Children love dressing up as princes and princesses, so what better way to enjoy the Queen’s forthcoming Platinum Jubilee than with a special royal-themed party? Here are our tips on how to dress your little one for this historic occasion.
- Summer frocks
Queen Elizabeth II actually already past the milestone of 70 years on the throne earlier this year, but the official Platinum Jubilee celebrations have been delayed until a four-day weekend at the beginning of June, allowing Brits to enjoy festivities in the sunshine!
This means you don’t have to cover your little one’s beautiful outfit in a thick coat, and can show off the perfect girls boutique party dress without a cardigan, hat or gloves in sight.
- Red, white and blue
Whenever there is a national event, Union Jack flags come out in full force, and the Platinum Jubilee won’t be any different. You can expect to see red, white and blue bunting, paper plates, banners, balloons and all sorts of decorations everywhere you look between June 2nd and 5th this year.
The same will go for clothes as well, so make sure you get your hands on red, white or blue frocks for your little princess. Accessorise the outfit with the other two shades, for example, by teaming a red velvet dress with navy blue shoes and white tights. Alternatively, why not buy a pretty white gown and embellish it with a ruby red hairband and blue silk belt?
- Luxury dresses
This event is so unique, with another monarch unlikely to celebrate 70 years of service for generations to come. So, make sure you really celebrate this historic occasion by wearing the most glamorous outfit you can find, and do the same with your kids.
You should think lots of layers, a voluminous skirt, diamantes and sequins, silks, and satins. If your daughter has always wanted a full skirt with bows and pearls, but has never been a bridesmaid or flower girl, this could be the chance they have been waiting for.
- Dress like a princess
Let your child channel their inner princess and accessorise with tiaras, silk gloves and high-heeled shoes. You could show them photos of Queen Elizabeth II when she was a young princess for inspiration and use this as an opportunity to teach them about the royal family and its history.
Royal wedding gowns worth looking up are Princess Diana’s silk taffeta wedding dress with its 25ft train in 1981, Kate Middleton’s beautiful lace wedding outfit by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, and Meghan Markle’s Givenchy minimalist dress with bateau neckline when she tied the knot with Prince Harry.
Queen Elizabeth II herself had a pretty impressive wedding dress when she walked down the aisle in 1947 to marry Prince Philip, wearing a long-sleeved satin gown with more than 10,000 pearls sewn on. It also had a 13ft-long silk train, which she showed off with a beautiful crown and pearl necklace.