What To Wear To The Races

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From floral prints to shimmering sequins - there are a host of styles to wear to the races. See our edit for inspiration now...

The summertime races are a time of celebration in England as many of us flock to see one of the oldest sports in the country, whilst enjoying traditional picnics and sipping on fizzy wine – but the stress of finding the perfect outfit for the races can put a dampener on any excitement we have for the big day.

When the moment arrives for Ascot to fling open its grand doors to the public, it’s all hats, heels and purses on deck as ladies across the UK flood to the famously elegant Ladies’ Day in their dresses for the races. Now is the time to start thinking about those all important race outfits. You should be oozing with elegance and glamour, and what better time to treat yourself to a gorgeous new outfit than when you’re going to the races?

If you’re unsure which of these dresses, our outfits, for the races will suit your body shape, or what trends to shop this year, our fashion experts are full of tips on the styles that will get you noticed for the right reasons. When it comes to the races, ladies should aim for longer, demure skirt length that would ideally reach each below the knee, and ensure that your dress has straps or that you wear a cover-up over a strapless number. Be sure to check the dress code of your particular race location – some racecourses are very strict as to what you’re allowed to wear. You can find the Ascot dress code here.

We have compiled our favourite finds complete with skirts, tops and elegant cover ups, ready for the event. We’ve trawled through our shoe archive to find fashionable footwear to compliment dresses for the races, so that you can wear them all day and still stay comfortable. We’ve even chosen the right accessories to finish off your look. Simply click through to find your perfect race day look…

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