Style Saviour: What to wear for a day at the races

While we all love sipping champagne and having a flutter, there is one aspect of going to the races that can be a tad tricky – what to wear. Simple or extravagant? Heels or flats? Risk the British summer or play it safe with a cover-up?

Never fear though, we’ve put together our top tips to make sure you get it right, whether you’re off to Ascot or Aintree; Chester or Cheltenham.

Florals for spring

Keep it classy by going for either a low neckline or a high hemline.

Our Part Two Cherade Dress is a winner – team it with dark accessories for an elegant, sophisticated look.

Ditch the dress and try trousers or a skirt

It can be easy to think that dresses are the only option for a day at the races, but why not go for trousers or a skirt? It has the added bonus of being more versatile – skies greyer than you expected? Switch out a floaty cami top for something a bit more substantial.

We think this simple black wrap over top goes really well with this on-trend midi skirt. Liven it up with a patent bag and shoes in a bold colour to stand out from the crowd.

Remember where you are and take something warm!

You might look fit for Monaco but unfortunately the great British weather isn’t always reliable! It can be tempting to risk it and hope for the best but you’ll regret it when you’re soaking wet and shivering.

This stylish Selected Femme leather blazer is a great cover-up option, which will also give a summery dress a tougher edge. Stay away from black leather shoes and bags to keep your look rock chick rather than biker broad!

Forgo the mini in favour of a maxi

It’s not just about the sleek midis on Ladies Day. If you’re looking for something a bit different then turn to a maxi for guaranteed all-day glam.

This floaty maxi dress is a great option if you’re looking to stand out. Team with mismatched gold bangles and a wide brimmed hat for the ultimate boho look.

Don’t be afraid to ditch the heels

High heels look great but aren’t always the best option for a long day standing on grass. Mule wedges are good for giving you the extra inches without leaving you stuck in the mud, and are much more comfortable than spiky stilettos. Sandals are also a great option if you’re looking for a boho, summery look.

Team these flats with our maxi dress to keep you going until the last race!

If you’ve got a great ‘Ladies’ Day’ style tip, don’t keep it to yourself! Share it with us on Twitter or Facebook.We’d love to see your outfits, tag us on Instagram @weavewomenswear to show us what you wore to the races!

See you at Weave soon!

Caroline x



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