Earlier today the BBC were reporting the list of the Royal Wedding guests… mine must be lost in the post. This got me thinking, what would you actually wear to the Royal Wedding? The normal stress over what to wear to a friend or family member’s nuptials but amplified on the world’s stage with the beady eyes of the press and billions of people judging your outfit…
It’s got to be classic really, as with any big event you don’t want to look back and regret those pictures! Timeless but chic and not too off the wall. Chic colour, feminine lace, tailored jackets, sleek shoes and bags and unfussy accessorising.
A dress is a no-brainer for a wedding, taking you seamlessly from daytime ceremony to a later reception. Retro, flirty shapes are classic and romantic. This Westwood Anglomania taffetta dress gives a retro shape a modern spin in chic, neutral tones. Styled with a fitted blazer and pared down unfussy bag and shoes, chunky bangle and a feather hairband.
This look is a tad more “fashiony”, but styled the right way you can wear black to a wedding! The Isabel Marant jacket balances the volume of the dramatic, high fashion Valentino dress and the tailoring smartens it up. Gothic meets grown-up, the tough ring (Daisy Knight) and gothic Chanel nails give an edge to the girly look. Leopard print Charlotte Olympia shoes add a sense of fun.
This Erdem red lace dress is the dress of my dreams. The demure neckline and length contrast the sensual red lace. Simple accessories, a bejewelled McQueen box clutch and Louboutin platforms keep the focus on the dress. A hairband is a great alternative to the slightly outmoded fascinator, this studded Valentino one adds girly toughness to the look.
This is another dream dress, by Lanvin. This goddess-like maxi would be perfect for a wedding; a romantic, draped Grecian skirt with a modern asymmetric fitted top. Worn with a Chloé blazer to smarten it up and classic peep-toe patent Louboutin heels to let the dress do the talkin. A chunky Lanvin cuff necklace makes a statement and breaks up the bright red hue, and the Mulberry Bayswater metallic leather belt bag in a subtle leopard print is subtle but chic.
There’s still time Wills and Kate…
This is my designer version of the outfits I would want to wear, but I’ll do a high street version too in the next few days.