Keeping Cool on Centre Court: What to Wear to Wimbledon

Keeping Cool on Centre Court

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With neatly clipped tennis lawns, Pimm’s and strawberries, Wimbledon sums up the English summer.

But what do you wear to one of the biggest sporting events in the English calendar? Well, with a coloured trim (and even coloured underwear) banned on court, you’ll be pleased to know that the strict all-white dress code doesn’t apply for spectators.
There is no dress code at all for the bulk of SW19’s spectators, but the All-England Tennis Club stewards are likely to politely caution men who go shirtless, even in the summer heat.
Stay cool at Wimbledon this year with these eight stylish looks, featuring big-name tennis brands, such as Fred Perry, Lacoste and Adidas Orginals.


Style #1

Forest Green Polo, Lacoste Shoes and White Shorts

Featured above: Lacoste Forest Green Pique Polo Shirt, Lacoste Aimard Dark Blue & White Striped Espadrilles and Fred Perry X Nigel Cabourn Dirty White Table Tennis Shorts

This laid-back look is ideal for a day soaking up the atmosphere (and hopefully the sun) at Wimbledon. With a cotton Lacoste polo shirt, loose-fitting Fred Perry shorts and comfy Lacoste slip-on shoes, you’ll stay cool in the sun, with a vintage look that harks back to the tennis fashion of decades ago.


Style #2

Fred Perry Sky Blue Polo, Blue Shorts and White and Grey Trainers

Featured above: Fred Perry X Nigel Cabourn Sky Blue Cellular Weave Polo Shirt, Fred Perry X Nigel Cabourn Inky Blue Table Tennis Shorts and Fred Perry X Nigel Cabourn Ecru Canvas Trainers

Next up, we have a complete look from the new Fred Perry X Nigel Cabourn range. The brand collaborated with legendary designer, Nigel Cabourn, to create a collection that brings an elegant, vintage twist to the classic Fred Perry style. As an extra special touch for tennis fans, each piece features the 1950s laurel wreath logo.


Style #3

Maroon Reissue Polo, White Jeans, Navy Desert Boots

Featured above: Fred Perry Re-Issues Maroon Tipped Knitted Polo Shirt, Lacoste L!ve White Slim Fit Denim Jeans and Fred Perry Byron Navy Suede Desert Boots

Looking for a timeless look this summer? To celebrate the heritage of Fred Perry, the brand has reissued some of their classic designs, such as this deep maroon Fred Perry polo shirt. Complete the look with Lacoste jeans and Fred Perry desert boots – just don’t spill your strawberries and cream on your bright white jeans!


Style #4

Red Shorts, Striped Polo, White Trainers

Featured above: Fred Perry Carbon Blue & White Slim Fit Polo Shirt, Lacoste Red Cotton Twill Shorts and Fred Perry Vintage Tennis White Leather Trainers

Bold, bright and sporty – this look is ideal for Wimbledon. With a striped Fred Perry polo shirt, eye-catching shorts and vintage leather Fred Perry trainers, you’ll stand out from the crowd.


Style #5

Dots, Yellow Shoes and Blue Trousers

Featured above: Lacoste L!ve White Polka Dot Pique Polo Shirt, Lacoste Navy Slim Fit Cotton Twill Chino Trousers and Fred Perry Woodford Amarillo Canvas Trainers

Keep cool with this white Lacoste polo shirt – and add a splash of sunshine with these golden yellow Fred Perry trainers. With bright footwear and polka dot pattern polo, this is a fun look for a day watching first-class tennis (and drinking plenty of Pimm’s).


Style #6

Orange Lacoste Polo, Blue Shorts and Fred Perry Shoes

Featured above: Lacoste Orange Pique Polo Shirt, Lacoste Navy Cotton Twill Shorts and Fred Perry Kingston Cloudburst Grey Suede Trainers

Another bright and bold style, this look combines the legendary laurel wreath with the signature crocodile to create a timeless tennis look. Plus, the Fred Perry trainers feature a twin-tipped rubber sole as the finishing touch.


Style #7

Fair Play Lacoste and Adidas look

Featured above: Lacoste White ‘Fair play’ Crew Neck T-shirt, Lacoste Khaki Slim Fit Cotton Twill Chino Trousers and Adidas Originals Dark Blue and White Suede Gazelle OG Trainers

With cool colours, this look is perfect for staving off the summer heat, in a relaxed, sporty style. To complete the look, the Adidas Originals trainers bring iconic sports style, with the signature three-stripe detail.


Style #8

Classic Lacoste Look

Featured above: Lacoste Salmon Pink and White Classic Fit Check Shirt, Lacoste Navy Slim Fit Twill Chino Trousers and Lacoste Footwear Keelson Dark Brown Leather Boat Loafers

For a summer style with a smarter edge, try this stylish look from Lacoste. The classic style of the salmon pink Lacoste shirt is the perfect match for a pair of chinos and brown leather loafers.


Discover your Wimbledon style and take a look at the full range of Fred Perry, Lacoste and Adidas Originals.
What are you wearing to Wimbledon? Share your favourite tennis brands and styles below.

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