I am SO moved to tears that I feel I HAVE to comment! Why? Oh, WHY was I so let down??? And I had anxiously awaited this event for its glitz and glamour... You all stick up for your favourites and pretend to be blind to their failings...be honest! A lady's attire is supposed to complement her but most of these ladies wear pretty dazzling things which do nothing for them.
I don't think it's proper for a guest to attend a king's birthday looking like she wants to get into his bed: Rosario, stay at home!
Mary and Mathilde: you two will one day be queens and those dresses are just too "Hollywood". (And Mary, put your hair UP!!!!!) :(
Mette-Marit looks like a farmgirl trying her best.:o
Silvia and Beatrix: nice tries but the dresses do NOTHING for your figures!!
On that point, Sonja's attempt was more successful but the material seemed to "fill her out" a bit much - particularly the arms.:o
Maria Theresa did so well with the teal/turquoise dress then something went wrong last night...somehow it didn't work for her and that necklace was certainly part of the problem: it looks like a car's spare part!
Maxima! The tiara is lovely, though disconcertingly too far forward...or else it's the hair but she looks top-heavy. Also, if a lady's shoes stick out from under her dress, it immediately makes her appear short; in some pics she looks like a red penguin! :p
Marie-Chantal looks more like a Greek peasant...and her hubby looked a bit scruffy, no?
Madeleine's choker looks like it's doing just that with all that open chest below it!!
Queen Paola looked quite good tonight and I think by far the loveliest looking Princess was Victoria.
However, you all overlooked one person who, to me, looked radiant, elegant, dazzling, and every inch a queen. I give you the night's best-dressed woman:
Queen Anne-Marie - bravo, madame! :) I was gobsmacked when I saw her pictures!
Don't get me wrong, I don't mean to offend anyone as I hold them in the highest esteem - it's just I CANNOT for the life of me understand what possesses a woman to wear what she does, sometimes, especially if they have a world of choice (and advice: even if it's in here) at their disposal.