Wimbledon starts today so that can only mean lots of rain, millions of strawberries, UK tennis players not winning and commentary on what female tennis players wear on court...


As there are so many dress code rules and regulations we suggest players team this Lovely's Vintage tennis dress with this Lovely's Vintage sun visor - pictures below.

The vintage tennis dress is by Jantzen from the 1980s and you can buy it here

The vintage sun visor is also from the 1980s and you can buy it here

Here are the official rules governing what players can and cannot wear as stated on the Wimbledon website. It makes interesting reading.

Predominately in white rule introduced in 1963.  ‘Almost entirely in white’ rule introduced in 1995.  Clothing submitted to Club for comment earlier in year.  Both Grand Slam and WTA rules stipulate recognised tennis attire.  Decision on the day as to whether clothing/players’ turnout is suitable at discretion of Referee.  Guidelines: 

  • No solid mass  of colouring
  • Little or no dark or bold colours
  • No fluorescent colours
  • Preference towards pastel colours
  • Preference for back of shirt to be totally white
  • Preference for shorts and skirts to be totally white
  • All other items of clothing including hats, socks and shoes to be almost entirely white.

Shame about the 'no fluorescent colours' rule as neons are so much in fashion this year...

What do you think about the rules? It is 2012 so should players be allowed to wear what they want or should we stick to history as the club has been going for over 130 years? Do comment on the blog and let me know.

Love Lovely x