I know that the Royal Wedding happened over the weekend already and I am a bit late with this, but it seems I will never quite be able to get rid of my Fashion Designer roots! The wedding was beautiful, and the way Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – looked at each other throughout melted my heart and set my soul on fire. I am a sucker when it comes to the royal family… I am a sucker for fairy tales and I will always be a sucker for fashion. I looked at all the outfits, and there are a few that truly stood out to me – plus, I give my unpopular opinion of The Wedding Dress…
This wedding was special on every level, not only is Meghan Markle the first mixed race person in modern history to marry a British senior royal, the wedding incorporated her heritage and culture as much as it did the Royal family’s – and it was absolutely amazing.
Let’s start with my favourite Royal – Kate Middleton. She always steals the show with her fashion choices, and to little surprise she showed up looking like absolute perfection. She arrived in a pale yellow (don’t come at me with your “she wore white”crap) Alexander McQueen Dress and Philip Treacy hat. But as you probably know by now, she has already worn that dress. And not once, or twice… three times — to Princess Charlotte’s christening, to Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday party and on a trip to Belgium. Now, a lot of people might think that she probably could have put in a bit more effort and gotten a new dress for the biggest wedding of the year – but I would like to think that she wore her dress as to not upstage the bride. Something along the lines of “Nothing to see here! Focus on the bride!” She is a thoughtful sister-in-law already, she really is perfect. Kate gave Meghan a gift nobody else could give her: the world’s full attention. The duchess, by the way, often recycles her looks, which is both environmental and elegant AF. It is part of what makes her an adored and practical style icon.
Oh… my. This is why you don’t invite David Beckham to your wedding, because he will upstage literally every other breathing human being on the entire planet – including the bride. This is just perfection on every single level (except when he opens his mouth to talk, I have never been able to stand his voice). Just look at his face though… he knows that every woman in his vicinity is most likely picturing him naked, and that every man is questioning their sexuality. David was the first man to step out in Dior Homme designed by Kim Jones. You know, when it is your debut for an iconic brand which will be showcased at one of the most watched weddings of all time – you make sure you do your damn best and that the suit fits perfectly…. so well done Kim Jones, you at least got it. Anyway, more on this a bit later on in this post…
After you eventually stop staring and David, you will notice his equally perfect fashion icon wife standing beside him. Victoria Beckham is my personal style icon, there is not much she can do wrong in my eyes. It annoyed me quite a bit that so many people told her to cheer up, or smile… To me it is pretty much the same as a stranger telling me to smile, because I look prettier when I do. We forget that we don’t actually know these people… we don’t really know what they are like, what they are feeling or what they are about. I love the fact that her dress was understated, but both daring and risqué at the same time. It had a mandarin collar with a silver buckle and lengthy tie detail, a hint of cleavage and some dramatic sleeves with a funky cut out detail – and is obviously from her very own fashion line. I love the pop of colour her shoes gave to her navy ensemble.
I really loved Sofia Wellesley’s look. She looked like a true English Rose in her embroided floral Red Valentino dress. I often wonder what it must be like to be married to James Blunt – a.k.a the funniest human being on Twitter.
Green is my colour this season, and I have actually seen something pretty similar at H&M. I really do like Caroline Greenwood’s outfit – it just annoys me to no end that her shoe and hat colour do not match the dress. Either go with a complimenting colour, or match the shade exactly. I also really, really don’t get the white sunglasses…
Her Majesty The Queen wore a flared dress in lime and purple by Stuart Parvin. I think it is adorable that she wore such a bright colour, I also think Outsurance should have her as part of their ad campaign. I love the Queen, she is so damn funky.
Another absolute favourite look, Carey Mulligan just oozed elegance and beauty at the Royal Wedding. She wore white semi-sheer dress, embellished with delicate floral prints throughout – a very big trend for the season. Her dress is from Erdem’s Pre-Fall 2018 collection. Featuring a tie-neck, ruffle sleeves, a sash belt and all-over floral embroidery, Carey’s maxi is the perfect choice for a wedding in the sunshine.
Gina Torres is just so insanely beautiful…. it hurts to look at her.
Sarah Rafferty made a statement in her navy Lanvin dress – I just love the beading detail above the dramatic bell sleeve. She is also by far my favourite character on Suits!
And then, of course… the bride. A few people were not very happy when I took to Instagram and voiced my disapproval on how ill-fitting the dress is. It is not an attack on Meghan, it is not about the fact that she might have lost some weight due to stress or whatever… it is about the fact that as the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy, Ms. Waight Keller fucked up. The dress is beautiful, simplistic, elegant and stylish… BUT IT DID NOT FIT. No designer or stylist should ever let her bride walk down the aisle in a dress as ill-fitting as this. How no-one picked up on it is beyond me. To have just given her the basic respect and decency to alter it … is it too much to ask? Lucky for Keller, Meghan is a true beauty – and nothing, not even a badly made wedding dress, could take that away. And she looked utterly, completely and totally smitten!
What did you think of her wedding dress? Did you watch The Royal Wedding?