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A Fashionable Take On Wimbledon

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Wimbledon is the world’s oldest and most important tennis tournament. Ever since the championships were first held in 1877 on Wimbledon’s famous grass courts, it has become world renowned as the only lawn tennis event part of the Grand Slam tournaments. Next to the US Open, Australian Open and French Open (Roland Garros), Wimbledon is no doubt the most traditional tournament, with a strictly white dress code for the players, the green-purple club colours, quintessentially British strawberries & cream for the spectators, the absence of advertising around the court, and a lot of tea.

In honour of the Wimbledon Championships, STYLIGHT has created four imaginary Wimbledon fashion looks, that we wish existed! Brands like Anya Hindmarch, Isabel Marant, Givenchy and Moschino inspired STYLIGHT to create the most fashionable Wimbledon looks. Who said Kim Sears could be the only trendsetter at Wimbledon?

Tennis Players’ Dress Code
While tennis is a sport where the players can wear almost whatever they want (not being in a team also has its perks), there are strict rules concerning the players’ outfits at Wimbledon. The ‘almost entirely in white rule’ was implemented in 1963 and requires players to wear predominantly white, with minor colour accents. The referee decides before the game whether the players’ outfits are suitable. Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is one of the many players often attempts to bend the rules. He was once told off for wearing white shoes with orange soles, even though the rest of his outfit was white!

Inspired by Azzedine Alaïa, Hermès and Bottega Veneta, STYLIGHT has redesigned the tennis players’ outfits.

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Being a ball boy or girl at Wimbledon is a true privilege that only a lucky few get to experience. From 750 entries, only 250 ball boys and girls are chosen through a meticulous training and selection process. Throughout the championship period, 54,250 ball are used, and replaced every 9 games. These balls are definitely not toys!
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At the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, a strict dress code is in place, not only for the players but also for the visitors. Visitors of the Centre Court must be dressed neatly in smart British summer style: men in blazers with ties and women preferably in a dress. You do want to look your best when you’re sitting between Kate Middleton and Victoria Beckham, right?

 

Thank you Stylight.com for this lovely content! 

 

Mahum Masood
Mahum Masood is a recent journalism graduate from City University – one of the highest ranked universities for journalism in the world. Born and bred in East London she loves discovering all the new places and pop ups that make the area so exciting. Currently interning at a graphic design agency in Shoreditch as their Communications Managers. She has previously worked for Made In Shoreditch, an online magazine, and continues to create content for them.She also writes for Hercampus.com/CityUniversity – a student blog that was originally started 3 years ago and then franchised by the American company HerCampus - a hugely popular online community for women at university across the globe. Her interests include reading till her eyes go fuzzy, collecting fashion magazines and spending most of her time in a cinema.

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