Proper Attire for Lawn Bowling

November 15, 2008 by lawn bowls 

Lawn bowling is considered to be a proper sport, especially when it’s played in competition and as such, there is a proper dress code that is required. Generally, if one remembers to wear all white or all cream, this will be appropriate but there are some specifics you may want to take into consideration.

Men and women both must wear white or cream slacks and a white or cream shirt. Shorts are permitted but if they are not an appropriate length, white or cream knee-socks must also be worn. Cardigans, jackets, and pullovers may be worn however, these too must also be white or cream-colored. Men can wear a hat if they so choose, as long as it’s white or cream in color and ladies are required to wear a white or cream-colored hat. Both men and women must wear white or cream-colored shoes with a rubber, non-skidding sole.

This dress code is generally only set in place during formal competition and of course, if you’re having a quick game in the yard with the kids or setting up the course during a family BBQ, feel free to play as you are!

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5 Responses to “Proper Attire for Lawn Bowling”

  1. John Studwick on April 24th, 2011 10:29 am

    In your attire etiquette you mention that sharts are allowed to be worn. Would you please indicate from which of the official bodies this information comes?

  2. John Studwick on April 24th, 2011 10:30 am

    In your attire etiquette you mention that shorts are allowed to be worn. Would you please indicate from which of the official bodies this information comes?

  3. JOHN NISBET on September 1st, 2011 10:37 am

    All our members wear white shirts and grey trousers in league games, friendlies or club compitations If cold club sweaters

  4. Jennifer Bellamy on September 24th, 2012 2:13 pm

    I have recently been informed by a club member that socks that show above the shoe should not be worn. ie: only insert socks should be worn. To all intents and purposes it should look like one has no socks on. Is this correct.

    Also, what should the bottom of ones trousers measure. I have been told that mine are too wide.

    Thanks for your help.

  5. masylone on August 21st, 2013 3:55 pm

    When oh when will bowls come into the 21st century?
    How will we ever encourage new bowlers to join this fantastic game if we live in the 1900’s?
    Can anyone suggest ways of educating the founder members of clubs move with the times?

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