What to wear to the races

First place looks for day drinking at the races

Written by Liv Grady

May 19, 2021

dress for the races

After a year of being closed to the public, the races are back on for 2021. We couldn’t be more excited to get super dressed up, pretend we know how betting works and to get day drunk with all of our favourite people.

However, if countless days of slouching around in joggers and hoodies, has made the thought of putting together an outfit for the races pretty daunting, we got you covered. Discover our fave outfit ideas for a day at the races.

Gone are the days of super strict dress codes, with fascinators and pastel matching suits, nowadays you can pretty much wear whatever you want, as long as it is dressy and on-trend. Whether you are going to York races, Aintree, Epsom or somewhere else, we’ve got you covered. If you are struggling to find THAT dress, take a look at some of our fave race-approved looks.


If you are wondering what to wear for ladies day at the races, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our top picks of dresses for the races.

Even if you don’t win any cash, at least your outfit will be a winner.

Floral dresses

Go for something floral and fun. Embrace the sunny weather and team with a pair of pastel or nude mules.

Midi styles

Nothing says ou are at a classy event like a strong midi or midaxi dress. Go for fun and floaty, or choose a bodycon style for the ultimate dressy vibes.

blue satin ruffle side cami midi dress


Ruching is the the best friend to all figures and body types. Always flattering and so on-trend, it is an obvious choice for a day at the races. Choose bold colours and nude accessories or switch the format, with a neutral dress and bright shoes and a matching mini bag.

khaki mesh one shoulder mini dress

Trousers and tailoring

Dont feel like going back to occasion dresses just yet? Not a problem. Why not go for a suit or a pair of tailored trousers? Add a delicate lace top or bodysuit and a pair of square toe mules. Timeless, cool and sophisticated.

tall peach satin wide leg trousers

What shoes to wear for the races?

Obviously you want our shoes to go with your outfit, but don’t make the mistake of opting for the highest heels possible. Chances are, that you will be on your feet for most of the day. Opt for some low square toe mules with a block heel, for a more comfortable alternative to high heeled sandals.