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How to Dress for the Polo

Summer is in full swing and the next big summer event is the polo season, but what do you wear to a polo event? At Girl Meets Dress we have a large collection of dresses for you to hire, from knee length dresses to long gowns. Here’s our GMD guide to what to wear to the polo.



WHERE: Here are the key dates to remember for GMD’s  favourite polo events at Guards Polo Club.


The Cartier Queen’s Cup Final is on Sunday 15th June

 Audi International Polo for the Westchester Cup is on Sunday 28th July.


WHAT TO WEAR: Both events are a fashion and polo extravaganza with the polo players in their pristine team uniforms and the spectators decked out to the nines. To make sure you stand out from the crowd here are our top picks of what to wear to the polo.




1-  ALICE AND OLIVIA / Natalie Belted Dress

This 50’s style cinched in waist dress is bright and fun and is sure to get you noticed when you are stomping the ground.. so why wait hire it today.

2-  BLUGIRL / Pleated Crepe Lace Dress

This pastel yellow dress is perfect for a summer event, with it’s light fabric and intricate waist detail you are sure to stand out.

3-  ALICE AND OLIVIA / Candice Print Dress

This pretty yellow Alice and Olivia dress is fresh and fun and will add a youthful focus to your outfit, pair it with simple primary colour accesories to stand out or neutral shades to maintain the focus on the design.

4-  SOMEDAYS LOVIN / Great Divide Sun Dress

This beautiful pastel watercolour style print dress is perfect for the polo, with its high neckline and knee skimming skirt it would be perfect for a day in the sun.


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Win 2 tickets to the British Beach Polo Championships 2012

Here at Girl Meets Dress, Polo is one of our favourite sports – for the speed, the horses, the excitement of the fast matches… and of course the players!

We’ll be heading down to Poole in Dorset on 6th /7th July 2012 to watch the British Beach Polo Championships 2012 and we are offering 1 lucky winner and a friend the chance to join us.


British Beach Polo Championships


Building on the success of the last 4 years the British Beach Polo Championships 2012 promises to be another phenomenal event bringing with it widespread sporting, business and social acclaim.

  • Teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will compete for the Championship title.
  • Floodlit beach polo on the Friday night of the event.
  • The Oakley Professional Beach Volleyball provides a good sporting balance to the Polo.
  • The 4 x 4/Polo Pony Charity Race is a popular feature and raises money and awareness for Help For Heroes.
  • Other sporting and social activities are to be enjoyed with sumptuous refreshments throughout the day whilst guests take in this exciting and glamorous spectacle, both on and off the pitch.
  • The renowned AMIKA Beach Parties allow Players, Celebrities and Supporters to dance, relax and socialise until the small hours of the morning. Swing the Polo on Friday night will bring an eclectic mix of Swing and Jazz to the beach. Party the Polo on Saturday will be an electric club night.

To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous sporting day out, leave your answer to the following question in the comment box below + ‘Like’ us on Facebook and ‘Follow’ us on Twitter:

For how many years has the British Beach Polo Championships been happening?

. 1

. 4

. 7

Read all about it here >






Prize – A pair of tickets to either Friday or Saturday’s Polo action + evening after party on the beach. We will be confirming the date asap. 
Travel not included.
Closing date for entry is midnight Sunday 31st June 2012, all entries received after this date will not be counted.

From Players to Spectators-Polo People Profile

The Social Regulars

Designer of choice: Chanel, Temperley, Thakoon.

Most likely to be wearing: Anything from S/S Resort ’12 or the pre-fall collections.

Most likely to be carrying: the season’s It-Bag.

Most likely to be seen with: Tatler page-gracing regulars.

Most likely to think a chukka is: much longer than it used to seem/ a bit of a distraction when it comes to doing the social rounds.

The Establishment Regulars

Designer of choice: Barbour.

Most likely to be wearing: cashmere.

Most likely to be carrying: binoculars, a members pass.

Most likely to be seen with: an Argentinian trainer, talking match highlights.

Most likely to think a chukka is: simply wonderful indeed/ truly marvellous.

Gap Yahh/Boho Set

Designer of choice: Don’t do designer since they got back from travelling- it’s just like soooo materialistic yahh.

Most likely to be wearing: a Marc Jacobs dress (it doesn’t count if Mummy bought it).

Most likely to be carrying: a souvenir from their gap ya, – how convenient gap-ya hobo bags are currently having a fashion moment!

Most likely to be seen with: similarly dressed, title-bearing friends.

Most likely to think a chukka is: someone did explain it once, but have sort of forgotten.

The Players

Designer of choice: None, they only do bespoke clothing.

Most likely to be wearing: chaps, and a family coat of arms emblazoned shirt.

Most likely to be carrying: a customised mallet.

Most likely to be seen with: Prince Harry, an Abu Dhabi prince.

Most likely to think a chukka is: worth fighting your best friend for.

Event Fillies

Designer of choice: Gorgeous Couture.

Most likely to be wearing: a spray-tan induced orange glow, Louboutins/41/2 inch TopShop platform heels.

Most likely to be carrying: the entire contents of her make-up bag in her clutch.

Most likely to be seen with: a footballer, Alex Reid/another of Jordan’s exes.

Most likely to think a chukka is: a sick bucket behind the bar of the ChinaWhite tent.




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