As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said “I do” on a sunny Saturday in Windsor, the couple were surrounded by friends and family and a sea of one of a kind fascinators and hats.
Thousands of Royal fans lined the streets of Windsor hoping to get a glimpse of the newlyweds and even more tuned in to the live television coverage. But, before Meghan Markle stole the show and arrived in a simple boat neck Givenchy gown, viewers adored the custom creations that the guests wore atop their heads. The Royal wedding was a star-studded event, combining American icons with British history and fashion.
While no hat was the same in St. George’s Chapel, milliners and stylists were definitely following a few trends. Many celebrities opted for monochromatic looks and headpieces with veils hovering over their eyes. A-listers showcased these trends like pros, keeping their outfits chic, sophisticated and modest for the occasion.
The Spice Girl turned fashion designer kept her Royal wedding look chic and simple. Beckham is no stranger to Royal affairs, having attended Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011. Sticking with the monochromatic trend, she kept the look posh with a navy hat by Stephen Jones and matching dress from her own label. While she did add a pop of color with red stilettos, the navy ensemble was strikingly similar to her 2011 wedding look.
While her hat was definitely more understated than those of some of the other guests, the piece was still very elegant. The navy veil fell down to her nose and a few strands of hair framed her face, solidifying her title as Posh Spice.
The human rights activist and lawyer turned heads in her mustard-yellow look. With both her Stella McCartney dress and matching hat designed by Stephen Jones, Clooney stood out in the crowd of blues and pastels. Clooney followed the current millinery trend with a golden veil draped over her upturned saucer hat. The net was laced with hints of circular gold accents, giving the piece an extra sparkle.
To complete the Royal look, she coordinated colors with her husband, actor George Clooney, who donned a light grey suit with a striped mustard-yellow tie and pocket square.
Guests of the wedding set the bar high for spring and summer fashion this year. And, while this Royal wedding may have come to a close, Royal fans and hat-lovers alike can turn towards the same chapel in Windsor in October for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. Maybe monochrome and veiling will appear again!