Queen Letizia gave us several different amazing looks this week in Spain

Spanish Royals Attend ARCO Art Fair 2019

Queen Letizia of Spain has been getting photographed all week. The President and First Lady of Peru are on a state visit to Spain, so Letizia has been doing events all week to entertain them. These photos of Letizia in black leather are from Thursday’s trip to the ARCO contemporary art fair in Madrid. These pics have gotten so much attention, because WOW, a contemporary queen wearing a sexy black leather dress. The dress is from & Other Stories and it’s relatively affordable for royalty, retailing at $449. I especially love that she paired this va-va-voom dress with a ribbon in her ponytail. It actually works. What doesn’t work for me are the beige heels – should have been black stilettos.

Spanish Royals Attend ARCO Art Fair 2019

Spanish Royals Attend ARCO Art Fair 2019

Letizia was also photographed at a reception for the Peruvian state visit, and she repeated this absolutely gorgeous lilac Nina Ricci dress. I remember seeing – and possibly covering? – this dress the first time she wore it, and I loved it back then too. This is the kind of style and sillhouette which would look amazing on both the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex.

Spanish Royals Host a Reception For President of Peru

And here’s her look at the state dinner – she did another repeat, which is sort of bad form in my opinion. I understand frugality, I really do. But at some point, it just looks like “let me toss on a years-old frock because I don’t care about Peru.” This ballgown is by Felipe Varela. Please do enjoy the closeup of the Mellerio tiara, which once belonged to her mother-in-law.

King Felipe VI And Queen Letizia Host A State Banquet For Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra And Wife

King Felipe VI And Queen Letizia Host A State Banquet For Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra And Wife

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  1. LT says:

    Wow! She looks fantastic. Love the leather especially

    • SNAP says:

      She looks regal…but the painting or picture of what seems like a very young person’s face in the background with a dead expression and red paint resembling blood on it kind of took all her thunder away. It made me feel disturbed. Why is something like that considered contemporary art and worthy of being shown to foreign dignataries? Creepy…

      • Surley Wolfbeak says:

        Real art shouldn’t provoke or disturb. If I were hosting foreign dignitaries, I certainly wouldn’t risk upsetting them with such imagery, possibly creating an international incident. It was irresponsible to be honest, especially if there were a dorm room nearby where they could have taken the dignitaries to see some nice Monet or Klimt posters.

      • geekychick says:

        I haven’t noticed it until it was mentioned here. What is funny to me is the fact that I don’t find it particularly disturbing. There are more disturbing images in TV shows and movies that these people are no doubt watching, just as we.
        If she lived in iso,atikn all her life, with no access to TV, web and art galleries and museums, then I maaayyybee could see your point. 😀

      • Anare says:

        Art is in the eye of the beholder. I get that. However, to say that “real art should not provoke or disturb” is the polar opposite of what most artists hope to convey.

      • Julaine says:

        I think the original poster was trying to be sarcastic. Art IS supposed to be thought provoking. I think the major clue was the final statement about taking the dignitaries to look at the posters of Monet and Klimt on the walls in student housing.

      • Chanteloup says:

        oh snap @ Surley Wolfbeak Need aloe for that burn! But agree

      • BeanieBean says:

        I thought it made for an interesting photo. Letizia in the center in black, red painting to her right and a woman in red & black to her left

      • AnotherDirtyMartini says:

        Snap – I was so focused on Letizia that I didn’t notice the painting. Well, now I see it and 😱😱😱! Grosero

        Also, second pic down, the close-up her face – she reminds me of Cindy Crawford. Letizia is beautiful. I could never pull off that “hair plastered to forehead look” in a gazillion years.

    • Swack says:

      Love the leather but I would not be able to handle it. Within about 5 minutes I would be sweating.

  2. Becks1 says:

    I loooove all these looks. Yes, two significant repeats, but that Varela is so gorgeous that I’m fine with it. And I love how she wears tiaras. The leather dress with the bow in her hair is just amazing.

    In general I think Letizia would be a good person for both Meghan and Kate to look to for fashion tips. I know Spain is a very different country from England, and I’m not sure I can see either Meghan or Kate pulling off that leather dress, ha, but she does a good job of dressing in a way that is both appropriate for her position (since she is actually the queen, not the future queen), but also fresh and chic.

