Originally Posted by lucien
The white sleave and bow on her dress yesterday are from the train of her wedding dress actually,and by wearing it she felt Friso was closer,and there at the Investiture of his elder brother.I thought it very moving actually.
Although it's a lovely story, the white bow accented sleeve on Mabel's dress was not taken from her wedding gown
, as some have posted. The dress is from Viktor and Rolf's 2013 ready-to-wear collection - specifically "look #11." The designers often use bows in their work and have stated that "the bow is very much a part of our idiom."
As explained at the Royal Order of Satorial Splendor,
"Though it was reported that the bow on her inauguration dress came from the wedding gown, it looks like that's not true - though the inspiration for the selection seems clear."
See her link below for the "catwalk" version of this ready-to-wear dress.
The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Runway to Royal: The Dutch Inauguration