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.
Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Getty.
Love that colour on her.
Great colour – loving the jewel tones lots of ladies turned up in, actually.
But, as usual, Kate’s dress has too much going on in the neck/shoulder area. It’s like she needs frivolous details (buttons, lace, puffy shoulders).
At least she had weights stitched into the hem this time!
Did she because her dress almost flew up after the ceremony. It was caught in time though.
I love it. Colour first and foremost.
I like shoulder details, as it makes whole figure more feminine. Her posture has to be better she’ll be queen consort, she’s mum to future kings and queen, her sister has better posture abd she’s about to pop.
Nope, no weights. Not even a lining, let alone a slip.
Which means that the photo in the article above was very fortunately cropped!
You know, I’m almost always a Kate defender, but even I can’t with her dresses flying up! SO unnecessary; I can’t understand why she doesn’t have light weights sewn in. I never believed she was an exhibitionist, but maybe she is. Or maybe someone told her to do it, and she doesn’t like the feel of it. I don’t know, but I think she looks ridiculous battling her hem at every breeze.
Unbelievable that a McQueen dress isn’t even lined. So lame.
I’m sorry… but @ Milla. WHAT are you going on about?
” Her posture has to be better she’ll be queen consort, she’s mum to future kings and queen, her sister has better posture abd she’s about to pop. ”
I can’t tell if this is sarcasm or if you are dead-serious. I’m willing to bet THIS is the type of comment people are talking about when they say Kate fans are straight up rabid.
She looks lovely and it’s the perfect colour for a wedding at this time of year too.
That photo is definitely cropped as there’s a pic floating around on Instagram when that ”fly up” happened and Sophie Wessex is looking on shocked and bemused.
Yes, I thought she looked gorgeous.
Amazing outfit. She and will are adorable. She wore the same dress in light Pink at the last trooping the couloir.
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.
Same here. I think the colour is great on her but the style is still too fussy. The 80s weren’t a good era style wise and she already has wide shoulders so she doesn’t need to add volume there.
I know she loves having stuff made, but is it possible she had the pink version dyed darker to this color? I know in my grandma’s day when all women had custom clothes they would do this to freshen up their wardrobe… not sure if Kate would think to do that though…
No. The pink one didn’t have puffy sleeves.
LOL. “Pepto Bismol” dress. This color is better, but I gotta agree about the puffy shoulders, especially combined with the pleating. The hat is great.
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.
Kate look stunning like always ,and she and William are great together ,love them
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.
Whenever I hear puffed sleeves, I think of Anne of Green Gables. Specifically Marilla (in the mini-series, not the book) saying “Those puffs are getting so ridiculous, soon you will have to walk sideways through the door.”
Me too! And Matthew buying her the dress with puffy sleeves. My heart just swells everytime I think of how uncomfortable sweet Matthew must have been, but he did it for her anyway. I will always love puffy sleeves because of Matthew ❤
‘Oh I am grateful’ protested Anne, “But I’d be ever so much gratefuller if–if you’d made just one of them with puffed sleeves. Puffed sleeves are so fashionable “
I think that’s the source of my love of puffed sleeves. I have zero problem with Kate’s just because I love puffed sleeves so damn much.
Anyone who quotes Anne of Green Gables is awesome!! Loved this whole puffy sleeve thread.
I believe it’s said that Kate loves Anne of Green Gables- if I remember correctly they visited Prince Edward Island in their first Canadian tour and visited some of the spots from the book. So I always give her a pass on the puffed sleeves, as I assume it’s a girlish leftover of feeling fancy like Anne when she’s in the them.
Yes, the fascinator was lovely. I thought Kate looked gorgeous.
I’ve started watching reruns of “Designing Women”, and OMG the puffed sleeves!! The BIG hair!! THE SHOULDER PADS!!!! 😄 Man, we thought we looked SOOOO good in the 80s. All over campuses, all over the country, all you saw were shoulders and hair. All that hairspray alone must’ve contributed to current global warming.
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!
No, it’s a different one, probably a new Alexander McQueen dress. The one from Trooping the Colour was a lighter colour.
Sorry, I meant the same dress in a different colour, a bit like she has the same coat dress in several colour.
The pink dress for Trooping 2017 is very similar, except it doesn’t have the puffy sleeves.
No but her dress this year did….the ice blue one. I remember when that came out I think What Kate Wore did a comparison between the blue and the pink and besides the neckline there were a few other differences like the sleeves, but it was basically the same design. So it seems she liked the sleeves and put it in this dress lol.
Really love the color.
As usual, my complaint is that she needs to throw her shoulders back and stand up straight.
Agreed – her posture is appalling. It’s bizarre for a person who has what I assume to be a very strong core.
Iron’ think her posture is appalling at all. Maybe it’s not as good as a professional model perhaps but it’s not terrible. Live Tyler on the other hand, who looks great in her outfit, her posture needs help.
I’m 5ft10, same height as Kate, I was taller than the tallest boy by the time I was 13. Subconsciously I stoop, and I KNOW my posture is awful. It comes from years of being teased about my height and hating being a ‘freak’. My husband is 6ft5, he also stoops. So I sometimes feel it’s a self esteem thing? Maybe
Kate’s height is closer to 5′ 8″. If you find a photo where she’s in flats and standing next to people of known height, including Will, it’s obvious. During the run up to her wedding, I think people thought it would be cool if she was Diana’s height and the internet persists with that notion, even with visual evidence to the contrary.
Meghan must be no more than 5’4 then? She’s tiny next to Harry even with high heels and he’s only around 6ft-6ft1in
Don’t like the dress but she looks lovely.
