The Quiet-Luxury Colour So Many Coronation Guests Wore—Including Pippa Middleton

When it comes to colours, some just look more expensive than others. It's a fact. With the quiet-luxury aesthetic still commanding much of fashion right now, it should come as no surprise that the looks we saw at today's coronation reflected that in some way. 

We couldn't help but notice that many of the guests in attendance opted for perhaps the colour most synonymous with the notion of quiet luxury; butter yellow. This is a hue we've already highlighted in our autumn/winter 2023 trend report, which outlines the key looks for the season ahead. As featured in the collections of Givenchy, Tove, Molly Goddard, Christopher Kane, and countless more, this pretty hue is set to be big news in the months to come. 

What's special about this hue is the fact that it suits a multitude of skin tones and hair colours, with its delicate tone loaning itself to so many colour pairings. At the coronation, we saw it by way of elegant dresses, styled with matching hats and fascinators. However, there are an endless array of options on how you can wear it day-to-day, too; some of which I've outlined for you below. 


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Style Notes: Sister of Catherine, Princess of Wales, Pippa Middleton attended the coronation in a delicate yellow frock coat, which perfectly matched her sculptural headpiece. We'd expect nothing less. 


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Style Notes: Queen Rania of Jordan, accompanied by her husband, King Abdullah II of Jordan, also opted for a buttery shade, which looked elegant and timeless. 


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Style Notes: Finnegan Biden arrives at the coronation with her grandmother, Jill Biden, who was in attendance representing her husband, President of the United States, Joe Biden. 


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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.