I think this was the only time I’ve been excited to leap out of bed at 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning! I had to recap my picks for the best dressed at the Royal Wedding! The wedding of the year did not disappoint, and I found the entire ceremony so lovely, from the gospel choir, to the energetic Reverend Michael Curry. My picks for the best dressed at the Royal Wedding include celebrities, extended family and a couple royals too! Plus read on to see my thoughts on Meghan Markle’s Givenchy wedding gown.
Meghan Markle Wedding Gown
I had placed my bets on a wedding dress by Erdem or Stella McCartney (Erdem due to the Toronto-UK connection), however, Meghan Markle wore a wedding dress designed by Clare Waight Keller, the artistic director of Givenchy. The boatneck and satin echoed Audrey Hepburn’s wedding dress from the movie Funny Face.
My favourite part of Meghan Markle’s wedding gown was that incredible cathedral-length train, adorned with flowers, representing the 53 countries in the commonwealth. It was extremely romantic, and definitely gave me princess vibes.
Meghan Markle wore the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara, loaned from the Queen’s vault. She wore stud earrings and a diamond bracelet by Cartier. Serge Normant was the hairstylist behind the messy, low chignon… and I wish he had used more pins to keep that stray hair at bay. While Kate Middleton did her own makeup on her wedding day, Meghan Markle’s wedding day makeup was natural and flawless, thanks to her make up artist, Daniel Martin.
While I loved that there wasn’t any lace on this dress, I was a bit… underwhelmed. I loved the bateau neckline, but one aspect that I really couldn’t get over were the ill-fitted sleeves. At numerous points during the ceremony, the dress was puckering. I wish it were made of sheer sleeves adorned with the same embroidery as her veil, to tie the look together.
The brand noted: “The pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasizes the slender sculpted waist. The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.”
I’m sure this dress will inspire bateau necklines and a shift away from lace. I’m excited to see her reception dress, and still hold out hope she will feature an American designer!
Best Dressed at the Royal Wedding
Oprah looked very lovely in this pink Stella McCartney outfit. I love the lace layers and her large hat.
The Duchess of Cornwall looked very nice in this pink day suit with an amazing Phillip Treacy hat that reminded me of a Juju hat. It was very festive and exciting! I love this colour on her too.
Gina Torres, Meghan’s former Suits cast mate was so well dressed in this red lace dress.
James Blunt and his wife Sofia Wellesley made a great entrance. I love her floral embroidered dress.
Idris Elba’s model girlfriend, Sabrina Dhowre wore head-to-toe Gucci! This look is very extra but also super fun.
Cressida Bonas, Harry’s ex-girlfriend looked amazing in this colourful striped dress.
Kitty Spencer looked STUNNING in emerald. She’s Prince Harry’s cousin, and was absolutely regal in this green Dolce and Gabbana dress. This look is so so so gorgeous, and I officially want her brows and makeup.
Amal Clooney looked divine in this yellow Stella McCartney dress and matching hat. The outfit is so gorgeous and shows off her amazing statuesque figure. While I was slightly disappointed Stella McCartney didn’t design Meghan’s dress, this outfit made up for it.
Worst dressed at the Royal Wedding
I am not a fan of Princess Eugenie’s short Gainsbourg dress and Valentino Rockstud shoes. The clash is odd to me, and I thought it was a bit too Jackie O. I’m curious to see her wedding dress in October though!
I am not a fan of Pippa Middleton’s floral dress. Something about the pleats interrupting the print is off for me.
The deep purple dress Karen Spencer is wearing is a bit too strong for her skintone and dark hair colour. The large fascinator and cape combined are also a bold statement. I think this look would have been better with a smaller hat, or no cape.
Princess Beatrice was once again my worst dressed at the Royal Wedding! She wore this Roksanda Viola dress that had organza embellished with pimples. Anyone else with trypophobia triggered by this look? I love the colour but the little balls freak me out.