Aaaand they’re off! With this week’s Grand National at Aintree marking the commencement of racing season, make sure your look gets off to a running start with our guide to Ladies Day style.
When it comes to day-at-the-races dressing, you’d be forgiven for getting in a fashion flap. If finding a look for an all-day, upmarket, outdoor event at the mercy of the Great British weather wasn’t difficult enough, you also have a set of Royal rules that dictate things like the width of your shoulder straps and length of your hemline to contend with (not to mention the risk of disappearing into the grass in a pair of heels!).
Don’t back the wrong horse; take a look at these four gorgeous looks and make sure you’re first out of the gate in the style stakes.
Pastels in the paddock
For formal day wear with a dainty feel, look to soft pastels dressed up with metallic details. This pretty get-up should keep those eagle-eyed style stewards at bay, while the on-trend flats will keep your feet comfy and help to avoid that sinking feeling.
Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with this chic monochrome edit, complete with pops of pillar-box red for a modern twist. With t-shirt style sleeves and a knee-skimming skirt, this sophisticated look will definitely get the Royal seal of approval.
Black and white banker
A race day favourite, you can’t go wrong with an ankle-grazing maxi. Look to an eye-catching print in a pared-down palette, such as this stunning, silky number, and pair with metallic accessories for an on-trend take on mono.
Embrace the bold, bright shades of summer with the lively coral/white colourway. The perfect duo to see you through a number of special summer events, we’ve bought the look back to earth with a range of complimentary tan details.
Are you off to the races this summer?