When many people think of fashion and the British Royal family, the first names that come to mind might be Kate Middleton or Meghan Markle. But there are two sisters who have emerged as perhaps the most fashionable in the entire family: Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Though they’ve been a bit more under-the-radar in the international spotlight, these are the two to keep your eye on for their cutting-edge style and sophistication. Let’s take a look at some of the Royal sisters’ best fashion choices over the years.
Eugenie Is Picture-Perfect In Red
To mark her grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, Princess Eugenie opted for this stunning red Eponine fit-and-flare dress with neckline cutouts. A national thanksgiving service was held to mark the occasion, which took place at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on June 10, 2016.
Eugenie topped the look with a glamorous yet understated black fascinator, matching handbag, and smart pumps. Neutral makeup and understated jewelry completed the elegant look.
Beatrice In Blue
Royal-watchers around the world noticed this eye-catching blue dress worn by Princess Beatrice for the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle in 2018. No one would ever dare upstage the bride on her special day, but Beatrice came close in this fashionable turquoise Roksanda Viola number.
The festive midi-length dress featured long, billowing sleeves and was accented with delicate beadwork. In lieu of a hat, Beatrice chose a unique matching headpiece designed by Stephen Jones.
Eugenie Out And About In London
Princess Eugenie has been known to break fashion rules from time to time, and it always works out in her favor. This casual but chic striped shirtdress might not be the expected outfit for a Princess to choose to wear to dinner, but she pulled it off with style and class. The flaming red pumps and matching lipstick brings everything together in a glamorous way.
This photo was snapped at the Chiltern Firehouse restaurant, a hot-spot among A-listers and one of Eugenie’s personal favorites. She’s even been seen there multiple nights in a row!
Beatrice In Bold Accessories At The 2014 Serpentine Gallery Summer Party
The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party is an annual charity fundraiser attended by A-list celebrities and royals alike. It’s definitely a see-and-be-seen affair. For the 2014 party, Beatrice chose this lovely and summer-appropriate white Nicholas Oakwell couture dress embellished with tiny delicate flowers.
Her choice of accessories personalized the look. Not one to shy away from color, the strappy lavender shoes and green neon clutch added an edgy feel that suits Beatrice’s bold personality.
Another Party, Another Bold Look For Eugenie
Never one to shy away from color, Princess Eugenie opted for this quirky midi dress with a unique print at the 2017 Serpentine Gallery Summer Party. She paired it with a thin black belt, triangle-shaped earrings, a simple bracelet, and a pair of grey silk heels.
At the time, Eugenie worked at the Hauser & Wirth art gallery as an Associate Director, and was later promoted to director. Her interest in art could certainly help explain some of her untraditional tastes in fashion.
A ‘Romantic’ Look For Beatrice
Now here’s a look that’s not full of bold colors but makes a distinct fashion statement regardless. This is Princess Beatrice in full “flower power” mode at the NSPCC Neo-Romantic Art Gala in 2015. The long and flowing black dress with full, sheer sleeves is accentuated with delicate pastel flowers.
Beatrice reminds us that you don’t need a lot of accessories to make an outfit stand out. Her simple black clutch and loose curls pull everything together beautifully.
Eugenie Goes Slightly Retro For Harry And Meghan’s Wedding
For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May 2018 wedding, Princess Eugenie wore a more demure look than some might have expected to see her in. She chose this baby blue Gainsbourg dress topped with an elegant pillbox hat by Fiona Graham. A neutral handbag and silver heels completed the ensemble.
Beatrice wed her fiancé, wine merchant Jack Brooksbank, just a few months later. We’ll see what she wore to her own wedding soon!
Quite A Fashionable Evening
What do you wear to attend an exclusive behind-the-scenes exhibit honoring one of the most famous fashion designers in the world? Well, if you’re royalty, you might dress something like this. Here are Beatrice and Eugenie with their mother Sarah, Duchess of York, attending the VIP exhibition “Valentino: Master of Couture” in London in 2012.
Beatrice wore a cream embroidered dress and black patent leather heels while Eugenie chose a fitted navy dress topped with a black zipper jacket with puffy sleeves. The Duchess wore a sleeveless black dress and matching Aruna Seth black satin butterfly shoes.
It’s Always Wedding Season When You’re Royalty
Here are Princess Eugenie and her then-fiancé Jack Brooksbank as they arrive for the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark’s Church in May of 2017.
Although this look is understated, Eugenie wowed in the short navy blue Paule Ka dress with shoulder cutouts (she does love cutouts!) and matching shoes with red accents. A sleek silver Anya Hindmarch clutch and simple white pillbox hat complete her ensemble.
