Pippa Middleton wore a terrible Kate Spade dress to Lady Ella’s wedding

Lady Gabriella Windsor wedding

Part II of the photos from the Windsor Castle wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston. I covered the bride’s wedding day look in a separate post. This post is for the guests! First and foremost, I found it strange that the Middletons dusted off their ugliest frocks to attend yet another Windsor Castle wedding, but apparently Pippa knows the groom. I strongly suspect Pippa dated the groom at one point, but what we know for sure is that they’ve been friends for years, and that’s probably how the Middleton clan got their invitations. Plus, Ella knew that her wedding would be more of an “event” if there were some “names” there.

Pippa Middleton attended the wedding with her husband, Terribly Moderately Wealthy James Matthews. Pippa looked TERRIBLE. Her Kate Spade dress was so bad, I actually gasped when I saw it. This mess retails for £695, which means you can’t buy taste. Pippa paired the hideous dress with a matching blue headband by Jane Taylor. Considering all of the God-awful, cheap-looking hats at this wedding, I don’t mind the bulky headband. Kate’s been trying to make those headbands happen for a few years. I guess Pippa is going to try it now.

Gabriella Windsor wedding

Gabriella Windsor wedding

James Middleton and his French girlfriend Alizee Thevenet. I love her insouciant take on “wearing a hat to a royal wedding.” So French!

Gabriella Windsor wedding

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge completely skipped out on the wedding, as did the Duchess of Sussex (because of maternity leave), but Prince Harry turned out. He walked to the chapel with Sophie Winkelman, and he was seen chatting with the Queen after the wedding.

Lady Gabriella Windsor wedding

Gabriella Windsor wedding

Princess Anne and Prince Edward. Anne is such a boss.

Gabriella Windsor wedding

Lady Amelia Windsor looked like she found her entire ensemble in a dumpster in 1985.

Gabriella Windsor wedding

Princess Beatrice arrived with her boyfriend Edoardo Mozzi and her mother Fergie. Fergie looked like ten kinds of hell, I’m sorry to say. I found Beatrice’s dress to be inappropriate – not really to any kind of extreme level, but I wish she had gone with a different look. I find the sheer paneling to be a bit too much for a stuffy wedding. Interestingly enough, Princess Eugenie didn’t come. I suspect she’s still waiting to make a big announcement?

Lady Gabriella Windsor wedding

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  1. Aang says:

    Change the hideous sleeves and I wouldn’t mind the dress. It’s a pretty colour.

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      I like the dress on her, it is the only actual fashion apparent at the entire wedding whilst fitting the ‘appropriate’ brief.
      I adore the Kate Spade brand under the new designer. It’s really interesting and thoughtful

    • minx says:

      IMO Pippa’s dress is an “emperor has no clothes” outfit. Because it’s Kate Spade we’re supposed to ooh and ahh that it is fashion forward. It’s a puckered mess. Those dumb prairie sleeves were silly on grown women in 1982 and are still silly. The daisy/crest print is a bad sixties influence. The belt, wtf? The buttons look like they don’t align with the holes. Honestly, I would be embarrassed to wear this to the grocery store.

      • 2cents2day says:

        Pipa’s bra literally did not support dress’s Personality. W high neckline, asymmetrical details & flouncy fabric, smooth uplifting undergarments are imperative.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        if she was going to wear that ugly dress, navy blue shoes would have helped.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Agreed. It’s a pretty blue, but those ruched sleeves are horrible. I’d also take the buttons off, make it a boatneck (much better than a turtleneck with that shape of dress). I’d also do a contrast shoe, to give it a bit of “oomph”.

      I don’t mind the headband hat (I think it’s too far back on her head IMO); though a really “smart” hat (not a fascinator) would’ve upgraded the whole outfit.

    • Olenna says:

      It’s a travesty in blue.

    • charo says:

      It’s hideous, but not at the level of the pink flowered one. That’s from another planet.

    • KidV says:

      Right. The sleeves are what makes this dress hideous, on the verge of comical. I like the daisy print, though.

      Pippa really needs to get away from wearing high neck collar clothing. She has a long chest (lots of room between boobs and neck) and the high collars make her look way out of proportion, and also make her neck look thick. A V-neck would be perfect on her.

      I love Alizee’s dress.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Kidv – I am the same way. I have a long bony chest, it’s hard to find evening wear that I like, my cup size is okay (I’m a C) but there is a gap between my neck and my chest that is hard to dress. So I get Pippas dilemma.

        But nothing excuses puffed sleeves that Anne Shirley would die for.

    • Mira says:

      I can’t focus on Pippa’s dress because I can’t stop looking at TMW James’ long neck.

