Kate Middleton took a page from Queen Elizabeth II's playbook and picked a bright ensemble to wear at a royal wedding. On Friday, for the nuptials of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle, the Duchess of Cambridge selected a vibrant raspberry-toned, puff-sleeved frock designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. This is the second time Middleton has worn the label to a royal wedding this year, having sported a minimalist pale yellow wool silk coat to watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's exchange vows in May.
The knee-grazing, long-sleeve dress, which featured a pleated waistline, was paired with a tonally coordinated Philip Treacy fascinator, as well as raspberry velvet pumps and clutch. Typically clad in neutral colors, the look was an unexpected — yet welcome— splash of color for the Duchess of Cambridge, who has only recently returned to her royal duties since taking off for maternity leave in March. We hope this bright outfit is just the start of many more statement-making colorful ensembles to come.