The Royal Wedding Recap
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About three weeks ago, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot as I am sure you have heard all about. I will admit, my family and I were up at 5:30 AM to watch the royal wedding. We even did so while munching on scones and sipping on tea--no joke.
Of course, the dresses and other ensembles of the bride & other wedding goers are all the talk, so today, I will be discussing my view on some of the most popular pieces along with showing y'all some of my favorites.
Of course, the bride and now princess's dress was all the talk. In all honesty, I wasn't a huge fan of Meghan Markle's wedding dress. Perhaps I am a little biased given that I loved Kate Middleton's wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton, back in 2011. Don't get me wrong, I thought Meghan looked beautiful at her wedding. However, the Givenchy dress she wore seemed rather plain and simple, whereas Kate Middleton's wedding dress was elegantly modest while being exceptionally flattering. On the other hand, I did really like the Stella McCartney dress Meghan wore to her and Prince Harry's wedding reception later that evening. The sleek, chicness of her gown was so feminine and complimentary of Meghan's physique.
Queen Elizabeth II
Oh, the Queen. I do love how even at the age 92, Queen Elizabeth II is able to strut the loudest colors and statements in such a graceful manner. Her neon lime-colored outfit was just perfect for her grandson's spring wedding. I can't help but take note of the elaborate purple accents in her outfit. Queen Elizabeth has a fearless approach to fashion that I believe we can all appreciate.
Amal looked stunning in her mustard yellow dress and matching fascinator. The warm yellow tone really popped against her olive skin and dark features. As you may have noticed, I love love love incorporating bright beautiful colors into any outfit possible, especially in the spring. Amal did a wonderful job of bravely flaunting such a stand out color but not going overboard with the completed look.
Something about looser, flowy spring dresses really strikes my fancy. This may be why I really liked the coral colored dress Gina Torres wore. With such a high neckline and mid-length sleeves, Gina's dress was pretty modest but the sly cutouts balanced it out well. The geometric outlines with the light floral also was a fabulous pairing. And can we discuss Gina's hat? Oh boy, it was too cute for words. Her soft pink hat perfectly framed her face while not stealing the attention away from her dress. From her lipstick to her pumps, Gina Torres' ensemble, in its entirety, embodied a classic springtime look.
One of my favorite looks amongst those who attended the royal wedding, I felt, didn't get quite the credit it deserved. Sofia Wellesley, the wife of singer James Blunt, wore the best representation of an English Spring in the form of a dress. The overall short sleeve cut followed by a peter pan collar alluded to a classic English style. As for the floral print, I thought the gold, hot pink, sky blue, and olive green were an interesting, yet perfect color pairing choice. The delicate flowers on Sofia's dress were a wonderful combination of brilliant, mellow, and even slightly faint colors. By wearing such a striking dress, Sofia did a fantastic job of pairing it with a simpler fascinator and pair of heels.
Cressida Bonas' multi-colored striped dress happens to be another one I absolutely adore. I really appreciated the fun, bright colors and the simple headpiece in which matches her shoes. Although there were a handful of wild colors, Cressida's dress was perfect due to its simple shape and ratio of fitted to flowy.
Cover Photograph: Courtesy of Yui Mok at PA
Outfit Photographs: Courtesy of Getty Images