    • Charlotte4566 says:

      This wedding was called ‘on-trend’ and fashiinabke. WHAT? The dress and thick hairband on Pippa Middleton was notably unattractive, but – I must be out of touch on British wedding fashion – I thought A LOT of the outfits were notably, well, ugly.
      There was a cerise pink velvet upholstery material suit that would have been nice covering an occaisional chair with a mismatched shrines fez and worn-out open-toed shoes.
      Amelia somebody wore a pink cotton daisy print cotton dress with way too big bosom (Kleenex would have filled it out, but not fixed the problem), with white macramè espadrilles that would have looked okay with rolled up denim clamdiggers.
      There were the 2 young women with red fascinators: one in a black floral print frumpy dress with a 3″ gold band at the bottom and an ‘oriental’ print shawl over her arm in colours that had nothing to do with her ensemble – her SHOES were nice.
      One young woman had on a long orange-red dress with winter boots and scarves tied around them! How could that be ‘on-trend’?
      The bride’s mother – a mauve dress and strange hat that looked like a wig from the side – and then it looked like the day would appear cool so she just grabbed a coarse woven jacket to put over her dress – why the cheap glass beads when her daughter was wearing a stunning tiara? Are there no pearls in that family?
      A mid-calf Easter bunny coloured shirt-sleeved applicaèd dress in the background of a photo of the Queen waving to the crowd – would have suited a little girl with the baby pink hat.
      James Middleton’s date’s dress: frumpy, ugly 2nd hand store style and a too-small hat that didn’t match anything BUT nice shoes.
      Beatrice: (God love her), criss-crossed navy layers of lace over her breasts with belly bared through, and tiers of lace – looked like high school home-ec couture, but her hat was cute.
      Her mother!? I know, she bought that dress around the time of her other daughter’s wedding but she’s put on 30 lbs or so. But WHY didn’t someone tell her – that’s just not nice. Fergie’s got great ankles and her shoes were fabulous as was her bag.
      There were some nice ones: Kate Middleton’s mum was in a nice suit, Princess Anne wore a nice outfit and her make-up looked good, the brother of the bride’s wife wore a STUNNING pale blue coat dress with little feathers, and the Queen was the BEST DRESSED of the lot!

  2. Becks1 says:

    Pippa’s dress is pretty bad, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen Pippa at an event like this in a dress that I like. I just don’t think she has that good of taste for more formal events.

    I did think it was funny that the entire Middleton clan showed up, and Kate and William didn’t. Even if Pippa knows the groom – are they so close that the entire family gets an invite? that is where I’m sure the royal connections help. I doubt if he had married anyone else if the entire clan would have gotten invited, but maybe. I find these guest lists always somewhat mysterious lol.

    • Elisabeth says:

      Ella and her now-husband were at Pippa’s wedding, too, so I do think the families are close.

      • Becks1 says:

        But did his parents and siblings get an invite too? that’s where I start sort of laughing. of course they don’t have to explain their guest lists to me, lol.

    • Nic919 says:

      Someone on twitter said the Middletons show up at the opening of an envelope if it’s royal adjacent… and it’s true. While it makes sense on some level for Pippa to show up there as an ex, for her brother and parents to show up too is weird. If the Queen wasn’t going to be there they wouldn’t have been either.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        That is soo true. Its very much a case that if you invite one Middleton to a society or royal event you end having to invite the whole lot of them.

        Its kinds unusual to invite your alleged ex (well to me it is) but to then invite her WHOLE family is just plain weird. Given how pushy the Middleton’s are they prolly asked for an invite the brother and parents.

        I’ve always said the Middleton’s and the Markles are just like each other, only difference one family is a bit more subtle about showing off their royal connections.

      • PrincessK says:

        @Digital Unicorn….that is exactly what I have said. The Middleton’s and the Markles are the same, except that the Markles are not very bright, and failed to realise that they too could prosper financially long term from being close to the RF if they knew how to use the connections in an intelligent way.

    • Lunde says:

      My guess is that the Middleton clan were invited to try and get William and Kate there. I was a little surprised that Harry turned up after all of the negative press around the Mother of the Bride wearing racist jewelry to meet Meghan – but perhaps he gets on with Ella.

      William was working yesterday afternoon in his role as Football Association president at the British Cup Final where he presented to awards. It wasn’t a big surprise that he attended this year after he had to pull out last year for Harry and Meghan’s wedding. Looks like Kate was also working doing a publicity event for her Chelsea Flower show garden.

    • duchess of hazard says:

      To be fair, we had the FA cup yesterday, which is an annual event held at Wembley (our national stadium). Prince William is the patron of the Football Association, and as such, he has to attend the match (this year, between Watford and Manchester City) and present the trophy at the end of the match.

      He missed it last year to go to Harry’s wedding. I think if he’d missed it two years running, he would have gotten a side eye.

