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carlota 02-12-2006 11:59 AM

i thought it would be nice to have a thread of the best gowns wore by royalty.

*SofiaM* 02-12-2006 01:40 PM

Princess Maxíma of The Netherlands at gala before Felipe and Letizia's wedding (source: Getty)
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2624/maxi14db.th.jpg
Queen Sofia of Spain at gala dinner for Chinese president (source: Cover)
http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/8154/s17ih.th.jpg
Princess Mette-Marit of Norway on visit to UK. (source:isifa)
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7374/met11hn.th.jpg
Princess Mary of Denmark at her pre-wedding dinner.(source:isifa)
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7729/mary12um.th.jpg

lashinka2002 02-13-2006 10:05 AM

All of these gowns are soooo beautiful...

Humera 02-13-2006 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by carlota
rania by elie saab in the spanish royal wedding

http://s2.supload.com/thumbs/default/50883737.jpg

this gorgeous gown is by Dominique Sirop, not Elie Saab.

Lil princess lost 02-14-2006 02:28 AM

http://s2.supload.com/thumbs/default/51539743.jpg This outfit worn by The Begum Inara is stunning -www.gettyimages.com (under the search information of the begum inara).

flora 02-14-2006 12:25 PM

Begum Inara is wearing a sari, which is the national costume of India.

Salomé 02-14-2006 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by flora
Begum Inara is wearing a sari, which is the national costume of India.


And also the national costume of Pakistan.The idian sari shows the belly,inlike the pakistani one,because in pakistan they are muslims,and her husband Karim Agha Khan is muslim and prince of the Ismaelian secte which a part of it is in Pakistan.

crisiñaki 02-14-2006 05:23 PM

Beautiful gala outfits:

1. Infanta Cristina in her brother's pre-wedding gala:
http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/5...aki51fk.th.jpg

2. Letizia in Frederik's pre-wedding gala:
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/607...nred0df.th.jpg


Source: Seeger-Press

And all Queen Sofía's gala dresses, they are awesome, what an elegant woman!!!

Little_star 02-14-2006 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Salomé
And also the national costume of Pakistan.The idian sari shows the belly,inlike the pakistani one,because in pakistan they are muslims,and her husband Karim Agha Khan is muslim and prince of the Ismaelian secte which a part of it is in Pakistan.

Almost all saris show the belly, although it depends on the sari blouse and its length.
It actually depends on how you wear them, there are quie a few different ways to drape a sari.

Traditionally the sari is viewed as the national dress of India, with the shalwar kameez the national dress of Pakistan, but these days they are interchangeable and in some ways always have been.

Letizia's red dress at Mary and Fred's wedding is one of my all time favourites, it's timelss and to me anyway, iconic.

One of my favourite dresses worn by Queen Rania is her stunning blue caftan by Elie Saab in 2002 at the Arab Women's Summit:
http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/FrameSet.aspx?s=ImagesSearchState%7c0%7c-1%7c28%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c1%7c%7c%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c7%7cArab+Women's+Summit+2002%7c-8193%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0&p=7&tag=1

Salomé 02-14-2006 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Little_star
Almost all saris show the belly, although it depends on the sari blouse and its length.
It actually depends on how you wear them, there are quie a few different ways to drape a sari.

Traditionally the sari is viewed as the national dress of India, with the shalwar kameez the national dress of Pakistan, but these days they are interchangeable and in some ways always have been.

But mean when pakistanis wear Sari,they always hide the belly,inlike indians.

Humera 02-14-2006 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Salomé
But mean when pakistanis wear Sari,they always hide the belly,inlike indians.

not true Salomé.
I can show you tons of pictures of Pakistani women not only showing generous amounts of their backs and stomachs, but also wearing very skimpy sari blouses, sometimes with spaghetti straps, other times even strapless.
There is no standard difference between how Pakistanis and Indians wear saris.
It all depends on the individual.
My mom wore them when I was younger and she never hid her stomach.

grevinnan 02-14-2006 09:47 PM

Letizia's red dress is in my opinion the most fabulous dress I have seen. Everything came together for that evening; Letizia'a coming out in the royal arena, she glowed as only a bride to be does, a fabulous body to be able to carry off such a dress and the most handsome man by her side. Even if she wears the dress again the circumstances will never be the same and the total impact will be different.

crisiñaki 02-14-2006 11:44 PM

Yeah, she made a point with that dress: here I am and I am going to stay whether you like it or not;)

Little_star 02-15-2006 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ~*~Humera~*~
not true Salomé.
I can show you tons of pictures of Pakistani women not only showing generous amounts of their backs and stomachs, but also wearing very skimpy sari blouses, sometimes with spaghetti straps, other times even strapless.
There is no standard difference between how Pakistanis and Indians wear saris.
It all depends on the individual.
My mom wore them when I was younger and she never hid her stomach.

Very true, Humera. My cousin recently got married in Lahore and alot of her friends/family wore saris and short skimpy blouses are very much the fashion, they have been for years. As for sleeveless blouses they've been going since the 60's.

My mother's saris all reveal a bit of stomach, as do the few I own. I've always found it odd that people are so willing to accept the "flesh-flashing" that goes along with a sri but not otherwise.

I loved these gowns of Diana's:
http://www.mariettapa.com/constituti...ges/diana1.jpg
http://www.thedebster.com/ladydi.jpg
http://www.celebwelove.com/Princess_...pics/pic1.html

Nefertiti 02-16-2006 03:38 AM

These are some of my favorites:

http://img392.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ng08apl0pm.jpg (love the color!)

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...1&d=1100424670

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...3&d=1110243026 (necklace is great too, but I wish the stone was an amethyst)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ishWedding.jpg

And of course Letizia's red gown at the Danish wedding which has already been posted previously.

JessRulz 02-16-2006 04:25 AM

Looking at the last picture in post #24, was Cristina pregnant at the time of the wedding?

florawindsor 02-16-2006 04:55 AM

my all time favorite is Princess Mary of Denmark's pre-wedding dinner gown. i love the portrait she had in that dress.

Gita 02-16-2006 02:33 PM

Letizia
 
I agree with everyone that Letizia's red dress at the Danish Royal Wedding is magnificent. It will stand the test of time and will be a classic in 20 years time.

LaChicaMadrilena 02-16-2006 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JessRulz
Looking at the last picture in post #24, was Cristina pregnant at the time of the wedding?

No, Irene was born in June 2005, so Cristina got pregnant in September/October 2004.

JessRulz 02-17-2006 01:18 AM

Oh ok. Its just that the way the dress sits make her look pregnant


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