Queen Letizia stuns in plunging cocktail dress for concert commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Constitution
The King and Queen of Spain attended a commemorative concert this evening for the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution, an event commissioned by the Congress and the Senate on the occasion of the anniversary and that has been directed by the Granada-born composer Iluminada Pérez Frutos.
For the event at the National Music Auditorium in Madrid, Queen Letizia wore a "new" navy satin dress with a pleated midi skirt and a pronounced V-neck, adorned with a tonal blue lace and a nude lining. It is reportedly a vintage piece belonging to her mother-in-law, Queen Sofia.
Here's a closer look at the "plunging" neckline and lace insert.
There were also a new pair of diamond and sapphire earrings.
Some suggest they might be the same earrings seen here on Queen Sofia, but the jury is still out on that one.
Queen Letizia complemented the dress with her navy Felipe Varela flap clutch, and her navy Nina Ricci suede pumps.
6/12/2018 01:30:38 pm
WOW! I love this, thats a royal with real style.Thats not boring like..
6/12/2018 02:21:22 pm
How beautiful and sophisticated Letiza looks. This is a knockout, both sexy and elegant. I am always impressed how she styles her hair to complement both the garment and the occasion. And her use of her jewels, strategically never over done or under done. Bravo Queen Letezia! And my sincerest thanks to you Elizabeth for keeping this my most favorite royal blog alive.
6/12/2018 02:41:04 pm
That is one sexy dress !!!!
6/12/2018 08:27:11 pm
If you see carefully, you can notice a nude uderlay at the chest. It is not skin.
6/12/2018 07:50:23 pm
Its a lovely dress but I do not like it on her. She is a queen. The idea the dress give is nudity. When I think of a queen, she must be modest and a rolemodel. The dress is lovely but not fitting for her status. She does not need to draw attention to her chest. Not that much anyway. Just my opinion
6/12/2018 10:34:47 pm
You must not have seen the deep decolletagges former queens have worn, queens weren't modest, only the commoners and the nuns.you only need to see paintings.
Estit..I subscribe to your view. No need to clutch one's pearls. It is perfectly demure unless the mind does not interpret what the eye can see. ...a flesh toned underlay... Hence the illusion.This is not the first illusion dress we have seen on the queen. There is the black one with a very low back with a tree motif that imitates a tattoo and also looks like she is not wearing a bra.... Total illusion of course... PS. We should never hold queens as role models. They walk behind their husbands, and are subject to too many restrictions that no modern woman should settle for.
6/12/2018 11:31:28 pm
I agree, L. Is Letizia having a mid-life crisis? One thing I always admired about her was her modesty. But this is the second time we have seen just a little too much of her. The dress is beautiful especially the colour. But why did the designer have to cut the neckline so deep? The same effect could have been achieved with a higher neckline. Whether it is real skin or an underlay it gives the impression she is naked underneath and this is unacceptable for someone in her position. This is a dress I would expect to see on Madonna not Letizia.
7/12/2018 07:41:41 pm
The thing is that the President´s wife (Begoña Gómez) wants to be te First Lady and she is travelling with him and doing most of Letizia´s work, and she wears edgy dresses....so....most of people in Spain does not want a modest Queen if not a modern FIRST LADY, called queen or not.
7/12/2018 07:53:45 pm
People do not want modesty in Spain...there is a rifi-rafe with the President´s wife...., she is criticized just the contrary. People do not want a modest Queen if not a fashion first lady.
7/12/2018 12:26:40 am
I agree with you L. Although I realize that the plunging neckline is lined it gives the appearance of bare skin. Like you, I feel this look is too risque for a queen.
7/12/2018 11:21:19 pm
"The people of Spain do NOT want a modest Queen"? What do you want -an immodest one? You want her to wear revealing clothing?
8/12/2018 07:56:54 pm
Reveling chothing is not important for Spanish people at all, it is a very open minded country. Nobody has said anything about the dress here. The thing is the queen is the first lady more than the queen. Spain is not UK
8/12/2018 08:17:37 pm
Spain is not that kind of Country nowadays, we even go top less on the beachess, modesty is outdated.
8/12/2018 11:49:12 pm
It seems from what the Spaniards are saying there is a difference in standards between countries. I am Canadian so maybe we have a different standard. I respect that what is acceptable in one country might not be acceptable in another. And perhaps this marks a change in direction for Letizia and we can expect more "sexier" clothing from her going forward. I will try not to be so shocked in the future.
9/12/2018 07:55:00 pm
Sandy you can like or dislike the outfits and say it. This is a demicratic country and you can have your opinion. The Spaniards might help to understand. Obviously not all she wears will agree with you, it is almost imposible, and you have the right to desagree. That is the democracy.j
9/12/2018 08:02:17 pm
For us the Spaniards it is interesting to know what the foreigners think. To be honest sometimes it is totally diferent, however intersting, and politics is mixed here, not for you, obviously.
10/12/2018 07:46:37 pm
There is so many revealing clothes and "stars" wearing it. It became a norm to be revealing. Covering up and leaving to imagination is far more beautiful (men would agree here). For me personally, it is a miss.
11/12/2018 10:24:06 pm
I must say that I've never heard anyone referring to a queen, be it Elizabeth, Maxima, Mathilde, etc. as first lady - it's usually a term reserved for a presidents' wives. There is no president in the UK, as some of you may know, but the Queen is still not the first lady so the 'Spain is not UK' argument does not apply at all. As for the dress, I don't think that it is inappropriate or revealing, but it is fairly, shall we say, suggestive, which is perhaps why Letizia was described as 'vulgar' and 'paleta', among other things, on Vanitatis by most of the readers - clearly some of them are not very 'modern'... As for modernity, I simply cannot believe that Begonia and Letizia, both influential, educated and sensible women, would be tied in a décolletage rivalry - that sounds medieval to me, not modern. Lastly, I'm very disappointed, Elizabeth, that a slightest criticism of Letizia here is immediately received with fervent corrections and 'that's what Anglo-Saxon people think' sort of comments. I'm not Anglo-Saxon, but I like to read what Sandy or Laura, for example, say without anyone jumping at their throats.
