And we continue on in our review of commoner-to-princess transformations with one that might be more subtle, but was possibly more important than our last: Crown Princess Mette-Marit's.
Her everyday wear is, to this day, based in neutrals and simple cuts, but she took it to the extreme at the beginning of her marriage when she showed up to Willem-Alexander and Máxima's wedding wearing the glum ensemble on the left (which earned her a spot on my top 10 worst dressed wedding guests):
Hop forward another couple of years and another couple of weddings, and that princess style is starting to take shape:
The most key component of that new total look, in my opinion, has been the change in the Crown Princess's hair and makeup.
She looks much more confident, too, doesn't she? She hasn't just grown in her style, she's grown as a Crown Princess. These days, more than half of Norwegians indicate some form of approval for Mette-Marit.
Also: you know who else has benefited from the passage of time?
What do you make of Mette-Marit's transformation?