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What to Wear to the Races - A Goddiva Guide to Winning Style

by Goddiva Account 27 Mar 2024

Ah, the races – where elegance meets excitement, and where fashion takes centre stage alongside the thundering hooves of racehorses. Whether you're a seasoned attendee or a first-time race-goer, one thing's for sure: dressing for the races is an art form in itself. It's not just about putting on any old outfit; it's about crafting a look that captures the spirit of the event while showcasing your personal style. So, saddle up and get ready to dive into the fabulous world of race day fashion!

First things first, let's talk about the golden rule of race day attire: dress to impress. This isn't your average day out – it's a chance to turn heads and make a statement. Think bold, think glamorous, and think sophisticated. Whether you're heading to Ascot, Cheltenham, or your local racetrack, the key is to strike the perfect balance between tradition and trend.

Satin Pleated Skirt Wrap Midi Dress - Navy DR3921

Goddiva Satin Pleated Skirt Wrap Midi Dress - Navy

For the ladies, there's no shortage of options when it comes to race day fashion. From chic dresses to tailored jumpsuits, the possibilities are endless. Opt for vibrant colours and eye-catching patterns to stand out from the crowd, or channel classic elegance with a timeless monochrome ensemble. And don't forget the all-important headpiece – whether it's a flamboyant fascinator or a statement hat, your headwear can elevate your look to new heights of fabulousness.

Sequin Mesh V-Neck Flared Skirt Midi - Black DR3860

Goddiva Sequin Mesh V-neck Flared Skirt Midi - Black

Of course, no race day outfit would be complete without the perfect accessories. For the ladies, this means statement jewellery, elegant clutch bags, and of course, killer heels. Just remember to choose shoes that are both stylish and comfortable – you'll be on your feet for most of the day, so you'll want to avoid any fashion-induced foot pain.

Ruby Rocks Sancha Fascinator - BlackWhite JCF82207

Ruby Rocks Ruby Rocks Sancha Fascinator - Blackwhite

Now, onto the all-important topic of dress codes. While race day fashion is all about expressing yourself, it's also important to respect the event's dress code guidelines. Most racecourses will have specific rules in place, ranging from formal attire requirements to restrictions on certain types of clothing. So, before you start planning your outfit, be sure to check the dress code for your chosen race day venue.

Printed Halterneck Satin Dress DR0000478

Double Second Printed Halterneck Satin Dress

And finally, remember to have fun with your race day look! Whether you're sipping champagne in the VIP enclosure or cheering on your favourite horse from the grandstand, race day is all about enjoying the thrill of the chase – both on and off the track. So, embrace your inner fashionista, experiment with different styles, and above all, wear your outfit with confidence. After all, there's no greater fashion statement than being comfortable in your own skin – and your own style.

Embroidered Mesh Midi Dress - Blush DR3594A

Goddiva Embroidered Mesh Midi Dress - Blush

So, there you have it – a fashionista's guide to dressing for the races. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time attendee, these tips will help you navigate the world of race day fashion with style and panache. So, dust off your finest attire, polish those shoes, and get ready to strut your stuff – because when it comes to race day fashion, the winner is always the one who dares to stand out from the crowd.



Written By: Lauren Khan

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