Kate’s tennis dress causes sensation
The Duchess of Cambridge got into the spirit of Wimbledon on Tuesday by sporting a tiered white dress that could almost have been a tennis outfit.
The frock, designed by Temperley, caused a sensation as tennis fan Kate watched the action on Centre Court with her husband the Duke of Cambridge.
And fashionistas were quick to point out that the Moraiah Dress, as it is called, was on sale.
A black version of the pleated dress was available on the label’s website for £477, reduced from £795.
Style-watchers greeted the outfit enthusiastically, with Grazia magazine tweeting “V tennis inspired!” while Wedding Magazine said it was “Lovin’ Kate Middleton’s Moriah (sic) dress by Temperley.”
Clarence House declined to comment on the Duchess’ fashion choice as she was at the south west London tournament in a private capacity.
But a spokesperson said the newlyweds were both great supporters of British tennis. The Duchess is also said to be a fan of the simplicity of Temperley’s designs.
Her Wimbledon outfit was her latest that apparently seemed to be themed to the event she was attending.
On Saturday she wore a navy military-style dress adorned with gold buttons and a matching fascinator at Victoria Barracks in Windsor as she and Prince William presented operational medals to soldiers who had returned from a six-month tour of Afghanistan in April.