Pleated Tennis Dress
Wimbledon. Your first Pimm’s Cup, halfway to your (entirely self-imposed) limit of two. Gerard thinks it ought to be three, but what does he know of discipline?
Your Skyview Suite buzzes with no less than seven independent conversations, half of them to do with the dreadful heat. While you remain cool, crisp, and confident.
Pleated Tennis Dress (No. 6497). An understated, uncluttered beauty. Made of a wonderful sandwashed silk cupro, in vintage A-line style with a box-pleated skirt that lands just below the knee. (Think Suzanne Lenglen in 1919, who stirred up a Wimbledon fashion scandal when she wore a calf-length skirt, short sleeves and a floppy hat. The press called her indecent. She answered by winning the tournament.)
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Other significant details include: Meticulous blindstitch hem. Elegant pointed collar with button-up placket. Rounded patch pocket at left chest. Sleek princess darts. Invisible zip closure at side. Imported.