What to wear to Wimbledon - The Inside Pocket

 

Heading to Wimbledon? Here’s how to look the part.

Britain’s most prestigious sporting occasion is world-famous for its distinct style, 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.

Here’s our take on a couple of looks to help you ace Wimbledon style.

 

ROYAL BOX-READY

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 stone version and add a pocket square and derby shoes for a faultless finish.

Underneath, a long sleeve shirt is more elegant than its short sleeve counterpart, and you have the option of neatly rolling up the sleeves to prevent breaking a sweat over any edge-of-the-seat break points.

 

 

COURTSIDE CASUAL

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 baking sunshine, cool shade or, more likely, light drizzle.

To strike the balance between warm, cool and comfortable, go for lightweight layers. This navy travel blazer is half lined and made from pure wool that’s resistant to creases, so you’ll stay comfy for lounging on Murray Mound yet smart enough should you manage to get courtside.

Pair it with a breathable cotton shirt and stretch chinos 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.