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 mid-length cream pleated dresses, spectator looks are often inspired by on-court fashion and have a sense of tradition and formality. However, the Princess of Wales’s recent look adds an’80s-inspired twist to classic Wimbledon style.
On the second day of the Wimbledon championships, the princess, 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 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 crossbody bag.
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