Wimbledon ready in a Tuxedo Dress.
It’s not long now before my favourite time of year comes around and for one of my favourite sports to take place. If you haven’t guessed already, well I am taking about The Wimbledon Tennis Tournament. I get so excited to watch the matches. Just can’t wait to see Serana Williams return after giving birth to her daughter. When you hear Wimbledon apart from the tennis you associate it with strawberries and cream, who’s going to take home the trophy and of course the fashion. So it’s the perfect excuse to wear white if you don’t already do so!
In Mum Life this week, Eli and Wyatt performed in their summer concert. Eli played in the Jazz Band and in the Guitar Ensemble. Wyatt on the other hand played in his Clarinet Ensemble. Both did extremely well and it was such a proud moment for me. As for Zeke, his team won the Friday night fives match, their first win this term so he was over the moon about that!
Moving swiftly on to my ensemble, who doesn’t love wearing white during the summer months?! I for one adore white and find that during Wimbledon it’s the perfect time to wear it. Its not just about the players wearing white, it also becomes one of the colour trends off court too! So without any hesitation I have decided to show you all how I would dress for The Wimbledon Tennis tournament. White styled appropriately can instantly make an ensemble look elegant in my opinion. The one worry of mine is trying to make sure I do not get any spills and stains on my outfit. Easier said than done right?
This beautiful white tailored Tuxedo Dress which I had my eye on during the preview show at Karen Millen for their SS18 collection. I even got to try it on during London Fashion week and had made up my mind that I was going to purchase it when it was in store. So when it finally hit the store I had no hesitation buying it. The Tuxedo dress really is the best of both worlds. It’s got an edge of formality with the lapels and double-breasting, while also leaving people wondering (has she forgotten her trousers).
A tuxedo dress just oozes sophistication and attitude. They’re pretty much appropriate for any kind of occasion whether it’s work or a cocktail party. My dress is just the perfect length for Wimbledon, with a knee length mock wrap front, which has an asymmetric hem. It also has notched lapels, two flap pockets at the front and an invisible zip fastening at the side seam. Making life that much easier by stepping into the tuxedo dress and puling it up rather then putting it over my head. Therefore avoiding getting any make-up stains on my dress! I wore a bodysuit underneath mine, but you could also layer the dress if you wanted to.
Next I decided to pair my black Kurt Geiger lace-up shoe boots with the Tuxedo dress. I could have easily worn my Castaner Espadrilles with this dress, they would also work rather well. On a comfort level I find Espadrilles to be extremely comfortable and easy to walk around in. However, I just couldn’t resist these shoe boots, the heart wants what it wants. So comfort went out the window, also I don’t plan to be walking around much.
With gold details on the front, I wanted to go for something that would tie in with the gold when it came to choosing my bag. Out came the black Marks and Spencer bag which has a gold chain and pearl details on the front. Such a gorgeous little bag that goes with most of my ensembles and one that has enough room for my everyday essentials.
My black sunglasses are from ASOS and are in the Cat-Eye style. I am sure I have mentioned previously just how much I adore Cat-Eye Sunglasses. Well if you didn’t know, you do now. I generally love sunglasses anyway and going by my past blog post you will definitely see my love for them!
Onto may nails now, I opted for a fresh crisp white nail polish courtesy of OPI Alpine Snow. To inject some colour I wore my Red Velvet Lipstick from Lime Crime Velvetines. It is a gorgeous matt liquid lipstick, if you want you can read more about it here. Finishing off my look I wore my hair in a topknot, ideal for warm temperatures. Well here’s me hoping the weather is hot and sunny, finger crossed!
Here are few other ways to wear whites for Wimbledon:
Jumpsuits are, without a doubt, a statement style. The all-in-one garment creates a striking look that moves beyond a simple dress or trousers and top combo, and into more fashionable territories. Pick a sleek and well-tailored jumpsuit that flatters your figure. Very easy to style plus an added bonus, there is no need to worry about whether your top and bottom are the same shade of colour . You can either go for wide leg bottoms or narrow ones which ever you prefer. Complete your jumpsuit look with fashionable accessories, such as jewellery, shoes and belts, or why not use layering to add another dimension to the look.
2. Trousers and Tops
A well tailored wide leg trousers works really well, styled with a crisp white top, whether its a shirt, Bardot top or a T-shirt. If your going for an all white look make sure that your top and bottom are the same shade of white to give that extra sharp look. Throw on a blazer, pick up your bag and finally for the shoes you can go for some pumps or Espadrilles to tie in the whole look.
3. Oversized shirt dresses
There are so many varieties of shirt dresses out there, so why not experiment with the classic white shirt dress by wearing it with a navy grosgrain cardigan. Maybe add a belt to cinch you in at the waist and show off your figure. Or you could go for a more feminine style of shirt dress one that is softer and more easy-going.
4. High waisted tailored shorts
If you want to opt for a pair of high waisted shorts then make sure they are tailored. Paired with a blazer they will look very elegant. Why not wear them with a white statement sleeve shirt and then throw on a white long vest coat over it or leave the vest coat out if the weather is too hot. Style the ensemble with a pair of Espadrilles for some added comfort and a cross body bag to finish the outfit.
Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog. What do you make of the Tuxedo Dress? Would you wear it to Wimbledon? What is your favourite white ensemble to wear? Please do let me know by leaving a comment below.
Tuxedo dress: Karen Millen
Shoe Boots: Kurt Geiger similar here (@Kurt geiger)
Bag: Marks And Spencer similar (@Ted Baker)
Nail Polish: OPI Alpine Snow
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