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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 Outfits Top Tips
  • If you’re heading for the royal box, you need to consider neck lines, and straps. Halter, off the shoulder and Bardot necklines are all no go’s. However in the less formal boxes these are perfectly acceptable as long as it’s a smart occasion wear dress.
  • Consider buying a fascinator, hat, or headpiece to wear on the day. Not only are they stylish for some venues, they are a necessity.
  • It’s an obvious one, but choose your footwear wisely – flip flops should be left at home.
  • A general rule for less formal races and enclosures ladies are advised to wear smart occasion wear.
  • Make sure you study the dress code. Dress codes can vastly vary depending on the races you’re heading to and the enclosure you’re in.

Race Day Dresses

Sage Green Lace Midi Dress

Ideal for a smart dress code this stunning lace midi dress exudes timeless style. A simple design, this dress is all about minimum effort maximum impact and sets the standard for elegant race day dresses.

This scoop neckline 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 lace design, long sleeves and a tie waist belt. Go the extra mile with a fascinator, heels, and a clutch bag. If you love our lace midi dress idea, we also have it in must-have blue.

Pink Floral Print Ruffle High Low Bodycon Dress

Add some wow-factor to your wardrobe this stunning floral print ruffle bodycon dress. Specifically designed for taller frames, this bodycon dress floats elegantly in midi length with an high low ruffle hem.

Made from stretch fabric, it features an plunge v-neckline and a sleeveless design. This bodycon dress is all about hugging your curves and elongating your long legs. Ideal for a more relaxed racecourse, this is an effortless option that ticks all the right boxes. Keep your accessories neutral to let the dress really pop.

 Navy Blue Floral Wrap 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.

Sitting at a midi length, this floral midi race day dress features a wrap front, belted tie waist and side split 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

 Pink Notch Neck Jumpsuit

Wide leg style 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 your race day outfit with this stunning pink notch neck jumpsuit featuring a notch neckline, and short sleeves for the most flattering fit. This jumpsuit will tick all the boxes for dressing formally at the races. Made from a comfortable scuba fabric Slip into a pair of flats or block heels to complete the look.

Also available in classic black and stunning navy – who says you can’t have all 3?

Black Cowl Neck 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 cowl neckline and sleeveless design, designed with longer leg length for taller women. Partner this statement jumpsuit with heels and colourful clutch bag to polish off this outfit for the races.

Bright Green Wrap Jumpsuit

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

Featuring a wrap style front, adjustable tie waist, and v-neckline this jumpsuit is a must-have for the upcoming race days. Perfectly elegant, this jumpsuit adheres to all dress codes so, no need to avoid wearing this stylish yet functional piece. Simply partner with heels and a shoulder bag to bring 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 Maxi Skirt

This animal print maxi skirt is 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

White Floral Print Bardot Top

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

Featuring an elasticated Bardot style neckline, this puff-sleeved top is made for the smart dress code. Try our floral top with tailored trousers and a smart blazer jacket, and 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 more formal dress codes. 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.

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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

 Pink Satin Embellished Block Heel Sandals | Navy Blue Block Heel Court Shoes
Black Ballerina Pumps | Brown Leopard Print Ballerina Pumps

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Cream Straw Fedora Hat | Silver Tone Diamante Double Headband | Black Straw Fedora Hat

Who doesn’t love a straw summer hat? If the races you’re at are less strict on the dress code, you can always opt for a straw hat or stylish headband to accessory with. They’re cool comfortable and will elevate your races outfit. As they are so versatile you can wear them again at another occasion you have later on in the summer.

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