In Defense of the Dress – Beatrice in a Bow

Welcome to In Defense of the Dress, where we tackle dresses that caused conflicts of the sartorial soul when we first saw them. Today we take on Princess Beatrice, all wrapped up in a sparkly bow.

The Facts

On November 2, 2018, Beatrice attended The 9th Annual Global Gift Gala held at The Rosewood Hotel in London. She wore a black-and-white Gucci gown, accented (boldly) with a sparkly trompe l’oeil bow at the waist. The gown is from from the Gucci Pre-Fall 2018 collection. She accessorized with long curly hair and kept everything else simple.

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The Case for the Dress

The Handbag: I think this is among the best of Beatrice’s evening looks. The cream contrasts softly with her skin, and the faux bow at the waist is fun embellishment. It flatters her figure, too. She often goes overboard in an effort to be different, and this is a nice way to stand out and be very slightly funky, but stay within the flattering zone.

OC: Loved it unabashedly then, love it unabashedly now. I can’t even hold the fact that it is Gucci against despite really wanting to.

LiL: Everything they said above me. I think it’s great. She looks fabulous!

The Case Against the Dress

LG: No. Big, fake, embellished bows are not for me.

What do you think about Beatrice and her sparkly bow?