It was planned that the delivery of the National Culture Awards would be the second appearance of Doa Letizia after suffering Covid, and so it has been. A special occasion and celebration that required, as on other occasions, a very particular look as well as special, one of those that do not reach a rigid formality and that, however, must be kept within certain canons. And if something dominates the Queen, it is precisely that Balance between what is expected and, why lie, the tendency: inside of the classicism, Doa Letizia has always included modern touches that set it apart from the tremendously traditional. So it’s not surprising that for this date, he has played with those ideas, opting for (eye) a transparent shirt dress
It is not the first time that the queen goes to the transparencies, since her choice of a Sfera white dress that hinted at his silhouette. But if at that time the transparencies were subtle and depended on how the light hits, for the awards ceremony, Doa Letizia has left aside the restrained and has opted for a completely transparent fabric. Of course, with another tighter dress underneath, creating a game of overlays that are reminiscent of the trend of tulle second dresses that have been with us for several seasons… And that will be a trend next autumn-winter 2022/2023, as seen in Haute Couture fashion shows.
With midi length and sleeves, the silhouette falls within what can be expected from a shirt dress, visible buttons and tailored collar included. Hence, the change of fabric seems even more necessary: it brings modernity, but also sophistication and a more nocturnal air to a piece that, otherwise, could have remained very much framed in the daytime, if not in a certain ‘casual’. This also helps, how could it be otherwise, the matching belt in the same fabric as the dressthat with a loop, closes the waist of the queen, balancing and providing the whole and avoiding the ‘oversized’ effect, which is not usual in doa Letizia.
Another highlight of the dress is the choice of color, a pastel pink with warm tints that almost brings it closer to peach. It is striking, since despite the queen’s powerful and determined character, she resorts to these softer tones on many occasions, either for a communicative message or for personal taste. And if a few days ago light blue was the chosen tone, now it is the turn of the color that has dominated and will continue to dominate 2022. It is true that Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino prefers it in its most intense version, fuchsia, but pastel colors have appeared enough on the catwalk to consider them an inescapable trend of the year. One that, by the way, helps to elevate a dress that is usually more common within the range of neutrals.
Following that trail of basics with a different touch, are the high heels. They are beige and undercuta detail that takes them out of the purely conventional, but not the only one: clear PVC strip It is that detail that helps the heels gain support without interfering with the desired visual effect. That it be a small and subtle redundancy of the transparencies of the dress is the squaring of the circle.
Different conclusions could be drawn from these images, but we are going to stick with two very clear ones. The first is that it seems that the more or less subtle transparencies have entered Doa Letizia’s wardrobe, she feels comfortable with them and is writing a particular ‘lady’ user manual for them. The second is that this look is not one to forget. Not much less.