December 31, 2018 – 2018 was the year of the wedding. Between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, and Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, there was plenty of #weddingcontent worth poring over on Instagram.
But while we were busy obsessing over the brides’ iconic wedding dresses, there was another crop of people bringing their style A-game to the most notable nuptial events of the year. While they may not have had custom Givenchy gowns or 75-foot custom Ralph Lauren veils (which, by the way, I am not over), the people who watched some of our favorite couples walk down the aisle this year looked (almost) as fabulous as the newlyweds themselves.
From Amal Clooney’s sunshine yellow look to Oprah’s last minute outfit change at the royal wedding to Cara Delevingne’s etiquette-breaking tuxedo to Naomi Campbell’s feathered fascinator on Eugenie and Jack’s big day, the fashion in the pews was just as statement-making as the fashion on the pulpit. Scroll through for our picks of the best dressed wedding guests of 2018—they certainly did not disappoint. (Source: Zoe Weiner, Brides)
Amal Clooney brought some extra sunshine to St. George’s chapel in a bright yellow Stella McCartney dress—which you can finally buy for yourself—while George looked dapper as ever in his grey suit and coordinating yellow tie.
Oprah came dangerously close to committing an outfit faux pas at Meghan and Harry’s wedding when she almost wore a white ensemble. But instead she opted for this pale pink Stella McCartney look at the very last minute.
The Beckhams have never met a royal wedding they didn’t know exactly how to dress for, and Meghan and Harry’s was no exception. Victoria stunned in a navy dress and fascinator, but it was David’s traditional tails that really stole the show.
There was so much about Serena Williams’s royal wedding look worth celebrating, from her knee-length braids to how flawlessly she mastered the art of “British Chic.”
Emilia Clarke was pretty in pink when her Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harrington wed Rose Leslie in June.
Maisie Williams proved that you can wear black to a wedding and not be boring, looking endlessly chic at Kit Harrington’s nuptials.
Sophie Turner opted for an edgy look for her GoT squad member’s big day, pairing a red tuxedo jacket with thigh-high boots and cat-eye sunglasses.
Instead of the usual morning dress and fascinator, Cara Delevingne mixed things up at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding in a top hat and tails. And better yet, she even got the bride’s permission before she broke the dress code.
Like her little sister, Poppy Delevingne also attended Eugenie and Jack’s nuptials dressed to the nines. Her pick: a lacy blue dress with a matching overcoat and feathered fascinator.
The Duchess of Wales certainly made her rounds on the wedding circuit this year, opting to recycle a white Alexander McQueen outfit on Meghan and Harry’s big day. Our favorite look, though? The head-to-toe fuchsia look she selected for Jack and Eugenie’s wedding.
Leave it to Naomi Campbell to find a look that’s both fierce and royal wedding appropriate. Her black and white feathered ensemble, paired with a strand of traditional pearls, was, simply, e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.
While Meghan Markle’s big white dress was undoubtedly her most memorable wedding look of 2018, the navy suit she wore to Princess Eugenie’s event was simple and stunning all at once—and it managed to hide a hint of a baby bump too.
Sophie & Joe at Priyanka & Nick’ wedding in New Delhi, India
Sophie at Priyanka & Nick’s wedding
Sophie at Priyanka & Nick Jonas’ wedding
Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner selected multiple, traditional Indian looks for future brother- and sister-in-law Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s multi-day wedding. Kudos to her for embracing Chopra’s Indian heritage with fearless style.