Duchess Kate wore cranberry McQueen to Princess Eugenie’s wedding


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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Princess Eugenie’s wedding just steps behind Meghan and Harry. I was waiting to see what color Kate would wear – her go-to wedding-guest colors seem to be shades of blue, or “yellow so pale as to be mistaken for cream.” But for Princess Eugenie’s wedding, Kate decided on a new frock: a bright pink-cranberry-fuschia Alexander McQueen dress with puffy shoulders. Kate’s got a real thing for that puffy-shoulder “trend,” although I don’t really think it’s a trend. It’s just a bad fashion thing that pops up now and then and Kate loves it. Kate’s frock really added to the vibe of “Totally ‘80s” around this wedding, honestly.

Kate paired her McQueen with a new hat by Philip Treacy. Do you spy any buttons anywhere on this ensemble? LOL. Anyway… she looked pretty. I enjoy Kate in rich, darker colors.

Princess Eugenie wedding

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  1. OriginalRose says:

    Love that colour on her.

  2. Marie says:

    Amazing outfit. She and will are adorable. She wore the same dress in light Pink at the last trooping the couloir.

    • Amelie says:

      Ugh yeah I hated that outfit, she looked like Pepto Bismol. I like this color on her far better but I hate how this dress is structured. From the puffy shoulders to the weird belty thing around the waistline and the way it bunches around her neckline, there is nothing flattering to me about it. I was hoping we would never have to see the Pepto Bismol dress again and I really don’t know why she got another custom made dress in the same style but another color. She should wear more cranberry though it looks great on her.

    • Jan90067 says:

      LOL I said the same thing (with a link) in the other post. I can understand buying certain things that fit really well (some pants, shirts) in multiples (I have about 4 pairs of jeans in different colors that make my butt look aMAZing lol, and a few layering T-shirts), but designer dresses that cost mega $$$$? I don’t get it. Does she just want a new dress, but doesn’t want to “draw attention”??

      She looks gorgeous in jewel tones, I’ll give her that for sure. There was even a pic of her and William holding hands inside the chapel, and one with her hand on his leg, as they were talking to Meg and Harry, so maybe this last baby was a turning point for them both. They both look so much happier lately.

  3. Lily says:

    Kate look stunning like always ,and she and William are great together ,love them

  4. W1hatever1 says:

    This colour is stunning on her. I don’t like the 1980′s puffy shoulders but the rest of the dress, the fascinator and accessories look really great.

  5. Belluga says:

    Love the colour. Is this the same as her dress for Trooping the Colour? I really hope puffy shoulders aren’t coming back though.

    A classic Kate ‘Marilyn Moment’s narrowly missed, by the looks of it!

  6. minx says:

    Really love the color.
    As usual, my complaint is that she needs to throw her shoulders back and stand up straight.

  7. MCV says:

    Don’t like the dress but she looks lovely.

  8. OSTONE says:

    Love the dress and love the color on her!

  9. jeanne says:

    i think everyone took a cue from eughenie’s tiara and went for the jewel tones. everyone looked rich and colorful and extremely happy. it was a happy wedding, so many smiles from everyone.

    and can we just talk about autumn phillips? she never gets enough attention. i was watching the wedding and she talks to everyone and everyone seems to generally like her. she just seems like such a cool chick. even anne likes her! i just saw the way she was she excitedly talking to beatrice and fergie and it looked so authentic and lovely.

  10. BaronSamedi says:

    Wow. I think this is the first time EVER I really, really like one of her looks from top to bottom!!

  11. Flying fish says:

    Love the color not the design of the dress…the shoulders, yikes!
    Kate looks like Kate.

  12. Becks1 says:

    It is a great color on her. I really like her in jewel tones.

    My issue with this is that it is almost the same dress as her Trooping dress from last year, just a different color (I’m sure there are a few other differences, but not significant ones.) If she is going to wear a new bespoke McQueen, I wish she would at least wear something “new.”

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Have the same dress/style in different colours is soo very Kate – its a waste as many are bespoke.

      • Guest says:

        It is so very me, too LOL – I have a Blue Sky dress in navy, in green, in royal blue and in turquoise. I love the dress, it’s so comfy and the cut really suits me. I have the same jeans in black and in blue, and the same runners in black and in purple. Tho’ not royal, I totally understand getting one or more of the same design in different colours. It makes shopping easy and everything pretty much goes together when mixed and matched….

