Princess Beatrice of York is a 24-year-old British royal. She is the elder daughter of Prince Andrew of York and the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson. Princess Beatrice is the 5th grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II. She was born on Aug. 8, 1988.
Princess Beatrice’s fashion sense caught attention when she attended her cousin Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton, in April 2011. The attention towards her fashion accessory, however, was unfavorable. The Princess wore a rather large ribbon fascinator or decorative head piece, which many regarded as a fashion flop. The said fashion accessory was auctioned for charity and sold for over $130,000.00. Since then, the Princess has hired a celebrity stylist and has been seen in many stunning designer creations.
Here is a look at the fashion style of Princess Beatrice of York:
Princess Beatrice’s best looks include apparel in strong and saturated colors. It is noted that the Princess favors the color blue in its darker shades of sapphire, cobalt and navy. She looked amazing in a navy blue coat dress that she wore to the Royal Maundy Service back in April 2012. More recently, in June 2013, the Princess donned a navy blue dress with jeweled neckline at Royal Ascot. She looked incredible. The Princess has also been seen in flattering deep colors, such as green, red and cranberry. She looked ultra-chic in a strawberry-red Elie Saab fitted dress when she attended the designer’s runway show in October 2011. When the Princess and her sister visited Berlin, Germany in January 2013, Princess Beatrice looked stunning in a pleated fit-and-flare green dress by Jonathan Saunders.
Structured, fitted and tailored designs are definitely fit for a princess, although these designs can look too old on a modern young woman. Princess Beatrice, however, knows how to wear such designs. Her cranberry Roland Mouret dress from 2011 is a great example of how a classically designed dress can look fresh and exciting on a young person. The color of the dress; its deep, yet tasteful V-neckline; and its dainty cap sleeves all worked together to flatter the Princess. Her Jonathan Saunders fit-and-flare green dress is another example of a structured design that is made ultra-flattering with its shaped waist and classic pleating.
Bold accents and eye-catching details
A prim and proper outfit immediately looks young and current when properly accessorized. In consistent to this principle, waist-defining wide studded belts have been favored by the Princess on a number of occasions. As far as eye-catching details go, the Princess’ navy blue dress at Royal Ascot was adorned with baroque-style jewel embroidery. To tone down the otherwise ultra regal look of the dress, its skirt portion was styled in a less structured manner. The overall look was further kept young by pairing the dress with a same shade shrug sweater. The genius of a dress design is often executed in the smallest details.
Princess Beatrice has been seen in many classic black ensembles. Although black is almost always flattering and elegant, it doesn’t always look fun. For a young Princess with an exciting social life, black needs to have some spice. This is achieved through combining fabrics with different finishes and textures. Princess Beatrice knew how to make an all-black ensemble sparkle by pairing a satin top with a textured skirt, in a look that she sported on a night-out with her mother. On a different occasion, the Princess looked both fun and classy in a simple LBD paired with a leather jacket on a date-night with her long-time boyfriend, Dave Clark.
Princess Beatrice’s fashion style can be described as young, vibrant, yet still sophisticated and proper. If you are a young twenty-something and are not inclined to follow some of young Hollywood’s too punk or too risqué style, you may find inspiration in the way that the young British Princess dresses. But there is more to talk about other than the Princess’s clothing style. Although the flame-haired young royal is styled to be formally addressed as Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York, her personality seems much less stuffy than her title would suggest. In an interview, she was quoted as saying (with regard to using her title), “I don’t want any of that. I’m just, Beatrice.”