There were so many stylish outfits on display at yesterday’s royal wedding it’s hard to pick my favourties! Here is a run-down of my best dressed guests.
For me, there was one clear winner in the style stakes. Amal Clooney oozed Hollywood glamour in a sunshine yellow dress by Stella McCartney with matching hat by Stephen Jones. Such a tricky colour to wear but it complemented her colouring perfectly and looked simply stunning. Her look was so dazzling you barely noticed the Hollywood A-lister at her side – George Clooney!
Prince Harry’s cousin, Kitty Spencer, looked incredibly stylish in a green dress with a striking hand-painted floral pattern by Dolce & Gabbana with matching elegant beret-style veiled hat by Philip Treacy. I love the wide square, almost tudor-style neckline of this dress and the rich jewel shade of green.
The Countess of Wessex is also up there in my top three. I love the effortless elegance of her short-sleeved top and ice blue midi skirt by Suzannah with bespoke hat, hand-dyed to match by Jane Taylor. A glamorous look for the Countess whose style is really getting better with age. Brave to choose separates too – I think she carries it off really well.
Sofia Wellesley, wife of singer James Blunt, wore a pretty embroidered long dress featuring an intricate floral vine pattern by Red Valentino with a cream volute hat by Camilla Rose Millinery. A perfect outfit for a spring wedding. The dress is heavily detailed so she chose the perfect hat to complement it. A really fresh and summery look.
Gina Torres, Meghan’s Suits co-star, wore a red/pink embroidered tulle lace dress by Costarellos. A great colour and the cream trilby style hat gives the delicate dress a bit of edge.
Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, chose a colourful striped dress by Eponine London with an elegant shell pink feathered headband by Rachel B Millinery, aptly named “Ballerina”. A really pretty, fresh and vibrant look. It would be difficult to match a statement hat with such a complicated dress, so this discrete romantic headpiece is a great solution.
Gabriela Peacock wore a pink Emilia Wickstead midi dress with bow detail on the sleeves and a hat by Laura Cathcart millinery. A beautiful, feminine and chic look.
Fashion PR, Nicky Malone, wore an elegant blush pink “Belle” dress coat by Claire Mischevani with matching pillbox hat by Sarah Cant Millinery. Blush pink is one of my favourite colours so this is always a winner for me!
Janina Gavankar wore a 1930s orange tasselled cape dress with a 1940s hat – I love this vintage look. Wearing vintage is also a great way of making sure no-one turns up in the same outfit as you!
I’m a sucker for polka dots so this classic navy/blue cream collared pleated midi dress by Alessandra Rich, worn by actress Abigail Spencer, is one of my favourites.
Autumn Phillips wore a teal belted coat dress by Ceri Brooks at Hen House Brides, a boutique based in Wiltshire, with a matching bespoke feather percher hat by Juliette Millinery, worn with Emmy London navy suede accessories. Teal was a popular colour amongst the royal guests, with Princess Beatrice and Zara Phillips also opting for this vibrant shade of blue. I love the fit-and-flare style of this one.
Mother of the Bride. It can’t have been easy for Doria Ragland being the only member of Meghan’s family attending the royal wedding and sitting across from the Queen! But Doria looked extremely elegant in a pistachio green embroidered dress and coat by Oscar de la Renta with a chic beret style hat.
Carole Middleton wore a fit-and-flare pale aqua dress coat by Catherine Walker with hat by Jane Taylor. You can’t go wrong with Catherine Walker for formal events and this shade of green is one of my favourites.
If Amal Clooney stole the show at the wedding ceremony, Priyanka Chopra was threatening to do the same at the evening party! She chose this dazzling dress by Dior for the evening reception at Frogmore House. A real show-stopping old-school glamour number.