    • Royalwatcher says:

      I like the top of the leather dress from the front but in the pic from the back she looks like she’s wearing a trash bag IMO.

      I like the midi dress but not those strappy shoes (the white straps stick out too much). The gown is lovely and that tiara reminds me of the Strathmore rose tiara.

    • Anare says:

      Megan pulled off a leather skirt awhile back. It can be done!

    • Hotsauceinmybag says:

      Given with what the Varela probably costs and how well it suits her I like that she re-wore it and hope to see her re-wearing it several more times!

  3. Tanguerita says:

    IMO, she is the best dressed royal out there. Always appropriate, never boring.

    • Royalwatcher says:

      For me it’s queen Maxima! I love her crazy funky bright style and the enormous jewels she rocks. She has some out there looks at times but it always fits who she seems to be and her bubbly personality. Plus I like when people take fashion risks, even if it’s sometimes a fail, rather than 427 coatdresses in the same style. Yawn.

      I do love Letizia’s style too though…but not as much as Maxima. I love Victoria and Mary as well.

      • Ellaus says:

        I am from Spain, and I feel okay with Letizia. But I think Máxima elevates everything with her personality. She always seems so genuine and … Expansive and caring and bold.

        I agree that both Kate and Meghan could take some ideas from Q Letizia’s closet, but un al fairness, her first years as a Princess were rough sartorially. It took her several years to find her style and show this confidence. Since she is queen ir has skyrocketed.

      • Char says:

        I agree about Queen Maxima and I also like Sheikha Mozah. She only wears couture and is absolutely elegant.

      • Vizia says:

        Mozah, and Lalla Salma (though I guess we won’t be seeing her out and about anymore 🙁 )

    • L84Tea says:

      My rankings are Princess Mary of Denmark, Queen Maxima, and Queen Letizia. All three of them always look polished and put together, although Maxima has the fun factor and Letizia has the bold factor. Mary is my classic, pristine, clean lined favorite.

    • Hotsauceinmybag says:

      ITA. She dresses incredibly well for her body type, coloring, and occasion. High marks from me all around!

    • noway says:

      The one I don’t see mentioned here, but I love her fashion style too is Queen Rania of Jordan. I love Queen Letizia too, and I think her repeats are really gorgeous.

    • SK says:

      Mary of Denmark and Rania of Jordan always look amazing too.

  4. LaraK says:

    That repeat gown is fantastic – I don’t see why she shouldn’t repeat.

    • JanetDR says:

      That is a gorgeous dress and I would wear it forever!

    • Snazzy says:

      Agreed! And honestly considering Spain’s continued economic difficulties, I thought it was smart to repeat.

    • Chrome says:

      Letizia is given a very small budget to outfit herself for all events. She always look stunning no matter what she wears, is always appropriately dressed for the occasion. It is thoroughly wasteful to wear clothing just once.

  5. minx says:

    She always looks fabulous.

  6. Digital Unicorn says:

    She is fabulous – British royal ladies should be taking notes from her.

    • Pina says:

      Totally Agree
      She and queen rania of jordan
      These two really have hell of classy style

  7. Astrobiologiste says:

    The dress goes perfectly with the sash of Peru’s Order of Merit for Distinguishged Service. I think she chose the dress to match the sash.

  8. Maum says:

    What is great about her style is that it is always event-appropriate.
    For instance I am not a massive fan of the leather dress but it is perfect for a contemporary art fair.
    And her more ‘stately’ dresses are modern but also very timeless. She carries off the tiara and sash look effortlessly.

    I find her fascinating- she seems to be very polarising (a la Mary of Denmark) and I would love the hear the perspective of Spanish celebitches, if we have any?

    • Ellaus says:

      I now live in the UK, but I am from Spain. She is a good queen, hardworking and smart. Lacks a bit of oomph and the warmth of people like Máxima and Harry, but so do I.
      She has eevolved a lot, and ver first years were truly hard, you could see it un ver expresión and posture. The press has been cruel and spiteful with her, ver cousin wrote a book about her… What Meghan is living now reminds me a lot of what was written about her.
      On a personal note, I think she is a good queen, but I was more excited about her when they married. Ironically I am a republican, and naively I thought that she represented a modern woman, a reflection of a new Spain. Several years later some of her actions like her friendship with Lopez Madrid or her pretensión to only be a royal 9-5, or her control issues with her eldest… Have made me reconsider the image I have of her, she is truly a great professional but this role has make her harder and not in a good way.

