Queen Letizia wears familiar black & white repeats for the Board of Trustees of the Instituto Cervantes
The King and Queen of Spain attended the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Instituto Cervantes at Palacio Real de El Pardo, Madrid.
The director of the Institute, Luis García Montero, and the general secretary, Carmen Noguero detailed the most notable academic and cultural data of the course that is closing, which has been marked by the COVID-19 crisis. The meeting also addressed the Strategic Plan for 2021-2023 and the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the institution next year.
The Instituto Cervantes is a worldwide non-profit organisation which was created by the Spanish government in 1991, to promote the teaching, study and use of Spanish and to contribute to the dissemination of Hispanic cultures abroad. In its activities, the Cervantes Institute mainly attends to the linguistic and cultural heritage that is common to the countries and people of the Spanish-speaking community. It is present in 86 centres distributed in 45 countries on five continents. In addition, its headquarters are in Madrid and Alcalá de Henares, the birthplace of the writer Miguel de Cervantes, one of the most important figures in the history of Spanish literature.
Unfortunately there are limited photos from this event. From what we can see, Queen Letizia wore repeated pieces. She teamed her black high-waist full-circle skirt with the white Uterque relaxed-fit keyhole blouse. Her Majesty accessorized with her custom black and white Magrit 'Ivi' leather clutch bag and matching pumps.
8/10/2020 07:07:26 pm
That skirt is so high waisted it almost appears that it would be uncomfortable to wear.
8/10/2020 09:19:22 pm
For me, this ensemble doesn't work. The blouse and skirt are equally voluminous and look clumsy paired together. Ideally, the full skirt needs a fitted top or a blouse that elegantly skims the torso. The tight, exaggerated high waistband accentuates the loose cut of the blouse which makes the Queen appear top-heavy. The silhouette is particularly unflattering from the side. In addition, I find the skirt overly girly, the design may have been more pleasing if the pleats began at the hips, it was 2 inches longer in length and made in a supple fabric. Monochrome accessories are well intended, but they appear contrived; the Magrit set is strongest when styled with an outfit that is predominantly black with a small highlight of white. Overall, this outfit lacks finesse. I appreciate why Letizia thought these pieces may work together, after the successful wearing of the blouse with black high waisted trousers 17/9/2019. The lower waistband and white belt (of the trousers) balanced Letizia's proportions, while the relaxed paper bag style gelled harmoniously with the loose cut of the blouse.
9/10/2020 12:05:54 am
I would have worn this one, what do you think?
9/10/2020 07:26:42 am
Hi Wendy, I love it when you suggest an alternative! The Boss dress would have been a very stylish repeat! It makes me sad to see outfits such as Tuesdays when there are so many elegant pieces to re-wear.
9/10/2020 10:55:09 pm
Jennifer, I enjoy a lot chatting with you, as you are so clever and educated.
10/10/2020 04:29:35 am
Hi Wendy, you are too kind. I assure you, I have so much to learn within the sphere of fashion and am constantly learning new things from all of you! I don't understand either. I am sure there must be reasoning behind the re-wearing of recent pieces. It frustrates me that Queen Letizia has to hold her sartorial choices to a different standard than King Felipe (who I appreciate is the protagonist) to gain positive press. Her work should be the story, not the fashion.
8/10/2020 09:33:24 pm
I like both the top and skirt of this outfit but not paired together. The outfit is unbalanced visually. I think it's because both items flare out and Letizia is swallowed up by too much fabric. I think a fitted top might have worked better. The two toned clutch and shoes are wonderful.
9/10/2020 01:01:32 am
To my eye, this outfit looks strange because it is a mismatch between day and evening wear. The blouse is casual, thin, floaty and summer-like while the skirt is a stiff, shiny fabric, neatly tailored with the cummerbund-inspired waist. I believe, last time, it was worn with a pressed white blouse which would match in terms of formality. But together these items just don't work.
9/10/2020 01:28:56 am
How interesting. Normally I agree with most comments but I had a very different reaction to this ensemble. I love it! I suppose I still agree with all the observations but to me the effect is pleasing rather than unbalanced. My first thought indeed was that it makes the queen look - I'd say curvy, someone else said top heavy. Since she is lithe I think that it works. I also like the intentionality of the accessories that someone else found contrived. There is something cartoonish about the whole ensemble that for me is modern and avant garde.
9/10/2020 04:28:31 pm
I agree with you Genivieve! I think it's modern, and the accessories sealed the look for me!
9/10/2020 11:23:07 am
This outfit is a rare miss for me, both blouse and skirt are billowing. Combining the two, the effect is lost. I am not a fan of skirts this length or waistbands such as this. If the skirt was a little longer and pliable material used, integrated with a snug fitting blouse, this would take on a whole new look, elegant and stylish.
11/10/2020 05:10:09 am
Not a fan of such a pu
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