Pippa Middleton in Alice Temperley at the Beating Hearts gala: tragic or cute?

British Heart Foundation Beating Hearts Ball arrivals

Even though Pippa Middleton gets pap’d all the time, last night was the first time Pippa has been photographed on a red carpet since she gave birth to baby Arthur Matthews last fall. This is Pippa’s life now, as the wife of a terribly moderately wealthy man. She gets to go on vacation a lot and watch tennis and do some light charity work. Pippa was actually the “honorary gala chair” of the British Heart Foundation’s Beating Hearts gala last night, and she’s also an ambassador for the British Heart Foundation. This isn’t the first time she’s attended the foundation’s big annual gala – one year, she attended and all I could see was her bright orange-red skin.

I’m surprised that Terribly Moderately Wealthy James Matthews wasn’t on Pippa’s arm for this event, but oh well. Pippa did the carpet alone, and she tried to work this Alice Temperley gown, which is… not good. I actually like Temperley’s designs so much, and I’ve always wanted both Pippa and Kate to wear more Temperley because I think the designs would suit them so much. But this is a really bad dress, right? It’s like Pippa got the ugliest Temperley she could find.

Incidentally, Pippa isn’t the only one from the Middleton family who suddenly finds themselves being photographed. Since that “James Middleton is a supplier of Nazi Marshmallows story broke last week, James has been suspiciously pap’d with his girlfriend Alizee Thevene TWICE. The Daily Mail ran both photo sets without even mentioning how Boomf and James Middleton are A-OK with making products for Nazis. The Middleton Hush-Up is a real thing. And it feels like Pippa is doing her part too.

British Heart Foundation Beating Hearts Ball arrivals

Pippa Middleton seen arriving at The Beating Hearts Ball

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, WENN.

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  1. TheOriginalMia says:

    I don’t like it. It’s got too many patterns going on. Good cause, though. As for James, we see you. Still won’t make us forget the Nazi marshmallows.

    • Simone says:

      James doesn’t work at his company, he just owns it. He turned operations over to other people quiiiite some time ago. The Nazi mallows were sanctioned by the jackasses he hired.

      • TheOriginalMia says:

        It’s still his company. He still bears responsibility for the product it produces.

      • Its Ok says:

        I think that’s the real reason it went away so quickly. Even the person who came forward about it made it clear that he doesn’t actually work there and wouldn’t have known it was going on. He already has a public image as an idiot. So, I think people just kinda shrugged it off for those reasons.

      • Nic919 says:

        If he still has any legal connection to the company then he remains legally responsible for the actions of his employees. So saying it’s not his fault because he’s a negligent employer is a garbage excuse and it won’t get him out of any liability if someone decides to make a human rights complaints against his company. Unless he can say that he sold the company to someone else and has no legal ownership of it in any form, it remains a problem.

    • emerson says:

      she tried

    • Gashet says:

      If only he’d just dressed up like a Nazi.

  2. Red Snapper says:

    “Oh…. yes. Yes. This is the one. This is the dress I shall wear, and I will look beautiful. Eat your hearts out ladies. PIPPA. IS. BACK.”

    • BeanieBean says:

      I think she looks pretty. I think Temperley London is super-busy & not personally my style, but Pippa looks really nice her. Her hair looks lovely & her make-up is really nice. And she’s more consistent with her charities than her sister. Go, Pippa!

    • dota says:

      More like “they are paying me HOW much to wear this…?”

    • sequinedheart says:

      Pippa Tips: “Always dress on theme! I chose to look like a the artery map of the human body!”

  3. Becks1 says:

    Ugh, I don’t like it. I feel like I never like her in Temperley. (except maybe her dress for Kate’s reception? that was Temperley, right? the green one?) But typically she ends up in this dresses that are just too much for her.

    In general I like Pippa’s casual style and her “office” style (when she used to get pap-ed all the time walking to work or wherever in London, lots of cute skirts and booties etc), but I don’t really like her formal style.

    I still think her life is the life Kate wanted – being able to be the wife of a moderately wealthy man who adores you.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Temperley is like Erdem, not everyone can carry them off. Neither Mid sister can carry high end designer clothes off, it always looks like its wearing them not the other way round.

  4. Mel says:

    Don’t like the dress but she’s looking dare I say younger? Or fresher? No?

    • Millenial says:

      I think her skin is close to her natural color and it makes her look a lot fresher and more beautiful, IMO.