    • Amelie says:

      She was considered “controversial” when she and Felipe first announced they were engaged because she was married previously and divorced and Spain is a very Catholic country. But since her first marriage was a civil wedding, it was “allowed” by the Catholic Church since it wasn’t considered valid. It also didn’t last long, they were married for only a year (though apparently Letizia dated her first husband for 10 years before marrying him) But I don’t think she’s really considered polarizing anymore as much as the Spanish press love to criticize everything about her. It was more a surprise when she was introduced to the press as Felipe’s fiancé because nobody had any idea they were dating or together so details of their courtship are non existent!

  9. P says:

    Letizia’s shoe collection is to die for. I want them all.

  10. MrsBump says:

    She looks incredible! Letizia and Rania really get it consistently right when it comes to style and the fit is always perfect.
    Unlike Rania though, Letizia does pay a lot of attention to cost of her outfits.
    Both Duchesses would do well to take inspiration in the way she mixes high and low end whilst still looking amazing.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I think Letizia has to pay attention to her expenditure, she gets ripped apart by the Spanish press and courtiers as it is. While her inlaws got away with lavish spending, she doesn’t. She has to put up with a lot of sh!t from everyone because how dare she marry Felipe.

      • Alexandria says:

        Sad that it’s just easy to pick on females who marry into the royal family (Letizia, Mary, Diana, Fergie, Kate, Meghan)…

    • Amy Too says:

      I’m shocked that the leather dress was only around $400! It’s such a great combination of flattering, perfectly fit, beautiful, AND interesting. I get so used to seeing both Meghan and Kate in these basic, boring dresses and coats that cost thousands of dollars and yet aren’t necessarily always flattering, well fit, beautiful, and/or interesting. I had started to believe that even just basic Duchessing clothes all cost upwards of $1,000 and that if we expected to see them in something that was Duchess approved but ALSO flattering, fit well, beautiful, and/or interesting, they’d have to spend even MORE money. I read comments on here a lot that say “this is just how much Duchess clothes cost! They can’t get anything that would be appropriate or well made for less than what they’re spending. This is basically the minimum required spending for Duchess clothes.” But here is an actual Queen wearing something that cost $450 and that is stunning, classic, and doesn’t look cheap or basic.

  11. FHMom says:

    She has great style. She’s my favorite royal.

  12. line says:

    For me Queen Letizia is the best dressed royal lady because she is always elegant, modern and glamorous.She mixes dresses of small Spanish brands with brands of haute couture and repeats her clothes well before the Duchess of Cambrigde.

    • CheckThatPrivilege says:

      Yes, she always looks right on point! I love that she does repeats, too. Very stylish and great presence.

  13. Themummy says:

    If I owned that Varela gown I would put it on and NEVER take it off. Going to the gym? Wearing my amazing Varela ball gown! Time to cook dinner? Varela! Running errands? Doing it in my Varela gown! Netflix time? Netflix time is Varela time!! Oh, it’s bed time? Well, just tuck me into bed in my gorgeous Varela and bring me a cup of tea. Not. Even. Kidding.

    • minx says:

      Agree, it is just gorgeous!

    • Hotsauceinmybag says:

      This gave me a chuckle! Yes, it looks incredible!

    • ravynrobyn says:

      I’m 59 and I’m wearing my favorite ensemble…the only one that I feel good in, like ME… comfortable and well-fitting blue jeans and a comfortable (yet not so well-fitting) tee. With all that being said…OMG!!! THAT VARELA DRESS IS EVERYTHING!! Yes, I would wear it everywhere for all occasions 👗

  14. Yoyo says:

    If you think the courtiers at Kensington Palace are vipers, they’re nice compared to what Queen Letizia deals with.
    Then in add in, all the in-laws and the Media, I’m surprised she can still make appearances.
    It’s said she keeps her children on a stick diet and does not allow them candy, had the their school change their Menu and cut out all junk food.
    She is divorcee, worked as a reporter, not sure if her EX wrote a book about her, heard he was shopping one.

