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Wimbledon: Alexa Chung and Michelle Dockery nailed the Wimbledon dress code in white vests

Nathalie Salmon

Wimbledon has become as famous for fashion off the court as what happens on center court. And yesterday proved that vests are the must have of today’s fashion. Style icon Alexa Chung clearly got the memo in her all-white ensemble from the Ralph Lauren Collection.

For the occasion, Alexa Chung opted to wear the aforementioned staple piece of the season, a cardigan while being with her new boyfriend Tom Sturrige. Vests have become a style staple for every influencer worthy of their Instagram account. Vests have been championed by a host of designers this season, including Gucci, Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton. Alexa’s Ethel Vest reinvents a classic masculine silhouette with a longer, slightly slimmer bodice and is crafted in the USA from linen.

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Alexa Chung wore a chic white vest from Ralph Lauren

She paired her waistcoat with the Myles white linen canvas blazer which is inspired by another archive piece from the collection. The blazer is crafted from linen for a remarkable drape. Crafted in the USA, this jacket features a long, slim silhouette with welt pockets and shawl lapels. The 38-year-old tastemaker paired the blazer with Tracy white pleated linen shorts inspired by a hit silhouette from the Pre-Fall 2017 collection. Crafted in Italy and detailed with a single pleat down each leg, these shorts are adorned with a mother-of-pearl button engraved “Ralph Lauren” on the waistband.

And she wasn’t the only one to “borrow from the boys” for her Wimbledon look. Actress Michelle Dockery opted for a similar look and was seen at the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament alongside her fiancé Jasper Waller-Bridge, looking every inch the fashionista from Giuliva Heritage. The Downton Abbey star paired the brand’s ivory Andrea waistcoat with her Jasmine trousers and completed the look with Aspinal of London’s Mayfair bag.

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Michelle Dockery accessorized with a tone-on-tone wicker Aspinal bag

The vest is seen by fashion as the essential of the summer… and we understand why. It can be easily dressed up or down, paired with a ruffle dress to add instant edge, or paired with dreams for a casual look, making it a worthwhile fashion investment.

Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes