15 Most Controversial Royal Looks Of All Time

  
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Royal women are undeniably some of the most photographed figures of all time and with all eyes on them, it’s crucial that they make appearances in a polished and professional manner. As the generations pass, however, the royal women have become increasingly more casual with their public appearances and have adopted a new way of dressing that ignores outdated, stuffy royal style rules. With celebrity and fashion-forward figure Meghan Markle joining the royal family, we’re sure there will be even more risky fashion moments to come. Although we love to see progress when it comes to fashion, the transition hasn’t been easy and quite a few royal looks have caused controversy throughout the years for being too boundary-breaking. Follow along for 15 of the most controversial royal looks of all time:

15. Kate Middleton Skinny Jeans

Kate Middleton revolutionized the royal family’s fashion standards when she joined the family, especially when it came to casual wear! Previously it was rare to see a royal figure in anything less formal than a gown or pantsuit, but Middleton proved that a polished knit and dark, tailored jean can still be appropriate despite being relatively informal and laid back. The fresh take on royal casual wear may have been controversial at first, but now it’s a go-to uniform for Middleton that the public has come to expect.

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14. Princess Diana Black Dress

Princess Diana was known as the “People’s Princess” for her approachable and compassionate demeanor. Previously, royals acted quite aloof and entitled, so the refreshing personality traits of Diana gave the royal family a reality check. Diana’s first public appearance, however, definitely sent a shock to the public and Prince Charles alike! In an exclusive documentary, Diana admitted Charles scolded her for wearing this particular gown for their first appearance as an engaged couple because it was not only black, a color rarely chosen by royals, but it was also quite cleavage-baring and revealing.

Source: Rex Features

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