The Chelsea flower show is all about glamour, stand-out designs and beautiful presentations, so why should what you wear there be any different. The horticultural show held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea every year is definitely an event worth getting dressed up for. The lovely spring weather means a great day dress will be perfect but the unpredictable English weather means you can always be stylishly prepared with a formal jacket.

The versatility of this outfit means that you can also wear it for a fancy Sunday brunch or a similar semi-formal event.


Being surrounded by world-class show gardens means you’re likely to blossom in floral prints. But if you’re looking for more versatile pieces, picking full beautiful garden colours like green, blue, yellow, pink, purple and even white will serve you well. For this Chelsea flower show outfit inspiration, a beautiful emerald maxi dress is the fashion focal piece. Not only will it stand out but it’ll be the perfect compliment to your event surroundings.

Similar to what to wear to a garden tea party, you’ll want your footwear to be stylish yet practical and comfortable because you’ll spend a lot of time walking. Some chic flats or wedges will look great and be sturdy.


For accessories, I’d suggest keeping your look minimal and elegant, styled with some lovely earrings and a classic watch. My personal favourite when it comes to watches are mostly two-tone pieces. This is because they are easier to style with multiple outfits and can be worn with a variety of jewellery. For this look, in keeping with the green and complementary rose gold tones, I chose a silver and rose gold watch.

Unlike the garden tea party outfit inspiration, you’ll want to avoid wearing a hat for the Chelsea flower show. As you’ll be experiencing exquisite exhibitions, retail therapy and delicious dining, a hat will not be the most practical accessory amongst hundreds of other guests. Of course chic sunglasses are acceptable and lipstick is desirable. Finally a pretty handbag like this rose gold option finishes off the look fabulously.


1 |The Vampire’s Wife Emerald Maxi Dress

2 |Jil Sander Rose Gold Hammered Hoop Earrings

3 |Pretty Little Thing Rose Gold Metal Plated Waist Belt

4 |Rotary Watches Two Tone Rose Swarovski Crystal Watch

5 |Rochas Pointy Brocade Bow Flats

6 |Ted Baker Exotic Circle Lock Crossbody Bag

7 |Joe Browns Sultry Pink Suedette Jacket

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