Are you struggling to think of what to wear to Wimbledon this year? Don’t worry, we’ve provided you with our top outfit suggestions and advice on what to wear and avoid at the Championships 2023, so you can ensure you’re properly prepared for the most iconic tournament in tennis.

Wimbledon is truly the epitome of world-class tennis, renowned as the oldest and most prestigious tournament among the four grand slam events worldwide.

Over the years, this tournament has witnessed some of the most captivating tennis matches in the history of the sport, captivating audiences from around the globe.

Wimbledon offers a unique and unforgettable atmosphere. The tournament exudes a quintessentially British charm, with its lush green surroundings, meticulously maintained courts, and traditions like strawberries and cream, Pimm’s and players wearing all-white attire.

Another factor contributing to Wimbledon's popularity is the potential for spotting high-profile individuals, including celebrities and members of the royal family. This adds an element of glamour to the event, making it even more appealing to attendees.

We’ve collated our best tips on what to wear for Wimbledon 2023 below.

What is the Wimbledon dress code?

There is no official Wimbledon dress code, although it is encouraged that spectators wear smart casual attire.

There is a strict 'all-white' dress code imposed upon the tennis players. As a longstanding Wimbledon tradition, it has continued to be strictly enforced throughout the tournament.

Unlike the players, you don't have to abide by such a strict dress code. However, there are some general things to bare in mind when planning your courtside outfit.

While it can be hard to establish what counts as smart casual, as a general rule, it's a good idea to get inspiration from summer wedding guest outfits. It is usually less formal than business casual or professional but still neat and well-fitted.

To help you fit the Wimbledon aesthetic, we've put together a list of suitable outfit suggestions. From summer dresses to suits, read on to discover the perfect Wimbledon outfits for both men and women.

Wimbledon style guide for women

Formal women's clothing on hanging rail
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We know picking your Wimbledon outfits can be tricky. Wimbledon is renowned for its stylish and trendy attendees, especially among the numerous famous faces who make an appearance each year.

Don’t worry, we’re here to assist you in serving up a selection of chic clothing options that will ensure you ace courtside style at every match.  

  • Summer dress: Embrace the summer tennis aesthetic with an effortless and stylish dress. You can even pair it with a light jacket to stay cosy if there's a slight chill in the air.
  • Jumpsuit: Opt for a jumpsuit for a combination of comfort and sophistication. It's a versatile choice that allows you to move freely while maintaining an elegant appearance.
  • Skirt: Keep it simple yet elegant with a classic skirt and blouse ensemble. This timeless combination exudes a summery and classy vibe that never goes out of style.
  • Tailored trouser suit: Make a bold fashion statement with a super stylish trouser suit. Choose from light neutrals for a sophisticated look or opt for bold, bright colours to create a vibrant summer ensemble.
  • Statement sunglasses: Protect your eyes from the sun while watching all the action from the court with a pair of fashionable statement sunglasses. Not only will they keep you shaded, but they'll also add a touch of flair to your overall look.
  • Summer scarf: This classy accessory makes a regular appearance each year at Wimbledon and can make a statement with any outfit.

Wimbledon style guide for men

Men's clothing
Image: Men's clothing

Similar to the women's Wimbledon dress code, there are no official guidelines on how men should be dressed for the championships.

However, with stylish celebrities such as Jude Law, Johnathon Bailey and David Beckham often in attendance, there is an expectation for men to dress to impress.

Here are some easy outfit ideas to embody a relaxed and classy look.

  • A suit: You can't go wrong with a simple lightweight suit for Wimbledon, keeping you cool in the summer sun and comfortable while viewing the matches. This is perfect in light neutral colours and pastel blue.
  • Shirts: A smart shirt can help elevate any outfit and perfectly fit the smart casual dress code for the tournament. Linen shirts are also a good choice to keep you cool and comfortable during the matches.
  • Tailored shorts: Shorts used to be frowned upon at Wimbledon and have only become more acceptable in recent years. Tailored is still the requirement to create the perfect blend of smart and casual, it's an ideal outfit choice for a summer heatwave.

Is there a dress code for Centre Court?

View of Wimbledon tennis courts
Wimbledon tennis courts

The world-famous Centre Court is the main court for the Championships and is where the most popular tennis matches are played.

The chance to watch some of the greatest tennis players battle it out on this court is highly sought after and attracts a capacity of nearly 15,000 spectators.

It’s a good idea to dress smartly when attending as it's where the Royal box is located. You should also look out for some famous faces and watch out for the TV cameras often sweeping through the Centre Court crowd.

If you fancy watching some of the most anticipated games from Centre Court, you can get access through Wimbledon Debenture tickets. With these tickets, you will have spectacular views of all the action from the prestigious courts.

Read more: What Are Wimbledon Debenture Tickets?

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What clothes should you avoid at Wimbledon?

Although no dress codes will be enforced, there are some items of clothing that you should try to avoid such as:

  • Ripped jeans
  • Running vests
  • Dirty trainers
  • Sports shorts
  • Anything with a large logo or political statement on it

What should you bring with you?

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You won't need to bring too much with you to Wimbledon as there are plenty of places to get food and drink throughout the grounds.

You can bring in one (750ml) bottle of alcohol but you will not be allowed to bring in vacuum flasks over 500ml. Unfortunately, camping chairs are not permitted at the venue.

With Wimbledon taking place at the peak of the British summer, hopefully, you can expect some hot weather to accompany the wonderful day at the tennis. Although, it is advisable to check the weather prior to attending Wimbledon, as we know how unpredictable British weather can be.

It's handy to have an umbrella, which can also function as some shade. We recommend packing sun cream as you will be outside all day and a sunhat is also a great addition.

Bring a reusable water bottle with you as there are plenty of water stations to fill up and keep hydrated throughout the day.

How to get Debenture tickets

Wimbledon Debenture tickets are available now through Seat Unique. Don’t miss out and book your Debenture tickets now to enjoy all the action from Centre Court and Court 1 with spectacular views of world-class tennis.

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Find out more about Wimbledon’s 2023 dates and schedule here.