    • Interesting about her ex writing a book about her, what a creep! I hope CB keeps covering these royals, as I don’t know much about them but they seem interesting. I do like the way the queen dresses, I would wear almost everything I’ve seen in these photos, not the leather.

    • jan90067 says:

      Sounds like Meghan’s ex, wanting to show a sit-com based on her and Harry.

    • Himmiefan says:

      Healthy eating is important, but sometimes parents can go a bit too far. I’m glad the details of her daughters’ summer camp visit to the US last year weren’t leaked to the press, although I would have loved to have read about it!

  15. Cee says:

    I don’t understand what’s sexy about the black leather dress. To me that’s quite a conservative dress. The Nina Ricci dress, however, is beautiful and sexier.

    I would repeat the shite out the Varela gown. It’s not about “I don’t care about Peru” but more “I’ll be wearing diamonds and a tiara while Spain’s economy is still in recession so I’ll better be wise and re-wear my couture pieces”. She is SMART.

  16. Erinn says:

    I really don’t like 2/3 looks. Hefty bag chic is what I think of looking at the first one. I like the cut of it fine – I was looking a dress with the same silhouette yesterday. But the semi-matte sheen of the leather(?) just doesn’t do it for me.

    You could take that middle look and put it on a 8 year old for a school Christmas concert.

    The last gown though – she looks insanely royal. Like – this is what I pictured growing up thinking of princesses and queens. She really is a pretty lady,

    • Kk2 says:

      I love the leather dress, but agree with you about the Nina ricci. Looks like a dress for a little girl/tween. It’s the combo of that lilac color (rarely a win for me) the cut and fabric. All of it, basically.

    • liriel says:

      I agree, I don’t really get the hype. And I don’t want to body shame but she looks awfully skinny!

  17. Maxie says:

    Royals should wear a lot more repeat pieces, especially in these tough economic times. The public will turn on them if they keep on having a new 3000$ white/”lemon” or navy coat for every event. They already have dozens.

    Kate has realized that it’s an easy way to score PR points and Meghan would be smart to do the same thing. It’s perfectly normal to spend a little bit for a state visit but these two should really tone it down for charity visits that last 30 minutes.

    I feel like Letizia’s style may not age that well when we look back at some pictures in 20 years but she always looks very modern and current while Kate’s outfit are a bit more timeless yet always looks slightly dated if that makes sense.

    • Alexandria says:

      Maxie I did ask this before, why can’t their governments have a clothing cap for royal females and males? For example, they can only buy clothes $500 or $1000 and below for non state banquets. Security costs for example cannot be compromised and fine, I guess their houses need upkeep to look presentable. But clothes, especially for bread and butter, ribbon cutting, baby hugging, pint pulling events can be bought for less.

    • Amy Too says:

      Maybe Kate’s looks are more timeless while Letizia’s are more of the moment, but who should they be dressing for? The millions of people that are seeing them now, in the present, or the few people who will look at old pictures of them later? I expect the people in old pictures to look like their style was very of their time. I’d so much rather see someone in an interesting, beautiful, cool outfit, than see someone in a boring, basic, and dated, yet timeless, outfit. Especially if they’re going to pay thousands of dollars for their clothes. If you’re going to buy designer and haute couture, then you need to justify that price and wearing that label by actually buying something that is beautiful and interesting and could only have been made by that designer right now. If you’re going to pay an haute couture fashion house to make you a basic coat, or to customize their pieces for you by taking out all of the exciting or trendy bits, then that’s a waste of money to me. If your clothing style is basically “inoffensively, classically timeless,” then just have a regular dress maker make your clothes, or buy classic vintage pieces. There’s no need to spend thousands of dollars on a designer coat that looks like it could be from any decade in the past 100 years.

    • toni says:

      Kate’s clothes look extremley dated, as in 80’s worst fashion offenses. Still her hair is the worst.
      Letizia looks great.

      • Becks1 says:

        Also, people always look dated. A slim pencil skirt and button down may be fairly classic, but hair, shoes, makeup, all the kind of stuff – it dates you. And that’s fine. Part of the point of pictures and videos IMO is to remember a certain moment in time, so I don’t care if someone looks at a picture and says “omg that’s so 2019.” Yup, it was 2019. I think Kate doesn’t realize that and she goes overboard with trying to look timeless and classic, and in the end it’s just boring.

