Queen Letizia’s Dresses Are All Defined By This Subtle, Belted Detail
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton aren't the only royals with iconic style. After Queen Letizia of Spain's PVC heels grabbed the fashion world's attention in Sept., the monarch has continued to prove that she doesn't mess around when it comes to her closet. Just take Queen Letizia's dresses — though she opts for different patterns and fabrics, the royal almost exclusively wears subtle, belted silhouettes that tie together her entire look.
Queen Letizia's fashion choices have a special way of finding the perfect blend between trendy and traditional. While she loves to experiment with striking prints and feminine details, she manages to stay true to her royal roots with classic silhouettes. If you spend some time looking through her latest ensembles, you'll notice a very specific pattern. The Queen never strays far from belted midi dresses, and with good reason. Ahead, The Zoe Report breaks down Queen Letizia's go-to look, as well as the best pieces to recreate her aesthetic.
Queen Letizia wore a brightly colored, printed dress when she attended Mental Health Day at Spanish Congress on Oct. 9. She walked the streets of Madrid with a camel coat draped over her shoulders and brown, strappy heels.
Style your own contrasting midi dress for work by pairing it with heeled booties or classic pumps. Dress it up with a wool trench, or dress it down with a menswear-inspired, vintage denim jacket.
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Contrast Top Silk Midi Dress
This is the easiest two piece look you'll ever put together (because it's only one piece). Add any neutral jacket, a pair of boots, and even a scarf for an extra-cold day.
Patchwork Print Dress
Try a bohemian version of the royal style with this flowing, quarter-sleeve dress. If heels aren't your first choice, pair it with sleek sneakers or loafers.
Queen Letizia looked regal as ever in a deep-red dress while attending the World Food Day ceremony on Oct. 16 in Rome. She paired the bold-colored midi with a nude version of one of her favorite affordable pairs of shoes, featuring a pointed toe and a PVC strap.
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Grosgrain-Trimmed Voile Midi Dress
The black detailing on this multi-tiered dress makes it easy to pair with dark pumps or booties and a sleek black clutch.
Red Handkerchief Hem Shirtdress
This shirt dress is elevated with a removable tie, pockets, and an untraditional hemline. Dress it up with mules or throw on your favorite sneakers for an off-duty look.
In Sept., Queen Letizia visited Salamanca University wearing a flouncy, long-sleeve midi dress. She looked polished with a leather belt, a rectangular clutch, and black sling-backs. The Queen let the dress act as the focal point of the ensemble, and she wore her hair in a sleek side part and soft waves.
Recreating this style is actually very easy, and it's likely that the accessories are already hiding in the depths of your closet.
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Venice Midi Dress
This dress makes emulating the queen as simple as ever, because it comes complete with a leather belt. Wear your hair in a slicked-back ponytail and add cherry-red lipstick to turn up the drama for a cocktail event or night out.
Hit the Spot Polka Dot Dress
If you aren't quite committed to the idea of polka dots, get your feet wet with this very affordable version. The flowy sleeves look great on their own, but also pair well under a leather jacket or oversized cardigan.
Soft And Lacy
Queen Letizia wore a cream-colored, lace-adorned dress to the National Day reception at the Royal Palace on Oct. 12 in Madrid. The belted midi looked elegant when paired with pointed nude pumps and a glossy, side-parted updo.
While ivory and off-white are often looked at as summer shades, it's easy to transition them into fall by adding boots, or by layering with your favorite wool coat.
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Day Dreamer Dress
Need & Thread
Show a little shoulder in this ruffled dress with a dainty bow detail. Accentuate the angelic-looking neckline by wearing your hair in a sleek updo, Queen Letizia style.
Pleated Tier Picnic Dress
The subtle, metallic dots on this halter dress are the perfect understated addition. If you're planning on wearing this to a holiday event, travel to and from with a cozy teddy bear coat on top.