When you’re the most famous bride in the world, why should you reserve your special bridal glow for one day? Princess Kate proves that any blushing bride can wear white with ease long after she says, “I do” at the Wimbledon Championships in England on Monday, June 27th. The beautiful Duchess of Cambridge arrived on the arm of her strapping prince and took her seat in the reserved Royal Box to cheer for British tennis phenom Andy Murray in the finals. Kate looked effortlessly elegant, as usual, in a pleated white frock from celebrity favorite brand Temperley London, and completed her look with her signature bridal glow. We think a little white dress is the perfect go-to look for outdoor summer events, so keep reading to discover how to wear one to perfection, even if you don’t have a British empire at your dainty, slender fingertips.
Even though Kate’s Temperley pick was solid white, it featured plenty of fun visual details that kept it from looking too bridal for the tennis court. We think it was a great, appropriate dress that even paid homage to the players with a tennis-inspired, flouncy-tiered skirt. Kate’s straps were accented with oversized scalloped details, which added another three-dimensional element to her look. To keep your favorite white pieces from looking too bridal for everyday, take a page out of the Princess’s stylebook, and choose frocks with plenty of fun visual elements, rather than solid white confections that look like they belong on a wedding cake topper.
To finish her feminine and airy look, Kate added nude, patent leather pumps and a matching clutch. We love the idea of pairing white with nude or beige accessories, because it keeps the whole silhouette frothy and summertime appropriate. Black accessories can be too heavy for effervescent fabrics, so pair your whites with nude this summer for an outfit fit for the Royals!