The Chelsea flower is one of the most prestigious events on the British calendar. The event, held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea since 1913, will be taking place on May 22nd-26th. The show is attended yearly by members of the Royal Family, garden enthusiasts and those who are simply excited by the start of spring.


Royalty Family Members at The Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea flower show does not have a strict dress code, however, consideration for the event and the season of spring is helpful in directing you towards the right outfit. 

Here at Harvie and Hudson, we have put together a style guide that will help you achieve the right balance between practicality and style for this key event. We know the British weather is notoriously unreliable, so it’s always best to expect the unexpected. However, the good news is that we can cling on to optimism, as the weather forecast promises sunshine for the event next week.

Style Guide


Flowers are synonymous with this time of the year and of course florals are always this seasons staple. If you’re opting for a look that makes a statement and is in sync with spring-time, then our cotton casual shirt is the perfect choice. Team with our linen trousers for a look that’s in line with the season.

Shop Navy 100% Cotton Casual Shirt - £135

Plain Blue Wool and Linen Trouser - £155

Alternatively, if you would prefer to take a more understated approach, that is still a nod to the occasion, swap for our blue cotton casual shirt, which subtly includes floral detailed cuffs.

Blue 100% Cotton Casual Shirt - £155

With British weather being unpredictable it’s always good to come prepared for the dreaded rainfall. Select our luxury waterproof jacket that would look great slung over the shoulder and will keep you warm in case the weather suddenly changes for the worst. If the forecast has been predicted correctly then add our lightweight Panama hat to shield you from the sun and help achieve an overall relaxed practical ensemble.


Natural Panama Hat - £155

Waterproof Mac