The ultimate wedding guest: Pippa Middleton shows off her impeccable taste at another big day


-The Duchess of Cambridge's sister wore a bright orange-red dress with navy accessories
-Couple are close friends of Prince William's and attended royal wedding

By Emma Reynolds

Bright idea: Pippa looks radiant in a orange-red dress, navy accessories and understated gold jewellery

Pippa Middleton showed off her impeccable taste in wedding outfits again today as she attended the union of close friends in London.

The Duchess of Cambridge's stylish sister wore a bright orange-red dress with short sleeves and sheer panels, accessorising with contrasting navy blue hat, matching clutch and satin court shoes.

The happy couple, Katherine Phillips and David Marsham, are close friends of both William and Kate, and attended the royal wedding last year.

Pretty as a picture: Pippa showed off her tan in the sophisticated but fun dress as she chatted to a friend

After her rear stole the spotlight at her sister's wedding thanks to her figure-hugging bridesmaid's gown, Pippa has built up a reputation for having the perfect wedding guest look.

The 28-year-old looked radiant today with her hair pulled back, adding simple gold hooped earrings, a ring and a gold-edged clutch bag.

She frequently picks bright colours in a demure cut for weddings, and recently wore a pink wrap Issa dress for a friend’s wedding in Scotland, along with a similar headpiece, covered in netting and pink flowers.

The loud shade and sheer panels on her outfit today were balanced out by the high neck and navy trim, plus lashing of her trademark thick black eyeliner.

David, Viscount Marsham, is one of the Duke of Cambridge's 'inner sanctum' friends, and was seated in the Statesmen’s Aisle in Westminster Abbey’s north transept for the royal wedding, which was reserved for the couple’s close friends and family.

Jewel in the crown: Pippa opted for a striking navy blue headpiece, gold hoops and a gold ring

The Kate effect: Katherine Phillips looked elegant in a veil and white lace while David, Viscount Marsham, wore a double-breasted waistcoat

The Duke of Cambridge was also expected to attend the glamorous event, but was not spotted among the elegant guests chatting in the sunshine outside.

David and Katherine, both 35, followed in William and Kate's footsteps by getting engaged after celebrating with the nation at the wedding last year.

Even Katherine's gown was reminiscent of the Duchess's wedding outfit, as she chose a veil, white lace and sleeved cover-up.

David, a former major in the Scots Guards and heir of the Earl of Romney, delighted his parents with the news of his engagement. 'We are so excited for him,' said his mother, the Countess of Romney.