Rita Wilson In Monique Lhuillier – Buckingham Palace State Banquet

The Obama’s weren’t the only American’s in town to attend the Buckingham Palace State Banquet in London yesterday.

Tom Hanks his gorgeous wife Rita Wilson were spotted leaving Claridge’s hotel enroute to Buckingham Palace for dinner with President Barack Obama and the Queen.

Like the President, Tom also wore a white bow tie which was clearly the theme for the evening.

Rita was dazzling wearing a Monique Lhuillier Spring 2011 gown.

Her nude off-the-shoulder tulle gown was embroidered with golden embellishments.

She kept the gold theme going by adding gold accessories.

I would’ve been tempted to add a belt to this look, but I think Rita manages to work this look well without one.

Credit: Style.com & PacificCoastNews

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30 Responses to Rita Wilson In Monique Lhuillier – Buckingham Palace State Banquet

  1. Diva May 25, 2011 at 11:13 #

    That was an appropriate choice. Nice. But,after seeing Mandy Moore wearing the gown at the Oscars, I would not give her more points.
    http://www.redcarpet-fashionawards.com/2011/02/28/mandy-moore-in-monique-lhuillier-2011-oscars/

    • Fashion Critic May 25, 2011 at 11:44 #

      Ah yes, forgot Mandy had already worn it as shwe was a bit blah

      • Chloe May 28, 2011 at 17:58 #

        I thought she looked AMAZING

  2. Scarlett May 25, 2011 at 11:15 #

    It seems that some cerlebrity has worn this dress before, but I can’t ring a bell.

  3. Que_Esq May 25, 2011 at 11:19 #

    Mandy Moore circa Oscars 2011.

  4. Marvel May 25, 2011 at 11:28 #

    I think we all know tomorrows WWIB poll :)

  5. Khoa Vu May 25, 2011 at 11:39 #

    Isn’t it the dress that Mandy Moore wore to the Academy Awards 2011? I prefer it on Mandy.

    • jeremy May 25, 2011 at 12:15 #

      It suits Rita ages. Plus it has that classic look for more mature actress. Rita looks much better with this.

  6. Fiona May 25, 2011 at 12:01 #

    Having seen it on Mandy Moore it feels like a younger dress so doesn’t look right on Rita. It is also not quite what I would wear for a Buckingham Palace State function, more formal and less fluffy would be appropriate.

    • Alina May 25, 2011 at 12:21 #

      ditto.

  7. Jennie May 25, 2011 at 12:46 #

    this is the first time i’ve seen this gown, simply beautiful~

  8. sergioA May 25, 2011 at 12:47 #

    already worn by mandy moore at the oscars no?

  9. CB May 25, 2011 at 13:32 #

    Of all the dresses out there, she choose to wear one that was already worn to a highly publicized event? Why not go for a whole new look? Monique Lhuillier had an amazing spring collection- the must have been something else she could have worn!

    • Cristina May 26, 2011 at 15:28 #

      Amen. Her stylist or whoever sold her the dress shouldv’e kept that from happening.

  10. Archer May 25, 2011 at 13:37 #

    Adding a belt? Are you kidding me?

    • Fashion Critic May 25, 2011 at 15:48 #

      NO. The gown even makes the model look thick around the waist.

  11. Faellie May 25, 2011 at 14:07 #

    I thought it was bad form to wear a strapless dress at a formal dinner, or am I being hopelessly old fashioned?

    • Rebecca May 25, 2011 at 17:07 #

      It’s actually not strapless, and Princess Di did it all the time :>

  12. Courteney May 25, 2011 at 15:09 #

    I’m surprised she repeated an Oscar gown. It looked better on Mandy Moore.

  13. dee May 25, 2011 at 15:11 #

    I am not really crazy about this dress on her. Maybe it’s her posture.

  14. Suz May 25, 2011 at 15:11 #

    Not in love with this, and it seems like it doesn’t fit her right.

  15. Tatiana May 25, 2011 at 16:41 #

    The gown makes both the model and Rita look thick around the waist, but not Mandy Moore that was not so. I LOVE this gown on Rita much more than Mandy. Rita looks stunning.

  16. DivaMom May 25, 2011 at 18:55 #

    The make up is too heavy and she should have worn her signature loose curls. She looks like Tom’s mother here.

  17. Elena May 25, 2011 at 20:21 #

    Mandy looked much better in this gown

  18. Tahj May 25, 2011 at 23:33 #

    Mandy Moore looked cute and fairy tale princess like, but Rita Wilson actually makes the gown look more elegant!

  19. goldfish May 26, 2011 at 07:24 #

    mandy moore looked so much better in that dress…

  20. imam May 26, 2011 at 11:05 #

    it looks better on mandy moore

  21. candice May 26, 2011 at 19:28 #

    for some reason, this look ages her in my opinion. this dress is meant for a young ingenue. the lightness and ethereal nature of the dress just makes rita’s face look worn and old..

    CC

  22. James May 26, 2011 at 20:26 #

    although no picture available on the internet, this gown was worn first by monique’s mother, amparito. she gets my vote!

  23. Sleepless in Chicago October 4, 2013 at 00:57 #

    The dress is fine. Too much make up age Rita.

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