What To Wear To The Races: Tall Race Day Dresses & Outfits


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Heading to the races? It’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new outfit, get dressed up to the nines and bet your wages on the horse with the best name. However, you also want to be spending your money on a dress or outfit that you can wear again and not just for one day.

Race day dress codes depend on which racecourse you’re going to as some have stricter guidelines than others, so you want to do your research before going! Generally, you can wear anything with the overall theme of being smart and dressy.

Don’t stress though, we’ve done the hard work for you and put together a guide of different ladies race day dresses and outfit ideas for what to wear to the races. Even if your horse loses, you’ll be a winner in the fashion stakes!

Race Day Dresses

Brown Polka Dot Wrap Midi Dress

Polka dots are a classic print every year. Exuding timeless style, it’s such a simple print but sets the standard for elegant race day dresses.

This wrap midi dress is a staple you can take from the races to a wedding and beyond. Featuring an adjustable tie waist, it details with a v-neckline and long balloon sleeves. Go the extra mile with a fascinator, heels, and a clutch bag. If you love our polka dot race day dress idea, we also have it in colours black and green.

Bright Pink Zebra Print Tea Dress

Wanting to stand out with a pop of colour? This zebra print tea dress has you covered. Specifically designed for taller frames, this tea dress floats elegantly in midi length with two flattering front hem splits.

Made from soft woven fabric, it features an adjustable tie waist to cinch you in as little or as much as you like. If your racecourse is strict on lengths and coverage, this is an effortless option that ticks all the boxes. Keep your accessories neutral to let the dress really pop.

Black & Red Floral Hanky Hem Sleeveless Dress

We’re always a fan of florals, but especially during the warmer months. It’s the most versatile print that can be taken from occasion to occasion so you can get maximum wear and not just wear it once and never see it again.

Sitting at a midi length, this floral midi race day dress features a scoop neckline with a sleeveless design and hanky hem. Paired with heeled slingbacks and an understated hat, you’ve got yourself a race day look.

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Race Day Outfits

Race Day Jumpsuits

 Black Paisley Print Wide Leg Jumpsuit

Wide leg jumpsuits are great for giving the illusion of a dress but the comfort of wearing trousers. Best of both worlds right?

Bring a pop of colour to the darker base with the pink paisley print, it features a scoop neckline, tie waist belt for the most flattering fit, and short angel sleeves. Slip into a pair of flats or block heels to complete the look.

Black Lace Back Jumpsuit

This trend-led jumpsuit is perfect for the races, again with a wide-leg design for added comfort and made from jersey fabric – it’s the perfect addition to any wardrobe.

This plain black jumpsuit really glows with its lace back and sleeve detailing, with a wrap front to flatter your cleavage and longer leg length for taller women. Partner this statement jumpsuit with heels and colourful clutch bag to polish off this outfit for the races.

Purple Ribbed Puff Sleeve Jumpsuit

Wanting to add a pop of colour to race day? This purple ribbed jumpsuit is perfect for warmer weather, with ribbed texture for added comfort.

Featuring a ruched front, short puff sleeves, and v-neckline this jumpsuit is a must-have for the upcoming race days. Perfectly elegant with its keyhole fastening, this jumpsuit adheres to all dress codes so no need to avoid wearing this elegant, functional piece. Simply partner with heels and a shoulder bag to tie this outfit for the races together.

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Race Day Skirts

Pink Floral Print Skirt

Be bold in print with this bright floral print skirt. Designed with taller frames in mind our skirts are made with longer length hems, ensuring a flattering fit with an elasticated waistband to cinch you in at the waist.

Floating elegantly in midi length this bold printed skirt is perfect for the race’s dress code. Featuring a front split hem and made from a soft woven fabric, simply partner this skirt with a nice shirt and heels for an outfit you will be able to wear time and time again.

Black Animal Print Tiered Maxi Skirt

This animal print tiered maxi skirt was made for race day dressing. Featuring an elasticated waistband, it pairs perfectly with a blouse and flats. We are obsessed! Whether you keep your look neutral or add pops of colour with accessories, it’s a guaranteed winner.

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Race Day Tops

Pink Ditsy Floral Square Neck Top

You can still wear trousers and a nice top to look smart! Our printed top (floral print once again) is perfect in length and neckline for any race’s dress code.

Featuring a square neckline with frill detailing this long-sleeved day top is made for the smart dress code. Try our ditsy floral top and a smart jacket, you’ve got yourself a sophisticated races look.

Bright Blue Zebra Print Puff Sleeve Top

Go from day to night with the perfect top for all smart occasions. Whether you are heading out for food before the races or having some cocktails afterwards, this top is perfect to see you through the day.

This bold zebra print top features 3/4 length puff sleeves and a high scoop neckline – following the dress code. Made from soft woven fabric and an elegant keyhole fastening this top is made for the races. Partner with a pair of smart trousers and a blazer to tie this outfit for the races together.

Black Frill Button Through Blouse

A sophisticated staple for all year round, our blouses are perfect to feature in your outfit for the races.

This black frill blouse is the elegant look you are searching for. Featuring long sleeves and a v-neckline with a frill cuff and collar details, this blouse is perfect for floating loosely over some smart trousers (no need to tuck in) and heels.

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Choose Your Footwear Wisely

There are a few factors to consider when choosing what shoes you want to stand up all day in:

Comfort sole – the key to wearing heels all day is making sure they offer extra cushioning to the soles of your feet.

Heel type – stiletto heels are a go-to for a classy, elegant look, but they’re not the most practical. We recommend block heels as they are super easy to walk in.

Heel height – It may be tempting to go for a high heel, but the lower the heel, the comfier you’ll be! You can still get dressy flats

Black Block Heel Court Shoes | Black Pointed Toe Slingback Heels
Navy Blue Ballerina Pumps In Extra Wide Fit | KARL LAGERFELD PARIS Pink Vada Ballerina Flat Shoes

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