The Princess of Wales’ tennis style always hits.
Do you have to be a sports fan to appreciate a good athletic outfit? The answer is an unequivocal no. Just look to skiing. You can embrace your inner ski bunny without ever hitting the cold icy slopes by wearing your cutest intarsia knit and furry boots for après. And do you think those girlies wearing two-piece exercise sets topped with oversized white shirts are all coming from pilates? The same goes for tennis — follow the Kate Middleton Wimbledon style playbook and be the most stylish courtside spectator in colourful day dresses, playful prints (including a penchant for polka dots) and crisp tailoring.
Case in point: Kate Middleton’s masterclass in tennis match fashion at Wimbledon on July 3. From the minty fresh Balmain blazer that was giving vintage Princess Diana and perfectly pleated skirt to her bouncy blowout, the royal’s ensemble was a bullseye (reader, the author knows this is not a tennis analogy) for the tennis tournament’s somewhat conservative “formal daywear” dress code.
Here, we round up some of the Princess of Wales’ most valuable fashion plays when it comes to taking in a little tennis.