Wimbledon is the oldest, most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. London’s hallowed lawns have been trampled by the greatest: Federer, Navratilova, Sampras, and the Williams sisters. But they’ve also served as the premiere stage for iconic fashion sightings.
The tournament featured so many sunglasses all adorning their owner’s faces beautifully. So much so, in fact, that we should all stop to take a free sartorial lesson in stylishly protecting our eyeballs right here and now. We're fresh off a whopping heat wave and we've still got plenty of summer left!
The Duchess of Cambridge's mother kept things simple in a white broderie anglaise midi dress.
Making another appearance on the courts on Wednesday, Middleton opted for a pastel blue shirt dress that flattered her complexion.
The British racing star paired his navy patterned shirt with a simple pair of beige trousers and rounded specs on Saturday.
The British actor's cream and beige combo is reminiscent of the nostalgic Italian aesthetic famed by The Talented Mr. Ripley.
The Poldark actor watched on from the illustrious Royal Box as the highly-anticipated men's semi-finals took place on centre court.
The British TV presenter arrived at Wimbledon wearing a bohemian button-down maxi dress, complete with cream, lavender and rose-coloured patterns.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
The beloved A-list couple brought a splash of Hollywood glamour to Wimbledon on Tuesday, with Timberlake donning a tailored grey suit while Biel opted for a midi floral dress paired with a classic British sartorial staple: the taupe trench coat.
Joely Richardson and Tess Daly
Joely Richardson and Tess Daly spearhead the Holy Trinity of British sunglass wearing.
The Duke of Cambridge
Luca Gnecchi Ruscone’s (L.G.R) brand of glasses entirely handmade in Italy, already appreciated by internationally acclaimed celebrities, photographers and designers, has now been chosen also by a member of the British Royal Family.
The Federer Box is ground zero for pristine courtside fashion.
Exhibit A: Mirka Federer in a pair of reflective Ray Bans.
Apparently when you die in Game of Thrones, you're sent to Wimbledon in a pressed linen suit and impeccable pair of rounded shades. Charles Dance embracing every moment of it.
Natalie Dormer and co. rise to make sure all can see their impossibly attractive sunglasses.
Amy Jackson and George Panayiotou
Fellow Bans enthusiast Amy Jackson spots Mirka's aforementioned specs from afar. George Panayiotou is ten steps ahead of her.
The esteemed US Vogue editor arrived to watch the women's final wearing a colour-clashing pink ensemble paired with her trademark dark sunglasses.
Chris Robshaw and Camilla Kerslake
The former England rugby captain attended the tournament wearing a Dress to Kill tailored suit with wife Camilla Kerslake, who wore a canary yellow off-the-shoulder silk dress by London-based brand Tephi.
Jim Chapman and Tanya Burr
The YouTube superstar duo were snapped enjoying a traditional Wimbledon tipple of Pimm's together on Wednesday. Both were clad in Ralph Lauren for the event, an official outfitter of the championships.
The British singer opted for a fully-floral ensemble by Erdem when she attended the championships on Monday.
The British supermodel sported a suitably-floral Emilia Wickstead ensemble at Wimbledon on Monday, paired with oversized ZanZan shades.
The Victoria actor epitomised summer elegance in a floral halter neck dress by Emilia Wickstead, paired with a slim maroon belt and canvas wedges.
Sabine Getty and Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece
The jewellery designer donned an all-stripe-everything two-piece while Princess Maria-Olympia showed off her modelling credentials in a decadent black lace gown.
Sir Cliff Richard
Taking to the courts in a modest blue suit, the British pop legend is a regular at the annual tennis championships.
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, cheers on her friend Serena Williams during the Wimbledon ladies final.
The Duchess wears the Leonard sunglass in matte black, by NYC-based independent eyewear favourites illesteva.