Ladies Day is renowned for its glamour and fashion. It is an opportunity for women from across the North West to showcase their unique styles and is a perfect excuse to get dolled up! With only a few weeks to prepare, we understand how stressful finding the perfect outfit is, so whether you’re attending Chester Races, a day at Haydock or galloping off to the Grand National weekend at Aintree we’ve dedicated a category especially for Race Day dresses and formulated some tips to avoid standing out for the wrong reasons.
Confidence is key.
Confidence is a necessity for Ladies Day. Look at regular goers such as Coleen Rooney and Rebecca Ferguson ooze confidence no matter what they’re wearing. To acquire confidence, you must be comfortable in what you’re wearing. Dress for your figure – don’t spend all day hiding behind your mates or covering yourself with clutch.
You won’t enjoy your day if you’re worrying too much about your outfit and feeling unconfident in your clothes.
Find an outfit which accentuates your curves and highlights all the right places in your body and your confidence will shine through.
Keep it classy.
With all the press coverage that Ladies Day obtains, it is easy to acquire the wrong attention. Even though you want to make a statement – not for the wrong reasons. There’s so many post-event headlines dedicated to Ladies day, you don’t want to be one of them.
This is an opportunity to be adventurous! Bright colours, exotic patterns and extravagant hats merge together to craft a polished Race Day look. There is a wide variety of spring/summer colour trends that would be perfect.
With unpredictable British weather, there is no certainty that we’ll receive any sun. Keep the St. Moritz at hand, false tan is the quick and easy way to achieving a radiant glow. Bright colours tend to pop with a tan.
This season colour trends are amazing and a perfect fit for the event. From a range of yellows and greens like Meadow Lark and Arcadia, to purple tones such as lilac, lavender and ultra violet. An assortment of blue shades, form electric blue, sky blue and mint hues look astonishing. Cherry Tomato red is another seasons favourite. It’s a perfect blend of orange and red, a very striking and eye-catching colour.
The ‘A4 bag’ rule.
Your bag is your secret weapon. Following the A4 bag guide; where the perfect bag is about the size of an A4 piece of paper. It will permit space for necessities like flip-flops/flats for when your heels begin to ache, makeup to top up throughout the day, an umbrella for the unpredictable British weather, brush and clips etc. A small clutch would mean you’d have to comprise on bringing flat shoes – trust me, walking round bare foot is not appealing!
It is amazing to spectate not just the racing, but the magnificent ensembles ladies wear. If you are last minute and haven’t even thought about your dress, pop in to our shop and we can assist you in finding the perfect garment! Shop our Races Dresses collection here.