The prescribed attire? Black tie. The event? The Anti-Slavery Collective Inaugural Winter Gala, orchestrated by Princess Eugenie—a splendid amalgamation setting the stage for a medley of captivating ensembles from the cream of royalty's fashion crop.
On the evening of Wednesday, 29 November, luminaries such as Zara Tindall, Sarah Ferguson, and Princess Beatrice took center stage, rallying behind Princess Eugenie, the co-founder of the charity, in tandem with her lifelong comrade Julia de Boinville.
Radiating elegance in a bold lace dress, 35-year-old Princess Beatrice commanded attention in a refined Self-Portrait blazer dress.
Adorned with lustrous satin lapels, a figure-flattering belt, and a Gothic-inspired netted skirt, the royal's ‘Tailored Crepe and Chiffon Midi Dress' proved an impeccable selection for the poignant affair. Beatrice complemented the attire with snakeskin cap-toe suede pumps from Nicholas Kirkwood and an unassuming leather clutch in the same ebony hue.
Princess Beatrice's regal locks cascaded past her shoulders in voluminous curls, her fiery copper tresses harmonizing seamlessly with her dark autumnal lipstick.
“Her best appearance ever,” proclaimed a style enthusiast on the Instagram page @royalfashionpolice, with another contributing: “She exudes happiness—it emanates in every photograph of her!”
“Black elevates this ensemble to unparalleled refinement! Or perhaps, Beatrice imparts the refinement!” echoed a third, while a fourth concurred: “Her hair and makeup have never been more resplendent.”
If the sleek and sophisticated blazer dress worn by the royal mother seems familiar, it's because this £440 garment has graced her silhouette before. Beatrice unveiled this flattering attire at the vigil for Her Late Majesty The Queen, epitomizing respect and grace as she stood alongside her family at Westminster Hall on 17 September 2022.
On that historic day, the late Queen's granddaughter adorned an oversized black headband, embellished with bow detailing, courtesy of Justine Bradley-Hill Millinery.
Opting for minimal accessories, the mother-of-one exclusively wore her wedding and engagement rings. A pair of black tights and black ankle-strap heels rounded out her traditional mourning ensemble.
Witnessing the royals reprise their outfits, especially the meticulously tailored designer pieces designed for enduring allure, is not an uncommon occurrence.
This contemporary luxury fashion label, birthed by Central Saint Martins graduate Han Chong, swiftly garnered regal endorsement. The Princess of Wales and Princess Eugenie have both graced themselves in the brand's effortlessly graceful collections.
Royalty is not the sole patron of these feminine designs; luminaries such as Kristen Stewart, Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Obama, and Beyoncé have also been spotted adorned in Self-Portrait creations.