Are you a tennis fan? Even if you’re not, it’s worth attending Wimbledon or one of the Grand Slams for the sense of occasion, the atmosphere and the strawberries of course. But what to wear to Wimbledon? What are the best Wimbledon outfits to choose? Whether you’re heading to London or maybe planning a trip to the US Open later in the year, you’ll find the inspiration you need below…

Wimbledon outfits

When watching Wimbledon, you probably have one eye on the action on the court, and one eye on the crowd. The Duchess of Cambridge is a regular and the Duchess of Sussex has joined her in the stands. Actress Sienna Miller has also often been spotted looking chic among the crowd as has Downtown actress Michelle Dockery. So, if you’re lucky enough to go, you maybe (almost) rubbing shoulders with royalty and A-listers.

Wimbledon dress code

Claudia in a blazer dress |

So, is there a dress code when you attend Wimbledon? Are there must wears and must nots? Well, while the dress code on court is strictly enforced, there’s no official Wimbledon dress code for spectators beyond not wearing torn jeans or dirty sneakers.

However, Wimbledon spectators do usually dress up, particularly if they are attending center court. Think about what you would wear to a summer wedding. Although, in this case, it’s absolutely fine to wear white (you’ll be showing solidarity for the players!)

Claudia above shows how you could wear white to Wimbledon with a stylish blazer dress.

Get her look with this similar blazer dress (another option here), pumps and fedora hat.

Your upper half will be more visible

While a summer dress is the perfect outfit for Wimbledon, your top half will be what is on show for most of the match, given you’ll be sitting down. So you may want to concentrate on the details on the upper half of your outfit.

Don’t forget a cover-up

British summertime is notoriously unpredictable. So, while center court now has a rectractable roof, you’ll still want to make sure you have a layer to stay warm.

Try plain or classic patterns

Block colors always look classy. Or you may want to think about choosing a timeless pattern like stripes or polka dots.

Consider bringing a hat

It may be sunny and the roof will then be open. You’ll want to protect your face while looking stylish in the process. Check out our tips on how to wear a hat.

Wimbledon outfits

Now that you know the basics about dressing for Wimbledon, let’s take a look at how you could put your Wimbledon outfits together. Then you can tuck into some strawberries and cream and enjoy the action.

Tops to wear to wimbledon

Eileen in a white shirt and pink pants |

A classic white shirt always works for pretty much every occasion. Eileen @eileenternullo above wears hers with pink pants and matching shoes.

Check out this similar shirt, pants, mules, handbag, hat, necklace and earrings.

You could also think about adding sunny yellows, cool blues or stripes to your outfit.

Tops to wear to Wimbledon |

Nordstrom Drape Neck Short Sleeve TopSanctuary Real Love Gauze BlouseHalogen Knit Off the Shoulder TopNordstrom Everyday Stripe Poplin Button-Up Shirt

Jackets and cardigans

Angela in a striped dress and blazer |

You may need a cover-up at Wimbledon, to make sure you stay warm and look smart. Angela @angelamashelle above opts for a striped dress, blazer and crisp white sneakers that would be perfect.

Steal her look with this similar dress, blazer, sneakers, handbag and earrings.

A classic cover up to choose would be a blazer, but you could also opt for a cozy cardigan as long as you keep the rest of your outfit smart.

Blazers and cardigans to wear to Wimbledon |

Halogen Relaxed BlazerTreasure & Bond Stripe Linen Blend BlazerTreasure & Bond Linen Blend Crop BlazerPolo Ralph Lauren Linen Cardigan


What to wear to wimbledon: How to ace your wimbledon outfits |

A dress is a classic Wimbledon option. You can opt for a knee-length, a midi or a maxi, depending on your preference. Emms @beautifuleveryday_uk above looks lovely in her white maxi dress and straw hat.

Check out these lace dresses from Bdcoco and ECOWISH, hat from Camptrace and earrings from PAVOI

The yellow dress (below) is similar to one that Kate Middleton was spotted in at Wimbledon.

Dresses to wear to Wimbledon |

COS V-Neck Midi DressCOS Ruffle Sleeve Midi DressKaren Millen Soft Tailored Pleated Sleeveless Shirt DressMax Mara Leisure Stripe Shirtdress

pants and skirts

Carmen wears jeans and a blazer |

Jeans are fine to wear to Wimbledon as long as they aren’t ripped. I would stick to a darker color like Carmen @carmen_gimeno above as this looks smarter, and keep your top half more formal.

Check out this similar top, jacket, jeans, sneakers, clutch, necklace and sunglasses.

You could choose wide-leg or slim pants, and knee or midi-length skirts. If you want to add interest, you could look out or a skirt with some asymmetry.

Pants and skirt to wear to Wimbledon |

VICI Collection Belted High Waist Wide Leg PantsBoden Richmond 7/8 PantsCaslon Solid Linen Blend Midi SkirtTed Baker London Rafaele Asymmetric Column Skirt


Beth wears a pink dress |

I would opt or a low-ish heel or a flat style for Wimbledon. You can wear sneakers, but make sure they are clean and smart. Beth @styleatacertainage above (read her style interview here) chooses a pair of espadrilles.

Steal her look with this similar dress (actual piece here), espadrille sandals, handbag, earrings and necklace.

Shoes to wear to Wimbledon |

BP. Frankie Ankle Strap SandalGreatonu Slingback Kitten Heel PumpSoludos Wedge Lace-Up Espadrille SandalTed Baker London Haliana Sneaker


Wendy wear a pink dress and pearls |

You can elevate your Wimbledon looks with stylish accessories like Wendy @fashionoverfifty.wendy above who chooses pearls and a clutch bag.

Get her look with this similar dress, heels, clutch, necklace, bracelet and sunglasses.

Think about taking a hat with you. You don’t want to block anyone’s view, but you may need a shade from the sun. Take sunglasses with you, and you could play around with your accessories by adding a print handbag.

Accessories for Wimbledon |

Ted Baker London Jorjey Flower Eyelet Flap Crossbody BagVANINA ‘Échappé BagMarc Jacobs 56mm Rectangle SunglassesNordstrom Paper Straw Panama HatEttika Chunky Crystal Chain NecklaceNina Haloed Triple Drop EarringsNordstrom Cubic Zirconia Drop Earrings

Your Wimbledon outfits together in one place

Below, you can see how you can put together the clothes, shoes and accessories from above to create your wimbledon outfit. Do you have a favorite?

Wimbledon outfits |

shop some of the items above here:

Brands to check out

A good starting point if you are starting to search for what to wear to Wimbledon, are the brands below which are timeless and smart.

  1. Ted Baker
  2. COS
  3. Polo Ralph Lauren
  4. Boden 

Have you ever been lucky enough to go to Wimbledon? What did you wear?

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Feature image by Emms @beautifuleveryday_uk


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