King Felipe and Letizia host a dinner for Portuguese president

In the evening of April 16, 2018, Monday, King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain held a State Dinner at Madrid Royal Palace in honour of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal, who is making a 2 day state visit to the Spain. (Queen Letizia wore a blue dress by Spanish clothing brand, Ana Locking).
Queen Letizia wore a dress by Spanish fashion label, Ana Locking kicked off its Spring - Summer 2017
Queen Letizia wore a dress by Spanish fashion label Ana Locking kicked off its Spring - Summer 2017 Mercedes-Benz fashion week in Madrid
Queen Letizia wore a dress by Spanish fashion label Ana Locking kicked off its Spring - Summer 2017 Mercedes-Benz fashion week in Madrid
Queen Letizia wore a dress by Spanish fashion label Ana Locking kicked off its Spring - Summer 2017 , diamond tiara
Queen Letizia wore a dress by Spanish fashion label Ana Locking kicked off its Spring - Summer 2017 , diamond tiara, diamond earrings
Queen Letizia wore a dress by Spanish fashion label Ana Locking kicked off its Spring - Summer 2017 , diamond tiara, diamond earrings
Queen Letizia wore a dress by Spanish fashion label Ana Locking kicked off its Spring - Summer 2017 , diamond tiara, diamond earrings
Queen Letizia wore Ana Locking Gown from Spring Summer 2017 Collection
Ana Locking - Spring Summer 2017 Collection

42 comments:

  1. I find the cutouts rather distracting. They are drawing attention to her armpits which I find totally unnecessary, and it also looks a bit like the fabric got ripped at the seams.
    I don´t dislike the all-over pearls as the vaguely resemble a pretty night sky, but I can image the pearls being terribly uncomfortable to sit on and making annoying noise when the arms swish part the bodice.
    Overall, I´m not sure this is a dress to wear with order & tiara, it´s not a regal dress exactly. It looks better on the model, with a more casual styling, higher slit and a modern statement necklace

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  2. Can anyone tell me about her tiara?

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    1. I think it is the Cartier tiara. Queen Sofia used this tiara lots of times and also lend it to Infanta Cristina...

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  3. Not elegant at all! The cutouts and the pearls on the dress makes it look cheap. Can't wear a dress like that with a tiara, and on such a formal event. She rarely misses it.

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    1. These are just the kind of comments that will get young designers noticed and put the Spanish fashion industry at the forefront of the international scene.

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  4. I agree about the awkward cutouts and that the dress somehow does not go with the tiara, which is gorgeous, although I guess she was trying to keep a pearl theme going. And no, I would not like to sit on those pearls!

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  5. The tiara: go to orderofsplendor.blogspot.ca for the story.

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  6. Wonderful. I like it that Queen L. tries other spanish designers. I would sit on those pearls any day, if I had the chance.

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  7. Very wonderful couple of King Felip and Queen Letizia of Spain

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  8. A very nice Dress for Letizia and Tiara, but maybe too many pearls,but overall great and a very nice color.

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  9. I think the whole look is gorgeous. The tiara goes perfectly with her jewel encrusted dress. Sort of like the night sky of stars! I wonder if those pearls are uncomfortable to sit on BUT remember the story of the princess and the pea? The single pea under the stack of mattresses. If she is a real princess she will feel the pea. Well, being a queen, I am sure Queen Letizia feels those pearls when she sits, but being a real queen, she will not let anyone know and keep a smile on her face the whole time.

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    1. I agree that the entire look is gorgeous. The critics have routinely demanded more Spanish designers, so here we are. Regardless of how the slits look, this is the designer's vision and she is presenting it as such. The only tweak is the closure of the slit on the sleeves. I am sure that the traffic to the designer's website will increase exponentially. It is unlikely that the pearls are uncomfortable to sit on. She's the Queen, she can have feather pillows placed on her chair if necessary. Wonderful showing my girl!

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    2. Totally agree with you!

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    3. Probably some spezialised enterprise created an own pillow for her, in a high-tech material so the pearls fit in the pillow and she does not feel them...? But that dress is wonderful and Letizia looks so beautiful, even if I agree I do not understand the cutouts. A shave-control??

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  10. Not the most appropriate and respected look and gown of her. Absolutely not..it contradicts the tiara and the updo. and she lost her reserved nature as of lately..maybe she has a lot on her mind and after the whole embarrasment in public in which she was never popular ever since the wedding..

    but this is a fashion blog so i better stop here..

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    1. You should have stopped much earlier in your post. No need for character assassination.

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    2. And you should get a life.

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    3. Señora números, aparte de cotilla, es usted una perfecta grosera. Zape.

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  11. This evening Letizias' makeup is very nice,not to much and not to little, the Tiara and Earring just wonderful the color of the Dress looks good on her, but way to many pearls, maybe without the cutouts the Dress would look great .

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  12. That is one gorgeous dress . . . and the tiara is magnificent

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  13. Ilike the dress, and i like the tiara- tiara is magnifique.

