Stunning Outfits You Can Wear To The Races

Choosing a race day outfit can be daunting, because whilst we are all under the pretense that the horses are the main attraction of the day, the women in attendance and their fascinators often steal the spotlight. Each day at the course is different depending on the time of year, theme of the day and the weather forecast, but there are a few fashion commandments that remain the same regardless of which race day you are attending.

delicate florals race day outfit

Delicate florals – Channel the modern romance trend with soft pastel hues and delicate blooms.

statement outfit for the race day

If you’re heading to UK’s Ladies Day or The Grand National, you’ll want to pick out a statement outfit that will see you stand out from the crowd as everyone attending will be wearing their best outfits.

hat for the race day

Many ladies opt for a hat or fascinator, although these aren’t essential race day outfits. You can wear gorgeous dresses, jumpsuits, or skirts for the day out.

formal daywear for the race day

If you’re going to the Royal Ascot Races in the UK and have a ticket for the Royal Enclosure, you have to wear formal daywear including dresses and shirts that sit just above the knee and below, and these should also have straps of one inch or more. Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are NOT allowed, and midriffs must be covered.

floral frock for the race day

A floral frock is a good option. The modern way to wear is to go big and bold on color and apply the to on-trend midi length dresses.

off-the-shoulder style for the race day

For those simply heading to the races for a fun day with the girls, then you can afford to go a bit more fun and flirty- try an on-point off-the-shoulder style, bold stripes or even a hint of sheer paneling.

bold race day outfit

Dare to bare – This modern cut is ultra-elegant, suiting almost every shape. It will be a wonderful and bold race day outfit.

pink race day outfit

Think pink – If you are thinking what to wear to the races, simply layer on a smart jacket to transform your style.

formal race day outfit

If you’ve got a ticket for the Queen Anne Enclosure in the UK, you need to be in formal clothing, including a hat, headpiece or fascinator at all times. Again, strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops aren’t allowed and trousers must be full length and midriffs must be covered.

coat for the race day

If a heatwave isn’t on the cards, a coat which has the potential to take you through a whole calendar of sociable summer events is certainly worth the investment. Think light and pretty.

A-line race day outfit

A-line is always a flattering option, creating a tiny waist. Mid-length hemlines are not only ideal for those events with strict dress codes but are the length of the season, meaning there’s an abundance of high street and designer styles in stores right now.

Pre-AW16 botanic race day outfit

Printed with the British label’s Pre-AW16 botanic design, this dress looks fresh, fun and feminine. You can style this race day outfit with brown leather clogs and loose waves.

polka dot race day outfit

The demure silhouette of this dress is offset by its fun polka dot print. This will look gorgeous with a white wide brim hat and matching heels.

shoe for the race day

We have no doubt that those pin-thin-heel stilettos looked great in the shop, but after a day of balancing on the balls of your feet? No thanks. Be sure to wear a comfy shoe. There’s a lot of movement at the races and you want to be mobile – comfortably mobile – so a low-ish heel/sandal or wedge type shoe is advisable.

maxi for the race day

Bold blooms – This maxi is a great investment as your race day outfit. Dress up with heels or pair it with flats for a weekend look.

nude-pink for the race day

The nude-pink lining and pretty scalloped edging add a detailed final touch to this occasionwear heroine. You don’t have to ask what to wear to the races. You can easily wear this.

yellow trapeze mini race day outfit

Wear this chartreuse-yellow trapeze mini dress with metallic silver accessories and start penning your best-dressed acceptance now.

vintage race day outfit

Add a vintage feel to your race day look with this fit and flare dress. It’s retro floral print and nipped-in waist will look best with pointed court shoes. This race day outfit will make you look awesome.

polka-dots race day outfit

Stella McCartney is renowned for her irreverent prints and these oversized polka dots are one of her best. Wear with mules for a modern take on race day dressing.

umbrella for the race day

A small umbrella that tones with your outfit is always a good idea.

sunglass for the race dayGreat for going incognito, and for protecting your eyes from the sun’s rays, showy sunnies epitomize race day fashion. Work some seventies style by going for cats eye frames to stay right on trend. It will add the vintage touch.

shoulder bag for the race day

Clutch Vs. Shoulder Purse – Clutches are chic and often the perfect way to polish a classic race day outfit, but when you’re juggling a glass of bubbles, your betting stubs, and your phone, opt for a shoulder bag.