Love:Love – Vintage Wimbledon fashion

In nearly 140 years since its foundation the Wimbledon Tennis Championship has witnessed and inspired many a change in women’s fashion.

 

From traditional Victorian floor-length skirts in the late 1800s to dropped waist-lines of the 1920s.

 

Love:Love - Vintage Wimbledon Fashion

Love:Love - Vintage Wimbledon Fashion

 

The skirts begin to shorten and other details such as the frilly lace of Gussie Moran’s knickers can be seen in 1949…

 

Love:Love - Vintage Wimbledon Fashion

 

…whilst the mini (and a little colour) is officially in by 1974 when Chris Evert wins the Ladies title.

 

Love:Love - Vintage Wimbledon Fashion

 

You don’t have to be a Wimbledon-worthy tennis player to enjoy the trend! Quite a few of our labels at Flock have created or sourced pieces that wouldn’t look out of place at the great club:

 

Love-Love - Vintage Wimbledon Fashion

‘Tennis Dress’ by The Emperor’s Old Clothes

 

Love-Love - Vintage Wimbledon Fashion

Vintage glass bowls and white cloth from Pick Up Sticks Vintage

 

Love-Love - Vintage Wimbledon Fashion

Vintage straw hat by Pick Up Sticks Vintage & handmade velvet bow-tie by The Emperor’s Old Clothes

 

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