      A couple of years ago I do remember Sam Allardyce (a very, very short lived England National coach), commenting in passing that Prince William was rarely around (as a royal patron should be). So yeah, at least he was on duty. I think he came alone.

  3. Anne Call says:

    The French girlfriend looks chic and fabulous. The women’s hat behind the Middleton’s is so LOL. Looks like a tiny bowler/clown hat. Whenever I see members of the royal family I think of their counterparts on the Windsor’s tv show and smile. Fergie’s spanx situation looks painful. I feel you girl.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      LOVE Alizee’s dress, NOT loving the hat, I feel that the brim is too small; she looks like she’s going to be in a barbershop quartet! A bigger brim would’ve looked more chic (again, JMO 😊). That woman behind her, in the pompom hat…omg… looks like the little bowler hat Laurel and Hardy used to wear lol.

      Lady Amelia looks like she’s wearing a college dorm duvet. *Perhaps* if you change the sleeves…? And DEFINITELY change the shoes! Canvas espadrilles to a formal wedding?? I don’t care how young you are… just not appropriate.

      Anne looks great; SHE wears her clothes, not the other way around. Same with Carole M. She always looks stylish and appropriate.

      Fergie looks like one deep inhale and she’ll burst out of that dress. NOT a good cut/size for her. And Bea… God, no!! Horrible dress, period! Forget about the fact it’s semi-sheer for (again) a formal wedding in a church. She seriously has more than enough money to hire a stylist. Like a broken clock, she *can* get it right once in a blue moon: this wasn’t one of those times.

    • Anna says:

      Alizée Thevenet’s dress is hm! https://www2.hm.com/sv_se/productpage.0759070008.html it retails for €60. Agree it’s lovely.

    • PrincessK says:

      @Anne Call…..spanx …lol!

  4. Spicecake38 says:

    Love Alizee’s dress,and noticed Carole Middleton actually looked appropriate and nice,but the others look like they’re trying to outdo each other in the ugly dress department.

  5. LeaTheFrench says:

    Pippa’s dress does not do justice to her wonderful figure. She’s fit and athletic. This just makes her look matronly. The color is also not so great on her. Oh, Well. She’ll do better next time.

    • Surly Gale says:

      I think Pippa never received proper credit for her beautiful wedding gown. I think hers was even better than Kate’s and in terms of fit, even Meghan’s, though I loved M’s boat-neck. Pippa’s wedding dress made me gasp upon first viewing. Neither of the other two did.

      • minx says:

        I absolutely loved Pippa’s wedding dress, her hair, makeup and veil. Her dress was by far my favorite of the three. She looked springy and beautiful. Usually, though, I don’t care for what she wears.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Pip looked *gorgeous* on her wedding day! Her gown was perfect (tailoring, cut, etc). Plus, her happiness was her greatest accessory 😊

      • PrincessK says:

        Pippa’s dress was great but the dress needed some padding around the hips and bump IMO.

    • Mego says:

      Hard to believe this is the same person who looked so incredible at her sister’s wedding. That gown was so flattering of her great figure. Her own wedding dress was perfection. What’s with the frumpy looks now?

      • Becks1 says:

        That dress was simple and well cut (her BM dress). She has since veered towards more of those types of clothes that verge of frumpy, at least for high profile events. I think it may partially be as a reaction to the attention she received after the wedding, but still, there’s a middle ground. Her BM dress was gorgeous.

  6. Jessica says:

    Jesus… who didn’t Pippa date?! She’s she had a try at about every posh, Royal, and Royal-adjacent man in all of England. She sure tried, I’ll give her that.

    • Kittycat says:

      Pippa, after Carole, is the hardest working Middleton.

      Pippa really tried every avenue to become royal but no one says she was a social climber.

      • Becks1 says:

        I feel like everyone says she’s a social climber! She just didn’t end up being as successful at it as Kate. But she didn’t spend all that time hanging around George Percy just because.

      • Tilly says:

        They were known as the Wisteria Sisters for a reason, both of them were shameless in their social climbing back in the day.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        I hate that term “social climber” because it’s invariably used to describe women.

      • duchess of hazard says:

        @Becks1 – Pippa got successful in that she married a wealthy man and she doesn’t need to turn up to work. But you get the feeling she really wanted someone with a more August title.

      • Karen says:

        At Bella, I am pretty sure Beatrice’s new beau can be described as a social climber!

      • Becks1 says:

        @duchessofhazard – honestly I think Pippa got the better end of things, as compared to Kate. Less scrutiny, more privacy, more freedom.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        @duchess of hazard: Pippa really wanted a proper titled, landed aristocrat but they kept their distance from her. She even went to Europe to try and land one of the aristo’s over there but again it didn’t happen. Guy Pelly once commented about Pippa that he wasn’t ‘titled or wealthy enough for her’ when a pap/reporter asked him if it were true they were getting together.

