What to wear to a wedding? According to the A-list, it’s all about taking a celebratory approach to fashion, while factoring in dress code and setting. For royal weddings (of which there have been plenty in recent years), a midi-dress and hat combo is a must, with feathers a particularly popular optional extra. For summer-time destination weddings, the stars can’t resist a flowing floral frock. And if it’s black tie inspiration you’re looking for, celebrities traditionally opt for a floor-skimming gown in a bold shade.
Easily one of the best dressed guests at 2018’s royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Amal Clooney shone in an egg yolk yellow capped sleeve midi dress and matching saucer hat by Stella McCartney.
Attending the religious ceremony of Prince Albert II of Monaco and the then Charlene Wittstock in 2011, Naomi Campbell walked the red carpet in a timeless floral one shoulder Alexander McQueen gown and matching shawl.
The only thing better than attending a glamorous summer wedding in Italy would be looking as good as Charlotte Casiraghi did in this floor-length floral Gucci gown at the 2015 nuptials of her brother Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo.
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
Ever the stylish wedding guest, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge looked picture perfect at her sister Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ spring ceremony in 2017. The Duchess opted for a long-sleeved blush pink Alexander McQueen dress and matching hat. But her cutest accessory was flower girl Princess Charlotte.
Offering a lesson in winter wedding guest dressing, Kate Moss looked stylish while staying warm in a long sleeved burgundy vintage dress by Janice Wainwright at the wedding reception of Marc Jacobs and Char DeFrancesco, which took place in New York earlier this year.
Attending the 2016 wedding of Lady Charlotte Wellesley and Alejandro Santo Domingo, supermodel Eva Herzigova proved the midi-dress is a perennial wedding guest go-to. Her choice? Elegant green palm-frond printed Dolce & Gabbana.
Demi Moore was so in love with the head-to-toe burgundy look she wore to the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank, she joined Instagram just to show off her outfit. The colour coordinated look included a capped sleeve Stella McCartney dress, Philip Treacy fascinator, Malone Souliers shoes and the Gabriela Hearst ‘Demi’ bag, which is named after Moore.
Faced with a black tie dress code, Emily Blunt knocked it out of the park in an embellished aquamarine Emilio Pucci dress at the Venetian wedding of George and Amal Clooney in 2014.
Shortly after her own lavish wedding to Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra attended the Mumbai nuptials of Akash Ambai. Instead of the usual bright sari shades, Chopra opted for an unusual dove-grey lace number by Tarun Tahiliani.
Among the star-studded cast of wedding guests that turned out for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal wedding, Victoria Beckham stood out for all the right reasons. The navy slash-sleeve midi dress Beckham designed for herself proved such a hit, she ended up recreating the style for her customers.
Another standout look at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s nuptials, Serena Williams looked sleek and polished in a soft pink figure-hugging Atelier Versace dress and a matching headpiece.