The Duchess Of Cambridge Just Wore Our Ideal Summer Dress At Wimbledon

White? Check! Short sleeves? Check! Perfect length? Check!

The Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon

by Natalie Hammond |

Forget Royal Ascot and Henley Regatta. When it comes to outfit-spotting at sporting events, our eyes are trained on SW19 for the start of Wimbledon. What better way to kick off proceedings on day two than with an appearance by the Duchess of Cambridge, who chose a short-sleeved white shirt dress by Suzannah to take her seat in court 14 to watch British wildcard Harriet Dart. Luckily for fans, it's available to pre-order now.

The Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon in a dress by Suzannah
The Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon in a dress by Suzannah ©Getty

The colour was certainly on-point - the players at Wimbledon have to wear tennis whites - and she accessorised with a straw top-handle bag and bow belt by her go-to designer, Alexander McQueen.

The dress’s hemline is what we’re really interested in. Kate used to be a knee-length kind of gal - and last year wore bright yellow and bang-on-the-knee Dolce & Gabbana to sit in the stands - but she’s recently discovered that sweet spot on the mid-calf. She wore a knee-covering number by Sandro yesterday for an event at Hampton Court, a similarly sweeping design by Ridley London for a charity event late last month, and mid-calf-length Elie Saab for Royal Ascot.

The Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon in Ray Ban sunglasses
The Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon in Ray Ban sunglasses ©Getty

Her piece de resistance at Wimbledon? Not a glass of Pimm’s, but subtly cat’s eye sunglasses by Ray Ban. If you are headed for SW19, or any bbq/picnic/garden party this month, just remember - you can choose both.

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Wimbledon celebrities - Grazia

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When Mamma Mia and the British monarchy collide...

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Was David hustling for spot on the Met Gala guest list?

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The perks of being a royal in-law: there's always a spot in the royal box with your name on it...

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Just two extremely well-dressed Oscar nominees, having a chat...

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The Dowager Countess of Grantham and Gandalf take a summer day trip...

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Pippa and James made their Wimbledon debut as a married couple last year.

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We can only wonder what Anna thought of Bradley's off-duty look...

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It's only natural that Queen B would land a seat in the royal box, after all...

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The Beckham boys (minus Brooklyn) enjoyed a family day out.

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One row behind Kate and Wills, you'll spot Mayor of London Sadiq Khan...

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Perfect spot the celeb fodder: look close and you'll spot Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter, Lily James, Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk, Hugh Grant and former PM David Cameron...

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Another sibling day out for the Middletons.

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We can only hope that Chrissy live tweeted the whole match...

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Rewind to the summer of 2015, when Drake was doing the tennis HAB thing and attending each and every Serena Williams match...

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Those facial expressions could be straight out of a Renaissance painting...

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Keira and husband James opt for co-ordinating navy blue looks.

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Three national treasures in the same frame.

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Avengers assemble on Centre Court...

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Oh to be a fly on the wall of the royal box when Victoria Beckham and Samuel L Jackson were deep in conversation...

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The model, the Oscar nominee and the survival expert...

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Pippa enjoyed a chat with former heptathlete and BBC pundit Denise.

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At Wimbledon 2013, a new Hollywood bromance was born...

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A rare sighting of the Middleton sisters...

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As ever, the Beckhams proved their mastery of co-ordinated couples dressing (though this time no leather was involved...)

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And lo, the random Wimbledon celebrity generator produced... the then-leader of the Lib Dems, a tennis legend and the Princess of Genovia!

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The ultimate royal wave...

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Maybe Kate is getting a few tennis tips from the retired British player?

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