Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious sporting events of the year, so you’ll want to make sure = you are dressed for the occasion. Although the strict dress code has become more relaxed in recent years, there are still some cardinal fashion rules to stick to. So what is appropriate to wear for this occasion?
Life & Style have compiled sophisticated looks that are stylish, comfortable and are sure to help you to ace the fashion game.
Everyone dressed for Wimbledon is notably sleek and smart. Since it’s in the height of the summer think light colours like white, light beige, blue and pink to make sure you are looking chic off the court. Recent changes to the dress code means you can wear shorts and t-shirts as long as they are smart and tailored with a bit of glamour.
White Summer Dresses
To pull off the effortless courtside look wear a cotton dress that is knee length. Stay away from anything that it is too short, tight or revealing as it goes against the dress code policy. If you do, balance it out so the top half provides more coverage than the bottom and vice versa.
A white dress is always a winner as beautifully demonstrated by the Duchess of Cambridge and Andy Murray’s wife, Kim Sears. Just be careful not to spill your Pimms or your heaped bowl of strawberries and cream!
If you can’t find anything to wear, you can find alternatives at George like shift dresses, jumpsuits, pleated midi skirts and flattering cover up cardigans or lightweight jackets for when the weather is cooler.
Tailored Shorts or Trousers
If you choose to go for an understated look, you can opt for trousers or shorts in a clean cut style. Since you’ll be sitting down for most of the day culottes are less restricting as the slouchy fit will provide more comfort and breeze.
Keep it modest with cap sleeves or high neck tops in a plain or printed design. Definitely stay away from tops that will show off your midriff, but if you do team it with a crisp white blazer to wear over the top.
Wearing trainers to watch the tennis matches is not acceptable unless you’re seated in the VIP suite. For the spectators it’s best to go for comfortable summer sandals, blocked heels or cross front wedges. Flat or heeled mules are bang on trend this season and they’re super comfy so it will give your style an overall flair.
Victoria Beckham is the epitome of English class and no stranger to attending Wimbledon. She is a style extraordinaire and always looks effortlessly flawless seated in the Royal Box. A few years ago she was spotted wearing an elegant colour block dress with simple court heels and kept accessories to a minimum to complete her Wimbledon outfit. So when you’re buying a pair of shoes for your outfit, just thinK ‘Posh Spice’ to nail the look!
A Wimbledon look wouldn’t be complete if you’re not wearing some black tinted shades. They will protect your eyes as well as look super classy as you’re spectating from the crowd.
The sun’s rays can be very strong so be extra cautious by keeping yourself hydrated and well shaded to avoid sunstroke. This calls for some serious style steals from the iconic star, Audrey Hepburn. Put your own spin on her signature look and wear a trendy sun hat that creates an ultra-chic, classy (but comfortable) look.
If you want to break up the monochrome add a touch of colour with a floral scarf that can be tied loosely around the neck or draped over the shoulders as well to protect you from the sun.
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So there you have it, the Wimbledon looks that are elegant and stylish and just what you need to nail this year’s biggest sporting event. Shop for occasional summer dresses, shoes, accessories and more at George.