What to wear – Cartier Queen’s Cup Polo

The Cartier Queen’s Cup Final, held in Windsor Great Park, is a key event in the English social season, attracting the world’s greatest polo players and a VIP guest list to match.

In terms of dress code, ladies should be thinking smart/casual summer day wear. For the Royal Box and Clubhouse a summery day dress/tea dress, skirt or tailored trousers would be appropriate. Smart/casual is hugely open to interpretation – you don’t want to appear too formal or too casual. I always find that accessories are a key component with this dress code – the right shoes, bag and jewellery will really make a difference, and a great pair of sunglasses won’t hurt either. Wedges or a block-heeled sandal or fancy flat would be the best footwear choice. (See Summer shoes for some ideas.) A cream blazer is a great wardrobe staple for smart summery events – it will work with floral dresses or summer trousers and instantly adds the smart to smart/casual.

A floral tea dress is your saviour for smart summer day events like this – easy to wear, smart but not too formal. Here are a few of my favourites available now:

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Silk Tea Dress Pop Hibiscus Print Yellow, £595, Suzannah Fashion

 

 

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Darcy Dress, £79, Hobbs London.
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Provence midi dress, £58, Oasis.

 

 

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Wrap-effect floral-print silk crepe de chine dress, £126, Madewell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Channel Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman in this summer polka dot number:

 

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Polka dot tie back dress, £46, Top Shop

You can’t go wrong with a little white dress for the summer season – this dress by Y.A.S was recommended to me by an Instagram follower – a great smart and summery wardrobe staple.

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Y.A.S High Neck Lace Midi Dress with Asymmetric Hem, £120, Asos

Or go for a floaty frilly number teamed with a blazer:

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Pink Frilled Asymmetric Dress, £79.99, Zara.

If you’re dressing to be seen amongst the VIP crowd, go for something a bit more special like this floral stretch-silk georgette midi dress with contrasting waistband by Red Valentino:

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Wide leg trousers in summery colours and prints are also a great option – stylish and chic – wear with just a top if the weather allows, or keep a sleek and chic blazer on standby if the sun goes into hiding:

 

Plage Blouse, £276.50, Temperley London

Wide leg trousers, £675, Emilia Wickstead

 

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Linen Blazer, £69.99, Zara

 

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