The 30 Best Royal Fashion Moments of 2018

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With not one but two Windsor weddings and plenty of royal events, 2018 was a year to remember. Especially in the realm of royal fashion. There were custom Givenchy designs, cape flourishes and even shorts. So what better way to celebrate the end of the year than by relishing in 30 of the royals’ best fashion moments? We can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store.

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When Meghan Markle Epitomized Classic in a Custom Givenchy Wedding Gown

The bateau neckline has been trending ever since. 

Get the look: BHLDN Conrad Gown ($975); Roland Mouret Ella Gown ($2,923); Atelier Pronovias Mermaid Gown ($3,480)

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And Changed into a Stella McCartney Halter Neck for the After-Party

Nothing says party time like a low back.

Get the look: Stella McCartney Bridal Gowns (Schedule an Appointment); Halston Heritage dress ($425); Alice and Olivia dress ($395)

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When Kate Middleton Was a Chic Patron of the Arts in Perfectly Tailored Erdem

Tweed, an asymmetric neckline and velvet Jimmy Choos? This outfit has everything.

Get the look: Anthropologie dress ($288); Draper James dress ($265); Calvin Klein dress ($475)

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And Wore 2018’s Trendiest Dress in Prince Charles’s Birthday Portraits

The duchess is one of several fashionistas who sported this Alessandra Rich piece.

Get the look: Lafayette 148 New York dress ($298); Sandro dress ($320)

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When Meghan & Kate Donned Tennis Whites at Wimbledon


Get the look: INC button-down ($33); Alice and Olivia trousers ($245); MinkPink dress ($78)

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And Dressed in Pink and Blue at the Royal Ascot Celebration

Think they planned that?

Get the look: Sandro dress ($370); Chador dress ($1,040)

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When Princess Eugenie Surprised Us in Custom Peter Pilotto

With a low back, mind you.

Get the look: David’s Bridal dress ($545); Carolina Herrera bridal ($8,990); Cushine bridal ($4,495)

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And Broke Royal Protocol in Dusty Pink Zac Posen

A non-British designer and a pink wedding dress? Talk about royal rule-breaker.

Get the look: Dessy Collection dress ($270); Katie May gown ($315)

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When Kate Middleton Welcomed Fall’s Hottest Color *Super* Early in Erdem

She knew yellow would be the color of the season way back in January.

Get the look: Erdem maxi dress ($2,670); Erdem Tea dress ($2,508)

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And Looked Like an IRL Angel in McQueen on Royal Tour

Oslo, Norway, didn’t know what hit ’em.

Get the look: Alexander McQueen Ruffle dress ($6,825); Saloni dress ($995); Lovers and Friends gown ($278)

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When Pippa Middleton Put Her Baby Bump on Full Display in Emilia Wickstead at Princess Eugenie’s Wedding

We tip our fascinators to you, Pippa.

Get the look: Adelyn Rae dress ($95); Manolo Blahnik heels ($625)

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And Taught a Master’s Course in Summer Fashion at the French Open

Flirty wrap dress? Check. Espadrilles? Check. Baby bump? Check.

Get the look: Cleobella wrap dress ($218); Auguste wrap dress ($189); Soludos Lace-Up espadrille ($95)

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When Kitty Spencer Stunned in Girl Scout Green Dolce & Gabbana

So much yes.

Get the look: Dolce and Gabbana dress ($1,497); Vince Camuto dress ($168); Dries Van Noten orange clutch ($815)

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And Lady Amelia Windsor Radiated French Countryside Vibes at Dior’s Haute Couture Show

J’adore this Dior.

Get the look: Elizabeth and James dress ($279); Oscar de la Renta dress ($1,890); Rebecca Minkoff white clutch ($148)

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When Meghan Markle Exuded Audrey Hepburn Grace

A Dior A-line with a boatneck? Sounds right up Markle’s alley.

Get the look: Gal Meets Glam dress ($178); Norma Kamali dress ($100)

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And Princess Eugenie Channeled Jackie O at Meghan & Harry’s Wedding

That mock neck and pillbox hat are oh-so-mod.

Get the look: Oscar de la Renta dress ($2,290); About Us dress ($64); Oscar de la Renta dress ($2,490)

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When Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Queen Rania of Jordan Went Monochromatic

Could they look any chicer?

Get the look: Stella McCartney coat ($1,158); Theory coat ($795); Cupcakes and Cashmere coat ($175); Smythe blanket coat ($895)

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And Then Color-Coordinated Their Hague Street Style

Power dressing on point, ladies.

Get the look: Reformation dress ($218); Paige Jeans dress ($138); Lake Studio skirt ($306); Gibson blazer ($98); Akris blazer ($834)

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When Meghan Markle Wore Givenchy with the Queen

What does one wear for her first solo outing with the queen? This.

Get the look: Boss sheath dress ($327); Lewit cashmere dress ($399); Something Navy pump ($100)

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And Introduced Her Baby Bump in Australian Designer Karen Gee

The dress is aptly named “Blessed.” Clever, Megs.

Get the look: J.Crew dress ($158); Vince trench ($645); Stuart Weitzman pumps ($398)

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When Meghan Markle Rocked *Two* Thigh-High Slits Like It Was NBD

Vacation chic done right in Veronica Beard. 

Get the look: Privacy Please wrap dress ($99); Lovers and Friends wrap dress ($90); Michael Kors pumps ($49)

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And Kate Middleton Was a Vision in Emerald Jenny Packham at the BAFTAs

Is that cleavage we spot? Gasp!

Get the look: Black Halo gown ($315); Jenny Yoo gown ($295)

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When Queen Letizia of Spain Vamped It Up in All Red Proenza

She’s no royal wallflower.

Get the look: Proenza Schouler dress ($990); Jessica Simpson boots ($129); Tara Zadeh clutch ($570)

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And Later Stepped Out in Shorts

She’s not a regular royal; she’s a chill royal.

Get the look: Tommy Hilfiger shorts ($230); LNA tank ($45)

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When Kate Middleton Introduced Prince Louis to the World in Jenny Peckham

A sweet Peter Pan collar for a sweet occasion.

Get the look: BB Dakota dress ($90); Connected lace dress ($89)

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And Made New Motherhood Look Like a Breeze in Alexander McQueen

Prince Louis’s christening or royal fashion show?

Get the look: Zhivago dress ($528); Calvin Klein dress ($117)

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When Meghan Markle Was an IRL Superhero in Stella McCartney

She has the cape and everything.

Get the look: Stella McCartney cape dress ($1,995); EFFY earrings ($787)

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And Wore the Most Divine Custom Oscar de la Renta Gown

Simply iconic.

Get the look: Oscar de la Renta gown ($6,490); Marchesa Notte dress ($357)

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When Kate Middleton Looked Like the Happily Ever After Version of Cinderella

McQueen and Kate: The most iconic royal duo. 

Get the look: Theory coat ($595); Max Mara dress ($276)

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And Shined like the Khaleesi She Is

We’d bend the knee.

Get the look: RACHEL Rachel Roy dress ($119); Piazza Sempione ($597)


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