How Wimbledon changed your wardrobe

Without you even noticing

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You may have noticed that Wimbledon fortnight is well and truly underway, and we're taking note of what's being worn both on and off the court. But what about your day-to-day wardrobe? Have you considered just how influential the tournament has been on what you wear without thinking? We thought not.

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Adidas Stan Smiths: The most prevalent shoe of the season wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for tennis. First worn on court by its eponymous legendary player in 1972, it’s been going strong ever since but, thanks to a relaunch in January, it’s now officially a wardrobe staple. Head to any fashion gathering and the number of people wearing them is guaranteed to be in double figures. Fact.

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Prada s/s 2012

The pleated mini skirt: Miuccia Prada basically built her whole career on re-interpretations of the tennis staple. Why? Because, whether you opt for tennis length or something a bit longer, it’s a shape that’s instantly chic and easy to wear.

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All white: There’s nothing like the sight of Maria Sharapova or Serena Williams rallying in the sunshine to make us want to bleach out our wardrobes. From little white dresses and pristine tailoring to the perfect white T-shirt, nothing quite says summer like head-to-toe white. Right?

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