Duchess Kate’s best-ever wedding guest looks

The ultimate guide to looking chic while not upstaging the bride!

Jessica B

There's a certain art to wedding guest dressing – obviously the number one rule is not to upstage the bride, and it's important to balance looking smart but not over-the-top glam. And one person who always manages to get it spot-on is the Duchess of Cambridge. From fulfilling her sisterly duties just beautifully at Pippa Middleton's nuptials to still managing to look on-point while attending a wedding while heavily pregnant, Duchess Kate is a pro at looking chic while not distracting from the main event. At brother-in-law Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle on Saturday she got it just right once again, looking elegant in a pale yellow Alexander McQueen coat, floral Philip Tracey hat and Jimmy Choo heels. In a nod of respect to her new sister-in-law, the Duchess chose an outfit she had worn several times previously, including at Princess Charlotte's 2015 christening and the 2016 Trooping the Colour, helping ensure that all the attention stayed on Meghan's stunning Givenchy gown. Here are the rest of Duchess Kate's best wedding guest looks over the years.



Kate's royal wedding look on Saturday was simple and elegant

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews, Berkshire, May 2017

For her sister’s wedding at St Mark's Church in Berkshire, Kate chose a dusky silk pink Alexander McQueen frock, which she teamed with a matching hat and court shoes. She was spotted arranging Pippa's veil and train as she entered the church – tenderly repaying the favour Pippa did for her at her own 2011 wedding.



Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett wedding, Chippenham, March 2014

Kate opted for another recycled outfit while attending the wedding of these two close friends. She chose a Whistles Bella blue and white floral dress which she'd worn at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, which she teamed with a blue tweed coat by M Missoni.



William van Cutsem and Rosie Ruck Keene, Oxford, May 2013

It's not easy staying chic while heavily pregnant, but Kate managed it in this bargain black and white polka dot Topshop dress. She teamed it with a black and white Vivien Sheriff hat and little black jacket.



Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mark Tomlinson wedding, Switzerland, March 2013

A Swiss wedding calls for guests to wrap up warm, so Kate donned a light brown coat with fur trim and matching hat for her friends' nuptials. Underneath she wore a Maxmara dress.



Emily McCorquodale and James Hutt wedding, Grantham, June 2012

To watch Prince William's cousin Emily McCorquodale tie the knot to James Hutt, Kate opted for a dove grey coat and floral Jenny Packham dress, both of which she had worn previously.



Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's wedding, Edinburgh, July 2011

Kate's thrifty side came out once again at this royal wedding – she'd previously worn this cream embroidered coat to Lara Parker-Bowles' wedding back in 2006. She teamed it with a wide-brimmed hat and beige court shoes.



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