Pippa Middleton steps out for Wimbledon Day 4 in a light white dress

Wimbledon 2018 - Day 4 - Celebrity Sightings

I was waiting to see when the Middleton family would come out for Wimbledon. Apparently, Carole Middleton went to Wimbledon on the Fourth of July to see Roger Federer play on Center Court. I’m surprised Kate and Pippa didn’t come out for Roger too, considering the families are so close. But Pippa waited to come out to Wimbledon today. My first thought was “is Pippa really a big Rafa Nadal fan?” Because Rafa is scheduled on Center Court today. But after Rafa, two British players are scheduled on Center… rather controversially, because Wimbledon scheduled some major players (including some former Wimbledon champions Djokovic and Muguruza) on smaller courts while Kyle Edmund and Jo Konta get major billing. Anyway, I bet Pippa is going to spend the day watching Center Court matches and supporting the British players, even with Andy Murray’s absence.

Pippa seemed to arrive at the All-England Club with her brother James, not her husband Terribly Moderately Wealthy James. I bet her husband is at work, but maybe he’ll come out with Pippa on Saturday. Pippa is well into her second trimester of her first pregnancy, and she looked rather pretty, I thought. She’s cut her hair into a more choppy shoulder-length bob and gotten highlights. It suits her. Plus, I think pregnancy just suits the Middleton women – it softens their faces, and the added weight just makes them look younger.

Incidentally, some wondered if the Duchess of Sussex would come out to support Serena Williams, since they’re such good friends. Meghan hasn’t come out yet, but my prediction is that Meg will come out tomorrow, especially if Serena plays on Center. Pippa admires Serena too – in a recent column for Waitrose Kitchen, Pippa wrote about how “keen” she is to have a fit, athletic pregnancy like Serena, and how she hopes to play tennis throughout her pregnancy – you can read more here.

Also, those espadrille wedges are awful, good God.

Wimbledon 2018 - Day 4 - Celebrity Sightings

Wimbledon 2018 - Day 4 - Celebrity Sightings

Wimbledon 2018 - Day 4 - Celebrity Sightings

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  1. AnnaKist says:

    The Middle girls really love their rope wedges…

    • Mrs. Wellen-Melon says:

      White leather t-strap flat sandals would have been so much cuter and comfy.

      I say this not in anger but in sorrow for what could have been.

      Now for the hat she’s holding: was her accessories stylist out sick? You do not pair a fedora with a white eyelet dress. It is against all laws of the universe.

      Also, I don’t know how many iterations of that dress I sewed for myself circa 1972.

      • Deedee says:

        Yes, I had that pattern, too. I never went all lace like this, though. Usually a print or a solid with eyelet lace on the sleeve.

      • minx says:

        Dump the ruffles, shorten the dress just a bit, different shoes.
        But she’s pregnant so I give her a pass.

      • Natalia says:

        “Also, I don’t know how many iterations of that dress I sewed for myself circa 1972.”

        This. Me too! Don’t know how I ever wanted to be caught dead or alive in any iteration of that dress! Those ruffles are just so.bad. Cringeworthy. Take away the ruffles and narrow the bodice band and maybe you might have something decent. As it is, the bloody thing is an oversized, starchy apron.

  2. Beth says:

    Those shoes are horrid. Wedges are the worst, flip flops are more stylish

    • Milla says:

      But they are comfortable. And flip flops are reaaaally bad for your feet. She’s preggo, she can wear silly shoes. the dress is amazing btw.

      • Mellt says:

        I agree. The dress is gorgeous, the shoes are not. But she can wear whatever the hell she wants!

      • minx says:

        I wore flip flops for years, even when pregnant, and now my knees and feet are paying the price for so little support 😩. They are great when you’re pregnant because you can just slip into them without bending over or bothering with laces.

  3. Rescue Cat says:

    She sure did.

  4. Enn says:

    I’m living in my espadrilles this summer. They’re comfortable and look great for both work and going out.

    I really like the dress!

    • manda says:

      I like the espadrilles too, but I don’t think they work with this dress. Not sure what would have, but the length of the dress combined with the lace-up the leg sort of cuts her off in a weird spot and I just don’t think the style of the shoe goes with the dress.

