Zara Tindall’s timeless white dress is a summer essential, and beautiful pink accessories complete the outfit

Zara Tindall went for a classic white dress for her first Garden Party of the year and the pops of pink were a fun addition to this chic look

Zara Tindall arrives to attend The Sovereign's Garden Party
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Zara Tindall’s timeless Garden Party dress is a summer essential no matter the weather and the pink accessories made her outfit.

It’s always a clever idea to have a few comfortable and stylish dresses in your summer capsule wardrobe ready for everything from family gatherings to special events. For the royals the summer calendar is packed and Zara Tindall showcased one of her favourite go-to pieces for the season at her first Garden Party of the year. The King’s niece attended a Buckingham Palace garden party and didn’t let the rain dampen her spirits as she stepped out in her gorgeous £1,500 Laura Green Isobel dress in a soft white shade with a hint of pink to it.

This was a shirt dress with a stunning collar, waist belt and button-up detailing, however it put a contemporary twist on this classic silhouette. The short puff sleeves were incredibly feminine and this was echoed in the shape of Zara’s dress with the fitted bodice flaring out into the skirt. 

Zara Tindall arrives to attend The Sovereign's Garden Party

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The fabric had a beautiful sheen to it and although the colour had a pink undertone, the final effect was very much that of a simple, white dress. Zara had previously worn this dress to Royal Ascot and it’s easy to see why it remains one of her favourites. A white dress is one of the most versatile items for summer as the neutral colour is perfect for pairing not only with items in so many other shades but also for dressing up and down with minimal effort. 

To make a white dress that bit more casual simply add a pair of your best white trainers or ballet flats and throw over a blue denim jacket. For a more elevated look that’s perfect for special occasions you can style a white dress with heels or espadrille wedges and add a blazer for cooler days. Whatever the summer weather, rain or shine, a white dress is easy.

Zara Tindall arrives at the Sovereign's Garden Party

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Unsurprisingly given she was at a royal Garden Party, Zara Tindall went for a dressed-up look and chose a pair of pink suede court shoes by Emmy London which she cleverly avoided sinking into the grass by attaching clear heel protectors. 

These shoes were fabulous and matched the pink of the buttons that ran up the front of the dress, as well as her Emmy London clutch bag. The pops of pink were a subtle way to add a sense of fun to Zara’s outfit without being overwhelming, which helped to keep the look still very sophisticated. She kept the pink theme going strong with her pink hat. 

The hat was designed by milliner Sarah Cant and was the Rosa Boater hat with a lace-like pattern around the rim and a ruffle adornment. This was another playful accessory and she finished off her look by carrying an all-important umbrella to keep herself dry during this outdoor engagement. 

Zara Tindall attends the Sovereign's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

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There was something magically Mary Poppins-esque about this outfit with the boater hat and umbrella and Zara wore her blonde hair up under the hat with just one face-framing piece loose. Zara wasn’t the only royal at this rainy Garden Party and was joined at the palace by her brother Peter Phillips and cousins Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice and Prince William. 

This was the fourth Garden Party of the year and traditionally there are three hosted at Buckingham Palace with another one held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!