What to Wear to the Races - Race Day Dos and Don'ts!

With race season fast approaching, what better excuse is there for a few shopping sprees and dressing up for the occasion! For us girls, days like the races are much more than a day of gambling and champagne. The months before are filled with outfit planning - beauty treatments, shopping for the shoes, the dress, the accessories...it's all part of the fun! We've put together a guide to race day style to ensure you look classy, glamorous, elegant and appropriate for the occasion. DO dress for the weather. Keep your eye on the forecast in the weeks before the event and make sure you have a lightweight feminine coat and an umbrella if it's looking a little rainy. Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 11.14.40 source Which leads us to.... DON'T take a risk and dress like it's the height summer if you're off to a Spring or Autumn race day. The likelyhood is that even with the sun out, it will be a bit nippy. Opt for a maxi with sleeves, a jump suit or add tights to make sure you don't freeze!Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 11.39.43source     Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 11.44.22 DO go for a midi skirt! Demure and elegant, a midi skirt shows just the right amount of flesh whilst keeping things classy. A classic pencil skirt with a simple top is perfect. Take the look away from the office by adding statement accessories. We adore this full skirted look for understated glamour. Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 11.47.50 source DON'T show too much flesh Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 11.55.40 DO think about a headpiece. While some race courses have recently banned fascinators, the tradition of wearing a headpiece for the races is something we think shouldn't be lost! Go for a cocktail hat for a hint of vintage glamour, perfect if full hats aren't for you. Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 12.04.45 DON'T match your entire outfit (something which is surprisingly common!) Colour blocking is fine, but tone down the look with neutrals or metallics like this: Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 12.14.21 source DO take inspiration from celebs. Kate Middleton has such elegant and timeless style - she is the perfect person to be inspired by. Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 11.09.54 source DON'T wear shoes that will be painful/cause you to fall over like this poor girl! Race days often include a lot of walking and standing. Make sure you feel comfortable, and this will show from the outside too. Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 11.52.44 DO go for a long wearing makeup and choose a hairstyle you don't have to worry about. Race days start at about 11.30am and if you're off out for dinner afterwards, you'll need to make sure hair and makeup is firmly in place. We recommend the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation - lasting coverage with a natural finish so no caked effect, and no SPF so your makeup will look even and flawless in photo's. Try a pretty braided crown up-do for minimal fuss. Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 14.13.48 source Do you have any outfit dos and don'ts? Leave us a comment with your suggestions!

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