Happy New Year - here's to a happy, healthy and successful 2017! Let's have a glittery start into the new year with our second vote on your favourite gala appearance of 2016 - this time the tiara division! Turns out that half a dress is more than enough for you to vote it your favourite in the no-tiara division (and I can't say I blame you): The dress Princess Alexandra wore for the wedding of Alix de Ligne and Guillaume de Dampierre was your favourite of 2016 by 23.4 percent of votes ahead of not one but two appearances by Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie. And now onto the tiaras...
The leading ladies of Luxembourg brought us two tiara appearances this year each. From left to right: Grand Duchess Maria Teresa in a repeated Elie Saab and the Belgian Scroll Tiara for national day; Grand Duchess Maria Teresa in Elie Saab - she remains my kinda girl! - and the Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara for the state visit to Finland; Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie in Paule Ka and her own Diamond Butterfly Tiara for national day; and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie in Phase Eight and the Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara for the state visit from Romania.
Luckily, the glittering birthday party of King Carl Gustav XVI of Sweden means we also have a Liechtenstein entry for this vote in form of Hereditary Princess Sophie and the Habsburg Fringe Tiara, as well as three lovely ladies at Luxembourg's national day: Princess Alexandra in the Chaumet Diamond Choker Necklace Tiara, Princess Claire in that beloved dress she also wore in the other vote and the Grand Duchess Adelaide Tiara, and Princess Tessy in Marcin Lobacz and the Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara. (And yes, I'm all for giving one of my favourite Lux tiara a workout with three appearances this year but could we please make it a new year's resolution to dig a bit deeper into the vaults this year and see if any of those tiaras we haven't seen in a few decades still exist? Much appreciated!)
And now it's onto you once again: Cast the vote for your favourite appearance of the past year below until January 6. Have fun!