Who Wore It Better? Mary vs Mette-Marit

  April 17, 2013 at 11:28 am by

Two future Queens chose to wear an H&M dress from the brand’s Conscious Collection recently see here.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wore the dress for the return dinner of the state visit from Finland on April 5. Princess Mary matched the white dress with nude pumps, nude clutch and a simple up-do see here.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway stepped out in the same dress two weeks later. She matched the dress with dark black stockings, black booties, a black jacket and a fuchsia Bottega Veneta clutch see here.

The dress is described as a “long-sleeved mullet dress embellished with floral lace…perfect for making a ladylike style statement.” It is a 2013 Spring/Summer dress.

Who do you think wore the dress bette, Mary or Mette-Marit?

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28 Responses to Who Wore It Better? Mary vs Mette-Marit

  1. Charlotte says:

    Is that even an actual question? The dress is nice but MM ruined it by wearing it (a summer dress!) with black stockings and boots and a blazer on top. I wonder what on earth she was thinking. Nothing in her outfit matches anything else out there… proper messy, this is.

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  3. Grace says:

    Mary, deffinantly.

  4. Natalie says:

    Mary, the queen of style did! Mette Marit wore too much black with it..

  5. Helenna says:

    Mary of course! I’m sorry to say but Mette-Marit tries very hard but doesn’t look chic and elegant at all! It’s a matter of style

  6. Grannie says:

    When will Mette Marit EVER get some fashion sense?
    She looks terrible!

  7. jb says:

    Mary got it right as usual. Mette-Marit is lovely and she was going for a very fashion forward look but as someone else posted, there is too much black.
    Also, just too much going on and the dress is just lost here. Beautiful ladies both.

  8. Mitar says:

    Pss. Mette-Marit! That dress is meant for a rock-chic look not classic elegance appearance. MM made it super modern by including the hard color BV clutch. Beautiful!

  9. Maggie Croyston says:

    Though I am not so fond of the dress Mary looks beautiful as always

  10. inge says:

    Mary….by far!
    You never wear black panty-hose under a white dress, nor black shoes.
    Mary got the whole look right-on.
    Beautiful and elegant.

  11. akf says:

    I think Princess Mary wore it best. She didn’t cover it up or way it down the way Princess Mette Marit did. She let the details show and allowed the dress to be light and airy as a Spring/Summer dress should be! Her accessories lent to the finished look of the outfit!

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  13. Denise says:

    Mary wear it better even when not so fond of the dress.

  14. PJ Kiser says:

    OMG! Mette-Marit what were thinking? Mary looks 100% better.

  15. natalya says:

    In my vision, these are two special ways of wearing the same kind of dress. I like both queens-to-be with the only difference, that HRH Mary charmed me at once, and HRH Mette-Marit created a wonderful impression on me a bit later after I had studied the details of the garments and caught the inner vision of them. The longer I am watching her petal cream white and coal black combination, the more I like it. Thank you for these photos !

  16. Mavis says:

    Mary’s picture one can see the front of the dress while Mette-Marit there is a side view. I do not think black goes well with this style also it depends on the occassion. The combination will look better on a teenager. Princess Mary has my vote.

  17. Lady Daphne says:

    Good Grief!!! MM looks atrocious in that get up. Very embarrasing for a Future Queen. Especially when her Mother-in-Law dresses the role and gives a regal impression. Next to Mary, MM looks like street trash….sorry, but that’s what I think.

  18. SalannB says:

    Oh dear, Mette-Marit, did you even LOOK in the mirror before you went out?! Winter accessories with a summer dress are never a good look.

    Neutral is the way to go. And CP Mary did it well.

  19. rft says:

    Mette-Marit. I’m rebelling against the ultra-conservative style Mary wore it in.

  20. Marge M. says:

    Both lovely ladies; Princess Mary aced it!

  21. LadyG says:

    No way , Mette Marit!

  22. PCG says:

    I really like Mette-Marit…but that outfit she has on is just plain awful. I thought she looked really nice though at the Swedish wedding today.

  23. Cindy Widya Japardi says:

    When will Mette Marit EVER get some fashion sense?
    She looks SOOOOOOOOO terrible!

  24. Cindy Widya Japardi says:

    I prefer these two kronprinsesse.

  25. Cindy Widya Japardi says:

    I pick Mary and Mette-Marit. they two look beautiful like Mayu Watanabe.

  26. Cindy Widya Japardi says:

    When will Mette Marit EVER get some fashion sense? She wears PreCure, I think!

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