How Royals Kept Up With And Embraced Oversized Tailoring


With engagements and tours returning to normal this year following the Covid-19 pandemic, royals around the world have embraced the oversized tailoring trend.

Among those trying out the trend was Meghan Markle, who opted for an oversized white Valentino outfit at the Invictus Game in the Netherlands in April, while weeks later the Princess of Wales did the same in Jamaica.

Meanwhile, a host of other European royals, like Queen Máxima of the Netherlands or Queen Letizia of Spain and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, have been trying out their own version of the oversized suit.

Celebrity fashion stylist Miranda Holder told Femail that the on-trend silhouette is perfect for working royals because it’s relevant and business-friendly.

With engagements and tours returning to normal this year after the Covid-19 pandemic, royals around the world have embraced the oversized tailoring trend (pictured, Meghan Markle in the trend)

She explained, “This aesthetic works perfectly for real working women, as the fashion-forward silhouette keeps them relevant and fashion-forward.”

Meanwhile, he added that the outfit would be suitable for any type of occasion, which is crucial for busy royals who often hop from one engagement to the next and often have to complete fast-paced state visits.

“The very nature of the suit, which is traditionally designed as business attire, means they are appropriately dressed for the seriousness of whatever their schedule throws at them,” Miranda said.

While oversized tailoring has been around for a few seasons, 2022 was the year everyone fully embraced this trend.

The Princess of Wales donned a white blazer and an Alexander McQueen flare-legged suit at the unveiling of the Windrush National Monument at Waterloo Station in June.

The Princess of Wales donned a white blazer and an Alexander McQueen flare-legged suit at the unveiling of the Windrush National Monument at Waterloo Station in June.

Miranda explained, “The aesthetic has trickled down from the high-end to the high street and become such an accepted ‘fashion norm’ that the Royals are now capitalizing on this as well.”

Among the royals who have followed the trend is the Duchess of Sussex, who turned up in an oversized white Valentino suit at the Invictus Games in April.

She wore the £3,200 suit along with her wedding shoes and earrings when she attended the Games in The Hague.

Her sister-in-law Kate opted for a similar outfit when she unveiled the Windrush National Monument at Waterloo Station.

Always on trend, Queen Letizia of Spain, 50, upcycled a baggy red suit during her visit to Los Angeles last week.

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has been playing with the trend and opting for some very fun colours, like this lime green suit she wore to visit a classroom in Harleem last week.

Always on-trend, Queen Letizia of Spain, 50, upcycled a baggy red suit during her visit to Los Angeles this month (left), while Queen Máxima of the Netherlands also donned a version of the dress trend. suit (right).

For the occasion, he wore a white Alexander McQueen suit, with wide flared pants.

She initially debuted the white blaser during her and Prince William’s tour of Jamaica in March, but paired it with a slimmer leg at the time.

According to Miranda, the looser, wider leg made the look “more accessible,” which worked for the event that was held on Windrush Day and celebrated the dreams and courage of the Windrush generation.

Meanwhile, some European royals have had fun with the trend, especially Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, who has tried it out in very vibrant colours.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 45, has been another royal to have fun with the oversized suit trend this year.  The queen-to-be herself showed off a graceful figure when she stepped out in a wide-legged gray checkered suit as she attended the Oland Bridge 50th anniversary celebration in Kalmar in September.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 45, has been another royal to have fun with the oversized suit trend this year. The queen-to-be herself showed off a graceful figure when she stepped out in a wide-legged gray checkered suit as she attended the Oland Bridge 50th anniversary celebration in Kalmar in September.

Last week she wore wide-legged suit pants to visit a community center, which she paired with an oversized blue-and-yellow checked coat.

And earlier this month, Maxima opted for a lime green oversized suit to visit a classroom in Harleem, as part of her More Music in the Classroom campaign.

Meanwhile, the always elegant Queen of Spain, Letizia, 50, has also donned the oversized look recently.

This month, during a visit to Los Angeles, she donned a crimson suit by Madrid designer Roberto Torretta to inaugurate the city’s first Instituto Cervantes.

Princess Charlene of Monaco also opted for the hardworking gray suit when she stepped out in a charcoal sparkler to celebrate the 10th birthday of Prince Rainier III of Monaco at the Palace of Monaco in September.

Princess Charlene of Monaco also opted for the industrious gray suit when she celebrated the 10th birthday of Prince Rainier III of Monaco at the Palace of Monaco in September.

Meanwhile, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 45, has also had some fun with the oversized suit trend this year.

The queen-to-be cut a graceful figure when she stepped out in a wide-legged gray checkered suit while attending the Oland Bridge 50th anniversary celebration in Kalmar in September.

And the elusive Princess Charlene of Monaco, 44, has also been in the trend.

She opted for a charcoal gray suit when she celebrated the 10th birthday of Prince Rainier III of Monaco at the Palace of Monaco in September.

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