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What to Wear to Wimbledon

Read our guide to dressing for Wimbledon to be at the top of your fashion game...

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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…

Burberry English lace detail shirt dress, £597

Burberry English lace detail shirt dress

Sundress Margherita broderie anglaise mini dress, £160

Sundress Margherita broderie anglaise mini dress

Suzannah – Hydrangea Print Tea Dress Ivory, £595

Suzannah – Hydrangea Print Tea Dress Ivory

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.

Iris & Ink Moe wrap-effect floral-print chiffon dress, £175

Iris & Ink Moe wrap-effect floral-print chiffon dress

Rixo Anna Dress, £305

Rixo Anna Dress

Keepsake Ditsy printed chiffon maxi dress, £185

Keepsake Ditsy printed chiffon maxi dress

Julia Positano Print Silk Dress, £475

Julia Positano Print Silk Dress

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.

Holland Cooper Knightsbridge Blazer, £499

Holland Cooper Knightsbridge Blazer

Finishing Touches

Don’t go too high with the heels as it’s a long day out. An espadrille wedge or funky flat is perfect.

Joseph crossover strap sandals, £213

Joseph crossover strap sandals

Don’t forget those all-important sunnies! Go British with Taylor Morris or Tom Davies for an extra helping of patriotism.

Taylor Morris London, Falcon C4 Sunglasses £160

Taylor Morris Sunglasses

And, finally…

Show your support for Team GB with this delightful feline Union Jack bucket bag by Charlotte Olympia, £1172

Union Jack Bag Charlotte Olympia


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