  18. khaveman says:

    Gets my nod for Best Dressed European Royal. She’s always spot on and FWIW the only one who takes a risk or two, and tries for variety.

  19. RoyalBlue says:

    I love her style and the fact that she does not wear uniforms. She mixes it up and is not afraid to try more adventurous combinations.

  20. Veronica S. says:

    I’m wondering if the repeats are intentional given the economic situation in a lot of European countries right now – i.e. providing the imitation of frugality to soothe concerns.

    Gorgeous leather dress. Letizia has a good eye for fashion. It’s completely sold out in my size, though, and going fast in the others. Size 4 ladies and others, grab it while you can!

  21. Lindy says:

    I don’t even care that the state dinner gown is a repeat–it’s absolutely gorgeous! I will now go drink my coffee at my desk and imagine what it would be like to get to dress up all the time in clothes like that!

  22. Really says:

    She is completely next level. No other royal comes close.

  23. Rhys says:

    What is the best workout and specifically set of exercises to get arms shapely (but not bulky) like Letizia’s? Or is she just very-very thing and what we’re seeing is regular person muscle with no fat?

    • Erinn says:

      Honestly – unless you’re going ham you’re not going to bulk up like crazy. Cadio mixed with weight training is going to drop fat and build muscle – tighten things up. Muscle responds to resistance so using only tiny weights isn’t going to help for long. The women body builders you see that are bulky are either combining lucky genetics and a TON of planning and slaving away to get to that level – or they’re using steroids while still probably slaving away and planning like mad. When you go from not working out to working out you might feel bulky at first because you’re building muscle where there wasn’t much before – keep hitting the workouts and your body is going to have to keep repairing the muscles from the workouts and by doing that you burn more calories.

      I think maybe if you’re starting out look into resistance bands. My dad is in his early 60s. He’s always been a fitness nut – used to run huge distances daily but was always into weight lifting as well. His knees don’t let him run much now (he calls it staggering at times) but he’ll do daily walks and muscle work outs. This winter some idiot drove their car onto my parents lawn because she was playing with her phone. He helped push her car out and ruptured a bicep. He got scheduled for a surgery – drove the 2.5 hours to the hospital and the surgeon met with him and asked why he was there after having him show him how tight of a grip/how much weight he could pull with his injured arm. Because he’s spent his life working out so much the other muscles had the ability to take over where the other one failed. He had 80+% use of his arm only a 2 weeks after the injury. He SHOULD have needed surgery, but the risk of doing nerve damage wasn’t worth it when his other muscles had picked up the slack so well.

      So make sure you’re doing a diverse workout and working multiple groups of muscles – it can make such a big difference.

      • Good for your dad it is amazing he’s still that strong. It seems he taught you well about good habits for a lifetime.

        One of my first thoughts, when reading you comment, was I would’ve felt horrible if I were that woman who caused his injury!

      • Erinn says:

        He tried, Sophia haha. That incident has me trying to get my butt back into gear on being more active for sure, though. Sadly, I don’t think the woman gave a crap. They’re pretty lucky I wasn’t there… I’d have flown into her when she was being SO careless. Could have taken out someone if they’d been walking on the sidewalk when she did it. She screwed up enough that she turned the car 90 degrees from the original direction.

    • Veronica S. says:

      It’s really a matter of genetics. Some people have thicker builds than others. My body tends to put to pack on the muscle, even when I’m thin, to the extent that I’ve always had trouble wearing knee or thigh high boots or tighter sleeves. If there’s a slenderness to your frame in your “base” state, you’ll never bulk up extensively like you fear.

  24. Rae says:

    That ballgown is stunning. She can wear it as often as she wants.

  25. DS9 says:

    I despise that leather thing on a personal level. But she’s dressed appropriate for the occasion, the outfit coordinates, and the fit is fine so go on with your bad self, Queen

    • Nikki says:

      I was scrolling every comment, and so far you are the only one who doesn’t like the leather dress. Count me in with you! I don’t see why leather has a sexy vibe for people: LOOK at the heaviness of it. It’s doesn’t skim or drape or slink: it’s like a slab of stiff skin on your body. I dislike her leather dress so much!

  26. Jb says:

    Don’t know much about her but whenever I see pics she always look amazing and royal! Also her husband looks like quite the snack…

    • Omg… right!? They’re a gorgeous couple.