      • c8c8c8 says:

        She is following the queen’s lead and rightfully so.

      • Lady D says:

        How is buying 6 dresses all the same, following the queen’s lead?

      • Dixiebells says:

        I agree it is essentially what the queen does (and all of her clothes are custom) same design of dresses and coats in various colors/fabrics. But her overall dress/coat combo is never really different. I think there’s probably not a huge price difference if you buy 3 dresses or 3 of the same dress in different colors. The money is going to be spent regardless. And if you’re comfortable and like the look it adds variety without more shopping. I don’t know I always kind of liked that Kate does this. Seems sort of no nonsense in a way. And I’m not a Kate Stan. I do think she could make more appearances given her role. It just doesn’t keep me up at night that she buys versions of the same dress.

    • inthekitchen says:

      @Becks1 – agree 100%, the color is lovely on her but why does she need so many dresses that are exactly the same aside from the color.

      This one today and the duplicate in pepto pink (does she have it in green too?). The (McQueen?) coatdress she wore to the Sussex wedding and same one in ice blue and also in white, right? That pink dress with the pleated shirt (I think also McQueen?) and duplicate in blue. That gorgeous red tea-length dress she wore once, with the asymmetrical neckline, also has it in black! And those are just off the top of my head…and doesn’t include her 500 coatdresses.

      I really don’t understand that thought process at all, plus seems so wasteful.

  13. Megan says:

    She looks beautiful! Did you see her and William holding hands in the chapel, very unusual to see them be affectionate. It was sweet!

  14. Originaltessa says:

    Fun! She seems so happy these days. It’s hard to find fault when a person is beaming ear to ear. I think with Megan as the focus, Kate has room to breath.

    • Nikki says:

      I agree with you. The storyline for a while was how jealous Kate would be, etc. etc. But I think she’s loving life now, whether it’s enjoying Louis (knowing he might be her last). having attention on Meghan, coming into her own in her late thirties, or all three!

  15. Natalie S says:

    The color is great but the dress itself … bleh. It’s like armor -all stiff shoulders and odd shapes. Some of Kate’s choices look so cold and spiky in shape -just severe and hard instead of minimal or interesting.

  16. Annie. says:

    Love love this on her. These kind of colors really suit her the best.
    I also loved the shot of her and William holding hands in the church, it looked unconscious and sweet.
    They really seem to have hit a great point in their relationship as a family and in their marriage

  17. LizB says:

    Gah! Can’t stand her hair. It’s so… elderly looking. And the bottom is netted? Yuck.

    Pretty color, but boring dress. She’s got a gazillion of these already in her closet. Kate is doing Kate lol

  18. Polly says:

    She really looks great in this colour and that’s 3 outfits in a row that I’ve liked on her. She’s radiating happiness lately, it’s nice to see.

  19. SM says:

    Wow. Never thought I would say that, but I love Kate’s look here. beautiful, stylish, fun and a great color. That hat is cute too

  20. anna says:

    Love the way she looks today, even the shoulders (btw this is on trend). Beautiful.

  21. Busyann says:

    The color is gorgeous but that’s about all I’m loving. I hate the dress. Its too matronly.

    • ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

      I think Kate takes a nice idea but ends up making it look matronly somehow. She has so many looks that are ALMOST there (see yesterday’s dress with the buttons). Demi Moore wore close to the same color scheme and hat, but made it much more stylish with a deeper shade of cranberry and a more modern fit.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      She suits the colour and I like her hair when its up but yeah the style is kinda boring but this is her style and she will never change. Most people dress to match their personalities.

  22. Abby says:

    She looks very pretty and happy. I love jewel tones! Are these the same shoes as from the other day?

  23. Mego says:

    Dress is too puffy and fussy, don’t like the face veil thing. Like the colour and her hairstyle is neat so no pushing it off the face.

  24. TheOriginalMia says:

    Beautiful color, but the shoulder puffs gotta go. Otherwise, she looks nice. I was scared we were going to get a skirt flash, though.

  25. Nancy says:

    She looks beautiful, love the color. Even William looked handsome. They are looking more and more regal these days. The throne is calling!

