A Royal Affair: Effortless Ways to Infuse Elegance and Style to your Wedding Look

The most popular time for a couple across the globe to get engaged is in December, adding sparkle and shine to thousand’s of women’s fingers, sparking a new job in 2022: wedding planning. With an endless supply of inspiration in the palms of our hands, Royal weddings across the globe continue to set the standard for brides who want an event full of class and style. Here are a few easy ways to bring some Royal style to your own wedding without costing the taxpayers of your country millions of euros.
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The Dress

Forever proving that “modest is hottest,” Royals across the globe generally wear long sleeves on their gowns. Considering that Royal weddings commonly occur in grand cathedrals, it makes sense that they go for an elegant and classy look, staying covered up. However, the Queen of our hearts, Lady Diana Spencer, took sleeves to a whole new level when she married Prince Charles in 1981 at Westminster Cathedral. 


This iconic gown was designed by Elizabeth Emanuel, was adorned with thousands of pearls and used the highest quality silk taffeta. While the overall style of the dress could be considered a bit dated by today’s standards, the voluminous sleeves coupled with the dramatic veil and train have been setting bridal trends for 2 decades now. We don’t see the trend going away anytime soon.  

Rather than wearing heavy and dramatic sleeves all day today, detachable sleeves are a huge bridal trend, combining conservative and sexy looks into one gown. Estee Couture’s Kiki gown brings the best of both worlds, drawing inspiration from Diana’s balloon sleeves for a more demure ceremony look. The detachable sleeves allow for a bride to put her hands in the air when it’s party time without having to worry about hot or itchy sleeves as she dances the night away. 

The Beauty 

While each of our favourite Royals has its own beauty routines, a subdued makeup routine is a common thread that binds our favourite Royal beauty looks. Meghan Markle let her natural beauty shine as she went for a soft glowy look, accentuating her natural features. She has set the standard for a natural glam look with subtle eyeshadow, gentle lashes, and a nude lip that perfectly accented her skin tone. Daniel Martin, Markle’s longtime friend and makeup artist, even opted for a natural foundation look, allowing her beautiful freckles to show through her makeup. 


While a huge part of Markle’s nuptial glow can be attributed to nutrition and professional skincare, high quality makeup was the icing on the wedding cake for her final face. As a former beauty director for Dior, it is no surprise that Martin used a variety of Dior Beauty products to complete the Duchess of Sussex’s iconic beauty look.

Arguably the most essential part of a wedding, the first kiss, makes for heightened importance on lip care and colours. The Dior Lipglow was a perfect choice for Meghan’s lip look. The Duchess wore a neutral tinted lip balm rather than a full-coverage lipstick. This is an excellent option for the modern bride. With a tinted lip balm, you don’t have to worry about messy lips after a wedding smooch, and you can rest easy knowing that your wedding look is also contributing to soft and healthy lips. 

The Jewelry 

With access to millions of euros in historical gems, one thing you can always count on is a diamond-clad princess at a Royal wedding. From a glittering Cartier tiara to the world’s most famous engagement ring, nobody has mastered the art of wedding jewellery better than the Duchess of Cambridge.


As Kate opted for the delicate Cartier Scroll Tiara, paired with custom diamond earrings, her look screamed expensive without being tacky or over the top. The most iconic piece of jewellery that the Duchess rocked on her big day was none other than her famous sapphire and diamond heirloom engagement ring, worn originally by none other than Diana, Princess of Wales. Talk about something blue!


Maybe we don’t have Princess Diana as a mother in law to inherit historic jewels from, but we can indeed find our own pieces that have a unique look and a unique history. New York-based jeweller, Victor Barbone, creates new pieces from antique heirloom jewellery. This Remmy ring takes Diana and Kate’s ring cues, putting a fresh, modern, and accessible take on the famous gem. 


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