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  14. its not often we see pearl encrusted dresses, so this was a nice surprise and it goes perfectly with that tiara she choose to wear. Midnight blue dress and white pearls...very lovely combination that matched perfectly with the red sash.
    Not crazy about those slits around her armpits though.
    Not sure she wanted to sit too long with all those pearls under her bottom...ouch ;)

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  15. I like the dress when I ignore this awful cutouts, and I also like the combinantion with this wonderful tiara.

    But omg, how can she sit? There are pearls all over the dress (had a look on it on another website)

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  16. Does anyone remember the Elvis dress of Diana from Wales? someone wondered how she could sit? Is it just criticizing Letizia? She is fabulous, elegant, different but modern and with a classic touch at the same time. Fantastic!

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    1. where did I criticize? I'm just wondering, I have no idea how to sit comfortable in any way when sitting on such a lot big pearls. And I more think 'poor girl' that was surely hard.

      The dress where you talk about Diana is toooo much time ago, I was a child and surely didn't think about such practical things like sitting xD xD

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    2. Efectivamente, Edith, algunas señoras tienen memoria selectiva cuando les conviene.
      ¿El vestido es inapropiado porque tiene unas aberturas sobre las axilas bajo las que no se ve absolutamente NADA? Esto es hilarante. Ninguna recuerda hasta dónde llegaba el escote de la DoCam en la visita española a UK o las princesas suecas en los Nobel de varios años, qué lástima.
      Letizia está maravillosa con su vestido cielo estrellado y me hace muy feliz verla con la Tiara Cartier de Ena. Su delicada cabeza y su peinado no inflado hace que se vea mucho mejor, menos densa que en Sofía.

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    3. A topless dress that would reveal the entire armpit would be judged by a different standard. Surely, the designer must have taken that factor into account if she wishes people to buy the dress. Whatever is holding the sash in place is making one of the slits open too much which causes the 'weird' look. It is OK to apply prior knowledge and common sense before typing visceral comments.

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    4. there are cutouts in the back of the dress too and one of them is also big and it is not the one with the sash.
      I still like the dress, the color and pearls look fabulous on her but I still don't like the cutouts and still wonder how the poor queen was able to sit comfortable in this dress.

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  17. I do not like this combination at all. That beautiful tiara needs soft hair, make-up and colors in dress. First impression of the dress was it looks granny nightie the second it must be so heavy it is breaking her down. Also this dark blue color does nothing good to her, just makes her look tired. It is strange she makes her biggest failures with these gala gowns.

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    1. The black Carolina Herrera/Portugal: The red and blue gowns/UK: black velvet Varela/Madrid: blue princess dress/Madrid and Japan. Her last 5 gala appearances do not fit the description of 'biggest' failures. In fact they were all acclaimed particularly in the international media.

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  18. Completamente de acuerdo con Vanesa, lo primero que imagine fue como sera sentarse con esas perlas en el vestido???
    los velos no van y creo que si solo hubiera sido una parte pequeña de con perlas ej, la parte delantera hasta la cintura podria haber salvado el vestido, pero así se ve demasiado cargado

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  19. El contratiempo de Letizia con su vestido: se le desabrochó en plena cena de gala
    cuando se sentó a la mesa del comedor de gala, Letizia llevaba el vestido perfecto. Don Felipe pronunció su discurso y fue cuando se levantó para el brindis cuando a la Reina se le desabrochó el cierre de lágrima de la prenda, dejando parte de su espalda al aire. La Reina, consciente de lo que había sucedido, mandó llamar a una de las camareras, que se agachó para hablar con ella. "Abróchame el vestido", suponemos que le dijo Letizia, y acto seguido la camarera cumplió con su misión, solucionando ese contratiempo.
    https://www.vanitatis.elconfidencial.com/casas-reales/2018-04-17/letizia-vestido-ana-locking-desabrochado-camarera-cena-gala_1551203/

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    1. In short, button comes loose, Queen asks for helper to come closer,asks her to fasten it, dinner continues.

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    2. That must have been really unpleasant but she and the waiter managed the situation well. Although the waiter looks like he is going to faith in horror.

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  20. I think I would have preferred the cutouts in the middle of the arms rather than on both sides. However I cannot call it a failure, but tempt to agree dark blue is not the best color for her.

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  21. I love all of it- the tiara looks better on Letizia than on QSofia on account of it showing up so well against her brown hair. And I like the blue of the dress and even the pearl tie-in to the tiara. I like everything except those armholes. Do we need to see the queen’s armpits? The armpit holes bring this dress into “inappropriate wear for a queen” territory.

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  22. Great jewels and a perfect make-up and hairstyle. I would give a 10 if the dress would have no out-cuts. That is IMO not regal, so I give a 9.

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  23. I like this dress - the cut, the colour and starry night effect of the pearls. Don't see the point of the cut out bits but can't say they bother me. Agree it's not a dress for sitting in for a long time but ...

    The tiara is glorious and really suits her.

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  24. Wow! Love the tiara, earrings, hair and makeup. I like the dress, the pearls are pretty, just not too keen on the cut out armhole area.

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  25. Beautiful! She and Queen Rania could be sisters. Both have classy elegant styles with an edge! Love it!

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