To start of this monthly posting, I thought it would be fun to compare outfits worn by Henry's Six Wives during the Christmas Celebrations.
1) Katherine of Aragon
During the show, we only see Katherine preside over one Christmas. She wears the traditional red and gold, topped with a beautiful wreath adorned with pearls and rubies.
Anne Boleyn presides over two Christmases during the show: One before she is Queen, and one while she is Queen.
As Lady Anne:
In this scene, Anne wears the traditional red with an elegant wreath of holy, rubies, and pearls. Not so traditional; her rather low neck line.
As Queen Anne:
As Queen, Anne dones royal purple rather than red. Her simple dress is dressed up with a bejeweled neckline and topped with an the traditional wreath.
3) Jane Seymour
Jane's short reign did give us one Christmas. Here she wears a stunning crimson silk dress with an elaborate gold underskirt. She, too, wears the traditional holiday wreath adorned with pearls and rubies.
4) Anne of Cleves
Unfortunately, we do not get to see Anne of Cleves as Queen during Christmas. However, she does attend the Christmas celebrations presided over by Katheryn Howard.
Here, Anne wears a stunning bejeweled crimson dressed. She, too, wears the traditional holiday wreath.
5) Katheryn Howard
Young Katheryn looks ever the youth in her almost pink dress, bejeweled as fitting for a Queen. She, too, wears the traditional holiday wreath. However, unlike her predecessors, her wreath consists of mostly flowers, which matches her bejeweled flower neckline.
6) Catherine Parr
The only time Catherine Parr is seen at Christmas is before she is introduced to the King. In the absence of a Queen, Princess Mary is presiding over the festivities. Catherine is shown here in a lace and silk dress, demure but elegant.
Now you decide! Which Queen wore it best?