The Rugby Shirt Has Renewed Its Fashion Credentials, According To Gigi Hadid

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Gigi Hadid wearing a rugby shirt

by Natalie Hammond |

Golf jumpers, football scarves and tennis skirts have all had a 'fashion moment'. Up next? The rugby shirt, which has had its fashion credentials renewed this season thanks to Gigi Hadid. Exiting a show in Paris, Hadid wore the lo-fi combination of a rugby shirt, combat trousers, penny loafers and a black leather coat. The effect was effortless but still interesting (the same outfit wouldn't have looked as, for want of a better word, cool with a Breton, for example).

Gigi Hadid wearing a rugby shirt
Gigi Hadid ©Getty

Princess Diana famously wore rugby-style stripes as an off-duty outfit, choosing pastel pink and powder blue. Kendall Jenner, meanwhile, wore her own version more recently, styling a shirt of neutral stripes with jeans and Birkenstocks; another combination to copy when the weather turns warm enough to not warrant a jacket.

Princess Diana in 1997
Princess Diana in 1997 ©Getty

The renaissance of rugby shirts shouldn't come as a surprise. Last year's knitwear hit, after all, was the polo jumper, while the kind of cable-knit sweater vest that your parents might have worn to play a round of golf is also having its moment in the sun. Rihanna also wore a football jersey in January, a pale blue style from Martine Rose, which proved that sports are officially fair game when it comes to fashion.

Kendall Jenner in 2019
Kendall Jenner in 2019 ©Getty

Keep scrolling for our favourite rugby shirts to shop now - whichever team you support.


SHOP: The Best Rugby Shirts

Boden, Striped Knitted Rugby Jumper, £95
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J.Crew, Rugby Shirt In Double Stripe, £95
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Polo Ralph Lauren, Striped Oversized Terry Rugby Shirt, £179
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Paul Smith, Brick Red Knitted Cotton Rugby Shirt, £200
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Closed, Rugby Shirt, £170
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Jacquemus, Rayures Striped Cotton-Blend Rugby Shirt, £220
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H&M, Oversized Jumper, £19.99
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