Obviously, Princess Eugenie was the fashion star at her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October 2018. There, she wore a white dress created by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos and abandoned the traditional veil in favor of a spectacular emerald tiara borrowed from the Queen. However, practically all of her guests dressed up to the nines as well. Here are 20 of the most stylish, most eye-catching outfits at the royal event.
20. Kate Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge opted for an elaborate Philip Treacy hat and a raspberry-colored Alexander McQueen gown – one specially made for her, in fact. Followers of royal fashion did note, however, that she had worn a very similar-looking dress at the 2017 Trooping the Colour event. Well, when you find a style you like, you stick to it! And Kate appears to love Alexander McQueen – it is after all the fashion house that designed her wedding dress.
19. Ellie Goulding
Singer Ellie Goulding, a long-term friend of Eugenie, arrived for the wedding in a baby-blue polka-dot dress from Suzannah. She matched the gown with a fascinator by Jane Taylor and a cream-colored clutch. And Goulding also performed the next day at a celebrity-packed special gig for the couple; presumably she’d changed into a different outfit by then, though.
18. Demi Moore
Twitter was surprised when Demi Moore showed up to the wedding, as no-one knew of her connection to the royals. It turns out, though, that the actress is a friend of Sarah Ferguson, the mother of the bride. And at the event, Moore wore a custom-made red Stella McCartney dress paired with a Gabriela Hearst “Demi” bag – an accessory that was indeed named for the star.
17. Pixie Geldof
Pixie Geldof, daughter of Irish rock star Bob Geldof, wore a colorful ensemble to the royal wedding. She chose a bubblegum-pink dress by Céline and an incredibly striking yellow hat from Philip Treacy. And while her look may not have matched, it was both elegant and extremely modern. Geldof has known Eugenie for a while now, as they have previously worked together on environmental project the Pass on Plastic Experience.
16. Naomi Campbell
Supermodel Naomi Campbell doesn’t dress down, ever. And true to form, she appeared suitably glam at Eugenie’s wedding. For the occasion, Campbell wore a spectacular black-and-silver ensemble: a feathered metallic dress from Ralph & Russo, leather gloves, a diamond necklace and a remarkably tall Philip Treacy fascinator that somehow managed to stay on despite the wind.
15. Holly Valance
Former soap actress Holly Valance reportedly knows Princess Eugenie through her own husband, billionaire property mogul Nick Candy. And Valance elected to sport an all-pink outfit to the royal wedding. Her dress was created by Ralph & Russo – they were a popular choice for a designer that day – and she teamed the gown with leather gloves. The Daily Mail suggested, in fact, that she “channeled some subtle Jackie Kennedy vibes.”
14. Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece
Some members of the Greek royal family attended the wedding too. Princess Maria-Olympia, who just so happens to be a model, wore an eye-catching red embroidered dress by Dolce & Gabbana, along with a fabulous Philip Treacy lace-and-crystal headpiece. And the princess chose to document her day as well. She snapped herself walking in the breezy weather outside Windsor Castle, posted the image to Instagram and captioned it with the pun “Wind(sor).”
13. Liv Tyler
Actress Liv Tyler wore something chic but modest to the wedding – opting not for a dress but for a navy two-piece from Stella McCartney instead. To accessorize, she wore velvet shoes also by McCartney, a velvet clutch and a feather-net hat by Stephen Jones. And, afterwards, Tyler showed gratitude to her outfit’s designer on Instagram. “Congratulations, Eugenie and Jack. Thank you @stellamccartney for my amazing look,” she wrote.
12. Poppy Delevingne
Poppy Delevingne’s ensemble, by contrast, was a touch more daring. She chose a large feathered fascinator, which looked amazing but probably wasn’t entirely practical on the day. Her dress, meanwhile, was an ever so slightly risqué Oscar de la Renta eyelet-covered piece in light blue, with the model completing her look with a coat of a similar hue.
