The Race is On

You’ve got tickets to the races and you are aiming for that prestigious best-dressed prize. Whether you’re sipping champagne with the VIPs in the exclusive enclosure; sinking your heels in the grass with your besties at ladies day, or having a picnic with your fam trackside – You need to look your best.

Stressing about what to wear to the races? Here’s what you should be wearing for every race day eventuality.

Exclusive Enclosure

Missguided striped blazer and trousers races

Most race courses have seriously strict dress codes if you’re planning on brushing shoulders with the celebs in the VIP enclosures. This can make the question of what to wear to the races even more stressful, as most race day outfits wouldn’t pass the scrutiny of the dress code police (do they exist? probably). Covering your shoulders, and wearing something below your knee, are some of the most common dress code rules. If that’s the case, why not get your fashion on and wear a statement suit. Sometimes more is more, and whilst you’re covered up this look is still sexy AF. Or, if you’re more of a traditionalist, go for a long-sleeve, floor-sweeping maxi dress. And don’t forget your hat!

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Ladies Day

Missguided lace blue fishtail midi dress races

Ladies Day is your chance to get your fashion on. A midi dress is a beautiful, classy ladies day style. You can drape a cape blazer over your shoulders if you’re worried about the chill (or just steal your boyfriend’s suit jacket – that’s what he’s there for right?). If you want to try something a little different, go for a full-length jumpsuit. A patterned style will make you stand out from the crowd. Just wear with statement earrings and barely-there heels. You can always stash some flip flops in your bag for the journey home.

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missguided cullottes and t-shirt races

Ok, so you don’t need to go full glam if you’re just sitting on a picnic blanket, drinking cans of pre-made G&T with your family. But you still want to look fire, obviously. A safe bet is a culotte and t-shirt combo. Make it British summertime appropriate by layering with an oversized denim jacket (keeps you warm and looks cute AF). The best part about this outfit is if you are going out with the girls later, you don’t need to have a full outfit change – Just throw on some heels, swap your t-shirt for a crop top, and you’re good to go.

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