Duchess Kate in a $268 Ted Baker dress at Wimbledon final: cute & fresh?

Here are some photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Wimbledon Men’s Final on Sunday, which ended up being a rather deflating match. I’m starting to see why so many regular tennis commentators were complaining about this year’s Wimbledon – there were so many retirements and oddly lopsided matches, especially on the men’s side. While Roger Federer came into the final as the favorite, I don’t think anyone expected Marin Cilic to fall apart so quickly (he was actually crying in his seat during a changeover). The American commentators on ESPN (John McEnroe included) ended up talking a lot about the Cambridges during the cutaways. That was how boring the final was.

At least Kate seemed perked up for what was only her second appearance at Wimbledon this year, the year she finally became the royal patron of the championships. Kate wore this $268 Ted Baker dress which I thought was just a relatively simple white shift dress, but is actually an A-line dress with a floral pattern at the bottom. Not the best, but not the worst. With her “kob” haircut (Kate + lob = “kob”), she actually looked rather summery and fresh. She even carried the same Victoria Beckham tote she was using on Day 1 of Wimbledon. My one complaint? That bow!! Someone said she was being cheeky about the “men must wear a tie” rule for the Royal Box, like she wore a little box-tie pin to be humorous. Is that really what happened??

Here’s some footage of the kob in motion. Wiglet Watch 2017: I still think she’s wearing extra extensions/wiglets in the back to make her hair look fuller.

And here’s the clip of Will and Kate greeting Roger Federer after his victory.

Photos courtesy of Getty.

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  1. Tanguerita says:

    I like the length, but the middle part is a huge no-no. It ages her immensely.

  2. Seraphina says:

    I liked it. I can’t believe I’m saying it but I think she got it right for the type of event. But I can’t be me if I don’t find one thing wrong: she looks kinda tired. Must be chutney making season.

  3. Kaye says:

    Her face looks very different to me, but I can’t say why specifically.

  4. Justine says:

    I read somewhere that the bow is worn by women members of the All England Club. Men get to wear a similarly styled tie.

    I don’t like the Kob, I think it makes her look old and haggard in the face. It’s either the haircut or the cigarettes and lack of eating.

  5. Vylette says:

    Love the look. I think she looks years younger! I love her hair styling as well. The dress is perfect for summer wear. I wish she had worn black sandals instead of nude ones. Now if she only stood up straight I would give her a 10.

  6. K says:

    She looks good here. I can finally see the wiglet after watching the first video.

  7. CidyKitty says:

    Her hair is much better like this. It fits her much better, I think. Even the coloring that they did, super cute. The dress was cute. I liked the top half more than the bottom, the bottom half was a bit girl-ish but I think that was the point of the dress. The big ring actually looks cute with this outfit but then her earrings don’t match. Again, match the ring if you’re going to wear it.

    I wonder if she’s going to start getting work done now that she’s starting to show her age a bit. I don’t mean that in a bad way!

  8. L84Tea says:

    I actually like everything about this on her. I personally like the dress and think it was fitting for the occasion, and her hair actually looks more natural. I’m really really liking this length on her.

  9. Karen says:

    I read its a bespoke Catherine Walker dress and the matching silk scarf was like 300GBP… so you can image the dress cost

  10. Idky says:

    I think this is the youngest she’s looked in a long time. This hairstyle is so much better than her previous style! I hope she keeps this look and not start with the sausage curls again. Her dress was also really cute and appropriate.

    • Carol says:

      I agree, that second to last photo is the best I have seen her look in so long – she looks great. the style and colour suit her, she isn’t doing her weird smile, her make up is softer, there’s less eye liner, the brows aren’t heavily drawn on, the fake tan has diminished….. if she would only master a subtle cat eye and she had better skin (ie could go back in time and not tan so much) she would look like a brunette Lauren Conrad!!

  11. Tania says:

    She looks great. I feel like she finally looks age appropriate. Hair is pretty, make up is light and fresh. That said, I do think she filled her cheeks.

  12. lightpurple says:

    I like the dress and it was appropriate for the event.

  13. Stellajulia says:

    The bow she is wearing is displaying Wimbledon colors.

  14. Llamas says:

    When was the last time she made a charity appearance? Not a fancy museum trip but an actual charity event… glad she can show up twice for Wimbledon, I’m sure her patronages would enjoy the same treatment…

    I think it looks like she overdid it with the fillers. Her face looks incredibly puffy.

  15. Casi says:

    Can we talk about Stefan Edberg sitting right behind them? He is looking pretty good!

  16. Clare says:

    Anyone else hear/read the comment from the MP for Kensington about how the Middletons are like the Kardashians?

    Can’t say I disagree with her!

