Like a downplay of the colorful infusion of the FIFA World Cup 2014 which takes place in beautiful Brazil, the classic timeless quality of the world’s most prestigious and longstanding tennis championships, Wimbledon is ongoing in England as we write these lines.
Since 1877, the London grass has seen all and every tennis stars the world had offered and one of the main particularities of this tournament is the all-white clothing for the athletes playing at Wimbledon. The ball boys and girls and the officials are currently wearing cream and blue uniforms from Ralph Lauren, a contract with the designer’s Polo Ralph Laurent label that will end in 2015. Honoring that Wimbledon tradition, here are 14 all-white dresses for your summer consideration (if you’re having doubts, just look at how many celebrities and fashion people chose to wear white in the last couple of days!)
See also: Wimbledon nails for Serena Williams!
1. Motel PU Baseball Dress with Perforated Sleeves
This is the perfect combination of urban slick style and casual sporty fashion. Versatile and white, what more do you need to make it a Wimbledon staple? (currently available for $47.64 at asos.com)
2. The Splendid Shirt Dress
A shirt dress is a timeless choice for effortless style. White makes it look summery and fresh, honoring the Wimbledon tradition of all-white equipment on court. Bold chic accessories can always switch this look from casual to elegant. (currently available for $74.94 at piperlime.com)
3. Keepsake Empty Words Dress
If hipster-silhouette is what you’re going for, the Keepsake Empty Words dress has your name written allover it! White with black and gold beading, cutouts and geometry blend together in a feminine shape with a Wimbledon subtlety. (currently available for $220 at singer22.com)
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4. Free People To The Point Mini Dress
A perfectly flirty and feminine white dress in Free People’s boho tradition would be an elegant choice not only for a Wimbledon reference but also for everyday summer occasions. (currently available for $72 at 6pm.com)
5. Marc Jacobs Yuki Eyelet Jersey Dress
A dressy version of the hipster dress in a comfy cut and avant-garde sportscouture with a designer label. Very Wimbledon! (currently available for $348 at marcjacobs.com)
6. Diane von Furstenberg Avery Dress
A wonderful play on the feminine power of ruffles with spaghetti straps, this cotton dress from Diane von Furstenberg is flattering and timeless. (currently available for $325 at revolveclothing.com)
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7. Madewell Eyelet Lovesong Dress
A casual urban dress with stripes and texture play offering the visual and thermal comfort of cotton and the twists of eyelets and geometry. (currently available for $128 at madewell.com)
8. Ronny Kobo Torn dress
Looking for the perfect blend between sport style and dressy fashion? This double knit dress has a special flattering cut which is also comfy and casual and can be worn throughout the day and for special occasions too! (currently available for $154.80 at shopbop.com)
9. Elizabeth and James Andi Sheer-Paneled Fit-and-Flare dress
If we were to see this dress on someone, wouldn’t Maria Sharapova be perfect for the job? A sheer paneled dress with cutout details, zipped back and a flare skirt that’s flattering for almost any body type? Sooo Wimbledon! (currently available for $365 at saksfifthavenue.com)
10. Nanette Lepore Women’s Island Rhythm Lace Cap Sleeve Drop Waist Dress
For those who prefer dressing up in white, this Nanette Lepore dress is the perfect choice! Dressy but also playful, romantic but also daring, the beautiful face pattern with fringed hem looks elegant and feels summery all the way! (currently available for $298 at amazon)
11. BCBGeneration Women’s Halter Dress
The minimalist design of this dress and the halter cut confer a really sporty air to its wearer, perfectly suitable for a Wimbledon-inspired look! (currently available for $88 at amazon)
12. Monki Satin Dress
The simplest, loveliest dress, still on the white side of the wardrobe has a flattering round neckline and a drawstring waist. Goes wonderfully with sandals, flats, ballerinas and sneakers alike! (currently available for $66.69 at asos.com)
13. Esprit Scoop Neck Dress
For those familiar with the designs of certain brand’s tennis equipments, the scoop neck is a very feminine and well-used detail in the women’s athletic costumes. Thus, this Esprit dress is perfect for a Wimbledon-inspired look! (currently available for $55.26 at asos.com)
14. Free People Fp1 Angel Lace Dress
For a last idea, how about a lovely boho dress with cutouts and lace? So romantic and perfect for both casual summer occasions and dressy dates? (currently available for $75.99 at zappos.com)