazer paired with tulle makes a great formal outfit, right?
3. Animal print can look sophisticated, too.
Not too keen on this trend? Follow Grecian Princess Maria Olympia's easy styling hack: Keep the rest of your look minimal, sleek, and clean. This way, the printed item is the focal point of your outfit.
4. Modest dressing doesn't have to be boring.
According to Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel of Saudi Arabia, you can easily use color to breathe life into your look. We also love how she played with fit—check out how the pale blue part of her outfit drapes over the white, form-fitting part of her look.
5. Accessories can make all the difference.
Princess Victoria of Sweden is a believer of accessories, and we totally agree! Opulent details like a necklace or shoe embellishments can elevate a simple look.
6. Play with illusions.
Wearing heels shouldn't be your only solution when it comes to elongating your frame. Take a look at Princess Charlene of Monaco's nifty trick: her vertical stripe-adorned dress instantly gives her extra inches.
7. A set of co-ords is a must in every closet.
Lady Amelia Windsor is proof that a set of coordinates can rescue you when you're in a style rut. To maximize its cost-per-wear, you can even style them as separates, too!
8. Don't be scared to try print on print.
Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis of Germany is not afraid to mix bold colors or prints. Her easy trick? Stick to complementing colors for your printed garments to make the entire look coherent.
9. Black is timeless.
Charlotte Casiraghi may not have a royal title, but Grace Kelly's granddaughter is a fashion royal through and through. In fact, she embodies Grace's elegance with her known penchant for LBDs. She knows how to incorporate simple embellishments and work trendy silhouettes for a modern aesthetic.
10. Casual wear doesn't always mean denim.
Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan demonstrates how polished athleisure can be worn whether you're at work or on your day off. Opt for a striped pair of joggers and slip on a black pair of pumps to elevate the look.