Day at the races - What to Wear

By Gem - 10:35:00

Cheltenham Ladies Day is famous for the dress code of women sporting fancy hats and dresses so picking something to wear for the day can be a little daunting.

The event takes place on the 13th of March this year and we all know that the British weather can be rather unpredictable at that time of year so you need to strike the balance between standing out so you win one of the fashion awards and staying warm and dry.

Many women go for extremely dressy hats and matching outfits, think WAG gone mad but the best dressed are often understated.  What you wear really depends on what you’ll be getting involved in. If you're more interested in spending the day at Cheltenham watching the races and placing some bets then you could chose classy outfits with tweed or a smart suit, covered with warm fur coats if you don’t want to catch a cold on the day or spend the whole day shivering.

Ladbrokes have asked me to put a little outfit together for a day at the races and this is my selection:

what to wear, day at the races, fascinator

Dress: Reiss 1971 range
Bag: Accessorize
Shoes: New Look
Fascinator: Crown and Glory

I've gone for nice Spring like pastels, a modest fascinator (don't want to walk around with weird modern art type sculpture stuck on my head) a bag big enough for you purse, phone and make up and patent shoes. If you're walking around on grass all day you wont want super high heels that will get stuck in the ground and you can also wipe the mud off patent.

Have you ever been for a day at the races? What would you wear?

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  1. oh wow that dress is amazing and the nude shoes hhmm lush ! shame that wellies might be more appropriate thou !

  2. This whole outfit is beautiful! I love the colours and the dress is beautiful. I'd actually really like this for a spring wedding too.
    Jodie xx

    1. ooh yeah, it would make a good wedding outfit. Hadn't thought of that :)

  3. Such a beautiful outfit! I would wear pastels like you've chosen, good choices xx

  4. Gorgeous outfit choice Gemma, I would wear something similar. I absolutely love that dress. x

    1. I really want that dress now and everything in that Reiss range!


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