      Her pregnancy belly looks like my normal belly :(

      • Enn says:

        I personally would hem the dress to knee length (I have short legs and a long waist so midi styles make me look stubby) but I love white eyelet. I just bought a white eyelet blouse.

    • frizz says:

      I like them too, generally. I think they’re too casual for her dress, though.

      I don’t like their winter cousins, the cork wedge.

  5. Digital Unicorn says:

    The first Thursday is the best day to go, a lot of matches plus many of the seeded players are in the smaller courts so you have a better chance to see a top player without having to get a court ticket.

    The Fail is really desperate to make her a celebrity.

    The Marshmallow King really creeps me out, don’t know why but he has a really shady vibe that comes out in photo’s.

    • magnoliarose says:

      James seems sort of sleazy. He just seems…ick. He tries so hard and it comes off bad. If someone said he was guilty of being a con artist who had weird fetishes I would just nod and shrug. It wouldn’t surprise me.

    • Megan says:

      There is something extremely off putting about him. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but he gives me the creeps, too.

  6. Kcat says:

    Espadrilles are classic. No hate here, I think she looks great.

    • Jan90067 says:

      I think she looks great, too….but I’d like the dress more without the ruffled shoulder straps/sleeve.

    • okay_then says:

      Yup, I think she looks gorgeous. Even Carole looked lovely at Wimbledon!

    • Ange says:

      They would have looked nicer with just a small strap across the ankle I think. They are definitely a pretty colour.

  7. Becks1 says:

    Agreed re: pregnancy and the middleton women. They definitely look better pregnant. Maybe it is just the added weight? Their faces look a lot better. And Pippa’s hair is really cute.

    I think that dress is really pretty and seems perfect for Wimbledon; I hate those shoes. Just awful.

    • minx says:

      They do look good pregnant and Pippa looks understandably happy.

    • sunny says:

      This. She looks beautiful, happy, and relaxed. Pregnancy suits her as it did her sister. I also think the dress is a really great fit for the All England Club.

      The shoes are terrible though but as long as they are comfy on her pregnant feet, no reason to care.

  8. Pix says:

    The shoes are horrendous.
    Is it just me or does the brother always look like a scoundrel? I don’t know his story but he looks like he’d be good for gossip.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think maybe its that he seems to always wear sunglasses and in the pictures that get posted here, he’s usually not smiling? So he comes off looking kind of…..secretive. Or something.

    • OriginalLala says:

      I always think he is trying to look like a modern hipster Russian Tsar…maybe it’s the facial hair

    • Lady D says:

      He reminds me of the men I saw in Playboy in the late 70′s. Trying to be suave, cool and sophisticated, but something about him makes you instinctively take a step back when he approaches
      I wonder how many women James has throwing themselves at him for access to his relatives? It could account for the smug wafting off him. How many has Carole already chased off?

  9. Jess says:

    I love the dress! I would wear it in a heartbeat
    But I don’t like the shoes, at least not with this dress

  10. Vava says:

    what is it with all the center parts on celebrities these days? Not a fan.

    That dress would look 1000 times better without the ruffles. The shoes would look better with a shorter dress or skirt, but even then I’m not really into them. They definitely don’t work with this dress.

    • Moonpie says:

      Yep, excellent style comment.
      It is supposed to be a light summer dress and the wedges make the look look heavy heavy heavy and clumsy. The ruffles give a nod to centuries of maid service in aristo households and in hotels and bakery sales assistants do sometimes have ruffles straps on their aprons, too.

      @ Pippa
      Please decide: do you want to be the girl in the summer dress or the boho chick in wedges or the bakery sales assistant applying for a job as a maid at Buckingham Palace?

    • minx says:

      Hate the center parts.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I don’t like any of it. The ruffles look like a uniform for baking things. Oh, I see Moonpie said the same.
      It is all awkward and the proportions are off as well as the accessories.

  11. Gigi LaMoore says:

    Not feeling the dress or shoes. Dress fits weirdly.

