It’s time to ditch those extravagant Royal Ascot hats and colourful ensembles, and pull out your white finery for Wimbledon. In keeping with its courtside style traditions, in particular the strict dress code imposed on all competitors, you can expect the Tennis event of the season’s fashion showdowns to be as fierce as the actual play.
With Kate Middleton noticeably absent from the spectator box reserved for royals, we’re sure there are more than a few wags waiting in the wings to take her place in the tennis style stakes. And with the likes of Kim Sears, Mirka Federer and Maria Perello already adding their own touch of glamour to the occasion, choosing this year’s fashion victor is going to be a hard sell.
Are you hoping to be the strawberries and cream at Wimbledon 2013? Here are some fashion trends to inspire your wardrobe choices:
White on White
Style savvies are well acquainted with the fact that white can be quite a tricky trend to pull off. While you don’t need to opt for literal tennis-wear, white is an all-round must for getting for Wimbledon. Luckily for spectators, Wimbledon white can be worn in a lot of different ways. If you decide to make like Kate Middleton and go for dresses with pretty pleats or nautical cable knits, as seen on her Alice Temperley and Alexander Mcqueen dress choices in 2012, make sure your garments suit your form. Rihanna did this when she stepped out in an off duty white ensemble, pairing a white skirt and blazer with sporty gold lace up shoes.
Makeup for Your Courtside Appearance
The Wimbledon rule for makeup is: keep it simple. So abandon your French manicured cuticles for all-white nails during tennis season. You can perfect your English rose look by applying some fresh summer gloss and pale eye shadow.
Accessorise the White Way
Coinciding with June’s birthstone, accessorize your Wimbledon outfit with pearls! This classic gemstone epitomizes everything that Wimbledon is, and will complement your outfit down to the tennis ball shape of the stone.
Here are a few of Gemondo’s Pearl accessories that we recommend for Wimbledon: