Thrifty Pippa Middleton reveals Royal aspirations as she unveils Minogue dress

Pretty as a picture: Pippa Middleton (left) in her Dannii Minogue dress
Pretty as a picture: Pippa Middleton (left) in her Dannii Minogue dress©Juergen Hasenkopf/Rex Features

Pippa Middleton turned heads in the pretty summery frock she wore to Wimbledon yesterday, winning praise for the on-trend peplum style and the blue/white colour that complemented her lightly-tanned skin and flowing brunette locks.

But what bystanders might not have known is that the Dannii Minogue dress Pip chose to wear to the tense Men’s Singles Final had previously been showcased by Royalty.

The outfit of choice - from Minogue and best friend Tabitha Somerset Webb's Project D label - was one that Princess Mary of Denmark has previously worn back in May, to the christening of Princess Athena of Denmark.

As any girl knows, it’s a fashion faux-pas to be spotted out and about in the same outfit as someone else in the public eye.

But it’s no huge surprise; as the sister of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa is used to mixing with Royalty herself and no doubt has been taking some regal style tips.

Pip has clearly also been taking tips from thrifty sister Kate, landing herself a bargain after snapping up the stylish bird-print dress for £175, reduced from £350.

Ever since appearing as Kate’s maid of honour at the Royal wedding in April last year, Pippa has been thrust into the media spotlight.

The pretty 28-year-old’s fashion choices have become hot news since then, with many of the outfits she’s spotted wearing selling out in a mere matter of hours.

Last year a red shift dress from Hobbs, reduced from £129 to £89 in the sales, became a sell-out after Pippa wore it to Wimbledon.

Bystanders admired the brunette beauty’s stylish look and even celebrities – including Dannii Minogue herself – Tweeted about the outfit, with the Aussie star writing: “Whoop #WeLove Pippa Middleton's red dress @Wimbledon today.Tres chic!”

Yesterday, at their latest outing together at Wimbledon, Pip and her sister Duchess Kate both drew admiring glances once again.

Kate chose an elegant cream dress and jacket by Joseph, which she teamed up with amber-coloured drop earrings and a leopard-print clutch.

The ladies had some competition in the style stakes though, with Andy Murray’s girlfriend Kim Sears also turning heads in a fitted cream top and high-waisted black skirt, which showed off her killer curves.

The 24-year-old completed the look with a pair of animal-print sandals and a striking £1,750 Tag Heuer diamond-set watch.

Victoria Beckham also turned heads, as the fashion designer and Spice Girls star arrived dressed in one of her own creations, a black and bottle green dress, which showed off her slender frame.


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