What to wear to the Chelsea Flower Show

Be prepared to dress your best at the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show 2024. Known for attracting visitors from all over the world with its stunning gardens and floral displays, this huge London event is just around the corner. So get ready to breathe in the fresh floral scents, soak in the stunning scenery, and maybe even spot a celebrity or two!

However, the question remains - what should you wear to the Chelsea Flower Show? The botanical gardens make for quite the day out, with plenty to see and lots of walking to be done, so you’re going to need an outfit that effortlessly combines comfortable fabrics with stylish silhouettes. If you’ve got tickets to the event this year, keep reading as we showcase some of our favourite outfits, specifically chosen for the Chelsea Flower Show, to help you find the perfect showstopper!

What's the dress code for the Chelsea Flower Show 2024?

There isn’t an official dress code, but it’s best to keep it smart-casual as it’s a formal occasion, with celebrities and royalty alike attending this once-a-year event, so it’s a good excuse to treat yourself to a gorgeous new look.

But having a smart outfit doesn’t mean you have to compromise on comfort. You can still choose a dress that will flatter your figure as well as keep you cool on a (hopefully) warm summer’s day. So let’s get into our top dress picks for this year's flower show!

Marina Roses Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress

Embrace the 50s flare with this show-stopping edge-of-the-shoulder midi dress. Featuring stunning shades of green and a gorgeous floral pattern, this dress is perfect for matching the vibrant colours of the flower gardens. Its ¾ sleeves and flowing skirt add a lovely touch of femininity and its wide elegant neckline will flatter those with a bustier figure. Its adjustable wrap bodice means you won't have to compromise on comfort either, making it a stylish and smart outfit that’s perfect for walking around and enjoying the scenery. 

Ruffle Cuff Dress in Mustique

Embrace bold and unusual prints with this Ruffle Cuff Dress in Mustique. This timeless figure-hugging piece is adorned with nature-inspired designs and unique ruffle cuff sleeves for a playful touch. In classic Bombshell style, this dress cinches at the waist and hugs your figure to confidently showcase your curves while feeling comfortable thanks to its wrap-style bodice. Pair this dress with some subtle pearl jewellery for an elegant finish while you enjoy the green landscapes and vibrant flowers of the Chelsea Flower Show in style.

Confident 3/4 Sleeve Dress in Azure Roses

This graceful ¾ sleeve dress features a refined blue rose print on a white base, making this dress the ideal vibrant floral dress for Chelsea Flower Show! And that’s not the best part - it’s made from a breathable stretch cotton that will leave you feeling cool and comfortable. While it cinches at the waist to accentuate your figure, the stretchy material has enough ‘give’ to ensure it never feels too restrictive or tight. This dress is another one of our favourites due to its adjustable wrap bodice - we love a dress that ticks all the boxes of both comfort and elegance. You can guarantee this dress will keep you comfortable all day whether you’re wandering the gardens or taking a break for some tea and scones!

Confident Liberty Sonny James Tana Lawn Dress

Get ready to rock those bold patterns and stand out from the crowd with this Confident Dress made with Liberty Sonny James Tana Lawn™ cotton. This elegant below-the-knee dress is a walking painting, as the vibrant design is inspired by a series of artworks based on the Sonny James print. Look closely at the print to see the vivid brushstrokes that create the unique painted look. This dress features a fabulous concoction of parrots and trees, making it an ideal option for summer sun and luscious gardens. Pair this dress with some bold statement earrings and some gold heels and watch all those heads turn your way as you make your entrance into the Chelsea Flower Show.

Discover more with Bombshell

It’s not just the Chelsea Flower Show - we love helping you find the perfect outfit for all occasions. We have plenty of other blog posts just like this one to showcase our favourite dresses for all kinds of events. Whether you’re looking for a spring wedding guest dresswhat to wear to the races, we have you covered. With tips, style advice and dresses made by women for women, find everything you need with Bombshell!


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