        The Matthews family have a title but its one they bought – IIRC the title (an Earlship) came as part of the land/property they purchased (and turned it into a hotel).

      • Emby says:

        WHO CARESs if she WAS a “social climber”? Brits are ridiculous with that.

        That is a class of people who are OBSCENELY wealthy though no credit of their own– a group of people who are ridiculously and unfairly privileged owing to nothing more than their lucky births. They have earned nothing and “deserve” none of what they have.
        Who cares if she gains traction in their ranks. Their ranks are not above her. Your smirking that she is somehow not worthy of them because of…chance of birth family, I suppose? Why that’s an embarrassing look for you.
        Vapid as it is, at least she is making an effort for *something*. All those elite titled people did was get born and then not die for 30 years. They are nobodies. They are just luckily rich.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Emby, Pippa and Carole care. Pippa has never dated a poor man. Never. She went around at university, putting personal notes in the mailboxes of wealthy aristo to try to get them to befriend her. No wonder all the mothers kept their aristo sons far away from Pips.

      • Lady D says:

        “She even went to Europe to try and land one of the aristo’s ” LOL. Pretty sure England is in Europe.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        @LadyD: I am well aware of the geography of my own country. When Brits refer to Europe, we are talking about mainland Europe. The UK is an island off the European continent.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      She pretty much dated anyone who had money and connections, esp if they were part of that Chelsea posh set. From what I’ve read online, the Chelsea gossip wasn’t nice about her, she got around and apparently didn’t care if he was already taken. People should remember that TMW James was involved with one of her friends before she got with him again – there were rumours of an overlap but apparently when Pip’s made it known she was interested again he dumped said GF. James had always had a thing for Pippa.

      • Bettyrose says:

        Pippa and James look genuinely happy together, though. Seems like they had similar goals for marrying up, neither landed a legit aristo, but they’re living the life all the same and probably have a lot of fun together.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        I’ll tell you what I like about Pippa (when I can ignore her truly tragic fashion sense)…..she’s her sister’s foil. Where Kate can sometimes look dead eyed and completely lacking in personality, Pippa’s the opposite.

        She has a really mischievous look that I like….like she’s hatching something…..like she’s secretly up to no good….like you’d be telling her off for something, if only you knew…….

        In other words, my kind of girl.😉

      • Kittycat says:

        @BETTYROSE I would disagree. In my opinion Pippa has never looked that into her husband.

        In must pictures her eyes are looking around for a bigger catch but I am probably wrong.

      • Himmiefan says:

        What is that line from The Windsors whenever anyone asks Pippa how James is doing? “He’s got 20 billion!” or something like that.

      • Tina says:

        Someone once described James as a “perfectly adequate first husband” and it made me laugh.

    • PrincessK says:

      When Kate started stepping out publicly as William’s girlfriend, some people said that Pippa, being more outgoing, engaging, friendly, and more public service spirited would have been a better suited to public life as a Royal than Kate.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        I’d agree with that, Pippa is more suited to the royal life than Kate but then again am not sure Pippa would have been the doormat William wanted – I don’t get the vibe that she would have looked the other way with the indiscretions.

      • Maria says:

        There are some pictures of Pippa taking off her bikini top during a yacht trip with Prince William and her sister.
        Who knows what was going on in her mind.

  7. Bella DuPont says:

    If he competition for worst dressed at this wedding was fierce! Having said that, Pippa won pretty handily, as she always does. I’m not sure I know anyone with taste as abominable as hers, and so consistently as well.

    PS: Harry looks like a cute littlr ferret in the first picture. 😁

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      I would put Pippa high on the list, but I would award Fergie the Worst Dressed Wedding Guest. Sartorially tragic.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ Tempest

      I must have horrific taste too, because I don’t think Fergie looks that bad? 😁😁 I would score her a solid 5/10.

      I would wear Fergie’s outfit everyday for a year rather than touch Pippas for even an hour……or even worse Lady Amelia’s picnic blanket. Those two, I would score 1 and 0 out of 10, respectively.

    • Himmiefan says:

      Someone should have sent Anne home to put another outfit on.

      Fergie’s shoes are too dark for that dress. Sophie’s dress is a disaster too.

  8. Digital Unicorn says:

    Pippa looked terrible, Carole was ok and Alizee looked fab (i loved her dress). None of the Middleton woman have any style but Carole at least dresses for her age.

    Anne has worn that outfit several times, am sure I’ve seen it at another wedding. Love her.

    As for Sophie Winkleman, she makes me laugh every time I see her at a royal event – she looks soo smug, esp when hanging off her husbands arm. Her outfit was so ‘LOOK AT ME’ and her make-up was terrible and did her no favours – she’s a pretty girl.

