The King and Queen of Spain began their working week delivering the National Culture Awards at the Royal Palace of El Pardo. The awards recognize individuals or institutions who contribute to the enrichment of the cultural heritage of Spain.
Following a couple of weeks of recycled outfits it was refreshing to see Queen Letizia premier a new dress for today's engagement. The flattering A-line dress with its contrasting panels, framed her silhouette perfectly.
The colourblock dress is by Carolina Herrera, a designer that has secured a firm foothold in the closet of the Queen. The £1753 dress is rendered in wool crepe and features a key-hole neckline, short sleeves, and invisible back zip fastening. The strategic black, navy and ivory colorblock pattern gives the illusion of a slim hourglass figure.
Letizia coordinated the cap-sleeved dress with her bespoke suede Magrit pumps and black floral applique clutch from Uterque.
Doña Letizia opted for long hoop earrings. At first I thought they were new but it's been reported that they date back to 2008.
Letizia first wore them to the Spanish Youth Congress 25th anniversary dinner, on 18th November 2008 (thanks to Natalie for the information). Today was just the second occasion she has worn them publicly.
Today's outfit was a big hit and I hope we see Letizia wear more of this feminine fit-and-flare style.
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