Queen Letizia joined King Felipe on Thursday for the delivery of the Royal Offices of Employment to the General Air Academy in San Javier.
Her Majesty looked elegant in summery separates. She teamed her white Zara draped linen top with a new striped skirt.
The midi skirt is by Barcelonan brand Sweet Matitos. It is the 'Godettia' style with a navy and white graded stripe pattern which features in the label’s Spring Summer 2018 collection.
Letizia carried her white Furla 'Metropolis' leather shoulder bag.
She complemented the two-tone ensemble with her navy Carolina Herrera suede slingback pumps.
Letizia's jewelry included her Gold and Roses double dagger earrings and the Karen Hallam gold-plated sterling silver signature ring .
15/7/2019 10:28:58 pm
Stripes are one of those patterns that are striking and really stand out in a crowd. Stripes of all kinds seem to be the trend this season especially striped pants. The diagonal stripes in this skirt are an interesting feature and the Zara crossover top is a perfect compliment making this a great summer outfit. I'm happy the skirt was altered from the way it was presented on the model. The shorter more tailored length of Letizia's version is much more visually appealing.
15/7/2019 11:13:14 pm
She teamed that shirt with a Sweet Matitos' skirt last time too. Interesting.
15/7/2019 11:28:07 pm
I completely missed that connection! Thanks for sharing Wendy x
15/7/2019 11:13:25 pm
I'm sure this skirt was lovely in person with the sumptuous satin stripes on what looks like crisp cotton. In some photographs the ribbons look somewhat puckered (which I am sure they weren't) it must be the movement of the base fabric and lighting. One criticism I do have, if this was a bespoke piece, it's a shame the design wasn't matched on the side seams. I did particularly like the defining waist band and that navy was the dominate colour. The navy/white looks bright and fresh against the uniforms, the Queen looks cool and polished. The outfit was perfectly accessorised, I'm pleased a navy clutch wasn't chosen to coordinate with the shoes, the white is quite uplifting. The Zara wrap top is very feminine much like the skirt, the slightly raised collar looks more formal for the occasion and the tapered fit balances the fullness of the pleats. I love the modern hairstyle which has become a-go to recently, it's very flattering. Very exciting to see a new brand showcased, I wish I knew more about Spanish designers that aren't as well known internationally.
16/7/2019 01:21:39 am
Jenny, I think that "puckered up" effect is on purpose. When I was a child I used to see skirts like that. It is as a long silk ribbon would have been sewed. We used that silk ribbon for the hair also.
16/7/2019 08:58:52 pm
Hi Simone, how interesting. I am intrigued by the construction of this Sweet Matitos skirt. If the puckering is a design feature maybe it forms that sumptuous look. It appears that the ribbons were sewn flat against the base fabric, possibly (in this case) being on the diagonal creates a puckering effect. Thanks for your insight. I was sorry to hear that this company is in trouble, it's very considerate of Letizia to try and help draw awareness. I hope it makes a difference.
16/7/2019 01:41:36 am
I knew I liked that raised blouse collar and didn't know why until you explained it to me! Thank you. I think you're spot on to say it references a touch of formality. And it continues to amaze me how even high-end designers fail to match patterns at the seams, to some of us that just looks plain sloppy but it seems to be quite the norm these days.
16/7/2019 09:09:45 pm
Hi Bertie, it pains me at how many high-end designers don't seem concerned with seam lines. It really can make all the difference and make something appear beautifully constructed and considered.
15/7/2019 11:22:17 pm
15/7/2019 11:57:54 pm
This is a beautiful, polished summer look. I wouldn't change a thing. Letizia has such a sense of style, no matter what the occasion is.
16/7/2019 09:46:08 pm
I took a look at Meghan's outfit and you're right. The shirt she wore was too bulky for such a full skirt. Letizia's top is perfect because it's a close fit so it tapers and accentuates the waist. I think full skirts should always be teamed with a fitted top or blazer.
16/7/2019 12:58:47 am
The skirt is the 'Saje' model, not a custom piece.
16/7/2019 09:59:46 am
Thanks for the info! It appears the Sweet Matitos website no longer works so I can't find a good stock image of the skirt
16/7/2019 04:09:25 pm
Elizabeth, the company has suspended payment, because of that Letizia worn this skirt. She did the same with Adolfo Dominguez and helped them. She sometimes wear brands with trouble ( except Zara, Mango or Massimo Dutti..)
16/7/2019 10:07:17 am
From what I can gather, the 'Saje' model refers to the corset:
16/7/2019 01:37:05 am
This is sheer perfection from Letizia, that Sweet Matitos skirt is an absolute winner, so striking with the graded stripes which work beautifully to create extra contrast as the flared panels shift as she moves. The smart contrast of navy on white tunes right in with the military context of the engagement.
16/7/2019 01:45:00 am
I cannot help but compare this to the outfit Meghan wore yesterday at Wimbleton. There is no comparison, really, except that Letizia's is perfection and Meghan's was a mess. Awful combo.
16/7/2019 06:01:59 am
A lovely outfit. I love the collar of the blouse it looks very effective. The skirt stands out and prefer the length on the Queen as opposed to the models. The sling back navy shoes I love.
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