Princess Charlene of Monaco shows off transformation in sheer dress: 'Hardly recognised her'

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene wore matching white ensembles to the event.

Princess Charlene of Monaco, 45, was an absolute vision of elegance at the 74th Red Cross Gala in Monaco, stealing the show with her timeless fashion choices and chic hair transformation.

She was accompanied to the annual charity event by her husband, Prince Albert II of Monaco, and the couple’s niece, Camille Gottlieb, daughter of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco.

Prince Albert II of Monaco (C), Princess Charlene of Monaco (R) and influencer and relative of the Monegasque princely family Camille Gottlieb (L) arrive to attend the 74th annual Monaco Red Cross Ball gala charity event in Monaco, on July 29, 2023. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the Gala event with husband Prince Albert II of Monaco and their niece, Camille Gottlieb. Photo: Getty Images

The Monégasque royal graced the prestigious event wearing a billowing ivory gown that exuded her customary timeless elegance. The tunic dress, with a sheer overlay embellished with crystals, featured a scooped neckline, romantic cuffed sleeves, and a waist-cinching belt, beautifully accentuating her athletic silhouette.

Princess Charlene elevated her look with exquisite drop earrings from Van Cleef & Arpels' Romeo and Juliet collection, paired perfectly with a satin pillow box clutch.


But it wasn't just her outfit that turned heads; her new hairstyle also made a stunningly chic statement. The mother-of-two showcased a moody mahogany-hued, soft-cropped pixie cut, adding to her already impressive list of hairstyles this season.

Princess Charlene completed her look with dewy foundation, rosy blush, and a petrol blue smokey eye.

Princess Charlene of Monaco arrives to attend the 74th annual Monaco Red Cross ball on July 29, 2023 in Monaco. Created in 1948, the gala is an annual charity event held in Monaco by its Princely Family during the summer. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Princess Charlene of Monaco unveiled yet another stylish addition to her repertoire of hairstyles, debuting a cool brunette cropped pixie cut. Photo: Getty Images
The Monegasque royals were matching in white ensembles for the event. Photo: Getty Images
The Monegasque royals were matching in white ensembles for the event. Photo: Getty Images

Prince Albert II made a dashing appearance in an ivory evening jacket, complemented by a red bow tie and pocket square. He paired this with black pleated trousers and a crisp white Oxford shirt.

Meanwhile, Gottlieb looked stunning in a sleeveless lilac gown, elegantly draped beneath a tulle cape. Her formal attire also featured intricate crystal embellishments, just like her aunt's ensemble.

Royal style watchers couldn't get enough of Princess Charlene's timeless look, flooding social media with compliments for her evening wear and the chic hair makeover.

"She looks stunning in the outfit. And the new hair!" one person wrote, while another commented, "Wow, I hardly recognised her. She looks fabulous."

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JULY 18: (EDITOR'S NOTE : NO TABLOIDS WEB & PRINT) Princess Charlene of Monaco attends the 73rd Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala on July 18, 2022 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
The Monegasque royal also turned heads at last year's Red Cross Gala with a platinum pixie cut and floor length Prada gown. Photo: Getty Images

Indeed, Princess Charlene's fashion choices for the Red Cross Gala have always been showstoppers.

Just last year, all eyes were on the former Olympic swimmer as she graced the event in a magnificent Prada dress, with delicate sequins and floral beading. The floor-length gown, with a scooped neckline, cropped sleeves, and silhouette-enhancing A-line skirt was another of many popular choices for the fashion-forward royal.

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