The royal wedding was a long-anticipated event, surrounded by flurries of media from the moment of engagement right up until the grand occasion. So, it is no surprise that some of the hottest fashions were worn and admired at the wedding, and of course, the media was right there to cover the top styles donned by Britain’s royalty! This year, the lavish event was all about chic, bold hats and lots and lots of lace.
One of the most prominent designers worn at the wedding was famous hat designer, Philip Treacy. Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, scoring a spot on the best-dressed list, topped her look off with a pewter, rose embellished Philip Treacy hat. Victoria and David Beckham were also seen wearing Philip Treacy hats. Victoria paired her dramatic floral design with a navy blue dress from her personal clothing line, while her husband, David, paired his Treacy top hat with a Ralph Lauren suit. Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was seen entering the Westminster Abbey with her sister, wearing a beautiful blue off-the-shoulder Deborah Milner dress, which was gorgeously complemented by her matching, rosette-topped Philip Treacy.
A number of royal attendees also flaunted unique Philip Treacy hat designs. Belgium Princess Mathilde paired her bright teal dress with a wide-brimmed, elaborate Philip Treacy that perfectly matched the tone of her dress, and that’s not all! The Duchess of Cornwall, stepmother of the groom, completed her Anna Valentine champagne-colored dress with an airy, champagne-colored Philip Treacy hat. Additionally, Zara Phillips, the next royal attendee to be married, paired her periwinkle outfit with an intricately designed black Treacy style.
Hats, Hats, and More Hats
Treacy’s designs were not the only hats present at the royal event, though. Mother of the bride, Carole Middleton, completed her Catherine Walker passementerie coat with a matching Jane Corbett hat, and Claudia Bradby’s dramatic Jane Marcantonio plumed topper swooped up and above crowd.
Sophie, the Countess of Wessex and the wife of Prince Edward, paired her neutral beige Bruce Oldfield ensemble with a Jane Taylor rosette spray. Even the queen herself, Queen Elizabeth II, the grandmother of the groom, was bright and cheery in an all-yellow ensemble, completed with a flowered hat designed by Angela Kelly, her personal assistant.
A number of lace hats were also found at the royal wedding, along with lace outfits, all of which seemed to naturally add to the bride’s beautiful, modest lace wedding gown choice. Chelsy Davy paired an aqua green Alberta Ferreti skirt and jacket with an elegant taupe lace hat, made especially for her by Victoria Grant.
Also, it was hard to miss Princess Letizia of Spain, who paired a pink bandage Felipe Varela dress with a cloche hat, complete with a laced blusher. Out of all of the wedding attendees, Miriam Gonzalez Duantez, wife to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, seemed to pull off one of the least conservative looks, including a tight, body-hugging dress that was draped in lace, completed with an eye-catching red hat.
Overall, guests at the royal wedding flaunted an abundance of color, with fashionable, conservative, designs, just like the stunning Kate Middleton, now the official Duchess of Cambridge.