The Spring Racing Season is soon set to begin, meaning races fashion is taking over our news feeds and outfits are beginning to be planned. From top to toe, finding the perfect outfit takes time. From the dress and matching hat or fascinator, to the perfect shoe (sinking into the grass is not an option) and finally, pairing the perfect little bag or clutch; perfecting races fashion is a sport of its own.
So if you’re already getting worried about what you can and can’t wear, then fear not. Have a look at our Celebrity inspired outfits, then head on over to GlamCorner and rent them all. Top, to toe.
Make Like Megan
For those who are brave enough, Megan Gale’s va-va-voom red dress isn’t for the faint-hearted. Wearing a deep V dress doesn’t only have to be for those with smaller bust. Styling a dress like so for the bustier ladies will work when done sophisticatedly.
Keep the dress mid-length (read: below the knees) and all other design elements to a minimum. Look for classic shapes and styles making the overall look classy, stylish and respectable.
Finish it off with a modern black fascinator. Opt for one that’s hat-come-fascinator to really give the outfit an extra something special.
Just Like Jen
The races don’t always have to be about white and black cocktail dresses. Add a bit of colour and vibrance to the day by opting for a vibrant coloured outfit that will have you standing out from the crowd.
Go for a dress that works with your skin tone. Darker skin tones work best with lighter colours (think yellows or pastel colours), while pale skin tones work better against deeper hues (blacks, reds and navy blues). Look for one that has some sort of detailing, be it peplum, cut outs, ruffles or bell sleeves.
Pair back the dress with a simple black fascinator. Look for one that has detailing, shape and interest to make the dress pop.
Nicole Knows Best
Elegant and chic as always, Nicole Warne’s style is something to die for; and, her races fashion is no different. Opting for a dress with a print is a nice way to move away from the traditional block coloured outfits (read: matching dress, shoes, bags and fascinator).
Instead, pair with plain pump heels that draw a colour from the print. Do the same for the fascinator and bag and maintain some form of continuity throughout. No one wants to have a multi-coloured array of accessories when their dress is already doing so.
Keep the fascinator simple when teaming it with a printed outfit, little Kitten Ears or perhaps a simple, floral headband will do the trick.
Jess’s Style Tips
Follow in the style footsteps of Jessica Heart and team a modern lace fascinator with a simple white dress. Easiest of options to style, this perfect pairing works wonderfully for Derby Day at any race course.
The trick to making this pair look sophisticated is by allowing your fascinator to do all the talking. Look for a dress that has simple design features, yet reflects the fun lace design of the fascinator. Pasduchas is always a good option; by working with simple shapes yet teaming modern fabrics for extra ‘wow’ factor, their dresses are perfect for any race day.
Style the two together with a straight hair, minimal accessories and a plain nude heel to keep you going all day long.
True Racing Royalty
True racing royalty, Kate Waterhouse’s races fashion is always on point; from top to toe she knows how to style an outfit for a day trackside. Simple, yet effective, a simple black and white combination will have you successfully slipping in amongst all the race-day fashionistas.
Change it up a bit from what Jess Gomes would wear by teaming a mid-length white dress with a black fancy fascinator and face cover. As the fascinator is doing all the talking here, opt for a dress with a simple shape and style.
Look for classic scoop necklines teamed with a varied hemline. Paired together in a simple lace pattern makes for a modern spin on a sophisticated dress style.