Polo 101 with Tanqueray

Photographer:Ayanda Ndamane/ African News Agency (ANA)

Pair one of the world’s leading gins, Tanqueray with a sport associated with royalty, and you get a luxurious polo affair as sought-after by socialites, fashionistas and celebrities as it is by equestrian lovers. The highly anticipated Nedbank International Polo at The Inanda Club Sandton is back this coming weekend and we have some cool tips to help you enjoy it while you are in the best seat in the house at the luxurious Tanqueray Gin Garden at the prestigious event. 

We have a few tips we suggest you follow for the polo

Always be mindful of the theme

Many people go into a mild panic when the theme is mentioned. They grapple with particulars, wondering whether to go formal or keep it casual. Keep your dress or skirt classy and knee-length and go for a crew or boat neckline and wide straps on the top. Be very relaxed in your outfit of choice, and stay away from anything too tight or too short, as you don’t want to spend the day fiddling. A great shoe of choice is a wedge heel, as you want to be able to walk up and down with ease.

Have a key style statement

We suggest gold-heeled mules, stud earrings and a half-updo. A statement dress never requires much accessorising – keep it simple, classy and elegant. 

Common mistakes when dressing for polo

People tend to confuse the two and dress up all sailor girl or boy. There are definitely no floppy hats here! And then, of course, there are the heels. Ladies, this is the one time you are allowed to come in your flats to enjoy the full experience! You can even bring an extra pair of shoes if you want. 

What are the DOs and DON’Ts of polo etiquette?

This is a sport synonymous with luxury, but it’s also a sport for everyone. Firstly make sure you’re acquainted with the rules of the game, so that you can enjoy easy, flowing conversation with the other attendees. The most important item to bring for the day is your enthusiasm. You can cheer as loudly as you want, just be respectful and mindful of others. And don’t forget the binoculars – there’s lots of action to catch through those lenses!

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