Races Outfit Ideas & Etiquette | Guide on How To Dress for the Races | Hobbs

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TAKE A DEMURE APPROACH

Race day is a chance to dress up in all your finery – just like you would at a wedding or formal occasion. At some events, strapless, off-the-shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti strap styles aren’t allowed, so make sure you choose a dress or top with a 1-inch strap or wider. Think elegant, refined and keep modesty in mind!

Harper Dress
£169
Astraea Dress
£159
Hannah Dress
£169

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CHOOSE LONGER HEMLINES

Take a modest approach to hemlines too. Look for a dress or skirt with a length that sits just above the knee or below to make sure you’re on the right lines. For a contemporary yet chic look, choose an of-the-moment midi-length that will not only meet the dress code, it will earn you some style points too. 

Felicity Dress
£179
Carly Dress
£159
Emma Dress
£149

TIP 3

CONSIDER A SUIT OR ALL-IN-ONE

If dresses aren’t your style, opt for a sophisticated jumpsuit or impeccably-tailored suit instead. Both are more than welcome at Newmarket. If you choose an all-in-one, make sure it’s ankle-length, while your suit jacket and trousers need to be of matching fabric and colour. In each instance, it’s all about looking perfectly polished from head-to-toe.

Emmeline Jumpsuit
£159 £129
Emma Jacket
£189 £159
Emma Trouser
£110 £89

TIP 4

DON'T FORGET YOUR COAT

Changeable weather. It’s the only thing you can be certain of on race day. So be prepared for sunshine or showers with a sleek cover-up that compliments the silhouette of your outfit. A cropped jacket will highlight a fit and flare skirt, and a longline coat will accentuate a pencil dress. Just remember, with or without your jacket, those dress strap rules still apply.

Harper Jacket
£149
Sophie Coat
£249
Elize Jacket
£119

TIP 5

ACCESSORISE WITH STYLE (AND SENSIBILITY)

If you’re wearing a hat, keep the rest of your accessories simple and sensible. Practicality will most definitely win the day. Look for minimal yet modern bags, which will keep your essentials and bets close at hand. When it comes to choosing footwear, block heels will allow you to navigate the mixed terrain with ease.

Elle Mule
£139
Wisteria Scarf
£59
Sarah Clutch
£110