Advice
|16 Mar|4 mins

How to Go from Princess to Queen Bee

A regal touch and whole lotta attitude is all you need
THE ICONIC
16 Mar
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Tired of your LBD and already own every coloured slip dress under the sun? Now is the perfect time to get into “pretty” dresses. You know the kind – sometimes frilly, maybe with a bit (or a lot) of lace, and almost always available in some shade of blush or pale blue. For some, this is their dream dress – a fairy-tale look fit for a princess.

Not your cup of tea? Hear us out, there’s a new way to make frills and florals more “you”. Taking inspiration from the real-life princesses, like Margaret, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, this season’s Let It Reign trend combines the pageantry of royal style with that cool-girl attitude you already have. Think back to when Rihanna photoshopped the Queen’s head onto her body – it’s kind of a similar idea. Instead of channelling prim and proper, be the Queen Bee of the party and go to town with all the aristocratic eccentricities.

Advice
|16 Mar|4 mins

How to Go from Princess to Queen Bee

A regal touch and whole lotta attitude is all you need
THE ICONIC
16 Mar
Share:

Tired of your LBD and already own every coloured slip dress under the sun? Now is the perfect time to get into “pretty” dresses. You know the kind – sometimes frilly, maybe with a bit (or a lot) of lace, and almost always available in some shade of blush or pale blue. For some, this is their dream dress – a fairy-tale look fit for a princess.

Not your cup of tea? Hear us out, there’s a new way to make frills and florals more “you”. Taking inspiration from the real-life princesses, like Margaret, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, this season’s Let It Reign trend combines the pageantry of royal style with that cool-girl attitude you already have. Think back to when Rihanna photoshopped the Queen’s head onto her body – it’s kind of a similar idea. Instead of channelling prim and proper, be the Queen Bee of the party and go to town with all the aristocratic eccentricities.

Cinch whisper-weight fabrics and frilly silhouettes with a tailored coat and add high-shine ankle boots for a cooler alternative to strappy stilettos. Jewelled accessories, like a statement necklace or a box clutch, have a regal air so contrast this with a lip stain instead of a perfectly pencilled pout.

Make the look your own. Consider adding light layers, like a top with statement sleeves, to give an elegant dress a fashion-forward edge. Push the trend to the limit and ditch simple heels for styles made in rich fabrics like jacquard or velvet.

Play up the role of a princess – a little attitude will make all the difference. Turn heads wearing an over-the-top faux fur jacket with a floral tea dress, matching fur-trimmed heels and your best pair of look-at-me sunglasses.

The best part is, anyone can be a queen. Even if you’re not quite ready to step away from the comfort of your usual party style, you can ease smaller elements of this lady-like trend into your existing wardrobe. A pair of chandelier earrings can be the hero piece to your staple slip dress, and once you’re ready to take the leap, you can elevate this look with jewelled pumps and even a box clutch.

Thinking of shaking up your occasionwear outfit?

THE ICONIC
Fashion Team
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