Teaming up with the one of the most celebrated fashion destinations, Veuve Clicquot is proud to announce Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills as the official style partner for this year's Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles.
Polo spectators and champagne sippers alike can visit Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills in the weeks leading up to the event to access a curated selection of polo perfect looks. With Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic-inspired windows and mannequins throughout the store, polo-goers will be inspired and stylishly prepared for the glamour and elegance of the event.
Neiman Marcus Personal Shopper, Catherine Bloom, shares her polo must-dos, including professional tips on style and etiquette...
DO: Dresses at or below your knee
Regardless of where you're seated, the sport of polo is interactive. Match spectators need to be able to sit, socialize and stomp divots without showing too much skin. For the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, you may want to dress up and keep it classy. One should never be dressed too revealing that it can distract the players or ponies!
DO: Wear flat shoes
Nothing is worse than watching a woman teeter through the grass with every step and grasping for support to avoid falling. Regardless of what the movies may show, spectators of polo must dress smart in order to enjoy the experience. Always wear shoes with a flat bottom and with wedges coming in all heights the options are endless. Follow this tip and your divot stomping and champagne cheering can be done in a safe and sophisticated manner.
DO: Sport a collared shirt
Regardless of weather, a polo match calls for every man to wear a collared shirt. Whether it is a popped up collar on a polo shirt or a crisp button-down dress shirt, a collar is always appropriate. Men's sportswear lines Brunello Cucinelli and Isaia both make impeccable jackets that can be worn with a variety of shirts and look sharp when paired with even jeans and loafers. So pop up your collar, slip on your Tod's and prepare for a day of champagne and polo in GQ worthy style.
Divot stomping is a long standing tradition at a polo match half-time. Spectators look forward to wandering across the field stomping down the torn up turf. Divot stomping is a fun and easy way to meet people stomping the field. At most matches during half-time, players can be found walking around during the break to stay warmed up. If you're lucky, you can meet the best polo athletes in the world during the 15 minute divot break. However remember to respect the players' space and time as they are athletes who need to get back to work and are not necessarily looking for phone numbers, ladies.
DO: Wear wellies when wet
Believe it or not, polo matches are often played after it rains and the polo fields are left slightly muddy. Dress right for the potentially wet occasion and put on your wellies (Hunter, Gucci, Givenchy all make options) while channeling your inner 5 year old because the match will go on mud or shine.
“There's no special etiquette required unless you're told differently. Polo is for everyone. … Polo can be a bridge between different classes. It's everyone at the same place at the same time,” - polo player Nacho Figueras