    • Hotsauceinmybag says:

      She’s more or less a natural beauty but she did get a nose job (I want to say 10 years ago?). She was still very pretty with her old nose.

      Felipe has always been extremely handsome (like his father, unlike his mother).

  27. Mar says:

    Wow! She is so regal looking and that last picture is incredible.

  28. 10KTurtle says:

    That’s the Spanish Floral Tiara, made by Collins. The Spanish Royal Family’s tiara made by Mellerio is the one that looks like pearls in clam shells.

  29. Anare says:

    Letizia looks gorgeous in all 3 looks. There should be be no disrespect in taking that gown out of mothballs and wearing it again. It’s a show stopper. Stunning. Kate should be taking notes. In fact Kate should be creeping on Letizia so she can copy her looks. Letizia manages to look modern and regal without looking dated or dowdy. Write that down Kate!

  30. burdzeyeview says:

    Wow…stunning but not the black leather – that’s for bikers (which I am) LOL.

  31. manta says:

    Kate should be taking notes?
    Well wasn’t a ribbon in hair the summum of gauche , the most idiotic thing an adult, professional woman could do? The thing that NOBODY older than 8 woul wear? (just summing up comments from memory).

    I love the Queen’s looks here but suspect that everything that garners praises on her would suddenly becomes the greatest crime against fashion if worn by evil Kate.

    • jan90067 says:

      Kate AND Meghan would be called common, and worse!, if they wore a leather dress, who’s kidding whom??

    • curachel20 says:

      I remember that commentary on here when Kate wore a ribbon as well. I was wondering if anyone would mention it, but it ruins the narrative of people who think Kate has zero fashion sense. I thought it was great and on trend when Kate wore it, and I think it is still on trend, but I follow fashion and trends since it was my career before becoming a sahm.

    • Lilla says:

      Context is everything. The juxtaposition of the black leather dress with the twee ribbon is so good on Letizia. Kate is always totally twee, so it was just that. I can’t even remember what she wore the ribbon with. I like Kate’s style, however, just because the fit is always spot on and it’s classy.

  32. Sharon says:

    Spain has been through a tough time economically, I think the Queen doing repeats instead of spending excessively on pretty frocks shows a certain sensitivity to that situation. Kudos to her – plus she looks fabulous, except the shoes with the Nina Ricci dress… she looks like she’s falling out of them.

  33. Sharon Lea says:

    The black leather dress is really sharp. She took a chance on it, I don’t see other royals in full leather, so I give her high marks. The black ribbon holding her hair back was perfect too.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Letizia wears leather a lot. I’ll never like her black leather trousers with the exposed zipper. She has two leather daytime dresses (burgundy, taupe) that I love.

  34. Eliza says:

    Spain isn’t a popular monarchy. And because of that, in my opinion, they work harder than any other family and spend a lot less. They have state dinners constantly, it’s not like England where there’s 1-2 a year, so repeating is practicable. Even Queen Elizabeth repeats for important receptions. It’s a gorgeous gown too.

  35. Nancypants says:

    I don’t know who(m) this queen is and I’m not a fan of royalty but she is gorgeous and DAMN I do love Spain!
    It should be on everyone’s list of places to visit along with Alaska but that’s another story.

    She should come to my house and I’ll feed her some good chow because that lady, needs some good chow and not just tapas and paella although those are good if you are a fan of rice and black olives and NO I’m not fat! 🙂

    Skip the whole Bull thing though – fighting and running there of – ’cause, it’s rough and I grew up on a farm/ranch and my son was a bull rider for awhile.
    Yeah, just skip that part.

    Go to Barcelona and Rota, etc. and see all the beautiful buildings and the cobblestone streets and tile mosaics (teeny, tiny tiles hand done into artwork that are 2 stories tall) on the churches and flowers spilling over the balconies and the ocean…
    A lot of people forget that Spain has a beach and the food and the people and so on. It’s fairly amazing.

  36. notasugarhere says:

    My only drawback with the evening look is the velvet on the headband. They left the old velvet, a lighter shade to fit with the previous Queen’s hair. Letizia should have had them put a chocolate brown velvet wrap on it instead. Now what I see is lovely tiara, no, big old frame with tan velvet.

