There were some fabulous outfits at the Royal Wedding including a picture perfect bride. However, not everyone got it right. I have picked out my favourites and explained why some strayed into the didn’t quite work fashion territory.
Dress of the day. Amal Clooney nails it in this Stella McCartney mustard yellow dress. Love the combination of the square neckline, slight cap-sleeves and the tie train at the back. She is both stylish and modern without trying too hard.
One of my favourite outfits. Abigail Spencer from the TV drama Suits, looks effortlessly fresh and chic in her 40’s inspired dress. The combination of structure and flare, the exaggerated collar and featured buttons work perfectly with her column frame..
Pretty girl, but Chelsea Davy’s navy dress and cape cardigan ensemble is too short, has too many ruffles and I am not a fan of the rather clunky shoes.
Serena Williams looking lovely in soft rose Versace dress. Both feminine and elegant, it really flatter’s her shape. If I was going to change one thing, I’d get rid of the necklace. A little heavy and isn’t needed.
Carrie Mulligan looks so pretty in this Erdem formal midi dress. You’d think that putting a black belt on such a delicate dress would be too heavy, but here it works perfectly.
For me this doesn’t quite work. The busy print needs a more streamlined style. The dress swamps her small frame and the heavy frill on her hem looks too much like curtains.
I’m a little in love with Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ralgand. Her mint dress and coat by Oscar de la Renta and the youthful Stephen Jones hat hit exactly the right note for mother of the bride.
Camilla’s pink feathered confection is the more flamboyant and showy of the two hats, but my eye goes to Doria.
Victoria Beckham wearing one of her own designs. She looked very stern during her walk into the church and while her outfit was undoubtably striking – as they always are, the navy was so dark, it had more of a funeral feel than that of a wedding. For me, her hat let her outfit down. It looked like a last minute gesture rather than thought out. And she struggled to walk in those shoes.
Sarah Rafferty wears navy blue Lanvin to perfection. Everything about this outfit is to be enjoyed. I’m a huge fan of bell sleeves and this dress fits her like a glove. Shoes tick, hat tick, hair tick. One very stylish lady.
I love the block colour of Delfina Blaquier’s turquoise maxi dress by Acheval Pampa. She’s one of the few celebrities who elected to wear flat shoes, but her hat is a bit frumpy and at odds with her delicate silk dress. I hate to say it, but I will anyway, a good bra is the most important part of your wardrobe whatever size you take.
Well done Sarah Ferguson. This is a great outfit for her. She looked chic in navy with pink trim. It’s bringing balance and drawing attention to her waist, while the deep V structured collar elongates her frame. She also came with a great positive attitude, smiling throughout.
James Blunt’s wife, Sofia Wellesley looks stunning in an embroidered dress by Red Valentino set of with a large cream facinator.
A mistake to show so much skin at the best of times. I am in the camp of less is more, particularly when you are attending a Royal wedding.
The only nitpicking I can make on Karen Spencer’s outfit is that the depth of colour might have suited a winter wedding more, but otherwise pretty stunning.
This doesn’t work for me. The balance is wrong. The combination of the dress being too short, the placement of the pockets, the tight neckline and meanness of sleeves makes Princess Eugenie look stout. It you don’t have a long neck, you want to open the neckline up as her mother ably demonstrated in her wedding outfit.
This is how to make a busy print work. Keep everything else quiet. Spencer looks a vision in her forest green corset dress by Dolce & Gabbana. Teaming her bag and shoes in the same orange avoids the outfit looking too matchy-matchy and the impish hat finishes it off to perfection.
The queen note-perfect in lime green and purple.
For my money, as lovely as Meghan looked as a bride, this was the superior dress. A picture of Hollywood glamour in a silk crepe Stella McCartney high neck gown. A good day all round for Stella, me thinks.
If you want advice in sourcing an outfit or any aspect of your wardrobe, I would love to help.