The National Day celebrations took place in Monaco today at the Palais Princier and the Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculée. As usual, the whole Grimaldi clan (minus Charlotte Casiraghi who has given birth recently) was there in full force. Not as usual, the whole Wittstock clan (minus Mrs. Lynette) was also there in full force.
What Did Princess Charlene Wear?
For the event, the Princess donned a Black wool crepe drop waist dress and an embroidered black and camel stand collar jacket by Akris. The custom-made ensemble was designed by Albert Kriemler for the occasion.
Princess Charlene paired the two-piece frock with Akris suede gloves and a wide-brimmed black felt hat by Gallia e Peter for Akris. The clutch the Princess held is a Giorgio Armani that she’s had for years. It reappeared in Paris last week.
La Princesse de Monaco finished off her look with her Dior Tribale earrings (also worn by Pauline Ducruet today) and Givenchy knee-high leather and suede boots. These gorgeous boots are currently 40% off for $1,287 on Farfetch.
I really like the drop waist of the dress and I’m glad to see Her Serene Highness in a larger hat, but these two don’t save the outfit for me. There’s no doubt it’s elegant, but the jacket and its fit really age Charlene. The sleeves of the dress showing under the jacket’s sleeves are bothering me a lot since this outfit was designed especially for her!
What makes me more disappointed is that there were other looks from the Akris Fall 2018 that would have made a killer base for an outfit for such an occasion.
My best dressed for the day you ask? A tie!
Beatrice Borromeo/Casiraghi and Princess Stephanie