What to wear to Hay Festival, Glyndebourne's dress code and more
Whether for work or play, nail the dress code at Hay Festival, Glyndebourne, Port Eliot and more this summer
Glyndebourne Festival comes with a tradition of formal attire, although it isn't compulsory, as well as an opportunity to picnic in the grounds pre-performance and dine in a more formal setting during the long intermission.
A fluid yet feminine dress should allow for all that indulgence, while a statement hair accessory should be kinder to the audience members seated behind you than an elaborate hat.
Long sleeves will keep you warm for that all-important final night cap, before you head into the night with the music still swirling around your head.
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Hay Festival isn't just a meeting of minds on stage, it's a networking opportunity for many of the guests too. Keep your outfit on the smart side of casual with breathable natural fabrics in muted shades.
For all-day comfort when moving from grassy fields to tightly-packed auditoriums, opt for low stacked heels or wedge soled sandals with wide straps.
Weather is always an unpredictable element when it comes to festival dressing, cover all bases with a wide-brimmed straw hat and a chic umbrella.
A cross-body bag or large tote is a must for keeping hold of your programme and tickets, as well as a bottle of SPF for on the go applications.
Clockwise from top left: Palm-print cami £29, Monsoon; Nesson Tote Bag £795, Anya Hindmarch, Wide-brimmed hat £45, Hobbs; Blue shirtdress £670, Dries Van Noten; Umbrella £45, Hunter Original; Headband £440, Philippa Craddock; Maxi Dress £525, LoveShackFancy; Feather-embellished bag £841, Attico; Embellished sandals £795, Gucci; Bead and tassel ball clutch £795, Rosantica by Michela Panero; Ruffle-trimmed silk dress £995, The Vampire's Wife; Printed shirtdress £395, Chinti & Parker; Ankle boots £348, Via Roma 15; Cross-body bag £1,360, Valentino; Tie-waist cardigan £685, Etro; Wedge sandals £155, Ancient Greek Sandals