As it hots up in the UK, race season is already in full swing. If you’re preparing for one of the most fashionable days in the calendar, follow this style advice. Stand out from the racing crowd and be noticed for all the right reasons.
Always plan ahead for a big event. Allow yourself time to find the right outfit and undergo some essential beauty treatments. Never schedule skin treatments too close to race day. One of the desired results is that they rid your skin of impurities. So you can expect a few spots and other imperfections. Allow enough time for them to clear up before the day.
It’s always a good idea to experiment. Try on the whole outfit including your accessories and shoes. Do your hair and makeup so you can assess the whole look. Get a friend to offer her honest opinion. Allow yourself enough time to make changes if anything isn’t working.
Securing your outfit can be tricky. Some events, such as Ascot, have a strict dress code. It is important that you adhere to this. Then there’s the question of hemlines. Should you go short or long? Or possibly midi? Midi lengths are often desirable. They are not inappropriately short, and the hem won’t drag on the ground. Outfitters such as Frox of Falkirk can advise on the whole ensemble. If you’re unsure about what will work, always ask for advice.
One important consideration is your comfort. We all want to look our best. However, race days last for several hours. If your outfit is impractical and you feel uncomfortable, you’re going to have a pretty miserable day.
You also need to take the weather into consideration. Hope for the best but take a jacket or shrug to throw on if you’re feeling chilly.
Hats And Shoes
Try to wear your shoes in before the day. This will help you avoid hobbling around with blisters. Again, be aware of comfort. Don’t wear anything that will be painful. It’s just not worth it.
One of the best things about going to the races is choosing your hat. Apart from weddings, there are few occasions when you can really go to town on the hat front. Again, check the dress code first. At some events, fascinators may not be an option.
When choosing a hat, look at your outfit as a whole. Certain hats will work well with a tailored suit. Others will look better with longer flowing skirts. During the summer months, opt for lighter fabrics that will keep you cool. As a general rule of thumb, the taller you are, the larger your hat can be. Though, this is not set in stone. The brim of your hat should not be wider than your shoulders. Proportion is key when it comes to hats.
When planning your race day, allow yourself time to put everything together. Think of your outfit as an ensemble. This includes your clothes, hat, shoes, and accessories. Adhere to the rules but add your own flair and personality. Remember to have fun. There are plenty of opportunities to play it safe but race days are not one of them.
Much love xxx