  12. SlightlyAnonny says:

    I feel like all the Midds need to get a good bra fitting, they are all fit women but I just want to give their bras a hoink and tighten their straps. Tatas need not be around the eyebrows but they could be a little higher.

    • NicknameII says:

      This is a gross comment

      • SlightlyAnonny says:

        Because bra fittings are gross?

        Underwear is called foundation garments for a reason, they are the foundation of your outfit. Clothes are designed with the expectation that certain body parts will appear at certain points in the fabric. Good foundation garments are crucial to good tailoring.

      • NicknameII says:

        No it’s gross that you think it’s ok to police a pregnant woman’s breast (btw pregnancy is a condition where a woman’s breast size and sensitivity fluctuate almost daily). Her bra does not appear to be too big as the straps are in place and she’s not bouncing everywhere. Nor is spilling out of her cups. The only complaint from you is that they aren’t perky enough which once again, is a gross statement. Boobs don’t need to be perky. In that dress cut, perkier would be spilling over.

      • SlightlyAnonny says:

        Unh huh. Ok, I guess all the Midds are pregnant all the time.

      • Aurelia says:

        Ease up. It’s nothing to do with pregnancy. Pipps has low hanging breasts full stop. Yes a decent bra would rememdy that.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Add Camilla to that list.

      • Eloise says:

        Oh god yes (re: Camilla and hoisting those boobs)!! Reach for the sky is what I tell my girls! Stop only once you hit the ozone layer ;-)

    • minx says:

      Yeah, if you don’t care about clothes or fashion, fine, your choice. . But if you want to look your best, which I’m assuming the Middletons do, the most expensive clothes won’t look good without proper undies. Part of it is (here I go again) posture, throwing your shoulders back helps.

    • FuefinaWG says:

      I agree with this statement. Her boobs are doing something weird. Pippa and Kate were maybe a 32A before pregnancy and their boobs did something weird at that time, too.
      Apparently on this site we can’t comment about a woman if she’s pregnant. Boob blasphemy!

  13. SlightlyAnonny says:

    I feel like all the Midds need to get a good bra fitting, they are all fit women but I just want to give their bras a hoink and tighten their straps. Tatas need not be around the eyebrows but they could be a little higher.

  14. Moonpie says:

    Ruffles on the shoulder straps? She looks like a chambermaid / bakery sales assistant.

  15. Lizabeth says:

    Hate the shoes. Maybe if they had been a light tan color and had been tied in the back they wouldn’t have looked so clunky with this ruffled “milkmaid” dress.

  16. Tiffany says:

    I….I liked the shoes. I think they work great for Terribly Moderately Wealthy Pippa.

  17. homeslice says:

    I personally hate those ruffle sleeves on grown women, they are so little girl. My 6 yr old daughter would look adorable in that dress. The wedges are a just no. I hate the the ones that tie up the leg.
    Positives, her hair looks great and I love the sunnies!

  18. Nina says:

    I like the dress. The shoes are awful and they look so uncomfortable, especially if you are pregnant with swollen feet.

  19. Sage says:

    James makes me snicker… something false about him.
    Pippa looks good.

  20. Skylark says:

    *Tries to think of something positive to say about Pippa’s outfit and fails*

    Or wait, no! I’ve got one! White is a good colour to wear in Summer.


  21. Bliss 51 says:

    Decades ago I had a dress like that but in a cute print not eyelet and it was mini-skirted.

  22. Ginger says:

    She looks quite pretty. I think that the wedges are just fine. She looks both appropriate and comfortable. Pregnancy suits her.

  23. dawnchild says:

    James’ jacket is ridiculously short…no, no, no!
    Her dress looks like a Victorian pinafore. So no also.

  24. okay_then says:

    I’m probably the only one on here who likes Castañer espadrilles! They go so well with summer dresses and summer skirts.

  25. GigiC says:

    Those shoes and also just her in general. Like what is you doing with your life baby? Nagl

  26. Cerys says:

    I think the dress is pretty and summery. If the wedges were a neutral shade, they may not have looked so bad but I doubt it. Flattish sandals would have been better.