What shocking and fashion aren’t natural bedfellows for the British royal family, who employ clothes for diplomacy, symbolism and visibility. You’ll find nothing scandalous concerning the Queens signature color-blocking, designed in order that her subjects can easily see her petite frame on public engagements. Nor the Duchess of Cambridges dress coats, which lend a particular amount of predictable polish to photo opportunities.
But before Kate Middleton became a Cambridge, she was a Sloane Ranger with a penchant for what Mayfairs Mahiki club had to provide. Diana, Princess of Wales, too, had not been immune to killer party dresses that got the paparazzi flashing. How could they be? Princess Margaret had paved just how for them.
From the eveningwear that has been a hop, skip and a jump from royal protocol, to the distressed skinny jeans that found their way in to the Firm through Meghan Markle, listed below are probably the most eyebrow-raising looks ahead from the palace.