When you think of royals in white, the most obvious moments that come to mind are, of course, those dramatic royal wedding dresses. But the royal family certainly doesn’t reserve that crisp, neutral shade for their nuptials. In fact, all-white looks are something of a staple for the most stylish royals. Whether you’re looking for a little inspiration for working some winter white into your wardrobe or just want to appreciate the effortless elegance that the royal family can bring to their monochrome styles, here are some of the best white outfits that royals have sported.
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Princess Diana proved that a classic skirt suit is a timeless way to wear all-white during a visit to Argentina.
For a military ceremony in London, Kate chose an off-white coat dress (one of her go-to styles).
The Queen in particular loves a snowy shade for official events, as she wore here, in the Windsor Castle Green Room.
At the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 2019 in London, Meghan went for a white coat and pillbox hat combo to accent a black and white dress.
Princess Anne wore an all-white ensemble, complete with hat, for a parade on VJ Day in 1995.
Kate Middleton brought some Greek goddess energy to the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall in 2019.
Princess Diana looked dreamy in this shoulder-hugging white dress, which she wore to an English National Opera production in May 1988.
Meghan was showing off a shoulder moment long before the era of Zoom meetings, as she did in this long white maxi dress for a state dinner in Tonga during the royal tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand in 2018.
Princess Beatrice attended the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in 2014 wearing this embellished white dress with a sheer crewneck upper.
At the first annual gala dinner for Addiction Awareness Week in London, Kate wore this off-the-shoulder white number.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex kicked off the Royal Ascot in a midi-length white dress and matching hat.
During her royal tour of New Zealand in 2018, Meghan sported this blazer inspired white dress.
One way to make diamonds look even more regal? Pair them with a white dress and cloak ensemble, as the Queen did for the State Opening of Parliament.
Zara Phillips selected a creamy white ensemble to watch her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II’s, horse run in the Artemis Goodwood Cup at Goodwood Racecourse.
White maternity wear never looked more chic than on Meghan Markle at a gala performance at the Natural History Museum on February 12, 2019 in London.
Diana gave the idea of military whites a whole new spin during a visit to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on April 10, 1987.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looked sharp for a game of cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan.
Princess Diana gleamed at a gala dinner at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. in a white, one-sleeved gown.
For a springy look, Princess Eugenie wore all white to the Easter service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2011.
Perhaps in a nod to her future bridal look, Meghan Markle selected this pristine white wrap coat for her engagement announcement to Prince Harry.
For the Royal Ascot in 2016, Princess Anne sported this sleek white coat.
In 2016, Kate took to the Buckingham balcony for Trooping the Colour (with Prince George and Princess Charlotte in tow) wearing a crisp white coat dress.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visited the Blind Veterans UK Community Show Garden wearing a simple and sophisticated white midi dress.
Keeping in the color scheme, Queen Elizabeth inspected the HMCS St John’s in Halifax, Canada wearing a reserved white coat.
For a ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ypres Memorial in Ypres, Belgium, Kate wore a white coatdress and fascinator.
Princess Beatrice picked a long-sleeve white dress with ruffles for the V&A Summer Party in 2018.
During a 1989 visit to Hong Kong, Princess Diana wore a white number that came to be known as the “Elvis dress.”
For her first solo engagement with the Queen after joining the royal family, Meghan chose an elegant off-white cape dress.
During her Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Queen Elizabeth opted for a white coat, topping a white dress, and an asymmetrical white hat.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex attended the Chelsea Flower Show in 2018 in this romantic, lacy, white dress.
Though she usually reserves her whites for official events, at the Royal Ascot in 2007, the Queen opted for this creamy shade.
A good white dress knows no age, as Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte showed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.
At a state banquet in Bahrain, Princess Diana paired the famous Spencer Tiara with a ruffled-shouldered white dress.
In case you needed more reason to add a classic white shirt dress to your wardrobe, here’s some inspiration from the Duchess of Sussex during their royal tour of South Africa.
On their royal tour of Australia, Meghan wore a simple white sheath dress to the Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex wore this ecru ensemble for the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey on March 10, 2014 in London,
On her diamond wedding anniversary to Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II donned bridal white for a service of thanksgiving to at Westminster Abbey.
Princess Beatrice looked sunny in all-white at the Easter Sunday church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in 2018.
Kate pulls off head-to-toe white thinks to some beautiful textures in this lacy white gown for the premiere of ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ in 2016.
For a game of cricket for the Kings Head Inn pub team, Prince William sported all white in Chipping Norton, England.
The Queen chose satiny white with elbow-length gloves for a state visit at the French Ambassador’s residence.
For her first Royal Ascot since marrying Prince Harry, Meghan wore a chic shirt dress and a wide-brimmed white and black hat.
For the Royal Ascot in 2017, Kate looked demure in a long-sleeved white lace dress.
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