  26. PlayItAgain says:

    Fabulous outfit! I love that color on her. Both she and Wills look great!

  27. Cee says:

    She looks great BUT I’m getting abut tired of her owning the same dress/coat in different colours. Try something different, please!

  28. Gigi La Moore says:

    The real McQueen would roll over. This dress and others are not his aesthetics at all.

    • Chrissy says:

      No kidding. It seems that Sarah Burton is running McQueen’s name and aesthetic into the ground. Lee is indeed rolling over in his grave. If he were alive, he’d doing something completely different if working with Kate. But then again, Kate probably wouldn’t like his stuff because it would be too “out there” for her. Her look is generally quite matronly IMO.

  29. Kk2 says:

    Great color. Im suspecting the royals coordinated the colors. When you see pics from inside the chapel, looks like all the royal ladies are in jewel tones (kate, meghan, Beatrice, even sarah) so they photograph well together. But no one in same color.

  30. homeslice says:

    Stunning from head to toe!

  31. MaryContrary says:

    I think she’s been totally knocking it out of the park lately. The color, her hair, the accessories-she’s going to be Queen someday and she’s looking like it. She is never going to be “fashion forward”-but she’s really coming into classic elegance.

  32. Himmiefan says:

    Beautiful! Color, hair, everything. All the royal ladies looked really good. Meghan looked great, but I’d love to see her in that cranberry.

  33. Miss Margo says:

    Can we just talk about how bald will is?!?! Holy shoot. Why doesn’t he just shave it all ala Bruce Willis? Looks so much better then this!

  34. Anastasia says:

    She looks really good. Will, as usual, looks like a really old newborn chick. Egg head, for real. He really should just shave the rest of it.

  35. Linda says:

    Kate looks stunning, she really came back with a bang.

  36. Lexa says:

    I’m obsessed with the color of this dress—I spotted some flowers in a similar shade in Eugenie’s arrangements and wondered if that was a coincidence. I always loved that Trooping ensemble, and this color is so much better!

    Aside from the color, the only difference with the dress seems to be more puffed sleeves (?) and maybe a slightly swingier skirt. I initially thought that she was re-wearing the accessories from the other night, and I’m kind of mad at her that she isn’t because they were so beautiful. Maybe the Jimmy Choo heels were a bit too high for the amount of walking/standing she was going to have to do today, or their tone clashed with the pink.

  37. Kate says:

    Ugh did you see William’s tails blowing up in the wind? Attention seeking much? He should ‘ve sewn weights into them. Amateur.

  38. K2Squared says:

    The dress color is gorgeous.

  39. Gen says:

    I love this color on her. It is really beautiful. But she already lost all the baby weight and I think she looks more beautiful when she is less skinny.

  40. Vava says:

    The dress is a miss for me. It’s too similar to the pink one from 2017. I don’t think the puffy sleeve works on this dress because there is a lot of other design features going on. The color looks nice on her, though. Not a fan of the hair, it looks like a helmet. The shoes look like the velvet ones from the other day and those are nice.

  41. Ladykeller says:

    Love the color. Love the hat. She looks very healthy and happy.

  42. Canadian says:

    *cue Prince song * raspberrrrry beret…

    Kate looks amazing. Love Meghan’s navy also, I look like a pale fish in navy.

    Happy Friday everyone!

  43. Other Renee says:

    She looks wonderful. Really lovely. I saw a pic on DM of her and William holding hands during the ceremony and it was very sweet.

  44. Deedee says:

    I just can’t see anything I like with this outfit. It says 1980s bridesmaid to me, minus the dyed to match shoes. And it’s bespoke? There’s really nothing special for what it must’ve cost.

  45. Jen says:

    I like her better in the richer shades than when she wore this in pepto bismo pink. This is more flattering.

    From the one pic, it looks like there was another wardrobe malfunction? Still no weights?

  46. khaveman says:

    Wow, Kate just nailed this look. I love her outfit! *applause*

  47. Aerohead21 says:

    No buttons?? However still too many design details. She needs to learn to edit herself. The puffy sleeves with the pleats around the neckline…pick one. And the extra layer of fabric around her butt? If she had to have the bottom that alone is enough. Up top, the puff sleeves are in again. So go with that. Safe choice. I prefer the pleats personally. I’m not a huge fan of puff.

