Her sleeveless top is perfectly alright. It's funny but often the "is it appropriate?" is found in royal forums while Spaniards don't even notice. We are not living in the 1950s anymore, royals have their own style and in 2021 attending a act with a top without sleeves is as normal as wearing flat shoes if the act is semi informal.
Spain is pretty laid back, as long as she is not wearing shorts on an official act nobody gives a damn.
I fully agree. Manners of dress have been and still are different in each country, although the global and powerful fashion industry is making everybody look more or less the same anywhere.
A long time ago, when I was a foreign language assistant in Britain, I wore trousers and even jeans to the school, whereas female teachers wore skirts or dresses (and male teachers wore suits and ties). I found this odd. For the school Christmas party, I was gently asked not to wear trousers if possible. It was, I had taken a summery dress.
More than twenty years ago, I wore mourning for a few months after my father's death. My mother died last month and I wore black for the wake and the funeral. Manners, trends, customs, everything is always changing.
I don't particularly like sleeveless garments and think QL would probably look better with French sleeves, for instance. I wonder what the temperature was,but I felt cold when I saw her. She has worn a long-sleeved denim dress jacket today. https://www.ecestaticos.c...d46c728b8/la-reina-lp.jpg