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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.

Please note the Dress Regulations for the North and South Wheelchair Areas in the Warner Stand can be found in the Members’ Friends’ Enclosure section.

If where you are sitting does permit a smart dress code, take some inspiration from Hawes & Curtis' Lord's style guide available here.


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 required to enter the Upper Mound Stand, and the Debenture areas of both the Compton Stand Balcony and Edrich Stand Balcony 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 and shorts must be tailored, although denim is acceptable.

Please note, flip-flops and torn, ripped or unclean clothing are not permitted.

A formal standard of dress applies in the Pavilion on all match days. 


  • A tailored jacket or blazer with a collared shirt;

  • Tie or cravat;

  • Tailored trousers (chinos, corduroys or other formal trousers); and

  • Footwear appropriate to a formal setting with socks which cover the ankle.


  • Dress;

  • Skirt; 

  • Tailored trousers with a top or blouse; or

  • Other clothing that is appropriately formal, including jumpsuits; and

  • Footwear appropriate to a formal setting

We will not accept admittance in denim, or dilapidated or offensive garments of any kind.


For the avoidance of doubt, footwear not appropriate to a formal setting includes flip flops, strapless sandals, branded/leisure trainers, canvas shoes, walking shoes/boots and running shoes. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

Members can see more information on the Dress Regulations, including examples of acceptable and unacceptable footwear as well as variations to these regulations during The Hundred here

If you have any questions or concerns, or you would like further clarity on your choice of dresswear, please email us via

International Matches

A smart casual standard of dress applies to all Members and their guests in Members' Friends' Enclosures for all international matches, including a collared shirt or an appropriate alternative, even if you are wearing a collared sweater or jacket.

Jacket and ties are not required.

Flip-flops are not permissible. We will not accept admittance in dilapidated or offensive garments of any kind. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

All other match days

In all other match days, we recommend spectators to adhere to a smart casual standard of dress.

The above expectations on dilapidated or offensive garments remain in place.

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