The world watched on Saturday 19th May as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged their vows in the most fairytale setting imaginable at the much-anticipated Royal wedding. While we’d all been waiting with bated breath to see Meghan’s gown (a stunning, elegantly structured Givenchy design), the guests certainly stepped up too, providing us with endless inspiration for summer wedding style. From Amal Clooney to Victoria Beckham, here are our favourite best-dressed guests from the Royal wedding…
Amal Clooney set social media alight with her wedding guest outfit and it’s not difficult to see why. Her mustard yellow, custom Stella McCartney dress complete with matching veiled hat was a bold choice but she pulled it off effortlessly. While the colour was the star of the show for many, the pinched neckline and ankle-grazing waist tie train provided a dose of high fashion refinement.
Soft ruffles, sheer layers, a 7/8 length hemline and flashes of colour; Carey Mulligan’s dress ticked off a multitude of summer trends. A more classic choice than others, she embodied wedding style without falling back on clichés. The contrast black waistband was a striking, visual interruption; a contemporary detail to update timeless femininity.
With her own fashion house at her disposal to whip up a custom look, we expected nothing less than pure, directional elegance from Victoria Beckham. While the navy hue was understated, the slashed neckline and sleeves coupled with the structured shoulders turned the look in a contemporary direction. And the high buckled neckline was an inspired touch. To finish? A pop of colour with sky-high red heels.
Charlotte Riley, arriving with fellow actor and husband Tom Hardy, revived the dark Victoriana trend and crossed it with summer florals. Black served as the canvas for pops of red, blue, pink and yellow; elevated by layered ruffles and that statement, 3D floral hat.