As the nation gears up for Wimbledon, all eyes will be on the court. Attention will be on the players—especially their fashion!
Wimbledon has a notoriously strict dress code, which requires all players to dress head-to-toe in white with the exception of some small accent colours. Inspired by their perfectly pressed, crisp whites, womenswear designer Ralph Lauren explains how you can steal their style and work all whites off the court.
Move over the little black dress; there’s a new style staple in town! A white dress is the perfect way to channel Wimbledon-inspired, effortless summer style. A crisp white shirt dress is the ideal choice for a smart-casual vibe. The formal collar smartens up the outfit, while the shape remains relaxed.
Pair with white sandals and a classic pair of sunglasses. Either keep your handbag white or introduce a pop of colour—it may not strictly follow Wimbledon’s rules, but it’s all in the name of fashion!
The white suit
Whatever the colour, tailoring is always chic. A white blazer and trouser combo is perfect for cooler summer evenings. Tailoring can be heavy, so if it’s a warmer evening, don’t be afraid to swap the trousers for chic culottes-style shorts.
Although you may think of the white suit as a primarily formal ensemble, when styled right, it can actually work for casual events too. Wear belted white culottes with a loose-fitting striped t-shirt tucked in. Throw over a tailored blazer and wear with chunky block heels or wedges.
When day turns to night, a few simple changes is all you’ll need. Swap the shorts for wide-leg white trousers and wear with a black bralet. Keep your shoes simple with barely there heeled sandals. Add a dash of sparkle with statement jewellery.
The summer essentials
What’s summer without shorts and t-shirts? An all-white combo works perfectly with these style staples. White denim cut-offs are an everyday essential — wear yours with a sports-inspired white polo shirt. Canvas shoes or espadrilles will finish the look and leave you looking as fabulous as the ladies on the court.
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