The Princess of Asturias Awards, held annually in Oviedo, are one of the highlights of the Spanish royal family’s agenda.
Queen Letizia as a fashion icon, over the years has dazzled at the ceremony with sophisticated gowns that reflect the evolution of her style.
Queen Letizia’s style at the Princess of Asturias Awards
In 2014, shortly after becoming Queen, Letizia wore a tight-fitting blue and black lace dress with a flattering pencil silhouette.
The following year, in 2015, she chose a sleeveless dress with an original gradient ruffled skirt. Both looks demonstrated her early preference for lace overlays and fitted shapes.
In 2016, Letizia adopted a bolder aesthetic with a sleeveless nude dress with striking black embroidery and Swarovski crystals.
The romantic 2017 Felipe Varela gown with black and white embroidery and a beaded sash was widely acclaimed as one of her best looks.
She wore Felipe Varela again in 2018 with an intricate hand-embroidered midnight blue gown and Queen Victoria earrings.
Attending with her daughters for the first time in 2019, Letizia’s Felipe Varela silk dress with pleated waist exuded sophistication.
Arguably her greatest fashion triumph came in 2020: she memorably recycled a blue Delpozo dress with puffed sleeves and an asymmetrical neckline from 2017.
In 2021, Letizia captivated in a black taffeta dress with large bows at the hips by The 2nd Skin Co.
More recently, in 2022, she took a new direction with a Carolina Herrera floral midi dress paired with matching white pearls, channeling refinement and maturity.
Throughout nine years of attending the Princess of Asturias Awards as Queen, Letizia’s outfits have reflected her evolution as a fashion icon admired around the world.