Fashion at the Races
Who said that horse racing is all about horses? It’s about Fashion and Horse Racing, too. In fact, both go together making the horse racing events not just a thrilling competition, but also a spectacular event for the fashionistas. Spending a day at a horse race is always an exciting event as people get the chance to put on an astounding dress and enjoy a great day. During the days of the races, ladies step out in to the light and flaunt fine dresses with matching elegant hats. One of the prominent races where fashion is a must is the Royal Meeting at Ascot, a racing event founded in 1711 by Queen Anne.
Dress to be noticed – color, color & more color
The US Triple Crown is also an event where people are dressed to kill. It consists of three races for three-year old Thoroughbreds, beginning with the Kentucky Derby, then Preakness Stakes and ending with the Belmont Stakes, but with Kentucky Derby being the most highlighted event when it comes to fashion. At this event you can find the most elaborately and lavishly decorated headpieces and hats that will never fail to turn heads. You can find anything in this event – bright coloured shades of fuchsia, pink, yellow, or patterned hats with polka dots – that’s guaranteed to have your jaws drop.
Both men and ladies can scream “fashion” during these events but let’s admit that the ladies always have the advantage of wearing the hottest and unique trends. Men can wear elegant suits with matching bows or ties and the most fashionable shoes, but the ladies’ fashion is a thing to look forward to. The ladies’ dress codes can be formal but it helps to check the racecourse involved to see which dress is most appropriate for the event. Generally, the ladies attending the most expensive ticket to the race have the most formal outfit.
Keep in mind that the racing events are crowded by horse enthusiasts from different parts of the world and if you want to stand out – you need to think bright-coloured dresses. When dealing with dress details, it’s all about frills, ruffles, corsages and feathers. The horse racing event is an elaborate occasion so you might also want to find the most elaborate accessories for your dress in order to turn heads.
Horse racing is a luxury event and if you want to be fashionable at the races, your quality of dress needs to be luxurious as well. Think of tulle, satin, and silk for the fabric. This event is the best time for you to spoil yourself with fashion. To look your best, you need to pick the most appropriate dress for your body frame. Also remember that you need not only be fashionable but also practical during the event. Most of the time, you will spend the day outside and when the weather does not cooperate, you need a dress that keeps you comfortable. For instance, if the sun is hot during the race, wearing a hat would be smart – and this would be the perfect time to choose a hat that speaks fashion, much like in Kentucky Derby.
When wearing your shoes, make sure you are comfortable with them. Shoes with heels will always look great for any elegant outfit in the race but keep in mind that you won’t be sitting all day, so make sure you will always be comfortable with your footwear.
The best accessory for attending the races.
Lastly, accessorize. Make the most out of your outfit with the most detailed accessories that can go with it. Hats are always a choice, but besides that, there are more accessories to play with and put on your dress.
Quick Reminders for the Fashionista
When attending any racing event, make sure you are aware of the dress code. Most events set a standard dress code and anyone who does not follow the dress code may be turned away from the races.
Pay attention to the weather and the overall season. It’s better to check the weather forecast before the race as you will need to dress according to the weather condition. It helps to be prepared for weather emergencies. Races in sunny days call for bright colour shades while those held in autumn may call for neutral colours.
Lastly, be classy and be elegant. Usually, the racing events will always appreciate “less is more” fashion. There is no need to bare too much skin during the races; well-cut dresses that speak of elegance matched with stylish accessories are enough to make one a head turner. The most important thing is to wear an outfit that defines who you are and will make you look your best.
A day out in the race is an opportunity to be with people who have the passion for horses and horse racing. In addition, it’s a great way to look and feel classy – a good day for ladies to spoil themselves.