Love the dress and love the color on her!
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.
If you look at the sashes on the kids’ outfits (bridesmaids/pageboys) they look like a Monet water scene, and that’s where all the emerald, sapphire/navy, and cranberry/magenta are coming form. Looks lovely for a fall wedding!
Wow. I think this is the first time EVER I really, really like one of her looks from top to bottom!!
Love the color not the design of the dress…the shoulders, yikes!
Kate looks like Kate.
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.”
Have the same dress/style in different colours is soo very Kate – its a waste as many are bespoke.
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….
She is following the queen’s lead and rightfully so.
How is buying 6 dresses all the same, following the queen’s lead?
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.
@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.
She looks beautiful! Did you see her and William holding hands in the chapel, very unusual to see them be affectionate. It was sweet!
I really feel like Kate is having a life renaissance right now. She’s living her best life and never been happier. Let’s hope it sticks….and that all of us can reach that point in life. 🙂
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.
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!
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.
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
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
I liked the hair. I found it elegant. If she wore it down, she would have been constantly touching it. That was my issue with Meghan’s sloppy bun.
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.
Yes, it was a gorgeous autumn color. She has seemed happy and it is good to see.
My reaction to a “T”.
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
Love the way she looks today, even the shoulders (btw this is on trend). Beautiful.
The puffed shoulders are definitely a trend. I see them everywhere.
Yeah. She looks great. The color is perfect. Everything looks complete from head to toe. The shoulders are Not puffy either. They are structured pleated. That’s not the same as puffy. Regardless of trend or not, it looks good here. The neckline is also pleated so it works very well in the design as well as providing shape. Kudos to Kate, she got it right this time.
The color is gorgeous but that’s about all I’m loving. I hate the dress. Its too matronly.
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.
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.
She looks very pretty and happy. I love jewel tones! Are these the same shoes as from the other day?
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.
Beautiful color, but the shoulder puffs gotta go. Otherwise, she looks nice. I was scared we were going to get a skirt flash, though.
She looks beautiful, love the color. Even William looked handsome. They are looking more and more regal these days. The throne is calling!
Talk about a long-distance call!
Fabulous outfit! I love that color on her. Both she and Wills look great!
She looks great BUT I’m getting abut tired of her owning the same dress/coat in different colours. Try something different, please!
The real McQueen would roll over. This dress and others are not his aesthetics at all.
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.
I’m pretty sure I read too that Alexander McQueen was anti-establishment and anti-royal anyway, so it would probably be mutual.
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.
Stunning from head to toe!
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.
For sure. Very regal. I think she is coming into her own. She likes the dresses she wears and it shows. Isn’t that what is important? I think she looks stunning today. Besides the bride obvs, she won the day,
the queen isn’t supposed to be fashion forward.
Exactly my point. She gets knocked here all the time for “boring” dressing. But really, classic and elegant is perfect for her.
Beautiful! Color, hair, everything. All the royal ladies looked really good. Meghan looked great, but I’d love to see her in that cranberry.
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!
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.
Kate looks stunning, she really came back with a bang.
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.
Ugh did you see William’s tails blowing up in the wind? Attention seeking much? He should ‘ve sewn weights into them. Amateur.
Well, at least he’s got pants on underneath…can’t always say the same for his wife.
I was joking about the hypocrisy. Are royal women allowed to wear pants to weddings or other formal events?
Yes, I know. I was being sarcastic in reply and trying to make a play on the word pants, because that’s what they call undies in the UK.
Royals are definitely allowed to wear pants (AKA trousers) to official engagements, but not sure about a wedding or church event.
hahaha so funny how no one ever has anything negative to say about the Princes’ boring style.
Lol. All I could think of was……..well you don’t see Sophie’s dress blowing up……..and she’s standing right next to up-skirt Kate with “really?! WTF haven’t you learned this already?” look…….
As the Queen Consort, if and when it come to fruition for Kate, is this really going to be acceptable?
The dress color is gorgeous.
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.
That is my only peeve…I thought she looked magnificent at MM’s wedding. The extra weight on her face and she still had the postpartum glow…gah, if we all could only bottle those hormones!!!!
I agree, it ages her. I think it’s a Middleton thing tho, their mom encouraged “thin and tan” from very early on.
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.
It’s the exact same as the pink from 2017. The one she wore to Trooping of the Colour, iirc?
Love the color. Love the hat. She looks very healthy and happy.
*cue Prince song * raspberrrrry beret…
Kate looks amazing. Love Meghan’s navy also, I look like a pale fish in navy.
Happy Friday everyone!
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.
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.
Doesn’t matter what the price is: It’s a private event so why are you counting?
That outfit was 100% paid for with Duchy funds. It’s not a private event if we’re paying for the security.
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?
Wow, Kate just nailed this look. I love her outfit! *applause*
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.
Absolutely love this look — I’d wear that dress! The color looks stunning on her. Very fun and youthful.
Beats Meghan’s style and I love (or *loved* Meghan). Meghan needs to step up Her style game.
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
I love this. I love puffy shoulders/shoulderpads. I think the color is beautiful, AND she’s not wearing nude heels! HALLELUJAH.
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.
She could wear a rag and still look beautiful. I love this colour on her.
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.
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.
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
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?
LMAO. Every guest was having their very own Marilyn moments. My goodness! What’s wrong with loving your body? She has a fantastic figure.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The colour is great but is it just me or does she look particularly thin in this style?
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!
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.
No buttons, but she did manage to flash a few times. This girl is nothing if not predictable.