This week is the first week of Wimbledon, and once again, it's set to be a very royal affair, as the Duchess of Sussex is confirmed to make several appearances over the course of the championships. The royal box on Centre Court is always a source of style inspiration, as the likes of Sienna Miller, Jeanne Damas, Anna Wintour, and the Duchess of Cambridge often watch tennis in their summer finery from there. You can't talk about Wimbledon style without mentioning Princess Diana, however, as she always had fun with her tennis looks, wearing pastel suits, bold accessories, and vibrant prints that we think would look just as fabulous today. Keep scrolling to see the seven aces Princess Diana served at Wimbledon.
1. Gold Buttons
Princess Diana loved gold buttons, and at the 1994 championships, she wore a sleeveless red tuxedo-style dress with penny-size buttons. It's a winner worthy of any heat wave.
2. Purple Print
In 1991 Princess Diana watched tennis with a young William wearing a white pleated skirt with a purple printed blouse cinched with a wide plaited white belt.
3. Interesting Layering
In 1981, Diana experimented with unlikely layering at Wimbledon, wearing a white classic shirt underneath her printed blouse and skirt co-ord. It's an unlikely pairing, but we're into it.
4. Short-Sleeved Blazer
At 1994, Princess Diana wore a black-and-white short-sleeved, double-breasted jacket with statement gold buttons—very Alessandra Rich, no?
5. Piled on Gold Jewelry
Princess Diana's 1993 Wimbledon outfit was a real winner, as she wore a pale pink suit with statement gold buttons, a pink polka-dot silk blouse, and a heavy gold chain necklace.
6. Pastel Suiting
At the championships in 1995, Diana wore a pale lemon skirt suit, making us want a pastel suit more than ever.
7. Millennial Pink
At one of Diana's earlier tennis appearances in 1988, she wore a pretty pink jacket and matching skirt.
For more of Princess Diana's style, see the 22 outfits we never tire of looking at.
This post was originally published on Who What Wear UK.