While we’re glad Princess Eugenie’s long-anticipated wedding dress has finally been revealed, we’re also excited by how all the couple’s A-list guests have interpreted the dress code (royal wedding hats, anyone?). We were especially interested to see what the always chic Kate Middleton wore for the big day — and she did not disappoint.
Kate Middleton’s Style
For years, Kate Middleton’s style has piqued curiosity in young ladies and women worldwide. From her perfectly done hair to her stylish maternity outfits, the Duchess of Cambridge has definitely made her mark in the fashion world.
In 2010, Kate Middleton ignited a trend called “The Kate Middleton Effect,” also known as the “Kate Effect” or the “Duchess Effect.” Whenever Kate steps out into the limelight, fans rush to the store to find a similar look. (Though wealthier fans will splurge on the exact same outfit.) And when we say “rush,” we mean it! Take for instance when Kate visited Australia’s Blue Mountains in 2013 wearing a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. Once the photos were released, the dress sold out in just eight minutes. How’s that for a flash sale?
Kate also has a knack for looking her best at big events like this without stealing too much attention from the bride and groom, of course. Scroll through the gallery below to see a few of Kate’s best looks as a wedding guest.
Kate Middleton Princess Eugenie Wedding
Kate Middleton at Princess Eugenie's Wedding
For the second royal wedding of 2018, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a beautifully autumnal fuchsia dress topped with a matching fascinator. She and Prince William were able to take things easy while their two oldest children, George and Charlotte, joined the other kiddos of the bridal party as a pageboy and bridesmaid.
Kate Middleton at Prince Harry's wedding
Kate Middleton at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding
Although some accused Kate of rudely wearing white at her brother-in-law's wedding on May 19, 2018, it was actually just the bright sun washing out her respectful pale yellow outfit. Like Eugenie and Jack, Harry and Meghan's vows took place in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Kate Middleton Pippa Middleton Wedding
Kate Middleton at Pippa Middleton's Wedding
On May 20, 2017, Kate's dear sister Pippa Middleton married James Matthews at St. Mark's Church, in Englefield Green, England. Not wanting to upstage her sister, Kate opted for a pale pink, silk Alexander McQueen dress, paired with a matching fascinator.
Kate Middleton At Hugh Van Cutsem Wedding
Kate Middleton at Hugh Van Cutsem Jr. and Rose Astor's Wedding
Back when Kate and Prince William were just boyfriend and girlfriend, Kate attended Will's close friend Hugh Van Cutsem's wedding wearing a cream blazer and Karen Millen skirt. Now, Will is the godfather of Cutsem's daughter Grace, who was also the flower girl at Kate and William's wedding.
Kate Middleton At Laura Parker Bowles Wedding
Kate Middleton at Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes' Wedding
In 2006, Kate Middleton attended Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes' wedding at St. Cyriac's Church in Wiltshire, England. Who's Laura Parker Bowles? She's Prince William and Prince Harry's step-sister! Bowles is related to the royal family by marriage through Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.
Kate Middleton At Rose Windsor Wedding
Kate Middleton at Lady Rose Windsor and George Gilman's Wedding
In 2008, Kate Middleton attended yet another royal wedding as Prince William's girlfriend. (The prince, however, was attending another wedding in Kenya.) Lady Rose Windsor is considered the queen's first cousin, once removed — she married George Gilman at St. George's Chaple in Windsor, England.
Kate Middleton At Nicholas Van Cutsem
Kate Middleton at Nicholas Van Cutsem and Alice Hadden-Paton's Wedding
In 2009, Kate Middleton attended the wedding of Prince William's oldest friend, Nicholas Van Cutsem, at the Guards' Chapel in London. Of course, Kate looked stunning in her sky-blue Jane Troughton brocade coat and powder-blue Jane Corbett hat.
Kate Middleton and Prince William at Harry Meade's Wedding
Kate Middleton at Harry Meade and Rosie Bradford's Wedding
Prince William had finally popped the question by the time Kate was invited to attend Harry Meade and Rosie Bradford's wedding in 2010. (Even though the cat wasn't completely out of the bag.) Kate wore an over-the-top yet elegant wide-brimmed black hat with a black fitted jacket and an electric-blue Issa dress.
Kate Middleton At Sam Waley Cohen
Kate Middleton at Sam Waley-Cohen and Annabel Ballin's Wedding
In June 2011, Kate Middleton attended the wedding of her close friend Sam Waley-Cohen and his bride-to-be, Annabel Ballin. The brand-new duchess wore a black and white geometric-patterned Zara dress paired with a black Sylvia Fletcher for Lock and Co hat. Rumor has it that Waley-Cohen is responsible for Kate and William getting back together after breaking up in 2007.
Kate Middleton At Zara Phillips Wedding
Kate Middleton at Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's Wedding
In 2011, Kate was back in the chapel yet again to attend the wedding of Zara Phillips, the queen's eldest granddaughter. We're absolutely in love with Kate's cream Day Birger et Mikkelsen coat and cream Gina Foster hat.
Kate Middleton At Emily Mccorquodale James Hutt Wedding
Kate Middleton at Emily McCorquodale and James Hutt's Wedding
In the summer of 2012, Kate Middleton attended the wedding of Princess Diana's niece at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Mary in Lincolnshire. The Duchess of Cambridge strutted in nude heels, a gray floral dress, and an embellished coat — in addition to a "recycled" hat that she had worn to the Epsom Derby in 2011.
Kate Middleton And Prince William At Tomlinson Wedding
Kate Middleton at Mark Tomlinson and Laura Bechtolsheimer's Wedding
Kate Middleton was pregnant with Prince George when she attended polo player Mark Tomlinson and Olympic gold medalist Laura Bechtolsheimer's wedding in 2013. Kate looked chicer than ever in a cream coat with a brown fur trim.
Kate Middleton At William Van Cutsem Wedding
Kate Middleton at William van Cutsem and Rosie Ruck Keene's Wedding
In 2013, Kate attended William van Cutsem and Rosie Ruck Keene's wedding with quite the baby bump — she was seven months pregnant with Prince George at the time. Kate wore another "recycled" dress, this time one she'd bought at Topshop and worn to Harry Potter World a few weeks prior to the wedding.
Kate Middleton At Harry Aubrey Fletcher Wedding
Kate Middleton at Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Louise Stourton's Wedding
In 2011, Kate Middleton donned an all-black ensemble accessorized with plum-colored heels and a matching clutch to Aubrey-Fletcher and Louise Stourton's wedding at St. Andrew's Church in Britain.
Kate Middleton At Lucy Meade Charlie Budgett Wedding
Kate Middleton at Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett's Wedding
In 2014, Kate Middleton attended her old friend Lucy Meade's wedding. Kate wore a blue tweed M Missoni coat (we've heard it's one of her favorites) and a navy Sylvia Fletcher hat.