Party princesses Beatrice and Eugenie make a splash in bright dresses at Chelsea bashPippa Middleton and brother James were also presentArtist Tracey Emin attended wearing Union flag dress
22:27 GMT, 29 June 2012
They are often criticised for what some deem to be their over-the-top fashion sense.
But last night Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie did not put a well-shod foot wrong as they arrived for a private party at Chelsea's Crosby Hall looking catwalk ready.
The young royals both chose brightly coloured dresses that fitted their figures perfectly. For Beatrice, a screen-printed mini dress that revealed toned legs.
For Eugenie, a vivid coral dress with cap sleeves, a fitted waistline and a deep V-neckline, all of which served to enhance her petite hourglass figure.
Stylish: Often criticised for their over-the-top fashion choices, at a party in Chelsea last night the girls looked glamorous in simple dresses with classic accessories
Tracey Emin was present at the party too, arriving in a Union flag dress, thought to be designed by Vivienne Westwood, which she paired with a pair of classic Vivienne Westwood moulded toe shoes.
The party was also attended by Pippa
Middleton and her brother James, who were forced to cut short their day in the
royal box at Wimbledon in order to attend.
The Middletons' early exit from the
tennis tournament meant that they missed Rafa Nadal's incredible defeat by Czech player Lukas Rosol after the game ran until almost 10pm.
Colour matching: Beatrice picked out the colours of her dress with midnight blue clutch and sandals, while Eugenie accessorised hers just as the Queen herself would – with black bag and shoes
Party time: Beatrice attended the event, held in Crosby Hall in Chelsea, with her boyfriend Dave Clark
Left: Artist Tracey Emin in Union flag dress and Vivienne Westwood shoes. Right, a guest makes the most of the summery weather last night with a floaty dress split to the thigh
Spectacular venue: The party took place in Crosby Hall, a Grade II -listed property on Cheyne Walk in Chelsea. It is the only surviving part of the mansion of Crosby Hall, built in 1466 by wool merchant John Crosby
FEMAIL VERDICT: GREAT DRESSES, BUT SOMEONE GET EUGENIE SOME LIPPY!
The simple silhouettes were a savvy
choice for the girls, both of whom have very good figures, but who often fail to show them off to their best advantage.
Instead of wearing figure-skimming clothes like these that enhance the body, the girls often end up in too-tight pencil skirts that appear to be stretched across their thighs, making them look bigger than they are.
The warm weather was a blessing, and meant the girls left their jackets at home. Too often they wear boxy jackets that add bulk, or button up too tightly across their bodies. A touch looser is better – strained buttons or stretched fabric adds pounds that aren't there.
Royal blush: Nice dresses, but both girls could have done with a touch more make up
high hemline showed off great legs honed from running, while Eugenie's vintage-style tailoring showed
off the fact that the royal's waist is in fact tiny – something that is
sometimes lost when the princesses wear badly fitting clothing.
The only negative Eugenie's hair is crying out for some volume – someone give that girl some rollers. And both, but especially Eugenie, could do with more make up. A bold pink lip, some blusher, bronzer and mascara would take Eugenie, who has beautiful bone structure, from dressed-up teen to elegant princess.
Her black shoes, too are a tad heavy for summer, and for the bright dress they accompany – but we'd take them over the dreadful standard-issue nude pumps the female royals can't get enough of any day.