Racewear dressing etiquette
What to wear to the races
With Weetwood approaching I thought it appropriate to think about autumn racing dress code, yes there is such a thing! Starting with the dress, heels, bag and then of course … THE hat! There are so many components to your outfit. Yes, going to the races, is a fun day out with friends, but keep in mind that it’s not an evening event. Keep it a little bit conservative and formal and leave the miniskirts, crop tops and sequins for the nightclub! For autumn racing, the number one rule is that headwear should be felt as straw is reserved for spring/summer only. Not a fan of felt hats? Structured headbands are big this season made from all kinds of materials. I love leather and it is great for autumn wear! Exaggerated pieces in silks and feathers are always on show. Dress for the cooler weather, no strappy summer stilettos, a pump heel is a better choice. No lace or fine cotton gloves, save them for the spring racing carnival, leather and wool is what you want. Clutches with an optional strap are perfect to keep your hands free for champagne, canapés and the form guide!