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Showstopping celeb wedding guest shoes: From Princess Beatrice's trainers to Victoria Beckham's skyscraper heels

This array of wedding guest footwear is a masterclass in stealing the show

holly willoughby, david and victoria beckham, charlize theron as wedding guest © Getty
Deputy Lifestyle Editor
Lifestyle Writer
February 27, 2024
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Being a wedding guest can come with a weight of expectation. There are so many unsaid rules around wearing white, wearing black, not distracting from the bride, not looking like a bridesmaid, the list goes on.

The pressure is ten-fold for a celebrity or royal wedding guest. Even if you are not the bride, a high-profile wedding guest has to expect the eyes of the world will be watching their every move, and most importantly, checking in on what they are wearing. 

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Second only in importance to the fabulous dress of choice, is having a killer pair of shoes for the big day. 

Take a look with us as we leaf through some of the most fabulous footwear choices of Hollywood royalty and actual royalty. Spoiler, there have been some pretty impressive ones…

Holly Willoughby in a white dress and red heels at Fearne Cotton's wedding© Getty

Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby made quite the entrance at Fearne Cotton's wedding reception – not only did she choose a bridal white mini dress, which is usually a forbidden colour, but she accessorised with vibrant cherry, fuschia and tangerine beaded heels that matched her clutch bag.

Zara Tindall in a shirt dress at Prince Charles And Camilla Parker Bowles' wedding in 2005© Getty

Zara Tindall

Did you spot Zara Tindall's surprisingly casual mini dress and boot combo for King Charles and Queen Camilla's royal wedding? Her black knee-high heeled boots tied in with her hat and the coloured stripes on her shirt dress.

Abigail Spencer (L) and Priyanka Chopra in wedding guest looks© Getty

Priyanka Chopra

Citadel star Priyanka Chopra epitomised grace when she arrived at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018. The actress opted to pair her classy lavender-hued skirt suit with a pair of knockout strappy heels covered in gems as she walked into St George's Chapel hand-in-hand with Suits star Abigail Spencer.

David Beckham and Victoria Beckham dressed in blue at William and Kate's wedding© Getty

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham didn't let her pregnancy with Harper Beckham get in the way of her fashion choices at Prince William and Princess Kate's wedding. She was spotted with mammoth Louboutin black heels elevated even further with platforms, which featured the iconic red bottoms.

Lady Sarah Mccorquodale in a white and red outfit holding Prince Harry's hand at Charles Spencer and Victoria Lockwood's wedding© Getty

Lady Sarah Mccorquodale

When Princess Diana's brother Charles Spencer tied the knot with his ex-wife Victoria Lockwood, Prince Harry was spotted holding hands with his aunt Lady Sarah who opted for flat ballerina pumps in a patent red colour.

Duchess of Kent in trainers at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle © Getty

The Duchess of Kent

The Duchess of Kent put comfort first at Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding, as she arrived at St George's Chapel in a floaty maxi dress that concealed her white trainers.

Princess Beatrice in trainers and a red dress at William and Kate's wedding afterparty© Getty

Princess Beatrice

Similarly, Princess Beatrice swapped her glamorous nude champagne satin Valentino heels – which she later recycled for her own wedding – for patterned trainers and a red embellished gown for the Prince and Princess of Wales' wedding afterparty at the Gorring Hotel.

Kate Moss in a burgundy dress and Lila Moss in a gold mini dress as they walk down steps© Getty

Kate Moss' model daughter Lila needed no extra height for her gold mini dress, but she chose towering chunky black heels for Marc Jacobs' wedding reception.

Victoria Beckham stood with David Beckham© Aitor Alcalde

Victoria Beckham

Traditional dress codes were not a concern for VB when she attended Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubio's wedding in 2019. Her white chain-print dress was teamed with pointed-toe heels in one of the brightest shades of pink we've ever seen.

Lady Kitty Spencer in a green dress and orange heels at Prince Harry's wedding© Getty

Lady Kitty Spencer

Speaking of bold colour choices, Lady Kitty Spencer paired her green floral wedding guest dress with orange heels and a matching clutch, making her easy to spot at Harry and Meghan's wedding.

Beyonce with jay-z in white at wedding© Getty


Not to say that Beyonce overshadowed her sister Solange at her 2014 wedding, but she did look pretty incredible. The 'Texas Hold 'Em' singer rocked an unexpected white bodycon dress with a pair of next-level white heels with an enormous platform.

Charlize Theron in mini dress and masquerade mask© Getty

Charlize Theron

The Fast X star thought outside the box when she attended the after-wedding dinner party of Salma Hayek and Francois-Henry Pinault in Italy in 2009. Charlize styled her grey rhinestone-adorned tiered mini dress with a pair of uber-casual flat sandals with a sparkly T-bar.

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