50 Lawn-Party Outfits Gatsby Would Approve

The South has the Kentucky Derby. London, Wimbledon. And, here in New York, we've got our own dressed-to-the-nines spectator-sport event, the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. In this case, the athleticism plays second fiddle to the real sport of the afternoon: keeping your summer whites grass-stain free (even after your third glass of bubbly). Sure, you might be hard-pressed to find anyone who can name a single player on the field, but you will encounter some pro-level style in the form of breezy summer dresses, chic boater hats, and lawn-friendly heels — all set against a mimosa-yellow backdrop, of course!
Click through to see the 50 snaps that made our Champagne headaches totally worth it.
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Amber Venz Box, president and cofounder of rewardStyle.com, in a dress is sheer genius.
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Athena Calderone slays in a coordinating crop-top-and-midi Tibi set, with off-kilter bobby socks that make it all feel that much more dainty.
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A close-up on Calderone's golden box bag.
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Taking 3-D embellishments to an even higher dimension.
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Chambray separates on actress Chloe King.
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Curtain-tassel-gone-clutch accoutrement.
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Genevieve Jones' all-white separates look is stark, but still sweet.
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The perfect seed-bead pouch.
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Jenna Blackwell covers up her ab-baring outfit with a cropped leather jacket.
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Of course the Twitter queen has a great phone case — this isn't amateur hour, people!
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We love Kimberly Blaylock's splashy, Matisse-like jumpsuit.
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Carly Cushnie keeps to her black-and-white motif with a stunning combo.
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Yep, looks good from this angle, too.
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A sequin sheen.
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Rebecca Minkoff poses for two.
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Nikki Ogunnaike outshines Veuve for best use of orange.
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Lauren Parsekian's blush-hued, sequined frock is making us rosy.
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Julianne Moore's Rosie Assoulin jumpsuit is so fresh, so clean.
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Taj Alwan's column dress is all sorts of wonderful.
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The only thing we love more than Busy Philipps' cage-mesh frock...
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...is her milkmaid braid!
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Natalie Joos bucks the all-white uniform for something a little punchier.
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Flower crowns to end all flower crowns.
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An absolutely necessary closer look.
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Sorry to stalk, Julianne!
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Olivia Munn's collared shift makes for a chic party look.
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It's no surprise that both her jewelry and beauty game are also on point.
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Polaroid pants. Yes.
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Jodie and Danielle Snyder coordinate without copying.
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Repping Dannijo hard.
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Vicky Jeudy hides from the rays.
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Dainty and darling, but not at all too sweet.
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Julia Barrett skillfully takes on the sporty trend.
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"Hey bb. Going to find another bottle. U want one 2?"
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Leigh Lezark proves all-white doesn't have to be boring.
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Melissa Rosenfield and Karina Lopez do spring florals two completely different ways.
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Chelsea Leyland really blue it (in the best way possible).
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Erin Goodman and Katie Ryan keep things breezy.
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If there's one thing Karen Elson is terrible at, it's taking a photo in which she doesn't look like a goddess.
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A pinstripe jumpsuit with pockets? Yes, please.
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Camo, the Polo Classic and ADEAM way.
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It looks even better on the go.
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Empty glasses, shaded eyes — can't lose!
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Chelsea Ward puts the squeeze on us.
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White lace and black leather.
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Not a stitch of white, and we're totally okay with that.
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A purse roughly the size of three mini-bottles of Veuve is perfect for this event.
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Kate Ciepluch in a darling skort/shirt combo.