    • vava says:

      Her face looks much thinner to me, as compared to recent years and not while she was pregnant.

      The dress is a hot mess. I like the shape of it but the pattern on the fabric is just too much.

  5. duchess of hazard says:

    Wow, she only has taste in her mouth. WTF is that?

  6. Enn says:

    Who on earth thought that dress was a good idea?

  7. Lila says:

    I don’t hate the silhouette, especially if the bottom part didn’t flair quite so much. Pairing it with all those patterns just makes it a confusing mess.

  8. Clare says:

    The Nazi Marshmallow story went away pretty dang quickly, eh?

    • Becks1 says:

      almost immediately……

    • Erinn says:

      I mean, partially because he’s the Middleton people care least about. Combine that with the fact that he’s not working there (still not a good look since he’s attached to the company) and the interest just dwindled quickly.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Mummy used her connections at the Fail plus no one is that interested in him or his company.

  9. AnnaKist says:

    Maybe it looks better in real life…

  10. Harla says:

    I like this dress, it looks good on her.

  11. Original Jenns says:

    I like the dress but I feel like she’s not wearing it as well as it could be. Either it needs more pizzazz with hair and makeup to go with the design, or it needs severe hair and plain makeup and she needs to give FACE. Stand up straight and JLo face. Right now, it just looks like she’s trying it on in the store while out dress shopping.

  12. Madelaine says:

    Oh, judgmental! Nothing wrong with Philippa’s dress… if you believe a piece of fabric born of a crossbreed between a cockroach and a caterpillar is fashion-forward.

  13. Ib says:

    Rationally I hate this dress. I should hate it, yet irrationally somehow…i *think* I love it? I’m weirdly drawn to it. I am very love hate on the bow, and slightly love hate on the frilly sleeves, but…I am weirdly drawn to it. The pattern (which is not in itself a cloying pattern at all -very geometric/angular) maybe offsets the twee design features?

    • BeanieBean says:

      That’s me, too. It’s so Temperley, yet…I think she looks lovely.

    • Erinn says:

      Same, Ib. A strange part of me absolutely loves the dress. It makes no sense. I shouldn’t like it… but somehow it works.

      • Call_me_al says:

        Love the dress, but not on her. Her hips are so narrow for someone of her height. She needs more of an A-Line or something to create curves?

  14. HK9 says:

    Wow that’s fug.

  15. LP says:

    I don’t think she’s concerned with gushing up her brother’s nazi marshmallow issue, I think she’s much more concerned with her father in law’s r*pe allegations, which I haven’t heard a peep about recently!

  16. Kittycat says:

    This is the worst dress I have seen in a long time.

    Can you imagine spending your husbands (joint) money on that?

  17. Other Renee says:

    I feel like I’m looking at a full body X-ray. It’s awful.

  18. KBeth says:

    I think she’s really cute but the dress is terrible, too busy.

  19. Lana234 says:

    This one of the better dresses I have seen on her.

  20. Wynn says:

    On a side note, it’s uncanny how much Pippa and Meghan look alike!

  21. Joro says:

    For a busy dress, its very boring and forgettable.

    Pippa and Kate are twins. They love fussy clothing. They also have a very similar build. Long, narrow and athletic.

  22. Liz says:

    Pippa is one of my fave celebrities on earth. Effortless and chill.
    I love this dress!

  23. sid says:

    I think this would have looked fantastic on her if that belt/black fabric piece had been brought down lower. Sometimes when these Middleton kids try to go high-waisted to shorten their torsos it just throws off the line.

  24. Ina says:

    Yuk! This would look better as a wall hanging or an area rug.

  25. Lilla says:

    More tragic than her normal tragic. Tragic on steroids.

  26. FredsMother says:

    I opened the post and literally jumped back from my phone screen. I also literally said:oh, no! Literally. Lolol. 😁😁. That dress is meant for Nicole Kidman. Tall, long legs, elegant stature. Pippa is too short for this dress. Lol. And she looks so pleased with herself too… 😌

  27. Heather says:

    What does she actually do except “ambassador-ing” and showing up in expensive frocks which got paid by her terribly moderately wealthy husband?

  28. Wowsers says:

    At least he didn’t wear a nazi costume – that would be unforgiveable. Oh, wait….

  29. KidV says:

    This dress is growing on me. I think the shock of it has worn off since this morning and I kind of like it now. I don’t like the bow at the neck, that’s a design element I’ll always hate on any outfit. But the pattern of the dress is starting to make sense to me now.