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What to wear to Wimbledon?

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JuniDD Wed 18-May-16 16:02:13

My DP has got us tickets for Wimbledon - the full works. Very excited. We will be in the VIP lounge bit/Gatsby club and need to look smart! I'm not really sure what to wear, I'm thinking a nice dress? Any suggestions for what would be suitable most welcome, I'm usually in denim skirts and Birkenstocks so guidance much appreciated. I have a fear of posh places so desperately want to look like I belong (hahah!). - I am about 5ft, size 14 with a "postnatal shape" is 18 months old...blush

Any thoughts on my DP's outfit also much appreciated. He thought he was wearing a tshirt and shorts til I had to point out the smart casual dress code!

Many thanks in advance.

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:06:35

I've only done Wimbledon the shorts tshirt way lol but you're bio so I would do a summery dress. Smart casual means you can do nice sandal flats for comfort. Think garden party or weddingy minus the hat maybe?
I went to Henley in the posh bit. Their dress code was so strict it was sad it. Really pretentious imo.

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:07:45

If not sure if smart jeans are allowed then chinos or suit trousers and a shirt for DP?

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:09:43

Wait! Googled and found this

ess code in The Wimbledon Experience is informal. The dress code in The Gatsby Club is smart/casual. No jeans, no tennis shoes, no sandals, no shorts, no caps and no flip flops please.

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:11:33

Pumps are probably safer if you find them comfy and don't want any heel

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:14:43

Google images shows men in suits or chinos and Blazers mainly for the gatsby. Women are a mix of dresses and trousers so could be more relaxed than wedding attire if that makes sense.

JuniDD Wed 18-May-16 16:20:04

I missed the bit about sandals. I hope it's not scorching not as I am on good in heat! Where does nice chinos for men? He dresses like a teenager in the 90s so this is a challenge!

Do you think something full skirted and floral would be OK. I always get it wrong at weddings. confused

JuniDD Wed 18-May-16 16:20:39

Are pumps like ballet shoes? Great present but this bit is stressing me out!

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:25:58

Ok so here are some photos from google from last year

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:26:33


MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:27:42

This is one of their posed photos and a photo of the staff just so you know what they might wear and don't match grin

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:28:42

Most high street shops do a form of chinos, even tesco. Look at next, river island etc

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:29:11

Yeah ballet shoes or something

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:31:11

I wouldn't wear anything too layered in the skirt dept for heat reasons and seating if you have court tickets. You can always add tights of it's cold on the day but you can't de skirt lol

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:31:30

What shape dresses do you like?

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:31:44

And do you have a budget?

ILoveAGoodBrusselSprout Wed 18-May-16 16:33:11

You can get men's chinos anywhere from Primark upwards. He'll be fine with them, an open necked shirt and sports jacket.

For you, look at what Kate M, Kim S, etc wear - summer dress, low heeled or flat shoes, great blow dry and you'll look perfect


MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 16:35:37

Found a photo with shoes! Smart sandals ok, with gems on, metallic etc. Reckon it means no for men or Birkenstocks etc

JuniDD Wed 18-May-16 17:19:12

I won't be wearing an electric blue play suit anyway! Thanks for sourcing photos! I like a 50s new look shape or skater. Great seeing the staff as that was kinda what I was aiming for blush

Will check out River Island. Budget is generous for both of us, I was wondering about Gant for DP as there's one here and looks preppy from the outside. Will look at their website.

Any shops anyone knows are good for the rounder, larger of nork lady?!

JuniDD Wed 18-May-16 17:19:57

Middleclassoroblem your nn is so apt grin

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 17:24:04

14 isn't larger but I have s monsoon habit and love phase 8 but tbh you could get something from h&m for £30 that would look just as suitable x

Juni, I'm like a moth to a middle class flame

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 17:24:52

Also my shop recommendations are so middle class grin

specialsubject Wed 18-May-16 20:09:15

apparently ballet pumps fall off, this is why everyone who wears them walks funny. (I have been wondering)

hopefully you can find some reasonable flat shoes that actually function as shoes should. If you do please let me know!

SpareCrust Wed 18-May-16 20:15:16

I'm big of nork and buy formal dresses from Jaegar and Hobbs as they don't skimp on sizing

neither are strong on fifties styling though

agree that Phase 8 is always a good place to start

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 20:19:36

Ballet pumps attack my toes so I wouldn't know but I think a fancy flat sandal is fine. Nothing beachy or for sightseeing in Naples.

Fuck it! I did it again!

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