After months of buildup, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will finally wed this week. They’ve chosen their carriage (a chic and relatively understated navy one—how typically Meghan) and picked their horses and the food their 600 guests (that includes Elton John and the Spice Girls) will eat. But what the team at Who What Wear UK—and the rest of the world—are really excited about is seeing the dress. And, of course, which designer created the wedding gown of the future princess.
And nothing is a better excuse for a good old-fashioned tea party than a royal wedding. But wait a second: Never mind what Meghan is going to wear—what are you going to wear? Okay, okay, you might not actually be going to the wedding. We live in hope of that invitation landing on the doormat, followed by a profuse apology from Royal Mail for its delay. But as with any cause for celebration—even one being played out on screen—it’s important to look your best.
We rounded up the best outfits fit for a royal wedding party for your shopping pleasure. So now all you have to do is lay the table, get the litres of Pimms on ice and sit glued to the TV to watch one of the most storied romances in the history of the British monarchy unfold.
Buying a dress for a royal wedding you can then wear to a real-life wedding sounds like a pretty good idea to us. This silk Topshop one ticks all the boxes with its simple silhouette, contemporary cutout details and in the most striking (and summery) cobalt-blue shade there is. Better still, it’s made in Britain.
Polka dots are everywhere, and somehow no other print seems more appropriate for the wedding of royals. To us, they conjure images of ’50s street parties when the entire country would don their Sunday best to eat scones with their neighbours while waving the Union Jack. Wear them on a jumpsuit, which looks just as elegant as a dress but feels more casual.
Why not be patriotic to Meghan’s distinctly understated aesthetic and wear a crisp white shirt and jeans this weekend? There’s no better excuse to invest in a wear-forever shirt than the wedding of the woman who made it her style signature. Dress it up with some statement shoes and earrings in line with the party mood.