Originally Posted by blauerengel
I do not understand why women should not get some attention and "steal the show" from time to time if they feel comfortable with it and the occasion is not a sad/serious one? If you feel good in your body,enjoy showing up in a feminine outfit and be confident about you looks and personality- why not? She is young and pretty, no need to hide or wear boring clothes just to avoid any exposure!
Since king Carl Gustaf, queen Silvia and vice president Biden were there and higher in rank than Madeleine, I think she could have dressed more disreetly and not like "everyone, look at me". She is still a beautiful woman and everyone would have noticed her even though she would have dressed more discreetly. And especially because she decided to attend at this rather official event in the last minute. If she would have been the main honorary guest I wouldn't have minded her dressing like this.