The royal wedding created real hype as we all wondered what Megan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, would be wearing; or who would be designing the dress. The build up to the wedding showed us designs from past royal weddings and we all wondered whether she would take her inspirations from the late Diana’s voluminous dress, or the simplicity of Kate Middleton’s satin and lace dress. Everyone waited and then as she walked down the aisle, people whispered about the Waight Keller design – a stunning white bateau neck wedding gown with a hand embroidered 16.5 meter silk tulle veil with flowers representing all 53 countries of the Commonwealth. It was perfect in every way, timeless, elegant and with impeccable tailoring from the house of Givenchy. The veil was topped with a diamond bandeau tiara encrusted with diamonds and platinum. The princess’s wedding shoes was a Givenchy refined pointed couture design made of silk duchess satin.
Apart from the stunning royal gown, we all looked forward to seeing the fashion of the VIP guests, which included numerous American celebrities. From the likes of Victoria Beckham and Kate Middleton to Serena Williams, these are some of the outfits from the lucky wedding attendees.
Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra wore Vivienne Westwood to the big day. Oprah Winfrey wore a Stella McCartney double tiered dress with lace trim accessorized, with nude pumps and matching nude purse. For me, Amal Clooney stood out in a honey yellow midi dress with side drape detail in silk, also by Stella McCartney; and Lady Kitty Spencer looked classic in her blue teal floral dress. Serena Williams stepped out in a pink Versace dress and matching pink heels. Camilla Parker Bowles stole the show with her Philip Treacy hat matched with a pale pink suit dress. Victoria Beckham teamed her navy blue dress from her own brand with bright burnt orange shoes, but somehow this did not do it for me. Beautifully coloured fascinators and hats were also worn to impress. However, everyone had their eyes on Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie to see what hats they would wear after being teased by the public and press at Kate and William’s wedding. Luckily the sisters played it safe with plain coloured hats by Stephen Jones. Best hats definitely went to Kitty Spencer; Priyanka Chopra, whose Philip Treacy hat fitted perfectly and complimented her asymmetrical suit; and then of course the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, in her feathery sugar hat, which she managed to pull off.
Then there were the guys, who also went all out to make their statement with Versace, Gucci and Giorgio Armani suits which were all well tailored, classic and stylish. The media, style reporters and fashionistas commented on every detail of the fashion on the royal wedding day, which managed to be just about the perfect day and a truly impressive fashion showcase.