by: Stephanie Chai of WeddingGuideAsia.com
For the majority of us, we’re still waiting (ok, more like wishing!) for our invite to the most coveted wedding of the year decade. But while it may be a little tough to make it on to that list of 1,900 guests, it doesn’t hurt to dream a little.
So for all of you who fancy attending a royal wedding, here’s our picks of what you should be wearing:
To the Church We Go
When it comes to marrying in Westminister Abby, there are a few rules to abide by. Firstly, gloves are a must and secondly you shouldn’t be revealing ‘too much’ skin (wow, sounds like Malaysia). Personally, I think no one does conservative chic better than Victoria Beckham. Her textures and cut are to die for, and all you need to do is team it with a jacket and fasinator – then voila, you’re done.
The only catch? Posh might just be wearing the same dress…
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It’s All About Your Crowning Glory
For a traditional royal wedding, one should be donning a fascinator to match their attire. Since half the room would of shopped at Phillip Treacy, I recommend a brand from downunder, Natalie Chan. I actually went to school with her and she’s done so well that her creations are worn by the who’s who in New Zealand. A more modern and fun take on the traditional fascinator.
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The Evening Reception
Wow, so we’re lucky enough to be invited to the evening do as well! Given you’re going to be dining with the likes of Presidents, royalty and other blue bloods, it’s safe to assume you’re going to surrounded by a lot of high fashion. Go Brit again, but with Temperley London, currently one of my favourite designers from the UK. These gowns are from their latest F/W collection at London Fashion week last month and the ivory tone is classic, feminine and though it may look a little ‘bridal’, you can get away with it because it’s not white (you don’t want to be remembered as that guest now do you?:)
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Will and Kate are pretty young and hip so I am betting there’ll be an afterparty somewhere (Buckingham Palace basement anyone?). Again, albeit the fact you’re not in church anymore, don’t be going all Lady Gaga on the royals. Subtlety is key and I think Stella McCartney pulls off the sensual look without revealing too much. Confession: I have been stalking the orange gown for months!
Stephanie Chai is the founder of WeddingGuideAsia.com (WGA) a regional online portal on everything and anything wedding. From their fab directory, the Little White Book, to daily posts on international and local vendors – WGA makes getting married, easy!