Queen Letizia repeats flecked Felipe Varela skirt suit for official opening of Toledo University Hospital
The King and Queen of Spain attended the inauguration ceremony of the Hospital Universitario de Toledo (Toledo University Hospital), built in the Santa María de Benquerencia neighbourhood of Toledo.
The new Hospital will be a centre in which new technologies and new medical specialities will be integrated to adapt to the continuous and innovative changes that occur in clinical practice. The construction of the University Hospital of Toledo will have seven buildings which will connect all hospital services. The Hospital will respond to the needs of patients in the Toledo area and a healthcare reference in Castilla-La Mancha.
After the initial greetings, Their Majesties saw an institutional video and unveiled the commemorative plaque, followed by a tour of the hospital facilities. The event concluded with King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia holding a meeting with a representation of officials of the Public Service of Castilla-La Mancha and health personnel.
Queen Letizia choose to repeat her flecked Felipe Varela belted wool jacket with embroidered box-pleat skirt.
This is the sixth occasion Letizia has worn the 1950's-inspired set which she debuted at the 2017 National Day ceremony.
Letizia complemented the ensemble with her navy Magrit 'Liza' suede pumps and Carolina Herrera 'Baret' navy fold-over clutch bag.
17/11/2020 03:51:47 pm
I've never liked this suit. It is heavy, severe and tweedy looking, that seems at odds with the embroidered flowers on the skirt. I always think embroidery looks best on lighter fabrics...a cotton, silk, chiffon, or something gauzy. The box pleats, wide belt and large patch pockets just add to the heaviness.
17/11/2020 07:33:03 pm
This is probably the best suit QueenL owns, so I'm happy to see it repeated once again yet. It's classically elegant and chic while sober enough to fit the current circumstances (the inauguration of an hospital is nowadays not a fesrive event anymore).
18/11/2020 12:37:21 pm
I initially thought this suit was too heavy-looking as well. However, over time, I have come to appreciate it. Because of the sharp tailoring, the included belt, the embroidery and the blue stitching, this is an outfit that you can just throw on, especially if the weather is cool, and it needs no accessories- simple, easy, comfortable. Everyone needs such an outfit.
18/11/2020 01:09:53 pm
This is a very traditional/ conservative outfit, its superbly crafted. The Queen looks both regal and elegant. The embroidery and intricate piping lift this outfit and give it a lavish look. The pleating of the skirt on movement is perfect, showing off the fabulous tailoring. I love her choice of shoes and clutch. Looking back, 2017 would be my favourite outing of this suit, the pearl accessories and up style really polished this outfit off beautifully. Regardless she looks stunning here.
18/11/2020 09:43:58 pm
I mentioned the last time the Queen wore this ensemble, how much I adored it. I agree with Ana S and Ava that 2017's National Day Ceremony was the suit’s most successful wearing. The stunning jewels and pretty updo made for a perfect look. A few weeks ago, I browsed the Felipe Varela website. There is a peach jacket with rose beadwork, it is very mother of the bride. Although completely different to this suit, it reminded me of the craftsmanship. I couldn't help think how beautiful the peach jacket could be made in thick navy wool with tonal glass beading, accompanied by a pencil or A-line skirt, reminiscent of a 1940/50's Dior Bar suit. In the future, I hope Varela makes Letizia another skirt suit infused with romance and drama.
18/11/2020 11:18:48 pm
I would have worn this one, also by Varela:
19/11/2020 05:56:15 am
I've never really been a fan of this Varela suit though it works well enough for royal engagements. The tailoring is masterful, but I find the detailing cluttered on the safari style jacket where the pocket flaps crowd up against the belt. I've always struggled with the embroidery, it might have been fashionable at the time but is beginning to look dated and out of place on such a workmanlike outfit.In that respect I find the sweetheart shaping on the shoe front a detail too far, though I like having matching plain blue accessories against the textured fabric.
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