Members of the Swedish Royal Family gathered in Stockholm yesterday for the opening of parliament dressed in the traditional black and white dress code associated with this event. Queen Silvia led her family in a repeated white ruched straw headpiece with wide bow at the back. The lovely movement of this piece, which swirls around Silvia’s head, almost makes up for it’s open crown. I have long disliked such open crowned hats but paired with an impeccably cut black suit and pearls, this one almost works.
Previously Worn: September 17, 2013
The three Princesses sported chignon hairstyles, each topped with a fascinator style headpiece. There has been growing controversy here at Royal Hats over the merits of this style of millinery and, like them or love them, I think each worked particularly well with this hairstyle.
Under öppningen av riksmötet i dag så hade alla tre sessorna en liknande håruppsättning med en stram, låg knut och en håraccessoar. Så eleganta alla tre! Vem tycker ni lyckades bäst? 💅😍 During the opening of the parliamentary session today all three princesses had a similar hairdo with a tight, low knot and hair accessory. Foto: TT och Stella Pictures
Och så här såg prinsessorna ut i dag under riksmötets öppnande. Victoria fick fem getingar av Expressens modeexpert Emma Danielsson. Håller ni med henne? 👑🌺 Three different looks. Expressen's fashion expert Emma Danielsson gave Victoria five "getingar" – the highest score. Do you agree with her? Foto: Stella Pictures
Princess Madeleine’s black free form shaped headpiece was worn as a calot the last time we saw it. I think the scale of this piece suits the placement we saw here and the combination of hard edged headpiece with the very delicate lace collar of her blouse made for an interesting contrast.
Previously Worn: September 15, 2013
For my favourite ensemble of the day, Princess Sofia topped a streamlined Max Mara black dress with an over-size white camellia bloom headpiece. Black and white ensembles can be tough to balance but the scale of this headpiece works so beautifully with the dress, understated jewellery and a large chignon. The resulting combination is timeless, classic and so very chic.
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new