The Princess of Wales’ daring Bafta fashion shows show she has confidence in her cause

Princess of Wales - Getty

Princess of Wales – Getty

We’re used to seeing the Princess of Wales pull out dazzling classic princess-esque styles, but last night she looked different. This is by far the most confident and relaxed we’ve seen Kate on an official night out, as she attended an event hosted by The Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood at Bafta’s headquarters in Piccadilly.

Her hair sleek and shiny, this is Kate playing to her natural strengths – she always looks her best wearing simple, tailored outfits. Whatever turbulence she’s been through in private over the past few months, Kate is the ultimate swan of The Firm.

The Prince and Princess looked relaxed - Getty

The Prince and Princess looked relaxed – Getty

Nothing is visible on the surface. Her red Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen trouser suit, in Welsh (natch) red, Leaf crepe, is inspired by a trip Burton and her team took to Wales in 2020, where they discovered the traditional red houses of Wales. It’s bold, powerful and definitely not Butlins. No wonder other European royals, such as Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, have one.

Together with those chunky, Art Deco-inspired jewelry earrings from small, independent label Chalk, it’s power dressing from the book – smart, modern, unstuffy. She’s worn these £70 earrings before, but they didn’t look that flashy. No prisoners here. Gianvito Rossi’s pumps with a 10 cm heel are red. The Miu Miu suede evening bag with bow decoration is red. This is Kate’s color. It’s also from Meghan – one of the few things they seem to share and while they generally avoid wearing each other’s designers, colors can’t be so easily monopolized – just ask Valentino or Christian Louboutin who’ve gone for it over the years the court have had to fight their particular red marks for themselves.

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Dressing for these kinds of occasions — not technically red carpet, but not exactly casual either — can be challenging to navigate sartorial style, especially for a royal family that needs to shine but at the same time wants to look increasingly contemporary and not stiff want to look over the counter. top.

The Princess of Wales started wearing trouser suits in public during the pandemic. Her first was a pink from M&S which struck the right chords with the video conferencing vibe of the day, she’s made it her own.

The princess has embraced pantsuits - Getty

The princess has embraced pantsuits – Getty

While traveling from Wales to promote the Earth Shot award in Boston last November, she wore Roland Mouret and McQueen trouser suits. But this is the first time she’s used such a bold one for a formal evening occasion.

The asymmetrical cut of the jacket and bootcut pants suggests that the deeper she digs into the subject of early childhood, the more confident she feels. On social media, the consensus is that she looks like a real boss. She has not only found her color, but also her purpose.

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