When we think about Kate Middleton, Queen Letizia, Crown Princess Victoria, and the rest of the royals, elegant, coordinated looks often come to mind. But just for a second — slip off those white gloves and netted fascinators, because we’re focusing on high-fashion outfits only. Believe it or not, Duchess Kate’s walked the red carpet in sexy dresses that feature leg slits. And Princess Charlene of Monaco attends runway shows, like Louis Vuitton and Versace, on the regular.
Yes, these women know a thing or two about style, and when it comes to selecting favorite designers, they’re well versed. Read on for 44 times our favorite royal icons gave up the satin gown for sophisticated minis splashed with graphics or, dare we say it, luxe-looking jumpsuits, mixed prints, and even leather! Perhaps not all members of the court would approve of these eye-catching ensembles, but we bet they’d make any street style star’s heart skip a beat.