Well, what can we say about last Saturday that hasn’t already been said? From the amazing carriage procession through Windsor to the gospel choir giving us all goosebumps with a phenomenal performance of ‘Stand By Me’, the Royal Wedding was EVERYTHING we had hoped it would be and so much more.
Of course, no wedding, royal or otherwise, would be complete without the guests being dressed up to the nines, and Meghan and Harry’s nuptials did not disappoint in terms of glamour. Both pastels and bold colours seemed to be the colours of choice for most guests as well as the usual wedding staple of florals and the occasional appearance of darker shades (we’re looking at you Victoria Beckham). With so many amazing fashion choices on show it’s hard to compile a best dressed list but here’s a quick rundown of who we thought upped the style stakes at the most talked about event of the year…
We have to admit that during our usual Monday gossip in the Looker office we were all in total agreement that Amal’s outfit was our absolute favourite. The human rights barrister looked jaw-droppingly gorgeous in a yellow Stella McCartney dress and matching hat with husband George matching his tie and pocket square to her colour scheme. Given this level of glamour it’s no wonder the couple became meme material, with many on social media speculating they were planning an Oceans’ Eleven style heist!
Unfortunately, Serena wasn’t one of Meghan’s bridesmaids as had been speculated since the couple’s engagement, but the tennis star did manage to wow us all in not one, but TWO amazing outfits. The first, a pastel pink asymmetrical Versace number was paired with matching shoes and an elaborate fascinator for the ceremony, however it was the outfit that she wore for the reception later that night that really got people talking! Her floral Valentino gown was excellently accessorised with TRAINERS, if you ask us that’s perfect footwear for what was sure to have been a night full of dancing with the royals!
As we mentioned earlier, bright colours and florals were two of the biggest trends spotted at Meghan and Harry’s wedding so naturally, a royal did both. It was Lady Kitty Spencer (the princes’ cousin on his mother’s side) who perfectly combined the two this time, stunning the crowd in an emerald green Dolce and Gabbana dress with floral print detailing on the skirt. The British-born model drew comparisons to her late aunt and in terms of styling we’d have to agree that Kitty is definitely one to put on our fashion radar.
Choosing dark colours for a wedding can be tricky, especially if there are stricter dress codes (as there were bound to be at the royal wedding), so we have to give props to the few guests who chose to break from tradition and go with more muted tones. Meghan’s Suits co-star Sarah Rafferty perfectly nailed the trend in navy blue Lanvin with statement sleeves and a 1940’s inspired Philip Treacy hat. The star took to Instagram following the wedding to congratulate the newlyweds and to declare she was still ‘lost for words’ at being involved in the big day.
After the bride herself, the most anticipated outfit of any wedding is usually what the mother of the bride will be seen in. Not one to be upstaged by royalty, Meghan’s mother chose to watch her daughter become a real-life Princess (ok, technically a Duchess but same thing, right?) in a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta dress and Stephen Jones hat. Although we can’t really get on board with her being made to sit alone throughout the ceremony, it does mean that the world got to see the newest royal-in law in all her stylish glory, so who really came out a winner here? You go Doria!
An obvious choice but you can’t make a best dressed list about a wedding without including the actual bride, can you?! Ever since her and Harry announced their engagement in November, the rumour mill has been in overdrive regarding who would create Meghan’s dress. Bookies favourites Ralph and Russo were pipped to the post by French fashion house Givenchy as British designer, and first female Artistic Director of the couture label, Claire Waight Keller was tasked with creating the most highly anticipated dress of the year. Meghan was allegedly given a £400,000 budget for her wedding dress but chose instead to underspend and donate the rest to a charity, in keeping with the philanthropic work Meghan has chosen to do in her pre-royal career.
Whatever the cost of the dress, I think we can all agree that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex (as she’s now officially referred to), looked every inch the modern royal and it’s no wonder Harry looked choked up upon seeing her walk down the aisle!
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