We are back with a new post, this one looking at Kate’s Wimbledon style. We don’t yet have official word about her attendance at matches this year; the Duchess is on maternity leave. As royal patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, it’s likely we’ll see her at one, if not more, matches.
Now for our retrospective examining what Kate has worn for The Championships. We start in June of 2011 when the Duke and Duchess watched Andy Murray outplay Richard Gasquet. Kate was in the Moraiah dress by Temperley London.
Here is how it looked when the Duke and Duchess visited Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island.
Kate wore a second repeated style for another 2012 match, as she was joined by her sister, Pippa Middleton, to watch Andy Murray facing Roger Federer.
You may recognize the jacket; it was also by Joseph. We first saw this piece when William and Kate attended the Epson Derby. On that occasion, the Duchess paired the jacket with the ‘Peacock’ dress from Reiss.
Prince George’s birth kept the Duchess away from 2013 Wimbledon matches. When she returned in 2014, she brought back another dress initially worn during a royal tour, the ‘Roamer Day Dress’ by Zimmerman.
This shows how Kate styled the dress on Easter Sunday, 2014, when visiting Sydney, Australia.
Sticking with the “Repeated Tour Dresses at Wimbledon” theme, Kate wore the Jonathan Saunders ‘Evelyn’ dress at the 2014 Gentlemen’s Finals.
That frock was first worn when Kate and William visited the Solomon Islands during the Jubilee Tour of 2012.
In 2016 we return to the “Repeated Tour Dress” theme when Kate brought back a Roksanda Ilincic design. Below, the Duchess wearing the look when watching Serena Williams take on Elena Vesnina.
The vivid yellow style was worn when Kate, William, and George arrived in Sydney, Australia.
For the 2016 Gentlemen’s Final match between Andy Murray and Milos Raonic, Kate sported an Alexander McQueen design.
In 2017 the Duchess attended her first match as royal patron of the AELTC (All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club). She wore Dolce and Gabbana to watch the opening round of Gentlemen’s Singles play, featuring Andy Murray vs. Alexander Bublik.
There you have all of Kate’s Wimbledon styles since she married Prince William in 2011. I did not realize how many times the Duchess brought back pieces first worn on royal tours. That makes a lot of sense, as they were first worn in locations far away from the UK, and would look fresh for Wimbledon.
Question: Just as we did with Kate’s Trooping the Colour looks, should we do a poll on her Wimbledon style once the Championships are over?
Also today, it’s peak season for summer sales. Here is a quick overview of some of the deals that may be of interest.
Kate’s green Smythe blazer is 30% off at Shopbop. Originally priced at $695 it is now $486.
That’s just one of the offerings at Shopbop, which has some good deals.
At the Outnet, (the discount arm of Net-a-Porter) there are some significant savings. Below, a royal blue dress that looks similar to Kate’s maroon Eloise; originally $740, it is now $340. In the middle, a Temperley London piece on sale, the Prairie Ruffled Chiffon Lace dress, something that kind of looked like Kate. On the right, another Temperley piece, the Sami Laser Cut dress (now $381, originally $795).
At Goat itself, there is also a good selection of sale merchandise. Below we show the Ellory coat in pink and also in black; both are 50% off, priced at $440. Kate wore the coat in royal blue. The Duchess also wore the brand’s Eloise dress in plum; it is on sale in marine blue; originally $620, it is now $310. The Redgrave coat is not on sale in Kate’s nude color, but the graphite version is 30% off, as is the frost blue color (not shown in pic below).
Topshop is promoting up to 30% off in a sale that I believe ends Sunday night.
Really Wild has a good range of sale merchandise.
Reiss is offering bargains up to 60% off in its sale.
The LK Bennett end of season sale is underway on the US/Canada website and in-store with discounts up to 60% off original prices. On the UK site the promotion is prices up to 50% off. J. Crew is promoting over 75% off with promo code BIGSALE.
Other retailers that may be of interest:
- Hobbs has a sizable selection of merchandise on sale
- Roland Mouret offers some good buys
- At Erdem, there is quite a bit of discounted merchandise
We’ll see you Monday for Prince Louis’s christening!