On Monday, Queen Letizia of Spain sparkled at a reception at the palace—and recycled a gown from more than four decades ago!
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted a diplomatic reception at the Royal Palace in Madrid on Monday, meeting with government officials and members of the diplomatic corps.
Felipe and Letizia received credentials from members of the diplomatic corps during the reception, including the new ambassador from Nigeria.
For the reception, Letizia chose a bright, cheerful Valentino gown with a rose garden theme. The dress features a sheer bodice embroidered with pink roses and a large green ballgown skirt. Immediately, many on social media recognized the dress as one previously worn by Queen Sofia in 1977. Letizia has worn clothing from Sofia’s archive on several occasions. It’s a growing trend: for example, royals in the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Luxembourg have also been known to rewear decades-old clothing for gala occasions.
With the vintage gown, Letizia wore a pair of modern earrings from her jewelry collection. These are the ruby and emerald drop earrings from Tous. She’s worn them quite a lot in recent months, including another outing with a different floral embroidered dress.
Here’s another angle that shows the earrings nicely. You can also see the small diamond stud in a second piercing on her left ear. Letizia had the second piercing done recently.
She finished off the look, as usual, with her gold oval ring from Karen Hallam, worn on her left hand. Someone recently asked why Letizia doesn’t wear her engagement or wedding rings. We don’t exactly know why, but we discussed it in this previous article.