Queen Letizia wore a Roberto Terretta cocktail dress in Madrid: stunning or meh?

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attend the Mariano de Cavia journalism awards 2020

I had completely forgotten what it was like to see a royal figure at an evening event, or an event which requires cocktail or black-tie dress. It’s been MONTHS! But here we are. King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the Mariano de Cavia journalism awards in Madrid last night. Felipe and Letizia seemed to pose for photos without masks at the start of the event, then they donned masks as they stood closer to other people.

As for Letizia’s look….I’m so excited! A fancy red cocktail dress! I’ve never been so happy to see a cocktail dress before. I’m so excited that I’m going to completely overlook the weird fabric bulge in the bust of this dress. This is apparently a repeat – she’s worn this Roberto Terretta look before. It’s a great color – I wish more women would understand that blood red looks great on nearly everyone. She paired the dress last night with Manolo Blahnik heels and a black Bottega Veneta clutch and Aldao Joyeros earrings.

Letizia and Felipe have been stepping out for public events with some consistency for more than a month now as Spain gradually reopens. While Spain wasn’t hit as hard as Italy, Spain was one of the “harder hit” countries in Europe. Spain still has mask protocols in place for being indoors or in public. I wonder if Letizia and Felipe should have been wearing their masks throughout this event?

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attend the Mariano de Cavia journalism awards 2020

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attend the Mariano de Cavia journalism awards 2020

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attend the Mariano de Cavia journalism awards 2020

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Freedancer says:

    This dress looks Amazing !!!!

  2. Just a thought says:

    Love the dress, the colour and she is gorgeous – however… I don’t I will always believe that when you wear that gorgeous shade of red, your lipstick game needs to be punched up to match. Pale lips with a red dress are just such a waste.

    • Alex says:

      Maybe with wearing masks, a neutral tone is safer – in case it gets smudged.

    • Alex says:

      Maybe with wearing masks, a neutral tone is safer – in case it gets smudged.

    • Betsy says:

      Not if she had to be behind a mask off and on. Pale lips totally make sense in this situation.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      I so agree with you, but yeah, it has to be the fact she was going to be in a mask. Letizia knows how to look fantastic; she would have worn lipstick if that were an option.

  3. dogmom says:

    I love the dress! But has she had fresh Botox or something? Her forehead looks different, and I don’t think she’s had enough time to get and recover from a brow lift since she’s been seen fairly regularly since the pandemic started?

  4. Lightpurple says:

    Nothing like a great red dress!

  5. TeamAwesome says:

    Blood red is my absolute favorite color to wear, lipstick, clothes, you name it! She looks fabulous, but much as people wish for a statement shoe/ jewelry, fashionable masks would be great!

    • Jessa says:

      I agree! A couple of people ( Zuzana Čaputová and I think Nancy Pelosi) have been acing the co-ordinated masks but definitely an untapped market so far.

  6. Joan Callamezzo says:

    Beautiful dress but I agree go with a red lip to match. (Would have loved to see that on Keke Palmer’s Cosmo cover too.) Also a red mask here or black mask to go with this dress.

  7. Third density says:

    This lady knows how to dress and always looks so classy. Love Queen Letizia!

  8. Diana says:

    Perfect from head to toe!!!!! Stunning!!!!!! 😍

  9. Becks1 says:

    She looks great. I love the dress.

  10. Libellule says:

    Amazing 😍 i wish her mask matched to the dress

    • CuriousCole says:

      I wished it did too but I love her all the same :-) Maybe she’ll upgrade to coordinating masks for events later this year.

  11. lucy2 says:

    Wow I love that dress.

  12. TheOriginalMia says:

    I love this dress. She looks great.

  13. FHMom says:

    Beautiful. She rarely misses with her fashion choices.

  14. Lisa says:


  15. Lady D says:

    Beautiful woman of substance. Love the dress too. I miss seeing beautiful clothes these past 3-4 months.

  16. Nina Simone says:

    Always slays!! A true Queen ❤️

  17. TheOtherOne says:

    She looks amazing. But King Felipe is a hottie! Congrats, Queen Letizia.

  18. Ladiabla says:

    Wow, she looks beautiful!

  19. Charfromdarock says:

    That dress is amazing on her.

  20. S808 says:

    Her style is unmatched!! She looks amazing and the mask doesn’t take away from the look at all!

  21. Anne says:

    I love, love, love her style. Simple, elegant, and timeless. I know that everyone has different styles, but Kate Middleton should take note of Letizia’s wardrobe and see what it looks like to dress like an adult. Letizia is older than Kate but looks YEARS younger in terms of style.

  22. JillyBean says:

    Yes her whole outfit is amazing! That red is gorgeous!!!

    I was expecting to see a coordinated mask too!

  23. manda says:

    Fabulous! The shoes are amazing!! I don’t understand why kate doesn’t dress like this.

  24. Harla says:

    Imho, she dresses and accessorizes the exact way a Queen should!!

  25. Babz says:

    She looks fabulous, but then she always does. But even with sky-high heels, look how short and petite she is next to her hubby! He’s really tall, but I don’t think I was aware of the height difference as much before. They are a beautiful couple! My opinion only, but I think Letizia, Mary of Denmark, and Rania of Jordan slay the fashion game every time. Oh, and Charlene and Maxima are no slouches, either!

  26. khaveman says:

    Best dressed in European royalty, hands down.

  27. ANA says:

    I love the dress!! They are a hot couple in my book.

  28. Thirtynine says:

    My favourite Queen!

  29. TeamMeg says:

    No Quarantine 15 for the Queen! LOL ;-) She looks stunning in red. Totally rocking it!

  30. incognito08 says:

    I live for Queen Letizia’s fashion game. She hits the ball right out of the park every single time. That crimson cocktail dress is fabulous and I wish a particular buttony Duchess would take copious notes on how a modern, grown-assed woman duchess should dress!

  31. ohrhilly says:

    She is so stylish. She wears her clothes, not vice versa.

  32. Chonky says:

    I would love to see Kate wear something like this. It’s so stylish.

  33. MsIam says:

    I guess I’m the odd duck because I think this is awful. It looks like a 90s bridesmaid dress. And that flap of fabric over the boob is the worst. I think I would like it better if it was longer or shorter but that midi length to me at least is not flattering.