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What To Wear

Garden Party

Dressing for a garden party often involves embracing a smart-casual aesthetic that's both comfortable and stylish.

Anthony Squires

Five Tips for Garden Party Dressing

Select Light Fabrics

Since garden parties are typically held outdoors during warmer weather, it's essential to wear clothing made from lightweight and breathable fabrics such as linen, cotton, or seersucker. These fabrics help you stay cool and comfortable throughout the event.

Keep it smart-casual

Aim for a smart-casual dress code that strikes the perfect balance between formal and relaxed. Pair tailored chinos or dress shorts with a crisp button-down shirt for a polished yet laid-back ensemble. You can also consider wearing a lightweight blazer for added refinement.

Choose Appropriate Footwear

Choose footwear that's suitable for walking on grass or uneven terrain. Loafers, boat shoes, or clean white sneakers are all excellent choices for a garden party. Avoid formal dress shoes that might sink into the ground or get damaged by outdoor elements.

Go for Light Colors and Patterns

Embrace the vibrant atmosphere of a garden party by incorporating light colors and playful patterns into your outfit. Pastel shades like light blue, pink, or mint green are perfect for the occasion, as are subtle prints like gingham or floral.

Prioritise Grooming

While garden parties have a more relaxed vibe, it's still essential to maintain a well-groomed appearance. Trim your hair and facial hair neatly, and ensure your outfit is clean and pressed before the event.


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