Week one at Wimbledon: Celebrities and fashion

Wimbledon is known for its celebrity allure and week one of the 2017 tournament has seen no let up in its star quality off the court.

Kicking things off on day one we were treated to a Royal visit from The Duchess of Cambridge.

Following several appearances the Duchess has made at the tournament over the years, she returned to Wimbledon as the patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club due to the relinquishment of some of the Queen’s duties.

Sitting in the Royal Box watching champion Andy Murray versus Alexander Bublik, Kate was pictured wearing a silk polka dot Dolce and Gabbana dress with a white leather handbag by Victoria Beckham and a newly cropped hair style.

Just behind the Duchess of Cambridge sat Mamma Mia! and History Boys actor Dominic Cooper.

The 37-year-old was seen in the prime position wearing a traditional navy suit with a lime green tie.

The Duchess’s sister, Pippa Matthews (nee. Middleton) was also seen in the Royal Box on day three. Beaming in a blush pink, daring lace dress Pippa joined her brother James Middleton who wore a blue and grey suit.

Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt came along to day two in an elegant cream shirt, tucked into matching high waisted trousers. She added a black and white clutch adorned with pom poms to add a flourish of colour.


Supermodel Erin O’Connor brought her own tennis whites look to day two with a floral shirt dress by Emilia Wickstead and blush pink accessories to to compliment the look. 

Second pregnancy

Cheering on her husband in the player’s box,  29-year-old Kim Murray made her first appearance after announcing her second pregnancy a day earlier.

Showing a small suggestion of a baby bump, Mrs Murray was wearing a floral printed, empire waist, maternity dress while her 16-month-old Sophia appeared to have been left at home.

However, their daughter was present at last year’s championships and also in the US prior to that.

Andy Murray had previously told Eurosport when talking about Sophia: “I think she kind of recognises me when I’m on the TV. 

“I have a video on my phone where I have a little mini racket which I tried to give her and she literally grabbed it, kind of looked  at it and just walked over and put it straight into the bin. So I’m not sure she’s going to be into it much.” 

Players and spectators dress codes

Recently the dress code for spectators has become more relaxed. For example, a tie is no longer necessary for men but the unwritten rule of dressing smartly still stands. For example, modest dresses for ladies.

In contrast, the attire for players has only increased in sincerity. The All England Club only allow the players to wear white and cream is not permitted. Coloured trims and logos are allowed but only if they are no bigger than a width of 1cm.

This goes back to the 1800s when the sight of sweat on darker clothing was inappropriate, particularly on women. 

Image courtesy of Wimbledon via YouTube, with thanks.

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