Helen Wilson-Beevers

Guest Lifestyle Writer



What to Wear to the Henley Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta is an extra special annual rowing event first established in 1839, and a significant calendar moment to enjoy in amongst key British summer festivities. Hosted on the River Thames, the 2024 regatta lasts for six days, with races and hospitality happening around the picturesque town of Henley-On-Thames. With this elegant occasion offering a seasonal style opportunity, there’s a clear dress code which helps shape outfit shopping.

For ladies attending the highly esteemed Henley Regatta, dresses or skirts must have a hemline which hangs below the knee. Alternatively, jackets or blazers can be worn with trousers, or a full trouser suit. It’s not strictly essential to wear hats, although headwear Is always a popular theme.

From flowing dresses to clean tailoring, we have curated our top picks of sartorial looks guaranteed to attract compliments when attending the Henley Regatta.

Dresses for Henley Regatta

With the dress code in mind, browse our range of midi and maxi lengths with conservative necklines and designs intended to fill you with occasion-ready confidence. From textured fabrics that add charming dimension to a look, to statement floral prints and embroidery, to silhouettes guaranteed to catch eyes, our range of Henley Regatta dresses are perfect for enjoying the summer days.

The British social season goes hand in hand with floral centrepieces, so floral dresses are always going to be popular over summer. Whether opting for pastel tones or dramatic deep shades, prints or embroidery, our floral pieces bring a sense of feminine charm that is perfect for sunny days.

If you favour a bright block of colour over patterns, this bold pink dress has a relaxed fit and A-line skirt. The sleeveless high neck style creates minimalist simplicity, and a softly tailored feel serving up effortless elegance. Accessorize the bright piece with stacked heels or wedges, and chunky gold jewellery to tick contrasting texture boxes too.

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Jumpsuits for Henley Regatta

Dial up the style smartness courtesy our range of jumpsuits. Emulating a tailored suit look with a simple one-piece shape, our tailored jumpsuits are certain to elevate your look. The streamlined fits make them a staple summer outfit, to team with platform sandals and a headband fascinator for extra impact.

Opt for summer-ready designs, featuring relaxed necklines and flowing wide legs, ensuring you can keep cool in the warm weather. Features like belted waistlines and one shoulder designs are perfect for increasing the detail in your look, and increase the formality without obstructing or adding unnecessary layers to a lightweight look.

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For soft, relaxed tailoring combined with summer pastels, a trouser suit has an air of on-trend androgynous appeal. Beautifully poised for shoulder robing and could be worn over a corset top to add a structured contrast, a tailored jacket or blazer instantly elevates any look.

A pair of clean, tailored trousers are a timeless wardrobe staple. Style them with the matching jacket and a flowing shirt, or add texture with a lace top beneath, and slip into some platform sandals or wedge heels to bring some summery drama to the look.

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Fascinators offer fun, frivolity and fanciness with a wide variety of finishes, should you prefer details such as feathers, flowers, lace or bows. A way of incorporating headwear without committing to full hat coverage, popular millinery nods include pillbox, disc and veil designs. The easiest option is a headband fascinator, which sits neatly over any hairstyle, worn up or down.

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