Princess Eugenie channelled a bygone era in a vintage style dress and pillbox hat for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Princess Eugenie looked appropriately attired, but her ensemble was quite a low key choice from a member of the Royal Family who is no stranger to experimenting with different fashion choices. All the designers that Eugenie’s chose for her Royal Wedding ensemble were quite surprising to us.
Princess Eugenie opted for a custom dress by Gainsbourg, a company we are quite unfamiliar with. Gainsbourg offers exclusive bespoke tailoring and couture pieces and is run by ex-Alexander McQueen couturier Sam Dougal, and Caroline Breteau, former Vogue art editor. Unfortunately the website does not supply any product information or sample styles. They only have options for customers to contact them directly with enquiries or to follow on social media. The company is planning to expand and offer a collection of made-to measure dresses, suits and jumpsuits in September.
Eugenie wore a pale blue 1960’s mod shift dress that sat above the knee. The high-neck dress was made from a textured tweed, features two flap pockets at the hips and t-shirt sleeves. There are diagonal darts that sit across the chest and vertical darts down from the bust line to the flap pockets.
The dress looked great on Eugenie when she was walking to St. George’s Chapel, but seemed to swamp her frame when she sat down, a little too much fabric.
We show some of the beautiful detail of the textured tweed fabric.
Princess Eugenie wore a bespoke silver lurex sinamay pillbox by Fiona Graham of Fi Graham Millinery. Fiona started off as a textile designer, but soon found a love of millinery. She worked for Philip Treacy and Rachel Trevor Morgan. She has created hats for The Duchess of Cornwall, Madonna and Lady Gaga. Just when we think we have an idea of the milliner that Eugenie may choose, she goes and surprises us by choosing someone left of field. Both Princess Eugenie and her sister Princess Beatrice are big fans of millinery with numerous pieces in their wardrobes, that they actually do share! They aren’t loyal to a few milliners such as Kate or Sophie, but wear a wide range and variety of hats from different British milliners. We think this great as the Princess’ use their high profile public image to bolster the exposure of milliners to the public.
Princess Eugenie’s pillbox is a bespoke piece and unavailable from Fiona Graham online. However, we can bring you an image of Fiona creating Eugenie’s hat from her Instagram account. Eugenie’s rounded pillbox is hand blocked and constructed from two pieces. Princess Eugenie’s hat is unavailable online, though if you would like a similar style you can enquire online here.
Princess Eugenie wore our favourite shoes to date, a pair of Valentino Garavani ‘Rockstud 100′ pale blue leather pumps, retailing for £535. These court heels feature a 4 inch or 100mm thin stiletto and the Rockstuds’ signature gold-toned pyramid studs. However the band around the top of the shoe is the same colour as the main portion of the shoe, most other Rockstud’s feature a contrast nude band with studs. Crown Princess Mary is a huge fan of the Valentino Rockstuds.
We love to see such a fashion forward and dare we say trend heel on Eugenie, one of the best pairs of heels she has ever worn and definitely ones we are thinking of going out to purchase. Eugenie’s colour heels are currently unavailable, though you can purchase them in a sky blue here.
Eugenie carried a bag by M2malletier, retailing for £1,330. The sandy brown calf leather shoulder bag features an optional strap and the brands signature gold bar top handle. The bag has a front flap and the lower portion features a hexagonal shape. You can purchase Eugenie’s bag here, here and here.
Princess Eugenie has absolutely gorgeous make-up with a sensational updo hairstyle. We hope she is practising her tiara hair for her wedding. We hope to see more updo styles at upcoming royal events. A sensible look from Princess Eugenie from the Royal Wedding, we would’ve liked more wow and drama from her. A longer length skirt, lighter and floatier material and some form of embellishment.
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