Watched by more than a billion people around the world,
The Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate
Middleton, now The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was
as big a fashion event as it was a moment in history.
Everyone waited with baited breathe, then exploded with
cheers as the royals, the celebrities and of course the bride
entered the Abbey. Stepping out in their best fascinators
and morning suits the guest, including David and Victoria
Beckham, Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish,
Lady Sophie Windsor and bride-to-be Zara Phillips
(daughter of Princess Anne) did not disappoint.
While others like Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice,
and Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, wife of deputy prime
minister Nick Clegg, went a little too far with their get ups.
Who were the best-dressed guests?
By Shakira Polite with additional reporting by Colin Megaro
Perhaps the most stylish couple on the planet,
David and a very pregnant in heels, Victoria
Beckham looked smashing. David bringing a bit of
the states to his native country wore a Ralph Lauren
morning suit complete with top hat. While the former
Spice Girl kept it chic and sophisticated in a
asymmetrical navy boat neck dress and lizard clutch
from her namesake line with sky high custom made
Christian Louboutin pumps. Not to be outdone by
the royals she topped off the ensemble with an
elegant blue pillbox hat by Philip Treacy. Some
critics accused her of being too drab but I beg to
differ. The dress complemented her baby bump and
fit her body perfectly.
A man of the people, beloved musician Sir Elton
John in a traditional but slightly unflattering morning
suit added a punch of color with a pale yellow vest
and purple tie. While his partner David Furnish kept
his look more conservative.
Soul singer Joss Stone was pretty in pink…well
almost! Although I love the color, this dress and
matching jacket from Hobbs London looked a bit too
serious for the free spirit songstress. The chapeau
on top of her head, I am sure made it worse.
(Images Left to Right)
Lady Sophie Windsor puts together a demure
look in Armani Prive. With clean lines and
elegant subtle detailing she was a favorite
even with her saucer- esque chapeau.
Clearly one of the more fashionable royals,
Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne and
eldest Granddaughter to Queen Elizabeth II
looked stunning in a metallic silver coat dress
by Paul Costelloe, an avant-garde chapeau
from Philip Treacy, sleek leopard clutch and
Blush tones work well for wedding guests
looking to make a springy entrance and the
supremely stylish Letizia, Princess of
Asturias hit the mark in Felipe Varela.
Lady Sophie of Wessex chose this beautifully
embroidered suit by Bruce Oldfield, Jimmy
Choo shoes and a rosette sprayed fascinator,
one of the best of the day by Jane Taylor.
Former South African swimmer and fiancée to
Prince Albert of Monaco, a statuesque,
Charlene Wittstock opted for a minimalist
look in a grey Akris coat dress and grey and
white wide brimmed hat. Wittstock finished the
look off with a simple pair of pumps, white
gloves and an oversized clutch, also from Akris.
Sisters, Princess Eugenie and Princess
Beatrice wowed the crowd on the big day
with eye-catching outfits. Eugenie’s colorful
number by another British “royal” designer
Vivienne Westwood appeared to be more
befitting for the circus with the busy bodice,
messy hemline and pointed disaster a top
her head (by Philip Treacy).
Beatrice looked lovely in a nude Valentino
Couture coat with cutouts, a soft pleated skirt
and sleek heels. Unfortunately her outfit was
butchered by a fascinator. While the Philip
Treacy hat was beautifully constructed it just
Milliner Phllip Treacy finally hits a good note
with Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece.
Layers of pewter roses and the curved
feminine lines, help to compliment the
Princesses face and ensemble, not fight for
The Prime Minister’s wife, Samantha
Cameron, opted for a ruched dress by
Burberry, Aldo shoes and jewelry by
Erickson Beamon for Erdem. Prince Harry’s
gal-pal Chelsy Davy struck a very similar
fashion cord donning a teal custom Alberta
Ferretti pleated jacket and skirt with Victoria
Grant fascinator and Jimmy Choo's.
Queen Elizabeth II chose an
ensemble in a striking shade of
lemon-sorbet, which appeared
slightly understated for the grand
occasion. Angela Kelly designed the
Queen's crepe wool primrose dress.
The diamond brooch was a Queen
Mary’s True Lovers Knot.
Pretty blondes and cousins to
William and Harry (Diana was there
aunt), sisters Amelia, Eliza and Kitty
Spencer wore some of the most
fabulous fascinators of the day! While
I though Kitty’s nude cap sleeved
sheath dress with exaggerated
shoulders by Victoria Beckham was
a major hit, perhaps it was better
suited for a different occasion.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall,
dazzled in Anna Valentine, who also
designed the gown she wore to
marry Prince Charles. The powdery
hues of her coatdress were nicely
accented by her Philip Treacy hat.
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