From stylish First Ladies, Royals, Heiresses and Politicians, I have compiled the list of looks of best-dressed, glamorous and powerful female fashionistas who could give Hollywood actresses and fashion models a run for their money.
WHO?: SAMANTHA CAMERON
Occupation: First Lady, U.K.; creative consultant for Smythson.
The first lady of UK has a chic sense of style, she’s hardly known for trailblazing in the world of fashion. ‘She knows what shapes and colours she suits and she sticks to them rigidly,’ explains style expert Christine Hale. ‘This floral dress is clearly an old favourite.’ And it’s not the only look to get the repeat treatment. For Sam Cam, 44, follows a strict formula, from shoes to accessories, and her wardrobe is full of identikit items.
WHO?: PRINCESS MADELEINE
Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland is the youngest child and second daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden.
WHO?: PENG LIYUAN
Occupation: Chinese First Lady, contemporary folk singer and performing artist.
China’s stylish first lady incorporates Chinese design details into her outfits, occasionally donning a cheongsam or mandarin collar. Most of the time she wears sharply tailored blazers over feminine dresses in neutral colors and patterns for official state events.
WHO?: MARIE CHANTAL MILLER.
Marie-Chantal Claire, Crown Princess of Greece, Princess of Denmark is the wife of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece,(Prince of Denmark). The uber-stylish mother of five now designs her own range of luxury children’s clothing.
WHO?: EMMA WATSON.
Occupation: Actor, U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador.
Best known for her decade-long role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, the British actress has since become a style star in her own right and had been giving inspiring speeches on ‘real feminism’.
WHO?: QUEEN LETIZIA.
Since her marriage to Prince Felipe of Spain in 2004, Queen Letizia has cemented her status as a royal style icon. With an air of casual elegance, the former journalist infuses her professional wardrobe with chic statement pieces and a hint of sultry appeal.
WHO?: CRISTINA FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER.
Occupation: Former President of Argentina.
Kirchner honed her sense of style as Argentina’s first lady (she succeeded her husband in office), and is known for her love of designer clothes and handbags. Her purses and stilettos almost always match her bright colored ensembles. Sometimes nicknamed “Queen Cristina” and the “New Evita,” this Latina leader means serious business when it comes to fashion. – Huffington Post.
WHO?: RANIA AL-ABDULLAH (QUEEN RANIA OF JORDAN).
Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, is undoubtedly one of the most influential women in the Middle-East. With her grace, poise, intelligence and great sense of understated style, Queen Rania is considered an inspiring role model for women, not only in the Arab world, but also worldwide. She dons Middle Eastern fashion designer outfits, such as Elie Saab, Krikor Jabotian, Aennis Eunis, Zuhair Murad and Sarah’s Bag to name a few.
WHO?: YINGLUCK SHINAWATRA.
Occupation: Former Prime Minister of Thailand.
Yingluck is a Thai businesswoman and politician, Member of the Pheu Thai Party was the 28th Prime Minister of Thailand. She was the first and youngest female Prime Minister at 44 in Thailand in over 60 years. During her public appearances and foreign visits Shinawatra followed a similar pattern of donning Thai detailings on her bright colored blazers and is considered as one of the hottest female politicians in the world.
WHO?: BEATRICE BORROMEO.
Occupation: Media Personality, Member of the ancient aristocratic House of Borromeo.
When Beatrice married Pierre Casiraghi, grandson of Princess Grace of Monaco and Princess Caroline of Hanover’s son in a series of dreamy wedding dresses – from pink Valentino to Armani Prive – she pretty much cemented her ‘style icon’ status. Monaco is in a routine of anointing a possess inhabitant character treasure, with Beatrice Borromeo. With a gusto for a classical and usually a spirit of a runway trends The Italian beauty is brainy (she has a law degree) and severely stylish. – Glamour.
WHO?: H.H. SHEIKHA MOZAH BINT NAZZER AL-MISSNED OF QATAR.
Occupation: Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development; UNESCO special envoy for basic and higher education.
The Sheik’s wife, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser, is one of our favorite global fashionistas. The emir’s departure will likely mean we’ll see less of her and her opulent wardrobe.
Sheikha Mozah, an alumna of Vanity Fair’s famous best-dressed list, is always on the radar despite the relative scarcity of her public appearances. She’s well connected and has been spotted palling around with other well-dressed dignitaries like Carla Bruni, Queen Letizia and Queen Elizabeth.
WHO?: QUEEN ELIZABETH II.
Occupation: QUEEN!…THE QUEEN!
The longest-reigning monarch in British history, sticks to her fashion uniform of a coat dress accessorized with a hat, gloves and pearls, the queen has managed to keep her signature look fresh by sporting it in every color of the rainbow.
WHO?: SETHRIDA GEAGEA.
Occupation: Lebanese politician and member of Parliament.
