Victoria Beckham Basically Wore a Wedding Dress to Her Friend's Wedding


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Generally, I don’t subscribe to fashion "rules”—I’m more of a "if you like it, then wear it” sort of fashion editor—but there is one I stand by: Never wear white to a wedding. I’ve been to so many weddings in my time that being a wedding guest could pass for my side hustle. And you’d be surprised at how many people commit this faux pas. Sure, you can always clear it with the bride first—I know from firsthand experience that some aren’t phased with guests wearing white—but that doesn’t mean everyone else in attendance knows you’ve been granted permission. With the inevitable side-eye you can receive from less-liberal guests, wearing white to a wedding is something I suggest you avoid. 


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Victoria Beckham stands for a photograph with Anders Christian Madsen and Christine Centenera before setting off for the wedding of Edward Enninful and Alec Maxwell. 

This week, Victoria Beckham attended what is undoubtedly one of the weddings of the year—the nuptials of Vogue Editor in Chief Edward Enninful and his partner, Alec Maxwell. Naturally, we were excited to see what VB chose to wear for the occasion and, thanks to the Instagram feed of her friend and plus-one to the celebration, fashion critic Anders Christian Madsen, we were able to see her look in all its glory. 

Opting for a white floor-length satin gown complete with string-like straps and ornate lace detailing, Victoria Beckham was striking. But white? For a wedding? Had Beckham finally missed a style beat? Of course not! This is VB we’re talking about.


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Model Karen Elson also chose white to wear to the celebration, which she attended with designer Tabitha Simmons. 

The wedding itself had a black-and-white theme, so not only did Victoria Beckham nail the dress code, but she also looked fabulous in doing so. Model Karen Elson also opted for the stylish shade in her attire, looking equally impressive in her flapper-style beaded midi. 

If you’re anything like me and hope to be invited to such a soirée in the future, scroll on to see the chicest white dresses I can find, some of which look very similar to Victoria Beckham’s. 


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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.