What to Wear to the Races

Attending the races is an exciting time and, with spring now upon us, race day events will be popping up in your social calendar. Everyone who goes to the races makes sure they are dressed to their best, and it is no different for you! Are you struggling to think of what to wear to the races? Worry no more as our helpful guide, filled with stunning dresses for women, will give you all the information you need to look your best at the races.

Lady in Occasion Dress

Racecourse dress codes

When planning your outfit for a day at the races, you must first ensure you are fully clued up on the racecourse dress code. Not sure what that is? Well, at some racecourses – like Royal Ascot – dresses and skirts should be of modest length, falling just above the knee or longer. Strapless, off the shoulder, spaghetti straps and halter necks are not allowed.

Something along the lines of this stunning Knitted Tie Waist Midi Dress, in tan, would look fantastic at the racecourse.

Knitted Tie Waist Midi Dress in Tan £14.99

Model in Brown Knitted Dress

Aintree Racecourse – home of the famous Grand National in April – has no specific dress code, but smart dress is preferred.

So, when deciding on your outfit for the day, ensure you have first checked for any dress codes you may encounter. The last thing you want is to potentially be turned away at the gate when it’s far too late to change your outfit!

Time of the year

Which time of year will you be attending the races? For springtime, you’ll want to cover up a little more because when the sun goes behind clouds, it can get a little chillier. You could be unlucky and go to the racecourse on a day that’s not quite as sunny and warm (the horror!).

If you’re heading out to the races in the summer, when temperatures are soaring and the sun is blistering down on the course, you’ll want to have a bit more skin on show.

With that in mind, you could show off your figure and your complexion with this High Neck Cutout Bodycon Mini Dress in nude. Pair this stunning dress with a pair of Avalon Square Peep Toe Block Heel Mules for a fantastic race day outfit.

High Neck Cut Out Bodycon Mini Dress in Nude £19.99

Model Wearing High Neck Cut Out Bodycon

Good planning goes a long way

A good dress is complemented by a fabulous pair of heels. Before going to any race day, you simply have to consider your feet and the impact they’re going to take. You are very likely to spend the entire day on your feet given the lack of seating (unless you’re in a fancy section!) and the sheer volume of people in attendance.

With this in mind, you have to ensure you pick some comfortable shoes for the day ahead. Wear heels of course, but be careful not to pick a pair that will destroy your feet and legs after a couple of hours.

Wear a pair of block heels, like these Jenner Barely There Square Toe Platform Block Heels. They’re available in blue, pink, green, and blue/green – giving you plenty of choice to match with your outfit.

Jenner Square Toe Platform in Pink Croc Print Patent £24.99

Pink Block Heel Platforms

The year ahead

Good planning doesn’t just involve picking out the correct footwear. Look ahead to your social calendar for the year ahead and think about whether you could re-wear what you’ve chosen for the races.

Instead of spending lots of money on different outfits that may only be worn once or twice in total, consider your plans in the near future when picking out your dress.

Dresses to wear to the races from EGO

At EGO, we are a trend-led fashion brand that sells dresses for women, as well as a wide range of women’s clothing. If you’re looking for the dress for a day at the races, you don’t need to look any further than EGO.

We have plenty of choice when it comes to heels, boots, sliders, slippers, trainers, and more.


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