    • Tina says:

      I hated Sophie Winkleman’s outfit so much. It was so ageing, and just hideous.

      • Surly Gale says:

        Oh, how funny! I thought it fun and loved it…tho’ I didn’t notice the makeup, because unless it’s truly clown like or truly beautifully artistic (some women do their eyes up so beautifully, it’s not something I notice because it’s not my talent….tho’ I DID just buy some new mascara :)

    • Truthiness says:

      Is it so bad that I saw Alizee’s dress and thought it would be absolutely perfect on Rose Hanbury?

  9. Gail says:

    Fergie has rarely ever gotten it right, and unfortunately her daughters are the same. None of them seem to understand the concept of dressing for your figure.
    Fergie’s dress here looks way too tight; one should never be able to see the outline of your navel! The only redeeming factor of her look here is the color.

    • Surly Gale says:

      Agree! WAY too tight. and she kept her hand, or bag, or a paper, over her abdominal/crotch area the whole time. She looked uncomfortable, thus unsure, and thus could not carry it off. Tho I loved the colour on her also

    • Maria says:

      And she even looked uncomfortable in it!

    • Cas says:

      Agree. I actually thought Beatrice was the worst dressed. So inappropriate and plain bad.

  10. Kittycat says:

    Lady Amelia Windsor deserves her own post.

    The dress she wore was the worst dress I have ever seen. Complete trash!

    • Becks1 says:

      It’s not just that its so bad, its also that it looks like she is doing to a completely different event. Beatrice’s dress isn’t that bad, but like Kaiser said it looks a little over the top for a royal wedding like this, but when you compare her to Amelia, they look like they are going to two different events.

    • JanetDR says:

      I think it is so much better than Pippa’s dress that I almost like it! Okay, not those sleeves, or the buttons, or that hat 😀

    • Megan says:

      Amelia is only 23 years old. The dress is fine for someone that young.

    • Maria says:

      I actually liked the dress. Very romantic and 80′s style. Don’t worry I’ll see myself out.

    • Betsy says:

      That looks like a Gul Hurgel dress. Not my fave.

  11. i says:

    Lady Amelia Windsor looks like Ana de Armas.

    None of the Middleton women seem familiar with the concept of contrasting color shoes. It’s almost always tone on tone.

  12. Megan says:

    I think Fergie looks good. Bea is a hot mess, but then she often is.

  13. Call_me_al says:

    Who are lady Amelia’s parents?

    • Becks1 says:

      Her grandfather is the Duke of Kent, the queen’s cousin and her father will one day be Duke of Kent. So she is one step farther removed from the Queen in terms of blood than Gabriella (Gabriella’s father and the queen are first cousins, Gabriella and Prince Charles are second cousins, Amelia’s father and Charles are second cousins, Amelia and William et al are third cousins, I think, if I’m counting my generations right.) But I think she is higher up in the line of succession.

    • Maria says:

      Her parents are the Earl and Countess of St Andrews.

  14. Kylie says:

    The Duchess of Gloucester wore a terrible hat/headband that she had saved from the 1980s. I was surprised since usually she keeps things less strange that hat thing.

    • Megan says:

      Princess Anna wore some awful 1990’s drag. She she wants to do vintage, she needs to add in a few contemporary pieces to make it work.

  15. Liz says:

    Beatrice looks amazing. She’s always effortless and chilled out. I can’t wait for her wedding. Pippa and the Middletons are bright and good-looking while being a little different than the rest. I get the sense they didn’t have to social climb all that hard.

  16. Beli says:

    I love Alizee’s boater, but I wish the Middleton ladies would stop trying to make headbands happen. It’s a cross between American Boleyn and those ones kids used to get in the 90s with their names painted on.

  17. greta says:

    That’s a Kate Spade dress?! Yes, I agree it’s rather frumpy. Ma Middleton and Princess Anne look better and even their outfits would be better on Pippa than what she’s wearing.

    • TorontoBeach says:

      Pippa’s dress for the reception was even worse than the one she wore to the church. Considering the wealth and access these people have, it always surprises me to see such terrible outfits.

  18. Lizzie says:

    At least all these people are rich bc they are all rather unfortunate looking

  19. Rae says:

    I’m going against the grain here; I think Pippa’s outfit was gorgeous on her. The colour and the matching headband work with her tan, the outfit is demure but detailed to look interesting. Her Tom boy figure works well in this style; it wouldn’t suit more buxom ladies.

  20. Harla says:

    I do wish that Pippa (and Carole and Kate) would just stop with the heavy, dark eye liner. It’s such a harsh look and makes her eyes look so much smaller. She’s a handsome woman but her makeup doesn’t do her any favors.

