A day at the races can be pretty exciting anyway but on Ladies’ Day, the horse racing takes second place to the fab fashions of the day! When it comes to dressing for Ladies’ Day you may want to go for the latest fashions but remember that there are certain guidelines for appropriate dress so it’s best not to go too overboard with the neon look or wear too many studded items! Yes you can dress ‘on trend’ but be subtle about it!
At the various awards ceremonies this year, make up was simple and natural for the most part and this is key for this year. Make up shouldn’t be too over the top and often simply maximising your best assets can be the best look of all. A small amount of smoky eyeshadow, a touch of eye liner and a dash of warm lipstick in a shade that suits you can ooze sophistication and looks effortless too.
Dressing for the Occasion
When it comes to deciding what to wear, places like Royal Ascot usually have a particular dress code and it is important, when choosing your outfit, to take a look at any guidelines to prevent embarrassment on the day. For example, strapless dresses are often not allowed even under a shrug and you should definitely not be exposing your midriff to show off your latest tattoo! Just make sure you do you a bit of research before going clothes shopping for the ‘big day’.
Spring/Summer trends this year are a mix of pastels, monochrome, neon and nautical. While neon may be a difficult look to pull off successfully at Ladies’ Day, you could always add a splash of colour to your nails to keep the look but in a subtle way.
What Shall I Wear?
Monochrome is almost always a good look. The runways were full of black & white stripes this year and a simple mix of black and white with a matching hat or hair accessories is usually a winner. Fascinators and certain types of hats aren’t permitted in some locations so it’s best to do your research before you head off to any Ladies’ Day.
To play it safe, don’t go for short skirts. Micro-minis are definitely not on and to be honest it’s best to choose a skirt length of just above the knee or longer.
Relax and Enjoy the Day!
Most importantly though, choose a look that you feel comfortable with and don’t forget your brolly! Much as we’d all like it to be sunny everytime we dress up to go out for special occasions, British weather is never predictable. Ladies’ Day takes place at many racing courses around the country and whether you are spending it at Ascot or Kempton, you’re sure to have the time of your life whatever the weather.
‘What to Wear on Ladies Day’ was written for The Thumbs Up by Zoe Berry
Zoe is a vibrant and bubbly freelance writer who loves writing about many aspects of fashion, beauty and lifestyle.