Wimbledon is upon us again, and as one of the biggest sporting events of the social season, what you wear is almost as important as the tennis itself. Despite being more informal than other events, a sense of occasion surrounds the grounds and it is advisable to dress smartly, especially if you have Centre Court tickets. This is our guide to what to wear, from the perfect white dress to the coolest sunglasses…
What to Wear to Wimbledon
Second only to the tennis pros’ abilities on the court is the British weather’s ability to turn from blue skies to torrential downpours in a matter of minutes. It is therefore advised to go to Wimbledon prepared for all weather conditions. Bring a light jacket to wear on top of your summer dress just in case, and sunglasses are essential too. Unlike other sporting events, hats are not advised as they block the view of the spectators sitting behind you, but if it’s a particularly sunny day then bring a classic Panama that can be folded away.
The White Dress
A classic white dress is the perfect balance of chic and smart for Wimbledon, and a nod to your love of tennis. Our rules for sartorial success are not too tight, and not too short. Opt for a cotton, knee-length number to keep cool in the heat. Simple or with detailing, these are our top picks…
The Colourful Dress
Andy Murray’s wife Kim Sears has long been a champion of the colourful dress at the tournament. Pair with a denim jacket and wedges like her, or go the classic route with a blazer and heeled pumps.
The Cover Up
Always bring a light jacket or blazer for when it gets a little colder. If wearing a white dress, jazz it up with a colourful cover up.
Don’t go too high with the heels as it’s a long day out. An espadrille wedge or funky flat is perfect.
Don’t forget those all-important sunnies! Go British with Taylor Morris or Tom Davies for an extra helping of patriotism.