Queen Letizia repeats timeless grey dress for official welcome of the Principality of Asturias
The Spanish royal family travelled to Oviedo today to preside over the Princess of Asturias Awards 2019.
Over the next few days they will deliver a series of prizes to individuals, entities or companies from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs.
This year marks the debut of Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía at the awards. Felipe, Prince of Asturias established the prize in 1980, and in 2014 when Felipe ascended to the throne as King, the foundation and awards was renamed the Princess of Asturias Awards to reflect Spain's new heiress which came into effect in 2015.
Queen Letizia looked glamorous in grey for the official welcome reception at the Plaza Alfonso II el Casto. She brought back the shawl collared a-line dress which she premiered in December 2018 at an art exhibition. The designer remains unknown.
Below is a look at the back of the dress.
Letizia offset the grey with a new pair of red crocodile-effect pumps. At first glance I thought they were her red Hugo Boss 'Staple R100-C' pumps, but the new pair has a fully covered curved heel with black sole, and the toe is more pointed. They are a bespoke design by Magrit.
She completed the look with her circle link dangle earrings.
19/10/2019 08:54:08 pm
Oh Elizabeth!! Many thanks!! You have explained all so beautiful, we are very proud of our future Queen, her speech was gorgeous.
19/10/2019 09:19:17 pm
Perfect for the event (except earrings in my opinion little formal)
20/10/2019 12:27:52 am
The young ladies looked lovely and their outfits complimented one another. I think Letizia chose an older, conservative dress so that she wouldn't upstage her daughters. I like the classic style of the dress and the burgundy colour of the shoes but unfortunately her hair was unusually messy.
20/10/2019 06:58:46 pm
There was a lot of wind in Asturias, the three girls suffered with their hair.
20/10/2019 05:34:30 am
A great program, the awards sound fantastic. The Queen looks lovely. I really liked this outfit the first time she wore it and the same now. The shawl collar, fitted top and flared skirt, she wears well. I prefer this look as opposed to the black accessories the first time. Just love the shoes, gorgeous. Her makeup, stunning. The girls looked terrific.
20/10/2019 06:45:33 am
The Queen looks regal but this ensemble feels relatively discreet, allowing both her daughters to shine and take centre stage in their vibrant and pretty outfits. I'm relieved not to see a pair of black pumps which have accompanied this dress twice before.The dark red is a welcome burst of colour and I love the decadent embossed crocodile effect. However, I may have preferred a more muted deep burgundy shoe, that combined with beautiful statement earrings would have embodied a more classical drama. Sadly, I do not like these delicate loop earrings, they fade into the background. To capture the retro mood of the A-line wrap dress, I would have chosen the gorgeous Ansorena pearl and diamond earrings worn previously at the Princess of Asturias awards ceremony (24/10/15) which would have helped lift the grey and equalled the opulence of the fullness of the skirt. I'm pleased that an unnecessary clutch was foregone, the Queen's perfect poise and ability to restrain from fidgeting permits her to confidently go hands free. At the time of this engagement, I understood and respected Letizia's reasoning for choosing an elegant but subdued repeat, but I hoped dearly that for one of her most anticipated (fashion wise) events of the year she had not decided to entirely shy away from the magic her wardrobe brings to this important cultural event.
20/10/2019 07:03:57 pm
Jennifer, it was only the arrival, four more events will be shown as the Princess of Asturias Awards....Pertegaz, more Varela....etc....
20/10/2019 07:50:29 am
Dress has a nice silhouette. Contrasting it with red shoes is a nice touch.
24/10/2019 06:13:31 am
I was relieved to see a return to sober colour and tailoring after the fussy pink Varela, which I think suffered more from looking out of context rather than being a bad dress per se. This restrained grey is a sweet way of helping showcase her daughters. The wrap-over top secured by the waistband of a fluid full skirt avoids the risks that warp-over runs when it continues below the waistline. Contrast red snakeskin Magrits are sensational.
24/10/2019 11:43:07 pm
Very wise, Bertie....out of context...
25/10/2019 05:03:38 am
Is there a site that catalogs Leonor and Sofia’s outfits?
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