Hollywood and royalty are rarely seen together, but we all knew the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry today would create a unique opportunity for a union of A-listers of every kind. If you think regular wedding guest outfit codes are hard to crack, imagine throwing the world's glare into the mix.
The requested dress was "day dresses and hats," which translates into sensible knee-length dressing (we saw many jewel colors, bright hues, and pretty prints) and many neat pieces of millinery (although some guests did go all-out with head-turning gear). In a relatively casual move, gents were asked to wear military regalia, lounge suits, or morning suits. According to the Instagram Stories of Meghan's friends, it looked like many attendees were still perfecting their looks late last night (around 2 a.m.) alongside a tailor—this was clearly not an event where anything would "just do".
Victoria Beckham is already part of the monarchic crew, having attended Kate and William's nuptials in Westminster Abbey back in 2011 (remember her chic navy maternity look topped off with a matching fascinator?) and she was, of course, in situ once more today, not only as a guest but also with the prospect of a Spice Girls performance at the wedding reception. Seven years later and the esteemed designer once again dialed up the fashion credibility of the occasion, wearing a slinky navy dress with a pair of bold red shoes.
Kate Middleton didn't disappoint either—she wore the perfect naked shoes with a pretty Alexander McQueen coat dress. The last time we saw Kate's wedding guest style was last year at her sister Pippa's wedding when she opted for a pretty blush Alexander McQueen dress and matching accessories. Today her sister opted for a pretty mint-green floral number from London-based brand The Fold.
WHO: Amal and George Clooney
WEAR: Bespoke Stella McCartney honey yellow midi dress with side drape detail in silk cady worn with a head dress by Stephen Jones
WHO: Pippa Middleton and James Matthews
WEAR: The Fold dress
WHO: Oprah Winfrey
WEAR: Stella McCartney blush double-tiered dress with lace trim made of sustainable viscose knit; Gabriella Hearst bag
WHO: Victoria and David Beckham
WEAR: On Victoria: Victoria Beckham dress. On David: Dior Homme charcoal gray wool twill morning coat and pants
WHO: Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
WEAR: On Serena: Versace long-sleeve blush silk cady dress and pale pink fascinator enriched by blush Swarovski crystals; Bulgari necklace in gold with Roman Imperial silver, gold and bronze coins, and pavè diamonds and Dolce Vita Ribbon brooch in gold and diamonds
WHO: Lady Kitty Spencer, Princess Diana's niece (right)
WEAR: Dolce & Gabbana dress; Bulgari High Jewellery necklace in platinum and yellow gold with 14 fancy yellow diamonds and 112 diamonds accompanied with diamond ring and diamond studs
WHO: Carey Mulligan
WEAR: Erdem dress
WHO: Priyanka Chopra and Abigail Spencer
WEAR: On Chopra: Vivienne Westwood made-to-measure suit
WHO: Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre
WHO: Tom and Sara Parker Bowles
WEAR: On Sara: The Vampire's Wife dress
WHO: Charles and Karen Spencer
WHO: Sofia Wellesley and James Blunt
WEAR: On Sofia: Valentino dress
WHO: Tom Inskip and Lara Hughes
WHO: Cressida Bonas
WHO: Lady Edwina Louise Grosvenor