What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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As one of the nation’s most popular sporting events, Wimbledon calls for its guests to be dressed their absolute best.

While there’s no official strict dress code, smart attire is highly recommended at the event. So, if you’re looking for fashion inspiration or tips on just what to wear at Wimbledon, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’ve been lucky enough to secure a ticket for one of the finals days, or simply want to dress up for the occasion closer to home – perhaps at your local tennis club –  we’ve rounded up the ultimate guide on what to wear to Wimbledon 2023.

What to wear to Wimbledon: 19 of our favourite outfits

Summer midi dresses

A fluttering dress is a favourite among Wimbledon’s female attendees, so if you'd like to stand a chance of landing a place on the best-dressed list, these outfits are sure to please the most fashion-savvy guests.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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M&S COLLECTION Pure Cotton Broderie Belted Midi Shirt Dress

Whenever you think of Wimbledon, white dresses are bound to come to mind. And if you're looking for an easy-to-wear and pair staple, you're in luck.

Made from 100% pure cotton, this flawless t-shirt dress is the epitome of an effortless yet ultra-feminine look.

Featuring intricate embroidery details, this dress will keep you looking and feeling cool  during your outing. Its open collar fits well with the smart vibe, its tie belt offers a flattering cinched waist, and finally, its slightly shirred bottom lets you show off a little leg in the sun.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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Nobody's Child Alexa Mary Floral Midi Dress

The Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, is often looked to for style inspiration for Wimbledon and after rocking two blue summery dresses in the Royal Box, it's time for us to get in on the trend.

This outfit is the perfect way to do it.

Featuring a delicate button front, cute floral pattern, comfy relaxed fit and subtly cinched waist for more shape, this daytime baby blue dress is a piece you can always rely on to look your best.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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ASOS DESIGN Twist Halter Midi Dress

Stylish and fuss-free, this fitted draped dress will turn heads for all the right reasons. 

With a gorgeous buttermilk colourway, soft yet stretchy fabric that hugs the body and a sleeveless design so you can show off your sun-kissed shoulders, this tie-back dress offers a relaxed yet flirty look.

It can also be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, making it a perfect party or wedding guest dress.


What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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Free People Brandie Midi Dress

Charming, breathable and easy on the eyes, this beautiful dress hits all the right notes.

Featuring an easy pull-on style, a mid-thigh split to keep you cool, a flattering sweetheart neckline and balanced mid-tone gingham pattern for an instant summery vibe, this tube dress will have you looking and feeling your best for Wimbledon in no time.

But the best thing about this dress is its versatility. It can be styled for both formal and more relaxed occasions. 

Dress it up with a pair of chunky heels and a blazer or keep it casual with a pair of crisp white trainers and a denim jacket. Whatever your vibe, this dress has you covered.

It’s sure to be a wardrobe staple you’ll wear again and again.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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New Look Green Floral Satin Sweetheart Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

Ready to dress to impress? This delightful floral dress is a wardrobe winner.

Softly satin fabric gives this summery floral dress a crisp yet easygoing look. It boasts short fluttering puffy sleeves, a flattering sweetheart neck and tie-back fastenings to accentuate your shape.

This casual dress will be your go-to item even after Wimbledon ends, so we’re sure you'll reach for it in spring or summer.

Smart casual shirts

Ready to swap your dress for a crisp shirt? Whether you dress them up or down, these chic shirts and blouses are the perfect staples for every occasion.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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H&M Tie-belt Wrap Blouse

This wrap blouse is just what you need to achieve a laidback look without compromising on style. 

Business in the back and party on the front, this shirt is a great everyday piece you can rely on for both formal and casual occasions. Its v-neckline leaves room for a statement necklace, its striped yet soft design gives it a polished look and its bow tie belt nips in the waist and balances its wide sleeves.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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LilySilk Basic Concealed Placket Women Silk Shirt

White shirts are a staple in every girl's wardrobe, but if you're still looking for the perfect fit, this best-selling silk shirt is well worth the buy. 

Its stunning glossy finish, breathable chartreuse silk and elegant pearl buttons make it easy to pair with wide-leg trousers, denim or a midi skirt to maintain a classic timeless look while keeping you cool on the go.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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John Lewis Mint Velvet Oversized Collared Shirt

With its oversized fit and bold colourway, this pink shirt elevates an everyday garment, giving it the perfect blend of sophistication and fun style.

This shirt looks great tucked into a pair of wide-leg trousers with a few buttons left open and rolled-up sleeves.

Flattering skirts and trousers

Once you’ve picked out your favourite shirt for the occasion, you’ll need a classy skirt or smooth pair of trousers to match. 

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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Mango Floral Midi Skirt

Get ready to throw in the occasional twirl as you stroll between the courts at Wimbledon this year, with this uber-chic floral skirt.

The floral pattern, easy slip-on design, raised waist and slight flare finish give this skirt some major style points, while the flowy fabric and elasticated waist are designed to complement any body type and allow you to freely move around.

It’s elegant, super cute and a pretty pick for the season.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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Ted Baker Steviey Wide Leg Tailored Trousers

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Looking for a pair of trousers that can be worn with nearly every shirt? These high-waisted light nude trousers will do the trick.

Designed with a wide-leg cut but tailored fit, these cotton trousers offer a more comfortable look that won't overwhelm your frame. Meanwhile, their fitted waist offers a statement silhouette, back button pockets add a practical touch and cuffed hems offer a more balanced and proportionate look overall.

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What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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Cider Milk Tea Pleated Wide Leg Trousers

If you’re after a dash of colour, these light green trousers will bring all the bright vibes to the occasion. 

