Kate Middleton Wore 2023's Prettiest Skirt Trend to Wimbledon

Wimbledon regular Kate Middleton attended her first match of the year yesterday wearing a look we won't soon forget. As far as sporting events go, Wimbledon is quite fancy, and attendees tend to dress up—Middleton especially, as all eyes are on her (and the players, of course). While there are no wardrobe requirements for spectators, they're encouraged to dress "smartly." Middleton nails that request every time.

The outfit I'm referring to is one of my favorite Wimbledon looks from Middleton. She wore one of Balmain's cult-favorite fitted blazers with one of the year's prettiest skirt trends: a pleated midi skirt. She opted for a white skirt to complement the accents on the blazer. She finished the look with a pair of white pumps.

Pleated midi skirts are incredibly easy to wear, and you can easily find them at accessible brands like J.Crew and Zara. They may be somewhat trendy right now, but they also tend to be a pretty timeless item, so it's a trend I fully endorse alongside Middleton. 


(Image credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

On Kate Middleton: Balmain blazer; Gianvito Rossi 85 Leather Pumps ($795); Sézane Stephanie Cuff ($50)

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.