What to wear to Wimbledon 2016
Wimbledon is one of London’s top annual social events of the summer. The internationally recognised event takes pride in maintaining longstanding British traditions in such sophisticated ease. Spectators gather and indulge in a cold glass of Pimm’s and witness prime athletes chivalrously competing for the championship title.
So how does one dress for the occasion? The key is to try and underpin a polished yet effortless look and to steer clear from dark or bold colours. Without further ado, here’s a guide on what to wear at Wimbledon in a centre court chic manner and serve up some serious style game:
Wimbledon is one of those events where you get a chance to really have fun with fashion. Select mid-length dresses that are fluid rather than too tight. An A-line skirt is an additional alternative especially combined with a delicate lace top or a cotton or silk-blend blouse.
Lace insert midi skater dress, £40, ASOS
Lace peplum top, £36, Oasis
If you are searching for an alternative to wearing a dress but still want a feminine appearance, soft-tailored outfits are a sophisticated solution. The main aspect about this particular way of dressing is to prioritise comfort whilst exuding effortless elegance. A pair of high-waist wide-leg trousers is ideal for smart daytime looks. In addition, a soft-tailored jumpsuit is an incredibly easy alternative to put together.
Tailored wide-leg trousers, £180, KarenMillen
Belted pinstripe jumpsuit, £49, Topshop
The right white
Players on the court have been abiding by the white clothing rule for decades. However, white is a slightly tricky colour to wear, which is why you need to choose the right shade according to your skin tone. The last thing you want is to look like Caspar the friendly ghost. As an alternative to white, however, you are also more than welcome to embrace nude and cream hues.
White Behn short sleeve dress, £1,295, Roksanda
Nude sleeveless jacquard dress, £563, Alexander McQueen
In terms of footwear, make sure not to wear anything worn out or scruffy. Heeled shoes are most certainly welcome. But remember, you are going to climb some stairs when entering/exiting the stadium. Opt for cork wedges or block heels as they will be easier to walk in, rather than a pair of sky-high stilettos. For flat and comfortable options, espadrilles or ballerinas are suitable for casual chic occasions.
Pale blue cross T-bar strap espadrille wedges, £22.99, New Look
Lucky espadrilles, £40, Office
At any outdoor event, you need to be prepared for the unpredictable English weather. Bring a pair of sunglasses and a hat not just for fashion purposes. The sun’s rays can be so intense, especially if you are going to be watching an outdoor game for hours. Bring some extra layers to keep you warm when the sun hides behind the clouds – a waterproof hooded jacket will probably come in handy.
Metal top sandwich cat eye sunglasses with pink lens, £12, ASOS
Textured v-neck cardigan, £22, Next
Wimbledon runs from 27th June to 10th July 2016. For further information visit here.