  21. Cup says:

    I am all aboard the headband train. I think they look chic- more so than most fascinators.

    • minx says:

      Same. Some fascinators are just comically bad.

    • Surly Gale says:

      ^^^^^^^ especially as I (at 65) am still wearing headbands because I have this heavy hair that hangs into my face if not held back by some kind of container. Barrettes do look somewhat silly, so headbands it is…especially for work. I have yet to find a hairspray that will hold the hair all day; eventually it ends up in my face, so headbands are us!!

  22. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I dunno. They all look…British lol. And when you zoom in on the outfits, they’re not God awful. Amelia looks most comfortable in espadrilles and flowing fabric, and I like that. I do agree with an above post about the pom pom hat behind the Middletons. Soooo lol.

  23. aquarius64 says:

    What royal event the Middletons won’t attend? It’s like they want to constantly remind everyone their blood and martial ties to the BRF. The Middletons = the posh Markles.

    Fergie and Bea’s dresses are awful. Fergie’s was too tight and Bea’s is too sheer for a daytime wedding. Bea brought her boyfriend who has a child from another relationship. If they announce their engagement the tabloids are going to have a field day.

    • Surly Gale says:

      I hope so!

    • Leena says:

      @ aquarius64 – the ones they are not invited to? It would be very bad form if they were invited (which they must have been) and had not attended.

    • Nic919 says:

      So I guess Eugenie has bad form? Because she would have been invited as well and she didn’t go.

  24. Ladiabla says:

    James’s girlfriend is the best dressed of the bunch, and her hair is pretty too. I don’t think the color is bad on Pippa, but the dress is just blah and does nothing for her.

  25. Other Renee says:

    Fergie needed to go one size up. Then the spanx wouldn’t be so obvious.

    Lady Amelia looks the absolute worst. From her Little Bo Peepish dress to her Espadrilles to her hair and makeup. The bags under her eyes make me wonder if she actually realized what she was putting on when she got dressed that morning.

    I love the color of Pippa’s dress and that’s all I can say about it.

    Alizee’s hat belongs in a Barbershop Quartet performance, not a wedding.

    Princess Anne and Carole Middleton for the win. And, of course, the Queen. (I just finished binge watching both seasons of The Crown and am still feeling the sads that the entire cast is changing.)


  26. Alexandria says:

    I think Lady Amelia’s dress was the worst.

    I always enjoy Carole Middleton’s fashion and as always Anne is just owning whatever she wears so she rocks fashion wise. I kind of wish Anne was invited to the Met just to see what she would rock.

    • Becks1 says:

      She probably would wear the exact same thing she wore today, lol. that’s what I like about Anne. She DGAF about fashion. She always looks put together and nice, but she just wears what she wants.

  27. TheOriginalTania says:

    I think Pippa’s skin looks sun damaged. She doesn’t look youthful at all. She looks dry and old. Her make up also makes her look old–she needs a nice bright concealer and some highlighter. Look at how glowy and beautiful the bride was, and then look at Pippa. And they are probably around the same age, no?

  28. Cerys says:

    Money can’t buy taste. With the exception of Carole Middleton, the outfits featured in the article were awful.
    Amelia Windsor looks as if she was wearing a duvet cover and Fergie has not lost her awful dress-sense as she has matured. Her outfit was several sizes too small and looked very heavy and uncomfortable. Pippa’s dress was a nice colour but that’s the only positive thing I can say about it. Alizee’s hat was more appropriate for a beach. I know Anne is lauded for wearing her clothes over and over again but this one looks too severe and frumpy – More in keeping with her character in The Windsors.

    • MsIam says:

      Agree about Anne. I swear Diana wore this exact outfit back in the ’80s, including the hat!

  29. Babsie says:

    Um – just to get the facts straight. The Cambridges didn’t “skip out”. As President of the FA, Prince William was required to attend the FA championship. He missed last year for Harry’s wedding. It would be bad form to be absent for two years in a row. Kate, I’m guessing, may have supervising the finishing touches on her garden that unveils this week. She seldom attends weddings without him.

    I hate Pippa’s dress but her mother looks excellent. Very classic and age appropriate.

  30. Cherie says:

    Pippa’s dress is very Pippa and the detailing is exquisite when you zoom. I couldn’t wear it because boobs.
    I actually kind of love the pink monstrosity, it’s fun and springy and the sleeves make it for me.
    The lady walking with Harry killed it, the feathers are giving me life!!!
    Fergie is… Ferging

  31. Jayna says:

    Pippa needs a good underwire bra that gives her better lift and support.

    James iooks amazing in his outfit. He great style. I love his whole look. There is just something about that man.

  32. Nicegirl says:

    I agree, this look is terrible.

  33. jen says:

    To put a positive spin on things, the Queen and Harry outshone everyone, by far!

