Tuesday 21 May 2019

Zara Tindall makes a case for best dressed royal in floral mini-dress at races in Australia

Zara Tindall watches the races during the 2019 Magic Millions on January 12, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Zara Tindall watches the races during the 2019 Magic Millions on January 12, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Zara Tindall watches the races during the 2019 Magic Millions on January 12, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Zara Tindall watches the races during the 2019 Magic Millions on January 12, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Mike and Zara Tindall attends the Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on January 12, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Mike and Zara Tindall attends the Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on January 12, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Mike and Zara Tindall attends the Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on January 12, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Mike and Zara Tindall attends the Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on January 12, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Zara Tindall, despite her status as a senior British royal, is often overlooked in the great fashion debate, which is always a head-to-head race between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

But Princess Anne's daughter is a fashion force to be reckoned with all her own, and without the restrictions of a dress code or title to adhere to, she can dress more freely, which was on display during her appearance at the Magic Millions on Australia's Gold Coast on Friday. She and husband Mike jetted Down Under earlier this week for the event and the mother-of-two has been blazing an independent style trail while so far away from home.

In a sure sign of her retail power, a high-neck lace white dress by White Label Noba sold out so quickly that the brand said they were forced to re-order the item due to "overwhelming demand". For a VIP reception kicking off the event on Thursday, it was an LBD, but yesterday's look is among her best ever - an indication of her own personal renaissance, seven months after giving birth to her second child. Kate tends to change her hair after having a baby and we've yet to see how Meghan will alter her look, but for Zara, her metamorphosis is clearly tied with her clothing.

The high neck floral mini-dress by is statement enough, but the devil is in the detail: her Kate Spade studded clutch, tortoise shell sunglasses, a pair of taupe heels and the true talking point, her intricate 3D floral headpiece by her preferred Australian milliner Meg Rafter. This is just the beginning for the woman is often considered the most normal member of the monarchy.

Mike and Zara Tindall attends the Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on January 12, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Mike and Zara Tindall attends the Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on January 12, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

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