Meghan Markle at Wimbledon

White summer outfits to wear and pretend you’re at Wimbledon

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Wimbledon is back! But in case you can’t make it to Centre Court, these white pieces will add a touch of SW19 to your wardrobes.

Wimbledon is so much more than just the world’s greatest tennis competition. The two-week sporting tournament held in London at the beginning of July has become synonymous with many things: strawberries and cream, Pimm’s in the sunshine, the queue and the fashion offering both on and off the court. From the Ralph Lauren uniforms, to stylish appearances of Hollywood’s biggest names in the Royal Box and, of course, not forgetting the players themselves, Wimbledon is as much about style as it is about sport.

For the players, a strict all-white dress code is adhered to, but that doesn’t mean that players can’t be inventive with what they wear. We only need look back to Serena Williams’ chosen outfit in 2019 – her Nike dress embellished with Swarovski crystals – to know that a flair for fashion is just as important on Centre Court as a forehand down the line.

Roger Federer has even launched his own limited edition white trainer with running brand On to give fans who are missing out on the action a chance to feel just a bit more ‘Wimbledon’. 

Serena Williams wears Nike white dress with swarovski crystals Wimbledon 2019
Serena Williams dazzles in her custom-made Nike look.

When it comes to those attending Wimbledon, well that’s a spectator sport all in itself. Over the years there have been sartorial (and real) queens of Wimbledon. Princess Diana long led the way for occasion dressing at SW19, with Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle serving up equally elegant looks in recent years. 

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle: the photos that launched a 1,000 body language experts
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle: the photos that launched a 1,000 body language experts

Frankly, nothing makes us want to chuck on something white more than the promise of tennis. So, whether you’re in the market for a new white dress, a shirt or even a tennis-inspired skirt, these are the pieces ready to give your wardrobe a Wimbledon overhaul. 

  • Lindex maxi skirt with broderie anglaise

    Lindex maxi skirt with broderie anglaise
    Lindex maxi skirt with broderie anglaise

    Get into the spirit of summer in Lindex’s white tiered maxi skirt. For a white out look tuck in a neat white T-shirt, for something more fashion forward team yours with a bright bardot top. 

    Shop Lindex maxi skirt with broderie anglaise, £39.99

  • Arket crew neck T-shirt

    Arket crew neck t-shirt
    Arket crew neck t-shirt

    The foundations of a white wardrobe begin with the perfect white T-shirt and no one does that better than Arket. Pair with tailored trousers for a fuss-free workwear look.

     Shop Arket crew neck T-shirt, £15

  • Asos Curve lace insert mini smock dress

    Asos Curve lace insert mini smock dress
    Asos Curve lace insert mini smock dress

    This Asos Curve white dress with delicate embroidery and tie back would have been Wimbledon gold. Instead wear yours to a picnic in the park with slip on sandals and bright beaded jewellery. 

    Shop Asos Curve lace insert mini smock dress, £38

  • Shrimps Antonia bag

    Shrimps Antonia bag
    Shrimps Antonia bag

    Shrimps’ iconic beaded bag is a welcome addition to any arsenal of accessories. Whether it’s an occasion or just a stroll in the park, this bag will add a pretty punch to even the most relaxed of looks. 

    Shop Shrimps Antonia bag, £475

  • Navy Grey The Traditional jumper

    Navy Grey The Traditional white jumper
    Navy Grey The Traditional white jumper

    If it’s an all neutral look you’re after, throw on this fine knitted jumper from Navy Grey with cropped white denim and white trainers. Offset your look with chunky gold jewellery. 

    Shop The Traditional jumper, £195, Navy Grey 

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