Princess Charlene of Monaco In Ralph Lauren – 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala

Princess Charlene of Monaco In Ralph Lauren - 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala

Princess Charlene of Monaco continued her current love affair for all things Ralph Lauren at the 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City yesterday evening.

This time she wore a high-neck dark-green taffeta gown from the Fall 2013 collection which recalls classic Hollywood glamour.

I know many of you are continually baffled by her showcasing her shoulders, but I love her stance that she earned them from her days as a professional swimmer.

It’s not Charlene’s style to opt for too much adornment; here she selects just a diamond-encrusted bracelet, with glossy lips and swept-back tresses completing her look.

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25 Responses to Princess Charlene of Monaco In Ralph Lauren – 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala

  1. Alex V November 2, 2013 at 03:55 #

    Best dressed royalty of the year

    • KatieKate November 3, 2013 at 01:55 #

      Yeah, I have to agree. She’s doing Princess Grace proud!

  2. Dani November 1, 2013 at 01:59 #

    I love this too! BDOTW for mine.

  3. Teresa October 31, 2013 at 19:32 #

    She is the most exciting royal on the European stage today; the jewel in the Monegasque crown.

  4. Nat39 October 31, 2013 at 18:32 #

    I have to say that with the stronger contrast between the broader shoulders and smaller waist, the silhouette on Charlene is so much more striking than on the model.

  5. Pedro October 31, 2013 at 16:29 #


    LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress! Her best look ever

  6. Brooke October 31, 2013 at 15:35 #

    absolutely SMASHING; possibly her best look to date!

  7. ErrorFlynn October 31, 2013 at 15:15 #

    Looks like the queen from Snow White, well done.

  8. Maria October 31, 2013 at 13:55 #

    I’m floored!! She’s absolutely stunning here. This is the best she’s ever looked!

    • elaine2 November 2, 2013 at 18:06 #


  9. Ahot October 31, 2013 at 13:39 #

    Oh my!
    I agree with you on her shoulders,FC. They make her stand out,she is one of my fav royals, because she can bring it when she feels like it.

  10. jamilaMaz October 31, 2013 at 13:22 #

    Maleficent gone glam!

    • Dean November 1, 2013 at 13:33 #

      I totally got the same vibes!

    • amy November 2, 2013 at 12:51 #

      totally. it’s like drama on

    • EmmaWoodhouse November 3, 2013 at 22:04 #

      Oh my gosh, YES! Exactly what I thought. A great look.

  11. kane October 31, 2013 at 13:13 #

    Hang on, I’m just picking up my jaw from the floor.

    I also have my issues with her frequent emphasis of her shoulders and her refusal to get the bling out, but whatever… she shuts up all these thoughts in my head looking like this.

  12. CreoleLady October 31, 2013 at 13:00 #

    It’s not an all or nothing thing for me. Sometimes what she wears is flattering to her shoulders (imo, of course) and sometimes it isn’t. I love this look as well as the purple ball gown and the strapless cream jumpsuit. And with all three looks, there is flare at the bottom which balances out the broad shoulders at the top. The single color top to bottom with fab tailoring and nipped waist creates a beautiful silhouette.

    When things are out of balance — say broad shoulders with a super slim/straight silhouette elsewhere or (my personal bete noir, I’m a pear shape) a broad bottom with a super skinny top — sometimes the overall look is less flattering to me.

  13. Christine October 31, 2013 at 12:40 #

    She looks stunning. I don’t mind her showing her shoulders.

  14. babaroga October 31, 2013 at 12:20 #

    Love it… this gown looks way better on her than on model.

    • KatieKate November 3, 2013 at 01:41 #

      My thoughts exactly! And I totally agree, FC! She looks beautiful with her shoulders on display.

  15. jeremyrain October 31, 2013 at 12:01 #

    If it’s not strapless, then it’s a high neck halter gown. I know she’s proud of her shoulder and neck features, but can she switch it up a bit? Her style was so much better before she got married.

  16. Anne October 31, 2013 at 11:54 #

    She looks absolutely stunning here. The collar, the shoulders and the hair all together make for an outstanding trifecta.

  17. Denise October 31, 2013 at 11:43 #


  18. Mary October 31, 2013 at 11:39 #

    Divine! Loooove the hair as well!

    • Alina October 31, 2013 at 11:50 #


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