  34. MrsBanjo says:

    Pippa’s dress would be better on someone with a shorter torso, and would be better as a blouse. It looks completely frumpy on her.

  35. Truthiness says:

    Is this how Pippa steals focus? By continuing to wear some of the worst, god-awful shmattas she can find? It does make her stand out. She is getting press coverage, more like rubbernecking, “oh my gawd, would you take a look at what Pippa dug up.” She will never eclipse any bride, she is a safe invite who will show up for anything royal-ish, and she will make them look stellar in comparison.

  36. Bettyrose says:

    Lady Amelia’s dress is straight up one of Andie’s creations in Pretty in Pink. 💘👏💘👏

  37. CuriousCole says:

    I’m with Kaiser in saying this absence means Eugenie is absolutely pregnant. She would never miss an opportunity to be with her mom at a royal event.

    • Maria says:

      Not sure. Princess Anne’s kids weren’t there, Charles and Camilla were also absent, and not sure whether David Linley was there.
      The only family well represented were the Kents. Why the Middletons showed up en masse is mystifying.

  38. Mego says:

    Tabloid Headline: see pictures of best dressed at the royal wedding, Pippa Middleton.
    Me: are we looking at the same picture????

    Oh Fergie…

    Amelia Windsor – Kaiser says it best. 1980’s dumpster indeed.

    I liked Her Majesty in that delightful and cheery colour. Prince Harry, Carole Middleton and surprisingly Princess Beatrice in one of my favourite blues which redeemed the messiness of the dress for me. Her face looked perfect.

  39. Ader says:

    I’m catching “Panem Capitol” vibes….

    • bettyrose says:

      Wha? You’re accusing royals and aristos of living to excess beyond all good taste?!? ;-)

  40. celialarson12 says:

    I seem to be one of the few people who liked Fergie`s dress with a minor improvement like being a size larger.

    I really sympathise with the york girls. I do not think that they have worse taste than most people, which is hit and miss. As some TV commentator scathingly once said, Beatrice and Eugenie are just not what you would expect royal princesses to look like…among other things chubby looking is just not in. I am sure if they looked like Gabriella windsor the criticism would be less.

    • minx says:

      I don’t think they are chubby. I think they don’t dress well for their bodies and frankly don’t have the greatest taste.

    • Snowflake says:

      I don’t love Fergie’s dress but I like it better than all the print dresses. I think Fergie’s would look better in a different color but the style is very flattering on her

    • bettyrose says:

      I doubt they look chubby in real life, but in pictures we’re so used to seeing waifs as the standard that a couple of women who probably wear U.S. size 6-8, with a few curves, look chubby by comparison.

      TV commentators can be really disgusting, but why should the York sisters, actual princesses regardless of marriageability, starve & silicon themselves into unrealistic body types? (I mean, why should anyone, but these women already live extremely enviable lives of fun jobs and frequent luxurious vacations).

    • Tourmaline says:

      Neither of the York girls is super skinny, that is their ultimate crime. Being blond might help but neither has that either.

      It was nice that Fergie was invited to this. It must have made her really happy, honestly.

  41. Amandine says:

    If you want Alizée’s dress, you cans find it at H&M. I bought it last month for 60euro for a wedding!

    • Gia says:

      She and the girl in the pink dress are the most joyfully dressed people.
      How comes that lately women dress for weddings in the same colours as for funerals?

  42. Nocturne says:

    Kate didn’t attend because without William there she would have had to curtsy to every royal who attended. Harry, Anne, Edward and most galling of all, Beatrice.

    Random question. If Edward’s daughter had attended, would Kate have had to curtsy to her as well? Even though she is styled as Lady Louise she is technically still a Princess of the blood. But then she’s still a child so…

  43. Leena says:

    A few points for folks looking for issues – William didn’t go because he was attending the F A Cup Final (he is president) which he had to miss last year for Harry’s wedding, which is probably why Kate didn’t go either. Re the Middleton’s turning up to the opening of an envelope, they had to have been invited, which suggests to me that their presence was wanted bu the bride’s family who may not have the problems with them that others, who don’t know them, seem to have.. There would not have been any problem if they hadn’t been invited and nobody would have thought any more about it.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Right, also Charles and Camilla did not turn up, I’m not sure why, haven’t looked it up.

      I don’t think Harry and Meghan even invited any of the Kent, Gloucester, etc. crowd to their wedding. And the Queen did not even attend Lady Ella’s brother’s wedding at Hampton Court. So I think the distant family royal wedding attendance is always hit and miss with this crowd.

  44. Starryfish29 says:

    At a wedding which featured a lot of terrible fashion, Pippa still managed to be one of the worst. The belt, the buttons, the sleeves, it’s all too damn much.

