The Wimbledon tournament is one of the most famous tennis competitions in the world.  It’s no wonder then that the All England Club, the grounds for the event, is serious about preserving its traditions – most notably, its sartorial conventions. Wimbledon is the only major tennis tournament that requires it players to be dressed in predominantly white tennis attire, and the rules don’t stop there. Spectators must also follow a dress code that demands no jeans, flip-flops or short skirts.  In order to be certain that you are the most stylish spectator in the stands at this year’s matches, it’s best to take notice of the following guidelines.

For a timeless look, pick up a white pleated skirt with a chic striped shirt, finished off with a pair of classic white Sperry Top-Sider.  If it is bright hues you are after, mix in an emerald green silk blouse balanced out by a more structured white skirt worn and minimal sandals. Another stylish solution for a splash of color is this abstractly printed frock by Jil Sander, to be worn with a set of cool shades.  For the gentlemen, cotton pants from Aspesi in military green work well with a pale blue linen shirt and the luxurious leather of a moccasin.  For all Wimbledon watchers, don’t forget to pack your coordinating umbrella for these grandstands often see a spot of showers!

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