11. Cara Delevingne
Poppy’s sister Cara Delevingne opted for an outfit that was if anything even more show-stealing. The actress and model broke the female dress code somewhat and wore an Armani tuxedo with a Nick Fouquet top hat. Delevingne likes to dress in an androgynous manner, so perhaps her choice shouldn’t have been a surprise. Even so, many people were impressed by her daring.
10. Kate Moss
Supermodel Kate Moss, a good friend of Sarah Ferguson, attended the wedding dressed in a white and blue polka-dot two-piece and accompanying fascinator. There may have been a hidden meaning to the ensemble as well. The late Princess Diana had also worn polka dots, so the Daily Mail speculated that Kate had chosen that outfit as a tribute to her.
9. Chelsy Davy
Interestingly, two of Prince Harry’s former girlfriends both wore blue to Eugenie’s wedding. Many eyes may have been on Chelsy Davy in particular, as she had been mocked for wearing what looked like a black dress at her ex’s wedding. That gown had actually been navy, however, and Davy donned another lighter shade of the color for this celebration – but no-one could mistake her outfit for mourning clothes this time.
8. Sophie, Countess of Wessex
This time around, it was the turn of Sophie, Countess of Wessex, to wear a dress that initially may have appeared to be black. The creation by Azzedine Alaïa was actually in a deep navy, however. And the countess matched up well with her husband, Prince Edward, and their ten-year-old son James.
7. Robbie Williams and Ayda Field
British pop star Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field decided to match for the wedding, with Field donning an off-white silk outfit by Giorgio Armani for the ceremony. But that pale hue was a little too close to white for some people. Indeed, wedding expert Sarah Allard told The Sun that Field’s choice of color could have “raise[d] a few eyebrows from the royal family.”
6. Nicola Brooksbank
The mother of the groom is one of the key guests at a wedding, so Nicola Brooksbank dressed accordingly. She appeared in a very pretty flower-motif jacket – one that had enough color to catch the eye but not enough to be overpowering – and a flat fascinator to match. She sported that same outfit, too, for the official wedding photos, where she appeared alongside her son, her new daughter-in-law and the Queen.
5. Prince Philip
Prince Philip may be 97 years old, but he still knows how to dress. However, the world nearly didn’t get to see the dapper outfit he wore to Eugenie’s wedding. Before the event, rumor had it that he wouldn’t go – partly because of the ill health that now plagues him and partly because he reportedly doesn’t get along with Eugenie’s mother. Of course, Philip was in attendance in the end – no doubt to the relief of his granddaughter.
4. Sarah Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson has always been a bit of a black sheep in the royal family, and she was constantly dogged by scandals at the height of her fame. But you’d never have guessed it from the wedding coverage. For the event itself, meanwhile, she wore an emerald green dress from Windsor-based designer Emma Louise, while her eye-catching hat was from Jess Collett. And the ensemble drew plaudits, with Hello! magazine even claiming that Ferguson “looked the best she has ever looked.”
3. Princess Beatrice
As the sister of the bride and the maid of honor, Princess Beatrice had to be careful not to overshadow Eugenie. Luckily, though, she got the tone of her outfit just right. Beatrice showed up in a long-sleeved blue outfit from Ralph & Russo and a purple hat by Sarah Cant. And while it was noted that Beatrice didn’t wear a bridesmaid’s outfit as is more customary, perhaps Eugenie wanted her elder sibling to stand out.
2. Queen Elizabeth
The Queen often wears very brightly colored outfits in order to ensure that she can always be spotted in a crowd. But for this family occasion, she wore a fairly simple baby-blue coat from Angela Kelly and paired it with a Launer handbag. Because she’s the monarch, though, she also pinned an extremely expensive piece of jewelry to her outfit – the Cullinan V brooch, made from what is reckoned to be the biggest diamond ever unearthed.
1. Meghan Markle
Of all the outfits shown off during Princess Eugenie’s wedding, Meghan Markle’s arguably drew the most attention. That’s because the navy wool coat from Givenchy may have been hiding a secret. And it turned out that was indeed the case. Just three days after the wedding, the palace announced that Meghan is pregnant – much to the delight of royal fans everywhere.