Sometimes all an outfit needs is a wee tweak (or ten) to make it just right. Let’s take a look at various modifications, both many and few.
Mette-Marit’s delft-inspired gown was a topic of much discussion at the Dutch inauguration in 2013. I liked it, (if I recall correctly), many did not, due to the claustrophobic vibe from the long sleeves and high collar. So I cropped out the sleeves and added a bit of waist definition to break up the pattern a bit.
I had so much fun doing that, that I threw caution to the wind and made many more modifications while I was at it. Short sleeves, short sleeves with white trim, short sleeves with belt, scoop neck, square neck… you’ll get the picture.
Moving on from M-M, we’ll revisit Queen Mathilde’s pink outfit from a visit to Paris in 2014. If memory serves, many were thinking there was far too much unrelieved pink, not to mention the GINORMOUS bow. So that got played with as well.
And removing the bow altogether, as well as using a fur collar, and a brooch.
Little, and some not so little, changes that can make a world of difference. What do you think? Do you prefer the originals, or do you like the tweaks? Let us know!
Congratulations to Stéphanie and Guillaume, who are expecting their first child in May, 2020! Let’s take a look at the Photoshops I have done featuring this lovely lady in celebration of the happy news. There are only a few, but they’re all tiara related, so that’s something, right?!
What do you think? Can she pull off these heavier tiaras, or should she stick to light and airy? Let me know! And once again, huge congratulations to the entire Luxie crew!
Let’s take a look at some of the more “extreme” runway fashions that I have “royaled up” over the years. Our subject for this post will be Kate, since McQueen is one of her go to designers, and they are very well known for their out there designs.
I’ve always thought these dresses would be great for her. The designs are several seasons old at this point, but we all know that she isn’t opposed to buying stuff and holding it in reserve for a while.
I’m not really sure this is her style as it’s a bit bold in its pattern. But I think a redesign along these lines would work for her. I opened up the neckline and lost the top “bar” in order to lighten things up. And of course added about a foot and a half of length. LOL
I’ve always liked this print. I de-poofed the sleeves and shortened them. Then I turned it into a sheath, keeping the belt to help it retain a bit of its original edge.
This is my favorite of the lot, and didn’t need much alteration at all. It reminds me a bit of the dress she wore to the reception in Poland a few years back. I just closed up the sheer bits on the skirt, gave it a solid belt, and closed up the gaps in the bodice.
With a little nip and tuck here, and some well placed length and lining there, just about any extreme runway look can be adapted for royal wear! What do you think?