A Winning Match: What to Wear to Wimbledon this Summer

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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…

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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.

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…

Model in white dress stood in white room

Emilia Wickstead Birch Dress (UK16), rent from £176, hurrcollective.com


White puff sleeve dress with butterflies

Zimmerann Jeannie Drop Waist Shirt Dress, £695, harveynichols.com


Woman in white dress stood in front of orange background

Reformation Weiss Linen Dress, £218, thereformation.com


White balloon sleeve dress

Shrimps Alexia Balloon Sleeve Midi (UK10), rent from £70, hurrcollective.com

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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.

Woman in red polka dot midi dress, holding a black handbag and wearing black platform heels

Alessandra Rich Rosette Gathered Polka-Dot Silk-Crepe Dress, £962, matchesfashion.com


Purple patterned dress with puff sleeves

Miu Miu Printed Silk Max Dress (UK8), rent from £26 per day, mywardrobehq.com


Woman in blue dress stood in front of neutral coloured background

RIXO Blue Halter Neck Lapel Dress, £195, rixo.co.uk


Cream midi dress with floral pattern and black bow

Self-Portrait Floral Print Midi Dress (UK14), rent from £9 per day, mywardrobehq.com

Summer Party Dresses for Sunny Celebrations

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.

Green blazer

Ganni Ruffled Sleeve Blazer, £375, brownsfashion.com


Pink check blazer

Tommy Hilfiger Madras Check Blazer, rent from £9 per day, mywardrobehq.com

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.

Yellow heeled sandals

Fairfax & Favor Heeled Brancaster Sandal in Suede Mango, £185, fairfaxandfavor.com

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

Brown tortoiseshell sunglasses

Tom Davies Emma Glasses, tdtomdavies.com

And finally, keep the sun off in a fabulous straw hat.

Straw fedora with green ribbon

Hicks & Brown The Orford Fedora (Sage Green Ribbon), £69, hicksandbrown.com

Featured image: Fairfax & Favour


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