Pippa Middleton's lemon yellow dress and comfy take on heels at Wimbledon was an outfit that's really stood the test of time

Pippa Middleton wore pastel yellow to Wimbledon back in 2019 and her block heeled sandals were a great choice for a day at the tennis

Pippa Middleton wearing sunglasses and a yellow floral dress attends Wimbledon Day 11 in 2019
(Image credit: Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images via Getty)

Pippa Middleton once wore a sensational lemon yellow dress and block heeled sandals to Wimbledon and this is a look that really stands the test of time.

If you don’t know what to wear to Wimbledon - or any other upcoming events for that matter - then you can’t go far wrong with a gorgeous pastel dress or jumpsuit. Sage greens, soothing blues and petal pinks are always failsafe tones for occasion wear outfits this time of year and we certainly have a few pastel items in our summer capsule wardrobe. One colour that might seem a little harder to wear is pastel yellow, but Pippa Middleton’s lemon yellow dress at Wimbledon 2019 showed that this is a sensational seasonal colour. 

She attended Day 11 of the championships with her husband James Matthews and wore a Ganni wrap dress covered all over with a fun sunflower-esque pattern. The background fabric appeared to be an even paler yellow or off-white and the gaps in between each lemon-yellow sunflower also resembled petals.

Pippa Middleton, wearing a yellow floral dress, and James Matthews, wearing a blazer, trousers and shirt, attend day 11, the Men's semi-finals at Wimbledon 2019

(Image credit: Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images via Getty)

Shop Lemon Yellow

Shop Block Heels

From afar Pippa’s dress looked almost like a pastel yellow dress with black polka dots and it’s only up close that you can fully appreciate the intricacy of this stunning piece. The soft yellow colour couldn’t have been more beautiful and it’s clearly one of her favourite pastel tones as Pippa Middleton wore a very similar shade of dress to King Charles and Queen Camilla’s coronation last year. 

Her Wimbledon Ganni dress was a wrap design with short sleeves and it tied securely at the side to give the front its beautiful sweeping shape. The minimal collar on the V-neckline was a lovely additional detail that added structure to the floaty dress. Pippa went for timeless, neutral accessories to contrast with the more playful pattern of her dress and carried white crossbody bag.

Pippa Middleton attends Wimbledon Day 11 in 2019

(Image credit: Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images via Getty)

This appeared to be beaded and had a flower design on the flapover detail, though the block colour meant this was relatively subtle and didn’t overwhelm the rest of her outfit. She added a pair of sandals which were a comfy take on heels as they had a sturdy block heel rather than the stilettos we often see her wear to big events.

Pippa’s shoes were also white and had a secure strap running over her toes and across the top of her foot, as well as a slingback detail. Her mother Carole Middleton is also a big fan of block heels for Wimbledon and with more surface area in contact with the ground for more stability, they are a clever choice if you’re going to be walking around all day but don’t want to wear your best white trainers.

Pippa Middleton attends Wimbledon 2019 wearing a yellow floral dress

(Image credit: Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images via Getty)

To help protect her eyes in the July sunshine, Pippa wore tortoiseshell sunglasses and her yellow floral stud earrings coordinated perfectly with her dress. It was a fabulous outfit for Wimbledon and one that has got us convinced to wear more lemon yellow. 

The Princess of Wales’s sister wore the same shade of dress last year to Wimbledon. She was spotted watching the tennis in a £350 Luisa Kelsey Balmoral Dress which had puffed sleeves, a Broderie Anglaise pattern and button-up front. She certainly seems to love the yellow pieces in her wardrobe and we can’t help hoping that Pippa will be at Wimbledon again this year in another equally elegant outfit.  

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!