Wimbledon chic

When one thinks of the Lawn Tennis style, one can’t help but dwell on the polished and understated style of the Duchess of Cambridge.Her tea length, white eyelet dresses have always been the talkingpoint. Besides the classic whites, she’s shown a penchant for bold graphic prints and solid tones like tangerine. Kate’s Jonathan Saunders belted basket-weave-print dress is perhaps one of her most striking looks so far. Kate’s sister Pippa’s style is worth mentioning too – she’s often gravitated towards knitted day dresses, jacket layering, head-to-toe hounds-tooth prints and sailor stripes. A pair of oversized sunnies and a classic tote add to the great finish. Any Wimbledon enthusiast itching to look up-to-the-second chic may borrow a lesson or two from Kate and Pippa’s myriad tennis looks over the years.

One can’t go wrong with mid-length dresses in soft fabrics to battle the heat wave and accent the neckline with a statement-making necklace.

Perhaps steer clear of the hat or you might be blocking somebody’s view from behind. A classic tweed jacket is a great idea in case it gets chilly as the match progresses towards the evening. Another chic way to layer would be with a trench coat which complements your dress underneath.

Style icon Suki Waterhouse has also been an intriguing Wimbledon presence in the past. When she walked in with Bradley Cooper two years ago, she hit all the right style notes in a crisp white cropped shirt paired with a matching a-line skirt in floral prints. Victoria Beckham’s fit-and-flare, colour blocked and striped look from her spring 2015 collection was one of the high points last year. Gone Girl beauty Rosamund Pike’s collard and scalloped white mini is worth mentioning too. Her Vogueness Anna Wintour, who’s a terrific tennis player herself is seen in her signature print day dresses teamed with a necklace and oversized sunnies.

I think opting for a white palette is a nobrainer but pastels and coral tones make an impact too. Also, one can have fun with geometric prints, crisp, pin-tucked structured tunics or floaty, below-the-knee numbers. A bracelet or a scarf choker (which is becoming a bring trend) will be the icing on the cake.Wimbledon Tennis Championship 2013