What to wear to Wimbledon

YOUR WIMBLEDON STYLE GUIDE

Although a world-renowned sporting event, Wimbledon is so much more than the game of tennis. It is an event that Great Britain is extremely proud of, boasting tradition and being one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. Even for the casual viewers of tennis, Wimbledon prides itself as a cultural force and an item that sits high up on any bucket list.

There is no doubt that you will start thinking about the social and sporting highlight of the summer very soon - the global tennis pros, the free flowing Pimm’s and strawberries, the best of British - but have you thought about the high fashion stakes? Worry no more. From chic and stylish to smart and statement, we have put together a style guide so you can ace your attire at the tennis.

With brands ranging from luxury high-street, to the timeless elegance of long-standing Wimbledon partner Ralph Lauren, we have included some of our favourites on how to style Wimbledon.

WOMEN

Although there is no specific dress code for Wimbledon goers, smart dress is encouraged. It is also advised that you consider all weather conditions when going to Wimbledon - after all, this is Great Britain! For women, a light jacket to wear over your summer dress is a good idea, as are sunglasses. However, unlike other major sporting events, hats aren’t essential as they block the view of the spectators behind you. Instead, consider a classic Panama if sunny, which can be folded away.

 

THE SUIT

 

Without doubt, Wimbledon is renowned for iconic and stand-out attire. Bring 2020’s latest trend to the tennis and score a style win with a stylish and sophisticated suit. Here are some of our favourites for this year…

 

Wimbledon Style Guide

 

(left to right): Malene Birger at Harvey Nichols, Claudie Pierlot at Selfridges, And Other Stories.

 

THE DRESS/JUMPSUIT

 

There is always the option to embrace Wimbledon in a classic summer dress. While white gives the nod to your passion for tennis, you could also stand out with florals. Or, if dresses aren’t your style, achieve an on-point ensemble with a statement jumpsuit…

 

Wimbledon Style Guide

 

(left to right)ASOS, Karen Millen, House of Fraser.

 

THE BLOUSE

 

You’ve opted for the suit-and-trouser option, but what about the blouse? Try for plain and simple colours with a touch of texture for a chic courtside look.

 

Wimbledon Style Guide

 

(left to right): See by Chloe at Net-A-Porter, Ralph Lauren, Reiss.

 

THE ACCESSORIES

 

Give your elegant look the finishing touches with the most stylish accessories - a modish Wimbledon look is not complete without them!

 

Wimbledon Style Guide

 

(left to right): Prada at My Theresa, Chloe at Selfridges, Ted Baker.

 

THE SHOES

 

Shoes are a whole different ballgame. Do you go comfort or class? Go both! Go high with the option of heels or wedges, or opt for the funky flat. Whilst all different, all three certainly boast style.

 

Wimbledon Style Guide

 

(left to right): Browns, Reiss, Balenciaga at Selfridges.

 

MEN

Much like the women’s dress code, there are no official guidelines on how the men should dress at Wimbledon. However, it goes without saying that men should look sharp for the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament. With A-list celebrities and fashion icons such as David Beckham and Bradley Cooper spotted at the event, men have a lot to live up to in the fashion department.

 

THE SUIT

 

Score game, suit and match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club with the ultimate tailored suit. Look to go lightweight for the mid-summer tournament - the players aren’t the only ones turning up the heat…

 

Wimbledon Style Guide

 

(left to right): Ted Baker, Kingsman at Mr Porter, Bogliolli at Mr Porter.

 

THE SHIRT

 

Whether you’re going with a suit or summer separates, a smart shirt is key. As official partners of Wimbledon since 2006, Ralph Lauren steals the show in the shirt department. Look for the nautical influence with the blue and white colour pairing, or go simply white for a classic, fail-safe look to make sure you come out on top.

 

Wimbledon Style Guide

 

(left to right): All Ralph Lauren - blue, white, striped.

 

THE TROUSERS

 

If you did decide to ditch the one-piece suit, we have some smart ideas for trouser styles. You’ll want to avoid denim due to the heat and the fact it can be deemed too casual in some areas. With that in mind, go for a pair of slim-fit trousers or chinos.

 

Wimbledon Style Guide

 

(left to right): Hackett at Harvey Nichols, Ralph Lauren, Reiss.

 

THE ACCESSORIES

 

Top your Wimbledon experience off with a strong line-up of accessories - as well as a stylish Panama, complement your shirt with the perfect tie and prepare for either rain or sunshine with sunglasses and an umbrella.

 

Wimbledon Style Guide

 

(left to right): Liberty, Charvet at Mr Porter, Moncler at Harvey Nichols.

 

THE SHOES

 

Finally, make sure to complement the rest of your outfit with the perfect footwear. Trade in your trainers for a classic black shoe or contemporary designer loafer for both style and comfort - both of which are essential for a full day of tennis.

 

Wimbledon Style Guide 

 

(left to right): John Lobb at Mr Porter, Gucci at Selfridges, Sons of London at Harvey Nichols.

 

Whatever you decide to wear, ensure your day at Wimbledon is done in style. And we aren't just talking about the outfits. Enjoy official, premium hospitality at The All England Lawn Tennis Club. Lounge in sun-drenched gardens and terraces, whilst enjoying British-inspired a la carte food and drinks menus. 

 

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