I'm a fashion editor and these are the two hit Wimbledon style trends you should invest in this summer

These are the Wimbledon style trends you can work into your wardrobe this summer

Wimbledon fashion trends
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With tennis fever at its peak, all eyes are on not just the court, but the stylish, celebrity spectators too. Without the strict rules of other stylish sporting events, Wimbledon style is a little more free-flowing, but we've spotted two distinct trends that are the perfect summer fashion choice for easy elegant ensembles. 

Two weeks of sheer bliss for tennis fans, Wimbledon is well known for its elegance both on and off the court. While there is no distinct dress code in the way that there is with race events such as Ascot, when it comes to what to wear to Wimbledon, guests do tend to opt for smarter ensembles, matching the tennis player's pristine and well-put-together wardrobe choices. 

Creating its own micro summer fashion trend, Wimbledon watchers have opted for distinct styles this summer for their time in the stands and they're two of the easiest looks to translate to your summer capsule wardrobe from AM to PM.

Looking for some summer outfit inspiration? The latest Wimbledon style trends offer the opportunity to sharpen up your warm-weather wardrobe. Concentrating on two core areas, these style choices are easy to dress up or down, making them particularly versatile additions.

1. Soft Tailoring

Rochelle Humes, Kate Middleton, Jessica Alba. Mel C and Sienna Miller at Wimbledon

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A core aesthetic on the runways for several seasons, tailoring was the look of choice for numerous celebrities, and even Kate Middleton got the style memo. Blazers of all descriptions, from sharply tailored, to relaxed and oversized have made their way courtside this tennis season. The soft tailoring trend is categorized by its embracement of lighter and brighter colors, offering a more relaxed feel to proceedings, with office-ready black iterations left on the hanger. Paired with pants, this is the perfect style for courtside perching, as it's a comfortable look to wear for long periods of sitting as a spectator. 

But it isn't just sporting events that this aesthetic works for. A brilliant option for what to wear to a wedding this summer, if the best wedding guest dresses don't do it for you, then a tailored pantsuit could be your winning ensemble. Layer over pretty frothy blouses or silky camisoles to keep the look light, feminine, and ultimately warm weather-ready. 

2. Wimbledon Whites

celebrities wearing white to Wimbledon

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While spectators aren't bound by any dress codes at Wimbledon, players on the court have to wear what is known as 'Wimbledon Whites'. This means a uniform entirely made up of entirely white clothing, (although for the first year, this year, female participants have been allowed to wear darker undershorts if they so choose), and tennis attendees reflected this courtside. 

From the best midi dresses to well-fitted suiting, Wimbledon whites are a strong summer aesthetic, offering instant brightness. While they're not suitable as a wedding guest look, they will work for what to wear to a Christening, a birthday outfit idea, or bridal shower outfit (if you're the bride). Equally there is no reason why you cant work increased elements of white into your daily wardrobe, breaking it up with other neutrals for a less sporty feel. 

Rivkie Baum
Fashion channel editor

Rivkie is a fashion editor, writer and stylist with twenty years' experience in the industry. Rivkie studied design and pattern cutting at the London College of Fashion, and fell in love with styling and journalism, and has covered fashion weeks in London, Paris and New York, as well as shooting editorial all over the world.

Specialising in plus size fashion, Rivkie has long championed that style is for everyBODY and has appeared on a host of radio stations and television shows, pushing for greater representation for plus size women and fashion throughout her career.