A few of the royal women we follow have been stepping out in new takes on the royal lady trouser pant and I feel we must discuss this development.
Letizia in Cropped Flappies
Queen Letizia, along with King Felipe, delivered the La Caixa’s Scholarship while wearing a vest and flappie combination by Zara – at least the vest is by Zara. I have no idea if they are responsible for the flappies. Now, by these comments you may think I don’t like this combination but I must be getting worn down by the trend, because I find myself not minding it in the least.
Char Wears a Tunic
Princess Charlene made a splash at the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco, in an Arkris asymmetrical mock turtleneck tunic – five words I never thought I would string together. Only Char could come close to pulling this off, but I think she does. It works for her figure, her position, and this particular event.
Tils in Plaid
Queen Mathilde has worn several interesting variations on the royal lady pantsuit lately. This one, from the beginning of the month, was worn at a meeting of NEST, an organization that supports victims of sexual violence. I have been trying to wrap my head around the ensemble – I keep coming back to “it’s very Tils, isn’t it?”
Ontmoeting in intieme kring met slachtoffers van tienerpooiers en medewerkers van NE(S)T, een organisatie die de slachtoffers ondersteunt. Nadien volgde er een gesprek met experten over dit zorgwekkend fenomeen en de uitdagingen in de aanpak ervan.@ChildFocusNL #MonarchieBe pic.twitter.com/Ywyqgn4211
— Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) May 2, 2019
Sofia in Super Wides
Princess Sofia wore a pair of super wide white flappies while attending a symposium on “Recovery From Anorexia”. The white is a nice contrast to the Cos waffle sweater; however, I think that you might need to be as lithe as the lovely princess to make them work.
Mary Repeats Max Mara
Did I save the best for last? In my mind, I did. I just love, love, love Crown Princess Mary in this white Max Mara suit at the Korean-Danish business conference. I didn’t love it the first time I saw it but something is happening to me and the flappies are winning me over these days. Maybe it’s the addition of the Dulong jewelry? I do wish her feet didn’t disappear quite so completely into the hems, though.
What do you think of these takes on the royal lady trouser pant? Do they work for you? Do they bring something fresh to the sartorial scene?