Britain’s most prestigious sporting occasion is world-famous for its stylish crowds, so what should you wear if you’re lucky enough to have nabbed tickets this year?
There’s no strict dress code unless you’re in the Royal Box or VIP suite, but as a spectator, it’s only polite to nod to the grandeur of the occasion. Best leave your comedy tennis whites at home, then, and instead aim for a look as immaculately tailored as the club’s famed grass courts.
Of all the quintessentially British things that are associated with Wimbledon, the unpredictable weather is up there with Pimms, strawberries and All England Club ties.
As it happens, this summer’s looking promising, but basing your look on a linen suit is a safe bet whether the sun decides to play ball or not. Take the opportunity to embrace a light shade like this beige version that’s blended with a touch of stretch and buggy-lined for a faultless finish.
The full three-piece with a waistcoat is suitably formal if you’re in royal company, plus you’ll still look pulled-together if you need to take your jacket off to prevent breaking a sweat over any edge-of-seat break points.
Whether you’ve managed to net Centre Court tickets or are planning to try your luck in the ground ticket queue, you’ll alternate your time in sunshine, shade and almost certainly a spot of drizzle.
To strike the balance between warm, cool and covered-up, go for lightweight layers. This open-weave linen-cotton-blend jacket is half lined so it’ll keep you cool and comfortable for lounging on Murray Mound yet look smart enough should you manage to get courtside.
Pair it with a cotton shirt that works to keep you dry and chinos with added stretch so you’ll look great but also be able to put in a champion’s performance as you race to refill your Pimms between sets.