Princess Beatrice combines lace, raffia and florals to create blend of chic summer textures at Wimbledon

Princess Beatrice blended three summer trends with her floral lace dress and raffia clutch at Wimbledon and it was a textural sensation

Princess Beatrice of York cheers at Day 9 of Wimbledon 2024
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Princess Beatrice combined lace, raffia and florals all in one outfit to create a blend of chic summer textures at Wimbledon.

If you’re considering what to wear to Wimbledon - or any other special occasion you’ve got coming up - Princess Beatrice has just shown why texture can be key to a successful outfit. Just like us, the King’s niece is a huge fan of floral prints in the summer and her outfit on Day 9 of Wimbledon also made the most of several other huge seasonal trends. Carrying a raffia bag, Princess Beatrice braved the rain with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi to watch the tennis and wore a lace shirt dress by Monique Lhuillier that’s currently sold out. 

The silhouette was beautifully classic, with a crisp collar, elbow-length sleeves and a midi length skirt. However, Princess Beatrice’s Wimbledon dress put a bold twist on this timeless style with its abstract floral pattern that turned it into a work of art. 

Princess Beatrice of York wears a floral dress as she attends day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2024

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The print had a watercolour-esque softness to it and cascaded all over the dress and the matching waist belt, adding a fun splash of colour on this grey July day. The flowers were in shades of blue, yellow and pink, with hints of green and orange and the white background meant that the vibrancy of this motif really stood out.

The delicate cut outs in the lace and scalloped hem accentuated the femininity of Princess Beatrice’s dress even more and resembled extra petals and leaves surrounding the colourful print.

The combination was fabulous and the royal added even more texture to her Wimbledon outfit with her Roger Vivier Jeu de Fille clutch bag. If you haven’t already added one to your summer capsule wardrobe you might find yourself tempted to do so now as raffia bags give an instant summery feel to a look.

Princess Beatrice of York walks to her seat on Day 9 of Wimbledon

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They’re neutral and easy to wear with everything from more formal dresses like Princess Beatrice’s to a much more casual look like denim shorts and a black T-shirt. Princess Beatrice opted for a raffia flapover clutch that could fit all her essentials without being bulky. Clutch bags are always an elegant option to elevate a look and the design coupled with the more relaxed material made this a brilliant smart/casual accessory.

Combining lace, raffia and florals all in one outfit was a bold move by Princess Beatrice but in our opinion it really paid off. Not only did it combine so many summer trends but it also created a look with depth and interest. Anyone who loves Princess Beatrice’s Wimbledon outfit can also achieve an equally stunning look with some raffia accessories and a pretty floral dress or skirt.

Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

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We sadly didn’t get a glimpse of Princess Beatrice’s shoes, though with a dress this statement going for a simple pair of espadrille wedges or her best white trainers for comfort would’ve worked perfectly. She finished off her outfit by carrying a grey wrap over her arm in case the rainy weather became even worse.

This was the Princess’s first appearance at Wimbledon 2024 and she tends to only attend once each year. If she follows this pattern again then this will be the only outfit we see from her at the championships and what a gorgeous one it was. The working royals will soon be enjoying their annual summer break and it’s possible that King Charles and Queen Camilla could invite Princess Beatrice, Edoardo and their daughter Sienna to visit them in Scotland during this time.

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!