What to wear for a Polo Match in the UK

Polo is a summer sport and runs in the UK from May till August. The question of what to wear for a Polo Match in the UK can be a tricky one.  As we in the UK don’t really get that much summer, we can be a little out of practice when it comes to putting together great summer looks.

Although Polo Matches are largely found at the prestigious clubs in the Home Counties such as Guards and Cirencester. We are hosting our Summer Polo Social at London’s only Polo Club at Ham which is close to Richmond and easily accessible by tube and car.

What to Wear

Polo is often referred to as the ‘Sport of Kings’ and is an essential part of the English social season. Often associated with the Royal family, the dress code for Polo in modern times has become more relaxed, especially at local matches. However, as this is a singles event and you will definitely want to make an impact and turn some heads! Let’s look at some stand out outfit recommendations for every age and body type.

Sunglasses are an outfit essential, whatever the weather! Get yourself a good statement pair for maximum impact. Sunglasses Hut has a great range of designer shades for men and women.

what to wear for a Polo Match in the UK
Statement Shades


Looks for Ladies

What to wear for a Polo Match in the Uk for ladies.  A summer dress is going to be your go to look for this event. Is a time to show off your best assets and turn some heads.  Floral and floaty or a structured cocktail dress both work equally well.

If your pins are amazing don’t shy away from a shorter dress. We love the idea of renting a special dress for the occasion link this one from Girl Meets Dress

what to wear for a Polo Match in the UK

Or to show off a toned waistline a long summer dress like this one from Ted Baker

Heels can be a problem, as you may be on grass a lot of the time and stomping in divots will be a tad difficult with stilettos.  Opt for wedges which are practical whilst giving you a bit of extra height.

Jimmie Cho has a great selection that you’ll be wearing throughout the summer

Hats aren’t really worn at  local Polo matches, however, if you’d like to keep the sun out of your face, a wide rimmed, straw hat is a lovely accessory for the day.


For the gentlemen

What to wear for a Polo Match in the UK for Gentlemen. There are two quintessential looks that always appear smashing at The Polo. The classic Jeans, tailored shirt or Polo shirt and a smart blazer as we see Prince William looking effortless chic in here:

Prince William Polo Fashion

However, why not show off your personality and used colour and print for your own head turning, wow-factor look!

A chic hat and coloured chino with a summery linin jacket or shirt will look stylish and no doubt speak about your style before you even say a word. Beware this isn’t an easy look to pull off. If in doubt, stick to the classics.

what to wear for a Polo Match in the UK
Mens Polo Style

You can always add a colourful twist with a pocket square or classic Panama Hat. Hawes & Curtis have a good selection.

what to wear for a Polo Match in the UK
Panama Hat


You can purchase tickets for our Summer Polo Social here

And see other events and membership options here