Sportingly Good Looks From The Polo Turf

From 'Pretty Woman' to professional mallet-swingers and (of course) Diana, there are fields worth of fashion inspiration to be found in the polo archives


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DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES

No one did or does polo-fashion quite like Diana. Here, photographed in 1985, she shows why a bold print is perfect for the polo, providing visual interest while allowing for a simple one-piece ensemble. The pie-crust collar and long sleeves temper the jazzy pattern.

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JULIA ROBERTS & RICHARD GERE IN PRETTY WOMAN

One of the best horse-adjacent outfits in movie history, Roberts' sweet yet unfussy brown polka dots have inspired many a look since.

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MAHARAJA SAWAI PADMANABH SINGH

Although pictured here in stately surrounds, Sawai Padmanabh Singh can be found on the field rather than the side-lines. This dapper polo player (and member of Jaipur’s royal family) has represented India in the Polo World Cup, and featured in the Financial Times and GQ.

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DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES

Not a dress fan? A more laid-back option is seersucker trousers and a blouse, seen here on Diana in 1983, elevated by a quirky quilted bag.

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GAYATRI DEVI & JACKIE KENNEDY

Demonstrating two stylish approaches to field-side fashion, Maharani of Jaipur Gayatri Devi and US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy are pictured watching a match in 1962.

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GHAZALEH AMIREBRAHIMI

Iranian polo player Ghazaleh Amirebrahimi looking dashing in yellow at chogun match in Tehran, 2005.

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SYLVESTER STALLONE

From the aviator sunglasses to the wide-shoulder blazer and voluminous white pants, Stallone’s look is pure 80s excess, and we love it. Santa Barbara Polo Club, 1989.

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PEDRO DOMECQ DE LA RIVA

The polo player is captured by Slim Aarons in Sotogrande in 1977.

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ROBIN GIBB & BARRY GIBB

Musical brothers Robin and Barry went the preppy route for this tournament in 1984, wearing timeless striped blazers. We like how Robin paired his with a T-shirt.

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