And we’re off! Ladies Day season is officially beginning, which means it’s a time to celebrate glamorous hats, hair and heels. But the most important factor for preparing for the races is, of course, finding that all important dress. Some say there is a races etiquette that needs to be followed, whilst others indulge in their own creativity and aim to dress as unusual and quirky as possible.
Here, I explore how to stand out from the crowd during this year’s 2015 Ladies Day season, looking into all the latest fashion recommendations and hottest dresses from the retailers. For an event that requires ‘Formal Daywear’ when the weather is so unpredictable can be quite difficult, therefore it’s good to opt for something that will look classy with or without a little shawl, jacket or shoulder shrug. Let’s take a look at what the retailers have to offer…
Firstly, shift style dresses are not always the first thought when it comes to Ladies Day, but these beautiful fresh coloured designs from Warehouse are perfect to team up with bear legs, stilettos and a plain coloured hat. They are classic and comfy, yet have that luxe appearance and appear very ‘ladylike’
Forever Unique have also just launched their Sweet Peach collection in time for the Spring season to kick in, which incorporates glamorous designs in pastel and bold colour palettes, with sparkling embellishing’s and decorative finishing’s. This pretty peach bandeau style dress would look perfect with a subtle faux tan and matching peach clutch bag
For a slightly different look, opt for a smart, classy co-ordinates set in a soft shade, like this Abby Blue Bandage Co-ordinate set. The knee length skirt paired with the matching cropped top work well to create the illusion of a slim line pencil dress with a more unique look.
To work a floral print into your outfit, Lipsy have some new designs which will look amazing for field fashion! Subtle flower blooms and delicate lace prints featured on these two sweetheart neckline dresses are perfect for Spring fashion, and will guarantee you will look ultra-feminine and stylish.
When it comes to hats, sometimes ladies can be a little afraid of going too over-sized, or even too under-sized. Play it safe with a saucer style which mix the elements of a hat and a fascinator in two from Debenhams:
To finish of your Ladies Day look, chose some dainty jewels for accessories so that they let your dress do the talking. Practise your posture, and go for a dewy, Spring inspired make up look with fluttery lashes and soft pink lips.
Field day fashion at its sweetest!