The Princess’s New Clothes

It’s taken me almost a week to process Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, mostly because of other things going on in the world (Hello? My priorities are definitely: 1) the tornadoes, 2) Osama bin Laden, and 3) the royal wedding. Guess they’re not the same as the national media’s, but I digress.)

Oops! I meant to say: William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. My bad.

The most exciting part of the royal wedding for me was, you guessed it, the clothes. And the hats. Oh, the hats! Some were stunning. Some looked like hideous modern art perched on the tip of your head. I almost felt like I should’ve paid admission and clipped a metal button to my lapel to look at Princess Beatrice.


Not to mention socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. I actually like her dress. I find the gloves too matchy-matchy. But the hat reminds me of some stylized paper cap that soda jerks used to where in the 50s, only sitting at a precarious angle upon her head and with feathers sticking out.


Thankfully there was plenty of stunning fashion to behold to make up for these mishaps. First, how could we not, let’s start with Kate. My goodness. Is her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress not the most amazing, elegant, romantic wedding dress you have ever seen?! I immediately gasped when I saw it and thought, “That’s it. That’s the dress we’ve been waiting to see!”


The train was stunning as well.


And her reception dress was also simply, elegantly beautiful. I loved, loved, loved the furry shrug too.


And her sister, Pippa, also looked exquisite.


Now, we have to give a shout out to Queen Elizabeth. I mean, come on! She’s the queen! She looks so sweet in her yellow with matching bag, shoes, and gloves. And I gotta hand it to her, yellow is a popular color this year, so this queen knows her fashion.


Here’s a few more of my favorites:

David and Victoria Beckham. Love Victoria’s hat!

Joss Stone. The color is stunning and I love the cropped jacket with the sheath dress. Chic.

Bryony Daniels. I love the drape of her dress and the unexpected pairing of red with this fuchsia. And I’d totally wear that hat.

Miriam González-Durántez’s entire outfit just screams “Sex!” to me. All she needs is sheer black hose with a black seam up the back.

Blush was very popular at the wedding, as you can see with Letizia, princess of Asturias above, and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands below. They’re also both wearing sheer and lace. Trend? I think so!


What were your favorite fashions from the royal wedding? Would you consider wearing a hat like this to a wedding in the U.S.?

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I am Jennifer, a 34-year-old woman living in Birmingham, Ala., miles from my Northeast-based family and some of my closest friends, but loving the Magic City, my husband and the friends I’ve made here in the South. I’ve lived in nine different states, plus London, and worked for some top-notch publications (Southern Living, Women’s Wear Daily/W magazine) as a writer and copy editor. Now I am loving my role as assistant editor at a bass fishing magazine.
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3 Responses to The Princess’s New Clothes

  1. Jen West says:

    Yes, I would TOTALLY wear one of those hats. Maybe we should have a hat & wine party soon… :)

    I agree with all of your fav's. And if I ever get to wear a wedding dress again, Kate's is the new standard.

  2. [SMASH] says:

    There's another big hat event coming up this weekend — the Kentucky Derby!

    Kate's dress. Ugh, so incredibly romantic and very much what I thought she'd wear. Her veil was just stunning too. I loved how she went more modern for the reception but still clean and elegant. Just flawless.

  3. Katie B. says:

    Thanks! :) Was there a reason for Pippa wearing white? She looked beautiful, but not the typical maid of honor color! And did you see her green party dress? Gorgeous.
    http://www.popeater.com/2011/04/29/pippa-middleton-dress-reception-photo/

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