She’s a topic of intrigue in the media, with her stand-offish attitude, and demure yet outspoken demeanor. Her indisputable good looks have also made Sethrida Geagea somewhat of a local tabloid obsession, known for her bold fashion choices and at times controversial ones.
WHO?: PRINCESS SOFIA OF SWEDEN.
Princess Sofia of Sweden is the new bride of Prince Carl Philip and the latest member of the royal style watch. The princess, neé Hellqvist, is a former model and reality TV star who shows a penchant for bold colors and sleek silhouettes. Looks like the Duchess of Cambridge has a new competition in the fashion and style department.
WHO?: MICHELLE OBAMA.
Occupation: Lawyer and current First Lady of The United States.
When Michelle Obama became the latest First Lady of the United States in 2008, she immediately gained the fashion community’s vote for her all-American style. She’s fond of neutral and pastel colored clothing and mostly opts for looks that have modern yet conservative and sophisticated charm.
WHO?: ELISABETH VON THURN UND TAXIS.
Occupation: Journalist and member of the former German princely House of Thurn und Taxis.
Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis is a princess of the German Thurn und Taxis House. She may have been the first member of nobility to personally write a regular blog, “The Princess Diaries”. The blog contrasted her “relative normality” as a writer and editor, living and working in London and oh! shes the ‘style editor-at-large’ for Vogue magazine, London since 2012.
WHO?: KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND.
Occupation: United States Senator from New York.
Kirsten Gillibrand is on the campaign trail looking to retain the Senate seat she was appointed to in 2009. After Vogue‘s recent glowing article, Gillibrand will undoubtedly have the vote of New York’s politico-fashionistas. The article, which describes Gillibrand as “a petite woman with pale-blue eyes and perfectly coiffed blonde hair” who is “essentially folksy and earnest” and “radiates kindness” is also accompanied by a stylish slideshow of the Senator. – Huffington Post.
WHO?: KATE MIDDLETON, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE.
Kate has given the fashion industry in the UK a healthy boost. The “Kate effect” has seen business boom for the brands she wears – totaling an estimated £1billion – and her first-born George has a similar effect on tots his age. The Duchess, who opts for both designer and high street names, has blossomed in recent years and there’s an undeniable confidence about her style.
WHO?: ANNA MARIA GALOJAN.
Occupation: Former politician from Estonia.
Galojan is a former politician in her country of Estonia. She was accused of embezzling over 59,438 euros. She posed for Playboy in 2009. She’s always on the list of hottest female politicians. Always!
WHO?: PRINCESS MARY OF DENMARK.
Polished without ever being overdone and having perfected the art of making appropriate fashion choices that still have an edge, Mary radiates the confidence of a woman who knows what works for her title, looks and body type.
WHO?: ALINA KABAEVA.
Occupation: Russian Politician and retired gymnast.
Since 2007, Kabaeva has been a State Duma deputy from the United Russia party. This Russian beauty was a most successful rhythmic gymnast. She is also one of the most decorated gymnasts in the history of rhythmic gymnastics with two Olympic medals, 14 world championship medals and 25 European championship medals. Alina has posed for various magazines and has been voted as one of the sexiest politicians on earth.
WHO?: QUEEN MAXIMA OF THE NETHERLANDS.
Queen Máxima, who is widely praised for her bold and elegant taste in fashion. She has a tremendous sense of fun with her sartorial choices wide-brimmed hats, structured silhouettes and eye-catching accessories.
WHO?: NICKY HILTON.
Occupation: Heiress and member of the ‘Rothschild’ family.
American fashion designer, socialite, and model. She is a member of the Hilton family by birth. Her great-grandfather was Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Through her marriage to James Rothschild, a grandson of Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, she became a member of the aristocratic Rothschild family. Nicky owns her own line of luxury handbags as well.
WHO?: PRINCESS DEENA ALJUHANI ABDULAZIZ.
Saudi Princess and boutique owner, Deena Abdulaziz has recently made her way to fashion magazines, including Vogue.com, in addition to many other reputable publications around the world. Princess Deena, who is married to Prince Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, has been commended for her elegant style and poised chicness. She has been always roaming around the world for the perfect high-end pieces, not just to add them to her own personal wardrobes and make fashionable stunts. Her style is more of an urban style that is characterized with her unorthodox choices of unique patterns, geometric cuts, daring accessories and simple makeup that magically highlights her Arabian features.
WHO?: MICHELE BACHMANN.
Occupation: Former United States Representative.
Michele Bachmann lost the Iowa caucus — but won the fashion race. Yes, we are going there. Let’s not pretend voters don’t notice what candidates wear — heck, Rick Santorum acknowledged he wears sweater vests to look more mature. And they definitely notice the choices of female candidates, who don’t have the suit-shirt-tie uniform to fall back on. Fashion experts say Bachmann raised the bar for all women politicians with a classic, feminine style — without letting her clothes become the story. “She did extraordinarily well,” said Christina Logothetis, a D.C. image consultant who writes the Style of Politics blog.