    Victoria and Sylvia of Sweden’s hairstylist is great at tiara hair. They often draw a layer of hair over the tiara frame, to cover that frame. When Victoria wore Princess Lilian’s tiara (Boucheron Laurel Wreath) to Madeleine’s wedding they did this. Hide that frame and let the gems shine!

    BTW she’s wearing her wedding earrings at the evening event. Not sure who gave her those, Felipe or the previous king and queen.

  37. Fluffy Princess says:

    Ooooh I love all of her looks. The Nina Ricci, I could totally see on the DOC, because she and Queen Letizia have similar figures. That purple ball gown — no shade from me on the repeat, because that dress is amazing and so “Queen-ly”. I would look for an excuse to wear it too!
    I feel like the leather dress is more DOS than DOC — and it would be amazing if Meghan wore that to an event!!

  38. Jenny K says:

    She is stunning! Her makeup is always perfect, too, maybe because she probably has a professional make up person?

    • notasugarhere says:

      She’s said to still use the hair and makeup person she had when she was a newscaster.

  39. Anne says:

    I adore Letizia. Always have. She is my favorite royal lady ever. She has that businesswoman, unapologetic vibe which I really like and she can rock leather and pantsuits like nobody’s business. She is very hardworking as well, which I really admire, especially considering the fact that Spanish press and others have been ripping her apart on regular bases, for years, and years now.
    I also really like Maxima, she is just fabulous all around.

  40. Hotsauceinmybag says:

    Please give us more looks from Letizia in the future! She’s my top best dressed female royal!

  41. Amelie says:

    I lived in Spain from 2010-2012 (when Juan Carlos was still king) when Spain was going through the worst of its economic crisis. Yes, the USA was hit financially by the recession too but the unemployment was even higher in Spain. And while things are a bit better, they aren’t great. Letizia knows that and she is mindful of it by wearing repeats. You really can’t understand it and how much it affected people unless you’ve lived in Spain or followed the news coverage of the Spanish economic crisis. I would go to language exchange meetings (honk if you know what an intercambio is) in bars to practice my Spanish with native speakers and half of the people I talked to were unemployed at that time. It’s one of the reasons so many people were trying to learn English too–so they could leave Spain and seek employment elsewhere in Europe.

    Anyways I love all of Letizia’s outfits here. I would soooo love to see Meghan wearing the leather dress. Heck I want that dress, though I have no idea where I’d wear it.

    • Becks1 says:

      Honk for intercambio!!!

      I studied in Salamanca ages ago (around the time Letizia and Felipe got married) and fell in love with the country.

  42. Other Renee says:

    I like the leather, don’t like the twee mid length dress and love the ball gown except for the fact that it is strapless. I find it a bit too junior prom. That’s just my personal taste. Can you imagine the British press reaction if either Kate or Meghan wore a strapless gown? It would be akin to high treason.

  43. sammiches says:

    She looks like Kaia Gerber

  44. oddly says:

    Letizia always looks wonderful. She had the best face lift/nosejob/jawline tweek in the history of the world just after her marriage which made her looked 15years younger , fresh dewey and youthful which has been her signature look since 2005 and all kodos to her , she hasn’t been tempted to go back and overdo it.

  45. A Fan says:

    I’m so happy you’re covering Letizia! Like I said in a previous comment, she has great style. Her clothes fit her impeccably and she pays attention to details…she also has a knack for including the perfect twist to whatever she wears which makes her outfits so interesting.

    [*Love her!*]

  46. Shannon Malcom says:

    Oh thank God. I was feeling like maybe my fashion is broken, because the Oscars pictures left me kind of “meh.” But this post alone has brought me fashion life again.

  47. Silas Marner says:

    I’m seeing some subtle shade here. Meghan was wearing a Spanish tiara in that portrait. Letizia is the actual Queen of Spain and for her tiara event, she’s rewearing the dress she wore to a gathering of royals to celebrate Kate marrying William. Letizia is also wearing her wedding earrings.

  48. liriel says:

    I’m sorry but for me she’s overhyped.
    I thought she was looking better before marriage, she looks so skinny in the picture she must be frail in real life. It’s not the body fat she was born with.
    So for me unhealthy and nothing special fashion wise.

    • Silas Marner says:

      The same thing can be said about Kate Middleton but even though she is very thin, she is also athletic. Letizia could be the same way.