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

TIP 1

KEEP YOUR SHOULDERS COVERED

Race day is a chance to dress up in all your finery - just like you would at a wedding or formal occasion. At Ascot, strapless, off-the-shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti strap styles aren't allowed, so make sure you choose a dress or top with plenty of coverage.

Aida Dress
£299
Fiona Dress
£149
Stellie Dress
£169

TIP 2

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.

Lilah Dress
£179
Yasmine Dress
£179
Ruby Dress
Coming Soon

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 Ascot. 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.

Twitchill Jumpsuit
Coming Soon
Ayla Jacket
Coming Soon
Mell Jumpsuit
£169

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.

Mimi Jacket
£149
Sophie Coat
£199
Kaley Jacket
£119

TIP 5

ACCESSORISE WITH STYLE (AND SENSIBILITY)

If you're wearing a hat (at Ascot it's a must), 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.

Kali Sandal
£139
Warwickshire Clutch
£99
Lucia Earings
£22