  45. Texas says:

    I like all of those weird clothes! They are like strange exotic birds.

  46. Nikki says:

    Celebitchy savaged Kate’s recent dress as 80′s schoolmarm, and Pippa’s is exactly that also. Unflattering and unstylish: just really, really bad. Fergie’s outfit is much too tight, so it calls to mind a sausage, and the color is not flattering to her. Princess Anne does indeed look like a boss; she has such natural authority and that comes across in her choices. For a laugh, check the photo w/Harry and the Queen. It looks like Pinocchio behind him! :)

    • Nikki says:

      Forgot to say I HATE Fergie’s shoes, which are so autumnal and out of place, and James’s French girlfriend has a real fun look going on. I hope we see more of her!

    • Wisca says:

      I stan Anne’s shoes & what they *may* say about her sense of self & authority.

      • Tourmaline says:

        I think Anne has never suffered from any lack of sense of self and self-esteem, and for that I say, KUDOS!

        I remember a quote from her in the 1980s, she said, I am not a fairytale princess. She owns it.

  47. Gia says:

    Pippa loves buttons, too.

  48. Jaded says:

    Good Gawd Fergie’s daughters have certainly inherited her utter lack of clothing sense. I’m 66 and remember some of the disasters Fergie turned up in…anyone remember this little gem?


    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      OMG I forgot that one… those sleeves/wrap/whatever it is!! Sigh… the excesses of the 80s: BIG hair, big sleeves (and shoulder pads!), big (chunky) jewelry… I look at pics of me from back then and I cringe! lol

      Have to say though, take away the orange sleeves/wrap, and get rid of the pompadour, and she looks pretty good there.

      • Mira says:

        I was 13 when Fergie wore that orange monstrosity and I remember thinking that it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in a long time. I miss all the excesses of the 80s, I wish it would all come back again and everyone would look like a bunch of extras from a Dynasty party scene. :’)

    • Tourmaline says:

      @jaded Thank you that is an absolute classic. Also is Fergie wearing (multiple?) scrunchies in that picture??? It is peak late 1980s.

  49. kerwood says:

    The Middletons are thirsty as a dehydrated camel in the Gobi desert.

    Pippa’s high point was ‘enhancing’ her ass to steal focus on her sister’s wedding day. It’s been downhill ever since. I’ve got to give her credit though. We’re talking about her and she’s accomplished less in life than her sister who at least has a couple of tiaras to show for her efforts.

  50. Elizabeth says:

    It’s a sad occasion when Princess Anne has the best outfit of anyone in the Family.

  51. Maria says:

    I give the Queen a 10. She looked lovely.

  52. Casey20 says:

    All of them look frumpy and old!!!

    • Casey20 says:

      Except QEII who manages to always look great and full of life! The rest of the guest should take notes!!!

  53. Bee says:

    I personally don’t mind Beatrice’s dress, it certainly could be worse. But those chunky headbands should all be collected together, thrown in a pile and burned.

  54. Mrs. Smith says:

    The Queen! I love that you can zoom in on her jewelry in the photos to get a closer look. The brooch is stunning. IDK–maybe I’ll start wearing them, too? The pearls, earrings, all of it. She really was best-dressed besides the bride.

  55. Justwastingtime says:

    Hard to pick the worst, Phipps has some strong competition for bad. And yes, Fergie and her daughters could and should look better.

  56. Maria says:

    Phillip! My God, almost 98. He looks great!

  57. Flying fish says:

    Pippa looks ridiculous. She has no taste in clothing and needs to spend some money on getting a properly fitted bra!
    Carole looks like she always does.
    Fergie needed to go a size in that dress and Bea’s dress is way too tight!

  58. notasugarhere says:

    Lady Frederick Windsor was best dressed here. Bride’s dress reminded me of Claire of Luxembourg’s.

  59. MsIam says:

    Don’t like what Anne is wearing at all. Definitely from the ’80s. Also, Lady Amelia looks like she just rolled out of bed and put on something. The dress color is pretty but it’s way too much fabric. I like Bea’s dress but it is a bit much for a daytime wedding. And why the cream/white hat? Fergie, again the outfit is not bad but just way too tight. And Jame’s girlfriend’s dress is nice but again the hat! It looks like she said, “oh snap, I need to wear a hat to this thing” and grabbed the first one she could find. Finally Pippa, just tragic. I think it’s the sleeves and that high collar that ruins it. It’s just too fussy.

  60. Seeker542 says:

    Am I the only one who zeroed in on Pippa’s eye makeup? It really doesn’t work for hooded eyes. Part of the technique is creating a crease and opening up the eye area. The dark lid just looks weird.

    Speaking of makeup, is Alizee wearing any? Huge F-you if she isn’t. Her dress is also my favorite here, but I’m not fond of the hat.