The meaning behind Pippa Middleton's new short hair

Elise Solé

Pippa Middleton has stolen a beauty move from her big sister Kate by chopping her hair into a chic bob.

The 34-year-old was recently spotted riding her bike through the streets of London, wearing faded grey skinny jeans and a £135 Rails Hunter checkered shirt — with her highlighted brown hair chopped to a shoulder-length bob.

Pippa Middleton has a glam new haircut. (Photo: AKM-GSI)

The new ’do signals a fresh start for the newlywed, who married her financier boyfriend James Matthews on May 20 and jetted off to a honeymoon in French Polynesia and Australia, where the couple scaled the Sydney Harbour Bridge and flew to lunch in a tiny seaplane.

It’s also possible that Pippa’s haircut is a sign that a baby is due — at least if there’s any clue in reports that Kate, currently expecting baby number three, changes her hairstyle before announcing each pregnancy, in an effort to distract the press from her changing body.

Kate Middleton showed off a new shorter hairstyle in July. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

In July, two months before sharing news of her current pregnancy, Kate chopped her hair into a lob (a long bob), which she debuted at Wimbleton. When she was pregnant with now two-year-old Princess Charlotte, the Duchess repeatedly wore her hair half up, and while carrying Prince George, now four, she suddenly got a fringe.

In August, US magazine reported that Pippa and Matthews “are currently trying for a baby” and that “it’s long been a dream for Kate and Pippa to be pregnant at the same time.”

If shorter hair is Pippa’s way of breaking baby news, there’s no chicer way to do it.

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