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Goddiva’s Guide on How to Dress for the Races

by Goddiva Account 09 May 2024

Ah, the races! There's something undeniably thrilling about the sound of hooves thundering down the track, the excitement in the air, and of course, the chance to showcase your impeccable style. Whether you're a seasoned race-goer or a newbie to the scene, mastering the art of race day fashion is essential. And with spring-summer vibes in full swing, it's time to elevate your outfit game and make a statement trackside.

First things first, let's talk dresses. For spring-summer races, think light, airy fabrics and vibrant hues that scream sunshine and fun. Opt for a flowy midi dress adorned with floral prints for a fresh and feminine look. Not only does it exude elegance, but it's also comfortable enough to last you through a day of festivities. And if you're feeling a bit bolder, why not go for a chic jumpsuit? It's the perfect blend of sophistication and modern flair, sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.

Now, onto accessories – the cherry on top of any race day ensemble. A wide-brimmed hat or a stylish fascinator is a must-have to complete your look. Not only do they add a touch of glamour, but they also provide much-needed shade on those sunny days. Choose one that complements your outfit without overpowering it – after all, you want to be the star of the show, not your accessories.

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Ruby Rocks Pedra Fascinator - Peach

When it comes to footwear, comfort is key. Opt for a pair of stylish sandals or wedges that will keep you on your feet all day without sacrificing style. Steer clear of stilettos unless you're a pro at navigating grassy fields in heels – trust me, you'll thank me later. As for the finishing touches, don't forget about your hair and makeup. Keep it fresh and natural with soft waves or a sleek ponytail, and opt for a dewy complexion paired with a pop of colour on the lips. Remember, the goal is to look effortlessly chic, not like you spent hours in front of the mirror.

Now, let's talk about the all-important dress code. While every race day may have its own set of rules, the general consensus is to dress to impress. That means leaving your denim cut-offs and flip-flops at home and opting for something a bit more polished. Think cocktail attire with a hint of whimsy – after all, it is a day of celebration!

And finally, the most important rule of all – have fun with your outfit! Race day fashion is all about expressing your personal style and embracing the joy of the occasion. So whether you're sipping champagne in the VIP lounge or cheering on your favourite horse from the side-lines, make sure your outfit reflects the excitement and energy of the day.

So, there you have it – your guide to winning race day style. With these tips in mind, you're sure to turn heads and make a lasting impression wherever the races may take you. So go ahead, dust off your favourite dress, slip on your chicest hat, and get ready to steal the show – because when it comes to race day fashion, the only rule is to have fun!


Written By: Lauren Khan

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