We've compiled our favorite royal gowns, and we included your picks, too. Thank so much to all of you who responded!
I didn't want to repeat choices I've already made in similar posts, but there are plenty that I just adore!
I really like the gown Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark wore to the wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden to Sofia Hellqvist in 2015. It was an off-shoulder, glittering bespoke gown by Celia Kritharioti.
I also really like the pink Lela Rose gown then-Meghan Markle wore as a bridesmaid in her friend's wedding in 2016.
Last but not least, I like the blue Bruce Oldfield gown Sophie, Countess of Wessex wore to the gala for the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award in June 2016.
I am pretty biased on this one but one of my favorite is the Elie Saab gown Princess Marie wore for the gala dinner for Crown Prince Frederik's 50th birthday. I love Elie Saab and I love Marie so this was my dream combo and I loved the result! I think the decision to removed the sleeves was the right decision as the sleeved version would have overwhelmed her I think.
Another favorite is the Rochas gown Queen Rania wore in 2006. It's one of my all-time favorite for Rania, it's so flattering, the color is beautiful and I loved the floral embroidery.
My third choice is the Ole Yde gown Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore in 2010 for Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel's wedding. It was a very beautiful gown and I love the color and the styling!
Fadi el Khoury Victoria wore to Madeleine's wedding. It was so exquisite. It was wearable art. And the picture of Victoria in it carrying Estelle was the epitome of modern royalty in my opinion.
Par Engsheden red gown Victoria wore to the Nobels. It just screams grand and regal. It was also the perfect gown to showcase that amazing cross necklace.
Finally, a Erdem gown Mary wore to Harald and Sonja's 80th birthday. It's not as grand as other gowns, but the print just sings on Mary. She just owned this look, there's no other way to describe it.
Elie Saab for Victoria at her wedding concert the night before her wedding in 2010.
Another Elie Saab, this time the gown Princess Madeleine wore to Prince Carl Philip's wedding. (Royal Central's Deputy Editor, Jamie Samhan told us this was her favorite, as well):
And this Ida Lanto Princess Sofia wore for an official dinner hosted in March 2017 at the Royal Palace. It can be seen in the video below:
This was too hard! I felt like I couldn’t betray these Swedish masterpieces:
Crown Princess Victoria's one-shouldered pre-wedding gown by Elie Saab for the concert the night before her wedding.
This Fadi el Khoury gown Princess Madeleine wore for the Nobels and Min Stora Dag.
Lastly, this Ida Lanto gown Princess Sofia wore to the 2017 Nobels:
Asten: The red gown at the 2014 Nobels. The "I'M A PRINCESS" gown.
JR on Twitter sent us these:
Madeleine at Nobels and kids tea party in Al Khoury - Madeleine has never looked better and come on, this is the best royal engagement ever right?
Victoria at Madeleine's wedding in Al Khoury. Amazing, I remember the gasp of the commentators when the camera hit Victoria and I agree - Can you do anything other than gasp. Great accessorising, too - Lilian's tiara, Josefina's stomacher necklace, wee Estelle.
Victoria at her pre-wedding gala in Elie Saab. Baam! Except for her wedding day Victoria has never looked better. I know many don't like the foam but I do. Again great accessorising with the Cupid's arrow worn by her grandmother, the epaulett earrings.
Then Princess of Denmark,Countess Alexandra of Fredriksborg in what I think is Jörgen (Laura thats Jöen,Ö like U in Urkel) Bender.Immensely popular in Denmark,Alexandra definitely dressed the part as a princess and here she hit a sartorial homerun out of the park over the rainbow pic.twitter.com/a5hIcOpffh— JR (@Jakreg76) June 1, 2018
A beautiful and surprisingly classic looking dress with frilly shawl/sweater on top by Birgitte Thaulow here seen worn at a State Visit to Moscow beautifully accessoried with her grandmother's Romanov (atleast they're thought to be Russian) sapphires (bit shadey there eh Daisy) pic.twitter.com/qTZvGuDBvm— JR (@Jakreg76) June 1, 2018
Dianne Dunn said:
I loved Duchess Kate in this Jenny Packham ! It’s such a beautiful shade of blue with just the right amount of sparkle!!
Princess Victoria told us:
My favourite gown is the Elie Saab Victoria wore on her pre wedding concert. I've seen it at the Royal Wedding Dresses exhibition, it's my dream gown
Duchess of Pemberley's opinion.
It was the Pronovias Sofia wore:
She also added the Alexander McQueen from the BAFTA's in 2017 saying, "Kate, who I love, doesn’t generally wow me with her evening gown choices, however, this one is a favorite"
The Royal couturier explained:
Kat Es thoughts:
Mine are Victoria's Elie Saab gown from her pre-wedding concert, and Letizia's gown from William and Kate's pre-wedding dinner, Madeleine's Elie Saab from Carl Philip's wedding, Kate's light pink Jenny Packham gown she wore in 2011.
(Since the gowns of Victoria and Madeleine have been listed above several times, we aren't reposting those photos. Below are the Letizia and Kate gowns):
Europe Correspondent for Royal Central, Laura Dekkers, sent us her favorites, too:
I loved Princess Madeleine’s Ida Sjösedt gown (or skirt) with those flowers in 3D which she wore at the Polar Music Prize last year.
And a Classic one but still gorgeous is Crown Princess Victoria in Fadi El Khoury at Princess Madeleine’s wedding. A true piece of art! (See the pictures above)
Princess Madeleine in Fadi el Khoury at the Nobel Prize 2014.
Queen Mathilde in Jan Taminiau, a red gown that she wore in 2016 for a concert in the Netherlands at Centre for Fine Arts.
Crown Princess Mary in a white Erdem gown with flowers from the banquet in Norway and the Birgit Hallstein that she's worn on a couple of occasions (including the gala dinner ahead of King Willem-Alexander's inauguration as King in April 2013.
Reader and guest on our podcasts The Royal Watcher sent us:
From the Brits, the Queen in Hartnell at Pss Margaret's Wedding, a stunning gown during the '61 tour of India and Pakistan, Kate's magnificent AMQ caped gown in Noway, & Diana's glorious CW gown at the Japanese Inauguration! pic.twitter.com/SfCcz5BDki— The Royal Watcher (@saadsalman719) June 6, 2018
he Norwegian's look lovely in White, and Queen Sonja's oft-repeated gown has the panache to carry off the jewels and the orders! MM's looks win not because they are lovely gowns on their own, but her tiara hair and jewels create an amazing look! pic.twitter.com/H534kj0jGB— The Royal Watcher (@saadsalman719) June 6, 2018
From Spain and Belgium, Q Fabiola & Q Sofia's stunning gowns in Iran in '71, Q Letizia's FV UK State Banquet gown (her best ever gala appearance), & Mathilde's first official portrait (stunning simplicity and silhouette) and India State Banquet (such beautiful detailing)! pic.twitter.com/00yPKEZ6Pc— The Royal Watcher (@saadsalman719) June 6, 2018
Queen Maxima's Jan Taminau gowns are always her best, such as these three regal looks! I especially love the heavily worked bottom fading into a simpler top! I also adore this gown on the late Queen Juliana, which is probably the best she ever looked! pic.twitter.com/nPwtzR6efE— The Royal Watcher (@saadsalman719) June 6, 2018
Some bonus royals! Olga of Serbia and Marina of Kent looking too regal in their native Greece, with a ton of jewels! Stunning gowns and large jewels on Iranian Princesses in '67 and this lovely gown on CP Masako, which is her best look since returning to duties! pic.twitter.com/uoNsiNQLTb— The Royal Watcher (@saadsalman719) June 6, 2018