  48. Case says:

    Absolutely love this look — I’d wear that dress! The color looks stunning on her. Very fun and youthful.

  49. Jessica says:

    Beats Meghan’s style and I love (or *loved* Meghan). Meghan needs to step up Her style game.

  50. Monique Barrow says:

    I liked the color but Kate dresses way older for her age she should have worn what Demi Moore had on same color just everything more up to date

  51. Grant says:

    I love this. I love puffy shoulders/shoulderpads. I think the color is beautiful, AND she’s not wearing nude heels! HALLELUJAH.

  52. ladida says:

    She looks nice, but honestly all I can see is how thin she’s gotten. She was not this thin back in the early days, so it’s not “natural.” She must excessively diet and exercise. I do love this outfit though, the color really pops. Damn I want some velvet shoes now.

  53. Claire says:

    She could wear a rag and still look beautiful. I love this colour on her.

  54. CocoNoir says:

    That colour is gorgeous. I almost forgave her face for melting off when I saw it. How do so many incredibly wealthy women not know how to look after their skin? If you don’t care what your skin looks like, don’t bother having articles published in the Daily Fail or the Telegraph or the Independent about your $350 a pot of caviar and bee venom effing moisturiser. Back to the point, the cut of the dress is wonderful. The weight of the fabric gives the dress a refined feel. No free panty display is good. Don’t mind seeing her naked bum in public but after a while it seems extra.

  55. Liz version 700 says:

    She looks so good in rich colors. I noticed in my 20’s that pastels made me look ill. I think she has a similar issue, she looks so good in rich colors like this.

  56. Meg says:

    I would say drawing attention to your shoulders would normally be a way to possibly draw attention away from other areas of your body-but given the marilyn momment she had AGAIN today, kate love her body and drawing attention to it so i fear shes copying 80s style clothing to remind us of diana hoping thise positive reminders of diana will rub off kn her-while meg is her kwn person

    • A says:

      Or, y’know….it was hecking windy outside, to the point where all of the guests assembled were having numerous Marilyn moments. Are we supposed to assume that Kate somehow controls the weather as well, just to give her more opportunities to flash people?

      • anon says:

        LMAO. Every guest was having their very own Marilyn moments. My goodness! What’s wrong with loving your body? She has a fantastic figure.

      • A says:

        All of the guests are in love with their bodies then, given just how many of them had to deal with their skirts flying up. Gosh, what a party of absolute exhibitionists, am I right?

      • Belluga says:

        Tbh if I were Kate and had had multiple Marilyn Moments in public in the past, I would be super aware of the possibility of it happening again.

        It was windy on Wednesday and Thursday too (enough warning to prepare the covered carriage for Eugenie and Jack) and her dress was a light fabric. Hats were flying all over the place, but I’ve not actually seen any photos yet of other skirts blowing up to that degree other than poor Lady Louise’s.

  57. A says:

    Is this a new frock though? The colour is different, yes, but I could swear I’ve seen this exact iteration from McQueen but in blue just a few years back at the Trooping of the Colour. Or was it the pink? I can’t remember. Either way, she’s worn the exact same dress in a different colour already. I’ll give chica points for sticking to what works best for her, and the colour, but not for buying the exact same thing in two different shades. If I were her, I would have just gone with the cranberry and worn it more than once.

  58. K says:

    I love when Kate wears vibrant colors. She can cut a striking figure and looks more confident. But I would call this color either fuchsia or maybe cerise… cranberry would be decidedly red, while the dress and her hairpiece look pink in the sunlight.

  59. Andrea Lupparelli says:

    The colour is great but is it just me or does she look particularly thin in this style?

  60. Mego says:

    Just looked at pictures of her dress flying up in the wind. She doesn’t learn or doesn’t care imo. Even if I had great legs like her I wouldn’t want that happening to me in public. The look on Sophie’s face says it all. Get it together Kate!

  61. Katebush says:

    Gorgeous colour and I love the puffy sleeves and the fascinatior. I don’t think shwe s too skinny either it’s just the way she’s built.

  62. Jessica says:

    No buttons, but she did manage to flash a few times. This girl is nothing if not predictable.