The key white pieces for pretending 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 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. 

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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. 

  • & Other Stories puff sleeve jacquard mini dress

    & Other Stories puff sleeve jacquard mini dress

    With its off the shoulder look and puffy white sleeves, the perfect white dress does exist, thanks to & Other Stories. 

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  • H&M cotton twill shorts

    H&M cotton twill shorts

    Give your shorts a Wimbledon makeover with H&M’s paperbag offering. Wear yours with a half-tucked oversized striped shirt for a cool summer look. 

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  • JW Anderson belted pleated woven midi dress

    JW Anderson belted pleated midi dress

    Give your shirt dress a fashion makeover with JW Anderson’s take on the wardrobe staple. The adjustable belt and asymmetric hem give this piece an easy sophistication that we are very much on board with. 

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  • Asos Design Frozen premium padded mule sandals

    Asos Design Frozen premium padded mule sandals

    Slip into summer via Asos’ white knotted leather sandals. The perfect pairing for all your summer dresses. 

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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. 

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  • Navy Grey The Traditional 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. 

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  • Maje Choral embellished woven blouse

    Maje Choral embellished woven blouse

    Pair Maje’s romantic broderie anglaise blouse with a pair of straight blue denim jeans, gold hoops and trainers for an easy summer look.

    Shop Maje Choral embellished woven blouse at Selfridges, £153.30

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  • Weekday check short pleated skirt

    Weekday check short pleated skirt

    Weekday’s version of an iconic tennis skirt via this marbled printed linen number ticks all our summer boxes. Wear yours with a ribbed vest top for extra sports appeal. 

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  • Sea Hazel broderie anglaise dress

    Sea Hazel broderie anglaise dress

    Tap into the summer’s prairie trend with Sea’s white midi dress with a chic high neck. One part chuck-on dress and one part summer staple, this dress is going to see you through the season time and time again. 

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