Wimbledon is one of the highlights of the British social calendar, yet how do you dress for the occasion? I explain..
As an avid Wimbledon goer, I’ve seen style done right and also, very wrong.
Wimbledon is one of the most exclusive events on the British social calendar and one where your style should always be on impeccable form. Think Prince William, James Middleton and Jude Law for enviable style choices.
Here I’ll help you to ace your Wimbledon style without much effort required.
This may come as a surprise, but it’s actually not essential or part of the dress code to dress like an umpire (i.e sand chinos and a navy blazer) This style often acts as more of a British safety net for avoiding style faux pas, rather than being an actual requirement. Although, you won’t see much colour splashed about at Wimbledon and will see more variations of the same (navy, sand and grey) with stripes, textures and blocks of colours remaining subtle yet stylish.
What is the official Wimbledon dress code?
Technically there isn’t one unless you’re in the members or debentures enclosure, in which case you will need to wear a full suit or a pair of trousers, smart shoes, shirt, sports jacket and tie. (Tie being key here) And if you’re a true Wimbledon goer, you’ll definitely be wearing a panama!
What is acceptable to wear?
Wimbledon is a classy affair, so labelled, sweaty t-shirts, cargo shorts and caps just won’t cut it. Always err on the side of caution and choose simplicity. Linen mixed shirts with smart lightweight chinos for a hot day, paired with a Panama hat is a great look if you’re not venturing into the private enclosures.
For more formal attire that look effortlessly stylish try lightweight, linen and silk mix sports jackets, cotton or lightweight merino wool jackets (merino works perfectly; adapting to your core body temperature)
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