  17. Louise says:

    It must be really hard to speak in that ridiculous accent all of the time. Imagine the effort and concentration that goes into that.

  18. Becks says:

    What Kate Wore has that dress as Catherine Walker, not Ted Baker.

    I like this overall look. I think she looks fresh and appropriate.

  19. Loopy says:

    Yes she looked fresh and the dress is very appropriate,her looks a bit wiggy though. Question: Are Royals forbidden to get any plastic surgery? I don’t think I have ever seen a botoxy or plastic looking royal,they age quite rough but never seem to go under any sort of procedures.

  20. Natalie S says:

    Kate looks lovely. That dress really suits her.

  21. seesittellsit says:

    Like it, for once. And for once she’s dumped the dowdy mid-length sleeves. This makes her look curvaceous (she does as it happens have a tiny waist) but it’s fresh summery and cute.

  22. Cee says:

    My brother only sees Kate whenever she shows up at Wimbledon, and only when the cameras are on her, so he only sees her 2 times a year, tops, and yesterday all he could say was – “that british princess looks so haggard and old. What happened to her? And when did Diana’s son get so bald?” So I suppose to those who only pay very little attention to them, their looks have really changed. IDK if it’s genetics + outside forces (sun, diet, smoking) but from here on out the fillers and botox will only get worse. William should drop the sad comb over.

  23. JaneDoesWork says:

    I actually love her hair like this, it looks SO much better. Very fresh and grown up without being too “mom cut”.

  24. MellyMel says:

    Another look of hers I love! Very appropriate for the event. I wonder if she’s finally listening to our complaints and got a stylist or at least a friend to help her out. I don’t mean that in a mean way, but she’s looked better the last couple of events, so I’m curious as to why. Also her face seems a little puffy. I know the Fug Girls are on pregnancy watch, but I think it might be the hair cut?

  25. Monsi says:

    She looks very pretty. She found the right dress for the occasion.

  26. vava says:

    She needs to ditch the center part. Also, I think she should go a little shorter on the hairstyle. Why does she always ALWAYS talk with her hands? I don’t get that.

    The dress is OK. I wonder what sort of boring shoes she’s wearing.

    William looks 20 years older than he is. He could use a makeover more than his wife.

  27. Maple Girl says:

    Marin is a great player, but his bigest weakness was always his nerves which usually get the best of him.
    I’m really sad he lost, Fed is nice and all, but his rabid fans and constant glorification of him is so annoying I always root against him.

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      I used to love Roger and his gorgeous one handed backhand. But since the Midds latched onto him, I find myself repulsed by him. And during yesterday’s round of post-win interviews, I found him tiresome. The Midds despoil everything.

  28. Shannie says:

    Like the look.
    I am no specialist in wiglets, but I know a lot of people -myself included- whose hair looks just as full as hers 🤷‍♀️

  29. Kaz says:

    Game Set and Match to the Duchess! Nice dress AND she got kissed by Roger Federer.

  30. KiddVicious says:

    I love the dress and think her hair looks great. More natural. Good job, Kate. That’s 2 in a row. They’re on tour now, right? We’ll see how quickly she messes up her good styling run.

  31. Lainey says:

    She’s definitely wearing extensions for volume. She was wearing them at the state banquet as well last week. The dress is nice and cheap for her. Thought the bow was part of the dress but maybe not. Don’t think the men’s clothing requirements are something she thinks about

  32. Vinot says:

    This appearance brought to you by Xanax!

  33. HoustonGrl says:

    The hair is great, so fresh and light.

  34. Lorelai says:

    The dress is Catherine Walker, and cost thousands!

  35. HK9 says:

    She looks great. The dress really suits the occasion and thank god she cut her hair. She looks fresh & pretty. Now, if we could only make those nude pumps disappear….

  36. Ellie71 says:

    Have a look at Carol Middletons face, I think her and Kate got a 2 for 1 sale at the botox and filler shop. Their pillow faces are making me sleepy.

  37. magnoliarose says:

    She looks fine here. Nothing jarring to complain about. I just wonder why no one mentioned Sia’s mother attended too.

  38. Sequinnedheart says:

    I Love this look. She absolutely nailed it – Finally. The dress is Wimbledon appropriate, her hair is modern and chic, the color looks great. The old color was flat and the sausage curls were so bloody dated!
    Whomever styled Kate, please don’t quit or go anywhere.!

  39. Zondie says:

    In the second to last picture she looks like Madonna. It must be the fillers.

  40. Carina says:

    The Bow thingy is due to her position as Patron. You can see the green and purple colours matching the official colours of Wimbledon. So basically it shows her VIP status at Wimbledon.

    Other related men (i.e. Duke of Kent, the President) wear green and purple striped ties in correspondence.