What to Wear

Whether you are in a public stand, hospitality or an MCC member, find out what to wear on match days at Lord's.

Dress Regulations

There is no dress code at Lord’s within our general public stands, however we do not allow fancy dress.

The dress code for hospitality venues is smart casual. Casual trousers, smart jeans and tailored shorts are acceptable. Sports trainers and flip flops are not permitted.

The minimum standard of dress to enter the Debenture Area is smart casual. Jackets are not required, but gentlemen must wear collared shirts (even when a collared sweater or jacket is worn on top) at all times in the stand. Trousers must be tailored, although denim is acceptable.

The following Dress Regulations will apply in the Pavilion:

Match Days

A formal standard of dress applies in the Pavilion at all times. Members, guests and visitors are required to observe it.

Gentlemen: tailored jacket or blazer; collared shirt that is tucked into tailored trousers, chinos, corduroys or moleskin trousers; a tie or cravat; and formal shoes with socks which cover the ankle.

Ladies: dress, skirt or tailored trousers with a top or blouse, or other clothing that is appropriately formal. Formal shoes, boots or sandals must be worn.

Non-Match Days

Smart casual: as above; however, gentlemen are not required to wear a jacket and tie. On occasions, such as Club Dinners, a more formal standard of dress may apply.

Examples of attire that would result in a refusal of admittance to the Pavilion: jeans; any form of casual shoe and trainers; beach-style flip-flops; and dilapidated or offensive garments of any kind.   This list is not exhaustive.

Religious, traditional or national dress, or service uniform, is permitted. Members or guests requiring exceptions to the Dress Regulations for reasons such as medical conditions must have prior authorisation, in writing, from the Pavilion Manager.

Notwithstanding the dress standards outlined above, M.C.C. reserves the right to refuse entry to any person considered unsuitably attired.

 

Members and their guests are expected to maintain an acceptable standard of dress while in the Members’ Friends’ Enclosures.  To avoid any embarrassment at the entrance to the enclosures, Members must ensure that their attire, and that of their guests, is appropriate for the area. 

The minimum standard of dress to enter the Members’ Friends’ Enclosures is “smart casual” for both sexes.  Jackets are not required, but gentlemen must wear collared shirts (even when a collared sweater or jacket is worn on top) at all times in the stands.  Shorts and trousers must be tailored, although denim is acceptable.

The following items of clothing are unacceptable:

Gentlemen

  • Shirts which do not have a collar, including crew-neck shirts (polo-neck shirts are acceptable)  This Regulation may be relaxed in respect of those under the age of 16
  • T-shirts or singlets
  • Torn, ripped or unclean clothing
  • Football, running, athletic, cycling, tennis or other shorts worn for playing sport
  • Tracksuits
  • Garments in military camouflage colours
  • Beachwear
  • Beach-style flip-flop shoes

Ladies

  • Torn, ripped or unclean clothing
  • Football, running, athletic, cycling, tennis or other shorts worn for playing sport
  • Tracksuits
  • Garments in military camouflage colours
  • Bikini tops or tops/dresses showing bare midriff
  • Beachwear
  • Beach-style flip-flop shoes

Bare feet, bare torsos and anyone wearing dilapidated or offensive garments of any kind will not be permitted under any circumstances.

Notwithstanding the dress standards outlined above, M.C.C. reserves the right to refuse entry to any person considered unsuitably attired. 

The dress code is smart/casual. Smart jeans are acceptable, but not ripped jeans, flip flops or trainers.