Since her marriage to Prince Felipe of Spain in 2004, Letizia, Princess of Asturia, had to change her style to be a princess and has cemented her status as a royal style icon. She was a journalist with her professional wardrobe with chic statement pieces and a hint of sultry appeal and she had to change for luxury clothes full of brightness. In honor of her being crowned Queen of Spain, Fashion Design Weeks take a look back at the wardrobe that made her worth watching—and the fashion moments we can expect from the new monarch’s reign.
A brightly hued ensemble ensures the royal stands out as hostess at a gala honoring the King of Saudi Arabia.
The princess has a Sharon Stone moment in a white button-down and evening skirt.
Playful stripes and loose fabric are perfect for chasing after her family on a hot summer day.
At the marriage of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, the future queen knows a nude gown is just right for a summer wedding. Subtle floral embellishment adds an interesting twist.
A rich jewel tone adds excitement to a standard suit.
Silky fabrics look polished and professional when rendered in conservative silhouettes.
A bright bag pops against another all-white look.
A short, long-sleeved frock is a welcome alternative to a long ball gown for evening.
A bright secretary blouse pops against a crisp white suit.
Retro waves complement a swingy skirt in this flirty yet modest ensemble.
An utterly regal moment in black lace and a bejeweled headpiece.
A leopard-print blouse spices up a staple pencil skirt and black pumps.