Princess Mary of Denmark's black and white dotted button-up dress is so darling

Princess Mary just wore this incredible dress while meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Princess Mary of Denmark's black and white dotted button-up dress
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On August 21, Princess Mary of Denmark wore a really chic black and white dotted dress complete with darling gold buttons while greeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olena.

No matter the occasion, Princess Mary has always proven herself to look impeccable, consistently solidifying herself as one of our favourite fashion inspirations - and today, she once again checked off our sartorial boxes while on a very important royal engagement.

Princess Mary and her husband, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, met President Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olena of Ukraine in the Hall of Knights at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark, amid the announcement from Denmark and the Netherlands to provide American F-16 fighter jets for the war in Ukraine. This latest move by Western European support will help Ukraine's efforts to fend off Russia's invasion - marking this a very important occasion for Ukraine and Denmark alike.

And obviously, for a momentous occasion such as this one, it was crucial that Princess Mary be on her fashion A-game (like she was with this cherry red keyhole dress), as the Royals and dignitaries would be highly photographed throughout their stay.

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Princess Mary, in her true stylish nature, wore a stunning black and white dotted midi dress that featured a button-up detailing on the top half, as well as a cinched waist. On the bottom of the gorgeous frock was a ruffle detailing that added another touch of femininity to the dress, and giving the dress a slightly flirty nature without being too loud.

To style the incredible dress, Princess Mary paired it with her signature blowout hairstyle, but adding a half-up half-down element that added a smart touch to the look. She also wore a pair of nude, pointed toe heels to elevate the look, and sported a black leather clutch purse.

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For jewellery, the Princess opted for some gold accents that perfectly matched the gold buttons in her dress. She wore a set of lovely gold bracelets on both wrists - some with a more intricate detailing and a thin band, and others with thicker bands, adding some layered detailing to the look that made her overall ensemble more exciting. She also wore a pair of dainty pearl earrings that helped tie the sophisticated look together.

Get the look: Princess Mary of Denmark's black and white dotted button-up dress

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Madeline Merinuk
US Lifestyle News Writer

Madeline Merinuk is woman&home's US lifestyle news writer, covering celebrity, entertainment, fashion, and beauty news.

She graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University, winning multiple student journalism awards, including a National Hearst Award, during her time there. After graduating, she worked at, the digital site for the Today Show, where she wrote pop culture news and interviewed big-name personalities like Emily Ratajkowski, Haley Lu Richardson, Emma Corrin, and more.

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