Punky Peacock Print For Princess Beatrice
As mentioned, the Serpentine Summer Party is one of the biggest social events of the year, and the Princesses can always be counted on to bring their sassiest styles. At the 2018 event, fashionable celebs such as Alexa Chung, Suki Waterhouse, and Bianca Jagger made appearances but Beatrice might have out-dressed them all.
This year, she wore a bold peacock print dress by Mary Katrantzou and paired it with Charlotte Olympia heels. The casual and cool Wilfred Free for ARITZIA jacket is the perfect finishing touch.
Mother And Daughter In New York City
Princess Beatrice and her mother Sarah, Duchess of York, absolutely stunned the crowd at the 2016 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Beatrice wore a navy military-inspired dress with elaborate gold embroidery from Tommy Hilfiger’s ready-to-wear collection. Her shoes also featured gold embellishments — so chic.
Sarah’s sleeveless tangerine-colored floor-length gown added a jolt of flattering color to the scene. Her look was topped off with gold jewelry and a multi-hued floral clutch.
Christmas Day Chic
The princesses are not apt to let a little Christmas drizzle stop them from looking completely fabulous right down to their glamorous high-heeled shoes! This photo from 2015 shows Beatrice and Eugenie as they arrive for the Royal family’s annual tradition of attending Christmas Day Church Service at St. Mary Magdalene’s at Sandringham, which is their grandmother’s beloved country estate.
Heavy wool coats, each a different shade of blue, keep the rain out and the warmth in as the sisters head into the service.
Wedding Bells For Eugenie!
As we’ve seen, Princess Eugenie attends many, many weddings each year. In 2018, it was her turn to walk down the aisle and she could not have selected a more gorgeous gown to get married in. For her marriage to Jack Brooksbank, the princess wore a flowing, low-backed gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.
The bridal look was completed with a one-of-a-kind piece you won’t soon find in any department store — it was the stunning Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, which was lent to her by the Queen herself.
How Royalty Dresses For The Races
For the first day of the 2019 Royal Ascot, Princess Eugenie wore a vivid turquoise dress. It had a gorgeous full and pleated skirt with an accent panel in bright yellow. This color combination sounds daring but she pulled it off perfectly by adding a chic and summery yellow fascinator.
Princess Beatrice opted for a monochromatic look, choosing a periwinkle lace dress and matching hat with neutral shoes. Both princesses look so lovely here!
Beatrice’s Moody Blue At The Summer Party
The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party is clearly a favorite event for both women. What’s not to love about showing off your top-notch fashion choices for some of the most stylish people in the world?
Beatrice looked radiantly glamorous in a deep floral blue L’Wren Scott dress at the 2013 party. Minimal accessories, save a blue clutch and printed silver heels, meant that all eyes were on Beatrice and how perfectly the flattering dress accentuated her features.
A Dress Over Pants For Eugenie
Pictured here with Jack Brookbanks shortly before they got married, Eugenie really mixed things up at the 2018 Serpentine Summer Party. She made the daring decision to pair a one-shoulder floral Roland Mouret dress with a pair of chic black leather skinny pants! And black nail polish to match — so fierce!
Even if she didn’t clearly relish the attention, there was no stepping out of the limelight in this eye-catching ensemble.
Beatrice Goes For Old-School Glamour At Alexander McQueen Event
When Princess Beatrice attended the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition to honor the late designer in 2015 she looked absolutely incredible. The fashion-forward beauty wowed in a sleek black tuxedo gown that featured a daring slash all the way to her thigh.
Dressed in the icon’s own design which was accentuated by bright red lips, bejeweled accessories, and a metallic handbag, Beatrice was all old-school Hollywood glamour for the event.
Individually, the princesses have terrific fashion sensibilities. But when you see them together the effect is overwhelming! Here, the ladies stun in coordinated short floral dresses paired with knee-high boots. Beatrice wore a black dress with red printed flowers while Eugenie chose a dress with yellow and white flowers.
The photo was taken at a Louis Vuitton party in London in December of 2017. That explains the statement LV handbags they’re both carrying!
Another Day At The Races
A day at the races calls for a bit more subdued look, and the princesses always manage to get it just right. Here they are on Day 3 of Royal Ascot 2017 at the Ascot Racecourse.
Eugenie shines in red here, in a flattering A-line dress with short sleeves and matching navy hat, clutch, and shoes. And Beatrice looks equally beautiful in a blue-and-black number with darted skirt detailing and a black floral hat.
Another Punk-Inspired Look For Beatrice
Just because they’re members of the British Royal family doesn’t mean that Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie can’t express themselves through their fashion choices. We’ve definitely seen that both women tend to enjoy pieces with an “edgy” quality to them, and in this photo Beatrice is clearly channeling punk rock influences. Just look at those strappy boots!
The event was a launch party for the new Alice + Olivia fashion collection in New York City in 2016.