12/12/2018 01:29:08 am
We use first lady to you can understand, we can say it in Spanish..."Primera Dama"...
12/12/2018 01:43:13 am
I love hearing from all the different places people come from, it's a real pleasure to hear from Spanish contributors who are close to the ground, as it were. And to have Canada represented as well is to have a whole other continent on board. I really admire the Spanish posting here in English as naturally I don't have a word of Spanish myself - except maybe Brava! as you are teaching me here ;-) It is a challenge to communicate across cultures and I can understand some phrases may not make sense in translation. But for me this inter-continental chat (including admin Down Under!) is what helps make this page such a pleasure to visit. Thank you everyone :)
12/12/2018 04:52:27 am
Beata, thank you for having the courage to say what I was thinking. Some of the posters on here are very sensitive to any criticism of Letizia. I would like to remind everyone that this is a style/fashion forum and it should be fun. We are not discussing politics or science so please don't take the comments so seriously and get upset by them. We want to keep things friendly and light hearted and everyone has the right to express their opinion whether you agree with them or not.
7/12/2018 01:19:51 am
I have a feeling that this ensemble is going to be really polarising.
7/12/2018 02:21:18 am
This dress is a miss for me. The lace v-neck is too wide and distorts the proportions of her upper body. While I don't find it immodest, I do think the dress looks cheap. I can't wait for an update to hear it's by one of the most revered designers and was very expensive. Ha ha! Sometimes I wonder if I would judge the styles differently were the identifications hidden or were I seeing them in person and could properly appreciate the quality of the fabric. The dress aside, she looks fantastic.
I love everything about this look—except the dress! The issue for me isn't modesty; it is design. The neckline, cut to surround the throat, is not flattering. To me it looks like it came off the ready-to-wear rack. Letizia has been known to wear ready-to-wear. It will be interesting to know if the dress can be identified. Everything else—earrings, clutch, shoes, and especially hair—is perfect.
7/12/2018 05:05:33 am
I'm getting very behind and sad not to catch posts more quickly, but nonetheless here I come, plodding along at the rear. This is a winner of a dress, the dramatic v-shape lace insert is Letizia at her dramatic best though I find myself holding my breath a little that there's enough nude lining to keep her safely covered! The pleated fabric is delicious and feminine and the little bow at the front sits nicely without seeming too fussy. Love those new earrings.
7/12/2018 07:02:04 am
WOW-----gorgeous and elegant and, of course, it is lined! And her hair! Amazing. One of her best looks.
7/12/2018 02:17:30 pm
Wow, that is very unnecessary. She is a lovely woman but I'm losing respect for her. Looks very trashy to me. She is usually so elegant, tasteful & a good role model for girls. Not even letting my girls see these pictures.
7/12/2018 07:47:06 pm
Really?? In what country/world do you live??, in Spain we are open minded people . Probably you would let to see violence on the movile to your girls.
It seems that for the puritans this dress can only be saved if the lining is changed to match the dress. Such hyperbole about losing respect for someone!!...Any knowledge of sewing will tell that this dress is not 'cheap'. With regard to the President's wife, if the protocol allows her to attend certain functions then she should. The Head of State and the government decide Letizia's role. Two different things. Journalism in Spain seems to rely more on controversy than facts. Hola to Bertie.
8/12/2018 07:53:31 pm
Not really Zoe, up to know have you seen other president's wife doing the first lady job. The thing is the lefties do not want the monarchy and in fact Letizia IS the first lady, not the president's wife...We can't have two. If Begoña does the job....Neither head of state nor queen...are necesasry..
8/12/2018 08:07:56 pm
That's right Zoe, the goverment decides the role, however up to now , none of the spouses has done anything, maybe they might be the second lady?
Today, women need to be more visible to set an example for girls. This lady many not participate at her husbands events but her cv is mentioned which lets us know that she has studied. 'First Lady' is really a term used in the US where in the absence of a king, the President is the 'first man'. She should just be named as the wife of the President. The rest is part of another agenda.
8/12/2018 01:59:38 am
When I made my comment about the dress being sexy I was aware that the décolletage of the dress was lined. However the effect is still very suggestive. I imagine this effect is heightened in the photos. Perhaps in person the lining of the plunging neckline is more obvious.
8/12/2018 02:35:04 am
It's not immodest, she is completely covered, up to her neck. It is just a very weird dress, that doesn't work well with the flashes of the cameras. I think that it probably looks much better in person, but I ma still not a fan. If the V was somehow smaller, it would be much better.
9/12/2018 02:59:37 am
Uhm, I’m not sure that the earrings are the same that wore Queen Sofia. I think Letizia’s earrings are longer.
12/12/2018 08:33:26 am
I have had to moderate comments that have made personal attacks on other readers comments. It seems on some occasions things can get lost in translation but please refrain from verbally attacking other readers. I want to keep this forum pleasant. Everybody is entitled to their opinion so long as it is civil.
23/12/2018 10:55:37 am
Hi, as Hola! Magazine has confirmed, the dress belonged to Queen Sofía, but there isn't photo.
7/1/2019 07:01:04 am
This dress is a vintage and it belonged to Queen Sofía also. She wore it in the 80s....
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