Princess Beatrice’s ‘massive style transformation’ after being ‘widely criticized’ in 2011

Princess Beatrice, 33, attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show a few weeks ago and wowed everyone in her floral Vampire’s Wife dress. Compared to 2011 when Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie mocked their hats at Kate Middleton’s wedding, Beatrice is now gaining the approval of many style experts. Daniel O’Farrell, the founder of DC Jewelery and bespoke jeweler and diamond expert, spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk to explain Beatrice’s style transformation.

He said: “Princess Beatrice’s sense of style is very special. In a sea of ​​classically elegant British royal women who stick to safe fashion choices, she is one of the few to dare truly experience dramatic fashion.

“At William and Kate’s wedding in 2011, Beatrice was widely criticized for her quirky fascinator, which was compared to everything from a pretzel to a toilet seat.

“The shrewd princess took all the publicity in her stride by auctioning off the Philip Treacy hat for around £81,100 on eBay and splitting the proceeds between the UN Children’s Fund and UK charity Children In Crisis.

“In recent years, Beatrice has undergone a somewhat massive style transformation, thanks to the efforts of her stylists, Lady Emily Compton and her styling consultancy business partner, Olivia Buckingham, who are both responsible for dressing the princess for high-level events.” noted the expert.

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Daniel added: “Beatrice’s signature style is a juxtaposition of romantic classics with an unforgettable dramatic element, usually fascinator, but often texture and color as well.

“In terms of jewelry, the princess keeps things minimal, usually wearing a delicate bracelet or bangle. As her ears are not pierced, she generally avoids earrings but wears clip-ons on rare occasions.

“What makes her an icon is the fact that her outfits are always memorable, regardless of the nature of the press criticism of them – she can teach us all a lesson in staying true to yourself – even without fear, no matter what people say about you.

“Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie tend to stick to classic silhouettes, with accentuated waists, which the sisters wear beautifully.

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“Beatrice and Eugenie definitely take advantage of the dramatic fashion of their mother, Sarah, Duchess of York, who in the 80s and 90s was renowned for her dramatic yet memorable outfits.

“Both sisters share a love for hats, perhaps inspired by their grandmother, the Queen.”

Karine Laudort, a fashion and lifestyle blogger who runs “Keeping Up With Kay Flawless”, revealed Beatrice’s stylist timeline to Express.co.uk.

She said: “Beatrice’s stylist in 2011 was Charlie Anderson. In April 2011, she wore a white and silver one-shoulder dress with sequin detailing to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s pre-wedding dinner.

“Beatrice’s stylist in 2012 was Mary Fellowes. That year, she wore a white and blue Roksanda dress for the 2012 Britain Creates: Fashion & Art Collusion event. »

By 2019, Princess Beatrice had completely changed her stylist and was now dressed by Olivia Croucher Buckingham and Lady Emily Compton. It was also the same year that Beatrice started dating her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Karine continued: “In 2019, Béatrice opted for a chic rust-colored silk skirt with her otherwise black ensemble at the Lenny Kravitz & Dom Pérignon Assemblage exhibition.

“She wore The Vampire’s Wife again – this time in a coveted metallic green – to The Dior Sessions book launch party.

“Beatrice also wore an elegant long belted coat during the Christmas Day Church service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate.”

What contributed to Béatrice’s style change?

Karine explained: “Some attribute the change in style to the princess getting to know herself better, which is to say her style may have changed as her life changed.

“For example, adolescence, marriage, children, etc. Her style changed as she and her life changed.

“Maybe that’s why her wardrobe is a little more polished and elegant now, unlike some of her bolder, bolder looks from years past.

“Growing up, the princesses dressed in very similar clothes, but now their individual styles have really been able to flourish.

“As Charlie Anderson says, ‘Eugenie tends to like the more fitted shapes of the 1960s, while Beatrice likes ruffles and floral pieces’.”

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