Made from a soft and lightweight polyester fabric, these are pleated trousers that will give you a bit of height, keep you cool during a hot day and won’t chafe against your skin when you sit for a few hours for a nail-biting match.

A light jacket or blazer

A trusty jacket or blazer will make a big difference in unpredictable weather, so to stay on the safe side, here are two of our favourite options to keep you feeling warm and looking chic.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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Mango Buttons Tweed Blazer

Looking for something that is more business chic? This tweed blazer fits the bill.

Taking a modern twist on a traditional piece, this timeless cream blazer will keep you looking smart yet relaxed at every match. It has a double-breasted finish, a tweed texture for classical appeal, a longer length for extra coverage and frayed detailing for a little more edge. 

Transform your look in an instant with the blazer and your favourite summer dress, crisp blouse or smart trousers.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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ASOS DESIGN Soft Duster Coat in Sage

This sage duster coat is a safe and ever-so-stylish bet if it gets a little chilly outside when you're on your way to or from the match.

Its longline finish, soft-to-the-touch material, and easy-to-throw-on design make this lightweight jacket your quick dressing-up solution.

Comfy yet stylish shoes

Even though you won't be playing on the court alongside the most notable tennis players on the planet, stylish yet comfortable shoes are one of the keys to an enjoyable spectator experience. So, if you're wondering what shoes to wear to Wimbledon, these choices are worth checking out.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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Phase Eight Leather Knot Front Espadrille Shoes

If you’re looking for a comfier alternative to high heels, espadrilles are the perfect shoe.

Crafted from leather for extra durability and comfort, these mid-wedge heels will surely get you compliments no matter what you pair them with.

They come in a soft ivory colourway, classic jute sole, belt fastening to ensure a secure and easy wear fit, along with a delicate pretty bow on the toes, because warm weather and open toes go hand in hand, after all.

We're pretty sure a fair few Wimbledon guests will be rocking a signature pair of these shoes this year.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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Boden Snaffle Trim Slider Sandals

Put your best fashion foot forward with this pair of sleek slider sandals

Made from responsibly sourced leather, a comfy sole and a gold detailed buckle for added style, these open-toe sandals breathe new life into a traditional design from the good ole days.

So, if you want to make your mark at Wimbledon, these sandals are made for walking!

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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Kate Spade Lift Sneakers

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You can't go wrong with a pair of crisp white trainers in any capsule wardrobe, and if you're searching for the perfect pair, Kate Spade is just the brand to choose from. 

Bringing smart yet sporty vibes to the stands, these 100 percent nappa leather trainers with gold detailing are where timeless style meets ultimate comfort.

A few extra inches of height are added with the platform midsole, making these the perfect finishing touch for midi dresses, wide-leg trousers or flowy dresses.


It's well-known that accessories can make or break an outfit, so if you want to nail your Wimbledon fit, check out these must-have pieces.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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Polo Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Panto Sunglasses

You'll find that almost every visitor to Wimbledon has a classic pair of shades at hand, so if you want to stand out, this designer pair is just what you need. 

Part of the Wimbledon collection for 2023, these panto-tinted sunglasses are chic, polished and fashion-forward, which makes them a must-have shade for the tournament.

What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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Cos Leather-Trimmed Basket Bag

Straw bags offer the best of both worlds, style and all-round functionality and this accessory is no exception. 

Made from recycled cotton, this natural woven basket bag features a deep brown leather handle and an interior drawstring pouch for small valuables. It is practical enough to hold all of your essentials and versatile enough to match almost any outfit.

We especially appreciate how it's not too large so it can be easily perched on your lap during a game.

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What to wear to Wimbledon: The dos and don’ts

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Oliver Bonas Parrot Abstract Leaves Green Lightweight Scarf

This lightweight summer scarf is just what you need if the breeze decides to blow on the big day.

Soft to the touch and adorned with an abstract outdoorsy theme, this scarf just might become one of the season's best accessories.

What NOT to wear to Wimbledon

While there isn't an official strict dress code on what to wear to Wimbledon, visitors to the All England Club are expected to dress smartly. If you want to ace your look at the Wimbledon tennis tournament, here are some outfits and accessories to avoid:

  • Dirty trainers: While we all have a favourite pair of comfortably worn-out trainers that have seen better days, opt for a clean pair that adheres to the smart casual vibe of the event.

  • Oversized hats: When watching the action on Centre Court, nobody wants their view blocked, so avoid wearing an overly large hat.

  • Ripped jeans: Ripped or distressed jeans lean just a little too far on the casual side, so as an alternative, you should go for wide trousers, corduroy or a midi skirt.

  • Large branding: At Wimbledon, it's best to avoid heavily branded clothing and accessories.

So, what do you wear to Wimbledon?

If you’re still on the fence (or in this case, the tennis net) about what to wear to Wimbledon, we have a few standout options that are worth checking out:

  • Nobody's Child Alexa Mary Floral Midi Dress: No matter what season it is, this casual yet chic floral dress will surely be the perfect complement to your inner Kate Middleton (or other favourite royal).

  • Lily Silk Basic Concealed Placket Women’s Silk Shirt: White shirts are timeless, so if you want to grab yourself a wardrobe staple and a classic shirt for the event, this silk piece is worth the investment.

  • Ted Baker Steviey Wide Leg Tailored Trousers: These light nude wide-leg trousers are easy to pair and can be dressed up or down depending on your vibe.

  • Phase Eight Leather Knot Front Espadrille Shoes:  For a real sense of Wimbledon style, look no further than a pair of classic espadrilles.

Ok, so you’ve got your Wimbledon tickets sorted – or even just your Wimbledon-related social event – you’ve nailed your outfit, once you’ve grabbed yourself some strawberries and cream and a Pimms we reckon it’ll be game, set and match to you!

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