As a member of the Royal Family, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, has stepped out in some incredible outfits over the years. From sparkling tiaras to designer ballgowns, the 59-year-old has been pictured in an array of ensembles that many fans dream of wearing. Back in 1988, the royal, who was married to Prince Andrew, the Duke of York at the time, was spotted arriving at the Strand Theatre in London for a gala charity performance. Pregnant with her first daughter, Princess Beatrice, at the time, she grinned in view of the paparazzi.
Sarah sported a floor length navy blue gown, which featured a show-stopping tiered design.
The outfit had a figure-hugging bodice, and long sleeves.
This unusual design was shoulderless – except for several thin straps which crossed over one another.
She teamed the look with dark gloves, as well as sparkling drop earrings.
And, according to an expert stylist and fashion designer who has dressed Princess Beatrice, now 30, and Princess Eugenie, 28, this style of ensemble could be about to make its way back into fashion.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Holly Jade O’Leary explained that some very well-known labels could be about to bring the glamorous look onto their catwalks.
“The taffeta and tulle black sequinned outfit worn by Sarah Ferguson to a West End performance during her pregnancy is making a comeback on the Spring Summer 2019 catwalk, with brands such as Erdem and Rodarte drawing from her classical evening wear and showgirl style with resplendent, ballgown dresses,” she said.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, has worn items by Erdem a number of times before.
Back on October 10 last year, Kate stepped out in an off-the-shoulder tweed midi dress from the label’s Iman range.
The bouclé-tweed design, by Canadian-born designer Erdem Moralıoğlu, had a price tag of around £1780 at the time.
She wore floral statement earrings for the occasion, which were also by Erdem.
Kate also wore the label earlier in the year while in Sweden on a royal tour with Prince William.
However, the Duchess isn’t the only royal to have been noted for their decision to wear Erdem.
It seems Meghan Markle, 37, and Princess Eugenie, 28, are also fans.
On December 19 last year, the Duchess of Sussex stepped out in a semi-sheer black Erdem dress – which she also wore in January 2016.
Months earlier, Princess Eugenie wore a £1,288 floral embroidered cap sleeve by the designer for a third time in public, as she posed with her now-husband Jack Brooksbank for their official engagement photos.
Sarah Ferguson: Five facts about the Duchess of York
Sarah is the second daughter of Major Ronald Ferguson and Susan Mary Wright.
Her parents divorced in 1974, with her mother going on to marry polo player Héctor Barrantes in 1975 and moving to Argentina. Sarah stayed in the UK with her father, who remarried in 1976 and went on to have three more children.
Sarah married Prince Andrew on 23 July 1986 at Westminster Abbey in London.
She wore an ivory-silk wedding gown designed by Lindka Cierarch which had a 17 foot train and 20 foot veil. As is tradition, Sarah wore a diamond tiara, and her wedding band was crafted from Welsh gold.
The couple spent their honeymoon abroad the real yacht Britannia off the coast of the Azores Islands.
Sarah and Andrew divorced in 1996 after separating in 1992.
However the couple remain on good terms, even living together in the Royal Lodge from 2008 until Sarah moved to a ski chalet in Switzerland they bought together in 2015.
Sarah has written children’s books for many years, her first being a series about Budgie The Helicopter in the early 90s.
She has also been the US spokeswoman for WeightWatchers after famously battling her weight over the years.
On top of commercial endeavours, the Duchess devotes plenty of time to charity, including Children in Crisis, which she founded in 1993.
Fergie, as she is known to friends, uses both Twitter and Instagram.
She has over 200,000 followers across the platforms, and shares many insights in to her life.
Most of the Royal Family are not on social media, but are represented by Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, or Clarence House.
Sarah’s daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, are the exception, with both joining their mother on social media.