What To Wear To The Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Dress to impress at this year's show

Spring has officially sprung in the UK capital, and what better way to prove it than with the return of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show? Over 150,000 people attend the prestigious five-day event each year, eager to see its array of shows, horticultural exhibitions and gardens. If you’ve managed to bag yourself tickets this year, congrats – now all that’s left to do is find something to wear. Here’s what to wear to the Chelsea Flower Show this year.

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Is There A Dress Code For The Chelsea Flower Show?

The dress code for the Chelsea Flower Show is smart casual, although event organiser the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) also suggests that visitors usually dress up more on members’ days. The dress code isn’t particularly strict, but this is still a high-profile event where people like to dress up smartly.

Since the show takes place outdoors (and the weather in London is unpredictable at best), it’s also worth layering up and taking something waterproof to keep you dry – see our edits of the best umbrellas and rain-proof jackets for some inspiration. You’ll also likely be doing a lot of walking, so make sure to wear comfy shoes.

You can get into the spirit of the show by dressing up in floral prints and patterns, or by opting for a spring-inspired colour palette of pastels, creams and shades of green.

What To Wear To The Chelsea Flower Show 2023

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Woman in floral suit

Phase Eight

Ulrica Floral Blazer, £179, phase-eight.com

Woman in floral coat stood on steps


Soho Coat Multi Floreale Linen, £1,350, favourbrook.com

Woman in blue dress


Agness Midi Dress, rent from £44.39 or buy secondhand for £152.50, hurrcollective.com

Pink flowery shoe in stone sculptural wall

Pretty Ballerinas

Joanna, £199, prettyballerinas.co.uk

White shirt

Holland Cooper

Featherton Lace Shirt, £199, hollandcooper.com

Floral cardigan

Farm Rio

Flowers Tapestry Midi Cardigan (Size UK 12), rent from £38.99, hurrcollective.com

Woman in white shirt and peach coloured gilet

Fairfax & Favor

The Madeline, £250, fairfaxandfavor.com

Red floral dress

The Vampire’s Wife

The Susie Dress (Size UK 12), rent from £96.94, hurrcollective.com

Woman on beach in pink jumper and purple skirt

House of Bruar

Liberty Print Cotton Lawn Skirt, £89.95, houseofbruar.com

Pink satchel


Amberley Satchel, £595, handbagclinic.co.uk

Yellow and green floral trousers


Bloomfield Trouser, £89.95, fenwick.co.uk

Green blazer

Free People

Olivia Linen-Blend Blazer, £160, harveynichols.com

Woman in silky dress with small red flowers


Seth Silk Dress, £298, thereformation.com

Green chain bag


Bellani Large Vegan, £325, bottletop.org

Pink bow blouse

TROY London

Bowtie Blouse in Blush Pink, £195, troylondon.com

Featured image: ‘The Living Herbarium’ floral display by Gail Smith. Floristry. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.