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What to wear at Wimbledon

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From SheKnows UK
If you are lucky enough to be going to Wimbledon this year you may be wondering what to wear to such a prestigious event. With the weather so changeable it can be very difficult to plan ahead. Not even the weather forecasters have got it right recently! To help you decide, here are some tips and ideas for all weather eventualities.

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Light waterproof

It is Britain remember, and you never know if it is going to rain or shine. To make sure you are prepared for the occasional shower (or continuous downpour) take a light waterproof with you. It is too warm to wear a proper coa, but you need something to protect your clothes if it rains. There are many stylish waterproofs around at the moment and at very reasonable prices. Buy one in a neutral colour which you can wear time and again with a variety of outfits.

Pumps

Although heels are a girl's best friend, you are going to have to walk through some tight, uneven spaces to get to your seat and heels are just not going to cut it. Sandals are also not suitable with the rainfall expected, as you may end up with soaking, squelchy feet. Pretty pumps are stylish and practical and quite reasonable, so you may be able to invest in several pairs to match different outfits.

Large bag

Don’t bother taking a little clutch bag in an attempt to dress up your outfit as it will be extremely impractical. If you are at Wimbledon for the day, you will need somewhere you can store items such as a hat, sunglasses, bottles of water and make-up for touching up. A stylish shoulder bag is perfect and should be made from a light summery material so it doesn’t look too heavy with the rest of your outfit. A plain cream or white canvas bag will do the job nicely and can be picked up for under £50 on the high street.

Sunglasses

Whether you normally wear sunglasses or not, it is imperative that you take a pair with you to watch the matches. If the sun is shining, you will be very thankful for them, otherwise you will be forever squinting and shielding your eyes with your hand. Make sure you choose a pair with 100 per cent ultraviolet (UV) protection and polarized lenses which will protect your eyes and cut down on any glare.

Summer dress

A pretty summer dress is perfect for Wimbledon and can be reused for many other summer events. Make sure you choose one that flatters your figure and don't wear anything too revealing as this will not be appropriate. Maxi dresses are a great choice as is a stylish shift dress, however, remember to choose one which looks good with flat pumps so you don’t have to wear heels just to match your outfit.

Don’t…

Do not attempt to copy the tennis players with your choice of outfit. Tennis skirts, headbands and polo shirts should not be worn unless you are going to be on court with a racquet in your hand.

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