Kate Middleton’s ’80s-Inspired Wimbledon Outfit Is Perfectly on Theme

Wimbledon is famous for its strict insistence on exclusively white clothing on the tennis court. However, when it comes to outfits on the sidelines, there’s more room for self-expression, even though there are still common trends that emerge. From Sienna Miller’s linen two-piece suits to Alexa Chung’s midlength cream pleated dresses, spectator looks are often inspired by on-court fashion and have a sense of tradition and formality. However, Kate Middleton’s recent look adds an ’80s-inspired twist to the classic Wimbledon style.

On the second day of the Wimbledon championships, the Princess of Wales, who is both a patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) and a skilled tennis player herself, made her first appearance at the tournament to watch British player Katie Boulter. Her outfit drew inspiration from on-court fashion, as she stuck to a white and green color palette and wore a preppy white pleated midi-length skirt.

The Princess of Wales with Roger Federer.

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The ensemble consisted of a mint green double-breasted Balmain blazer adorned with ’80s-style contrasting white buttons and a white lapel, a white midi-length pleated skirt, and a pair of white leather Gianvito Rossi court shoes. To top it all off, she accessorized the look with knotted pearl drop earrings by London-based independent jewelry brand Shyla that she has worn several times before, a gold Sézane cuff bracelet, and a white Mulberry Amberley cross-body bag.

Karwai Tang

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