Off to the races and not sure what to wear? Look no further. Packed with hand-picked pieces, our latest edit of event season dresses and jumpsuits perfectly infuse formal elegance with modern flair. Here are our five favourite race day looks for summer…
1. Palm Springs
While white remains a somewhat controversial choice for wedding season, it’s still the star of the style show for a whole host of summer events – race days included. Raise its relevance with a form-flattering shift dress, patterned with palm leaves for a statement-making look. An oversized hat and heeled sandals make up the final flourishes.
2. Modern Mint
Pastels are never more prominent than in the warmer months of the year, with SS18’s styles taking on a distinctly ethereal feel. Designed with a peekaboo hemline in barely-there blush, this flowing lace dress in mint green makes a romantic choice for summer events. Style it for race days with a statement fascinator and heels in delicate shades of pink.
3. Wild Flower
Nothing captures summer’s carefree disposition quite like freshly-picked florals. Elevate the fashion favourite for race day with this season’s take on the tea dress, patterned with wild blooms on sugar-soft backdrops – we love how this piece also comes with an asymmetric hemline. Complement its petal-toned palette with a tonal clutch bag and a pair of pink mules.
4. Victorian Drama
Characterised by its demure lace silhouettes and buttoned-up necklines, Victoriana styling has shaken off its gothic connotations for summer events in favour of a softer, more romantic aesthetic. The secret? A combination of pastel hues, ruffles and semi-sheer detailing. Retain its stand-out status with simple black accessories.
5. Jumpsuit Diaries
Hailed as the newcomers of race day dress codes, jumpsuits make a sleek style choice for the grandstand. Make this key piece feel endlessly modern with a navy number crafted from lace and cropped just below the knee for a flattering finish. Add co-ordinating accessories for a refined look.