Queen Camilla's royal blue coat dress features unique styling trick and we're obsessed with the stand-out look

Queen Camilla’s royal blue coat dress is a show-stopping closet must-have and it has a special style detail that some might not have noticed

Queen Camilla's royal blue coat dress wows. Seen here wearing it at the Royal Maundy Service 2022
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Queen Camilla's royal blue coat dress features a unique styling trick and we're obsessed with the stand-out look. 


Whilst Kate Middleton’s dresses might be truly iconic she’s not the only member of the immediate and extended Royal Family who knows how to make a magnificent style statement. Queen Camilla’s signature style is every bit as eye-catching, with similarly bold colors and elegant silhouettes and she’s also shown she’s not afraid to push fashion boundaries. 

From Queen Camilla wearing King Charles’ coat to her bold fashion move with a leopard print dress in Germany in March, Her Majesty knows what works for her. Now Queen Camilla’s royal blue coat dress has showcased a unique styling trick and we couldn’t be more in love with it!

Camilla, Queen Consort speaks with Lionel Richie and Lisa Parigi

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Stepping out with King Charles on May 3, the Queen attended the first garden party held at Buckingham Palace so far this year. For this special event she favored the Royal Family’s unofficial color palette and wowed in a magnificent dark blue outfit. 

The Royal Family wear blue often and Her Majesty has shown her own fondness for shades ranging from periwinkle to navy over the years. Queen Camilla’s royal blue coat dress for the garden party was a Bruce Oldfield design and she paired it with a chic slanted-brimmed hat in the same shade. Adding a pop of contrasting color to the look was the white hatband and, of course, the stand-out paneling and collar of the dress itself.

Camilla, Queen Consort during the Garden Party

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This could be seen as a unique styling trick as the white sections sweeping from the bodice to the bottom hem cleverly draw the eye to her figure and accentuate the Queen Consort’s silhouette. The white detail creates a more structured appearance to the coat dress without affecting the elegant drape of the fabric in the subtle fit-and-flair design. 

The white collar has a similar effect around the neckline, framing her décolletage and her stunning four-strand pearl necklace wonderfully. As well as this stand-out piece of jewelry, Queen Camilla accessorized this bold outfit with black leather gloves and Eliot Zed heels in a complimentary shade of blue. Her look was not only stand-out but proved its versatility on this special outing as Queen Camilla’s royal blue coat dress has been her outfit of choice before.

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort during the Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

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Last year Her Majesty wore this exact outfit, complete with the same angled hat and pearls, when she accompanied King Charles to the Royal Maundy Thursday service. This marked the first time the King had stepped in to represent the late Queen Elizabeth at this traditional annual event. 

It seems that just like her step-daughter-in-law Kate Middleton, Queen Camilla isn’t afraid to return to an old favorite outfit when the time is right. Her garden party look was the perfect vibrant yet elegant choice as she and King Charles look ahead to their coronation in a few days’ time. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!