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What to Wear to the Races

Author Emily Carbery - 4 minute read
Race day is a chance to dress up in all your most-loved pieces – just like you would when attending a wedding or formal occasion. It's not just about placing bets on the fastest horse; it's an opportunity to spotlight your style expertise with your races dresses. So why not make a sartorial statement that stops the show? Think elegant, long-sleeved, floral midi dresses that keep modesty and comfort in mind. If the day brings sunshine, opt for a lightweight layer like a cardigan, or wear a trench coat in rainy weather. So, if you’re looking for dresses to wear to the races, we’ve got you covered.
Gone are the days of playing it safe with your race day attire. Today, it's all about effortless cool: think relaxed silhouettes, breathable fabrics, and laid-back vibes. Who says you can't be comfortable and stylish at the same time? Even with the strict races dress code, there’s still plenty of room to make a statement. Styling your outfits in the spring is all about elevating traditional fashion and making it your own – try playing around with unique prints and materials.


While you may want to give your look a little height, it's worth bearing in mind that you'll be on your feet all day, so comfort is key. Block heel shoes like our Sadie Mirror Metallic Heels and ankle boots stylishly blur the line between chic and grass-friendly, while our collection of luxe bags will add the final touch of refinement.
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Our new in SS24 dresses are the perfect dresses to wear to the races. From sleek silhouettes to bold patterns, we’ve curated designs to suit every taste. Picture yourself in a vibrant, eye-catching ensemble that effortlessly lifts your look, and exudes modern elegance ­­- they don’t call dresses wardrobe icons for nothing.
Looking for more inspo? Shop our collection of women's dresses here.


This season, hues are taking centre stage. Whether you prefer soft pastels, bold neons, or the trending colour of the year, peach, there's a colour palette to suit every mood. Why not embrace the on-trend shades of the season and stand out from the crowd? After all, who said race day fashion had to be predictable?


We understand the importance of versatility when it comes to race day outfits; that's why our pieces are designed to seamlessly transition from the racetrack to the after-party. Whether you're sipping champagne in the stands or spending your evening having a dance, our dresses are guaranteed to keep you looking chic and feeling comfortable - and we all know a black dress is the most versatile dress of them all. 
Known for its timeless appeal and versatility, its neutral colour allows for effortless pairing with accessories, while its flattering silhouette suits various body types. From formal events to casual gatherings, a black dress seamlessly transitions from day to night, making it a go-to choice for any occasion, ensuring you're both stylish and at ease throughout the day and into the evening. 
Explore our range of women’s black dresses.


It’s no secret that the memo for race day outfits is to be dressed to the nines, we believe that every outfit should have a touch of luxury. That's why our dresses are crafted from premium materials and finished with sleek detailing. From delicate lace to shimmering sequins, our pieces are designed to make you feel as good as you look.


No race day outfit is complete without the perfect accessories. From comfy shoes to statement bags, accessories play a crucial role in completing your race day outfit, offering both style and functionality. Whether you're aiming for comfort, practicality, or making a fashion statement, the right accessories can elevate your ensemble. Here are some key pieces to consider:
  1. Footwear: Opt for comfortable yet stylish shoes that can withstand long hours of walking or standing. Look for supportive boots or cushioned sandals designed for all-day wear.
  2. Bags: A practical bag is essential for carrying your race day essentials such as water bottles, snacks, sun cream, and personal belongings. Choose a lightweight, crossbody or backpack style for hands-free convenience.
  3. Hats: Shield yourself from the sun with a breathable hat or visor to stay cool and protected during outdoor events.
  4. Sunglasses: Protect your eyes from UV rays and glare with a pair of sunglasses - choose a style that complements your face shape and outfit.
  5. Jewellery: Add a touch of sparkle or personal flair with tasteful jewellery pieces. Keep it minimalistic to avoid distraction during physical activities, opting for lightweight and durable materials.

When selecting accessories, prioritise comfort and durability to ensure they enhance your race day experience. Take the time to choose items that reflect your personal style and meet your specific needs. Ultimately, investing in quality accessories can contribute to a successful race day outing.

  Check out our curated selection of women's accessories.


Above all else, race day fashion is about confidence. It's about embracing your individuality and owning your unique style. So, whether you prefer laid-back sophistication or contemporary edge, wear your outfit with pride and let your personality shine through.
So, there you have it – our guide to races dresses that are sure to turn heads for all the right reasons. Whether you're a seasoned race-goer or a first-timer, we hope we've helped you to embrace the races aesthetic and make a statement trackside. After all, life's too short to blend into the crowd.
Ready to go to the races? Our women’s occasionwear shop has everything you need to put your ideas into action. 
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