There really is nothing like a Royal Wedding, is there? The pomp, the pageantry… Swoon.
So to Stéphanie and Guillaume’s Royal Luxembourg wedding. First thing I check out at any wedding (and Royal ones are definitely not the exception) is the dress. I love the formal dress shots which really showcase one of the best elements of Royal Wedding dresses, the trains, as is demonstrated in these Official Wedding photos released. Stéphanie’s dress is by Elie Saab and while it’s definitely not one of my all-time favorites, I do appreciate that she kept it classy and formal but didn’t go with the virginal white that is normally favoured by Royal brides.
The guest list was definitely an impressive gathering of European royalty. I gathered a collection of some of the looks which were in attendance and have placed them into a gallery for you all to view if you haven’t seen already. While the only thing that would make the wedding better would have been a Kate-ppearance, I am sure that Kate has been peeking at some of the pictures which were released with much interest. There are some great tips we can learn from the Royal ladies who showed up to this event though, so let’s review those.
- Your dress should never be too tight (definite no-no) but it should be form fitting and flattering. A tough middle ground to reach? Yes. Take a look at Sweden’s Princess Victoria, her loose jacket over a flowing dress does not cut a flattering picture of what is normally a dashing figure. I loved the look worn by Princess Mary of Denmark in a burgundy outfit, which I think reached a happy medium of flattery (although to be fair I am not a fan of the grey felt hat or slightly too trendy peplum)
- Bright colors are tough to pull off, just ask Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg in a fire engine red outfit. While the color itself is gorgeous, it was just too much of the bright color with the matchy-matchy outfit.
- Princess Grace definitely left her legacy in the gorgeousness that is her daughter, Princess Caroline of Monaco. Lesson from the Monegasques today? Work with fancy elements in the dress and keep it in balance with the entire look. The cut of her dress is simply amazing with the pencil silhouette, glamorpuss gloves and then muted shoes and bag. It’s not overpowering the bling on the dress. Oh, and I adore the veil!
- When you’re going to be attending an event where there will be other extremely wealthy and stylish women, you can either stick to neutrals or decide to take the plunge. Take a look at Princess Clotilde of Venice in her grey dress and tiny chic black headpiece. Very muted (and arguably too plain) but very stylish look. On the other hand, you then get into the wilder choice worn by Princess Maxima of the Netherlands with a feathered headpiece, bright colored top with trendy sleeves and platformed stilettos? Amazing!
PS- I can do no better at covering all of the fashions and attendees than the absolutely great articles about the fashions worn by the Gentlemen and Ladies done over at The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor. Great groupings of colors, categories of attendees, best dressed selections… Just great. Check them out.