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.

Race day dress codes depends on what racecourse you’re at with some being stricter than others, so you want to do your research before going! Generally you can wear what you want with the overall dress code being smart and dressy.

We’ve done the work for you and put together 8 outfits for the races tailored to different styles and preferences. Even if your horse loses, you’ll be a winner in the fashion stakes!

Race Day Dresses

Orange Floral Halter Neck Maxi Dress

LTS Orange Floral Halter Neck Maxi Dress
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Wanting to stand out with a pop of colour? This halter neck dress has you covered. Specifically designed for taller frames, this maxi dress is actually floor sweeping maxi length and not half way up your shin. We know important having a long enough length is!

Woven in a chiffon fabric, it features an adjustable tie waist to cinch you in as little or as much as you like and a flattering halter neck style. If your racecourse is strict on lengths and coverage, this is an effortless option that ticks all the boxes.

Black Polka Dot Chiffon Dress

LTS Black Polka Dot Chiffon Dress
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Polka dots are a classic print every year. Exuding timeless elegance, it’s such a simple print but gives maximum impact.

This chiffon 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 frill cap sleeves. Go the extra mile with a fascinator, heels and a clutch bag.

Navy Floral Flute Sleeve Midi Dress

LTS Navy Floral High Neck Flute Sleeve Midi Dress
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We’re always a fan of florals but especially during summer. 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.

This dress is a simple design but so effective. Sitting at a midi length, it features a high neckline with 3/4 length flute sleeves and details with subtle panel stitching. Paired with heeled slingbacks and an understated hat, you’ve got yourself a race day look.

White Polka Dot Shirt Dress

LTS White Polka Dot Puff Sleeve Dress
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We just had to include another polka dot dress to show how versatile the print is and the different dress styles it works so effortlessly in.

This shirt dress is made from a breathable cotton fabric so is a great option for warmer days. Featuring frill detail to the neckline, it details with 3/4 length puff sleeves, button fastenings and a feminine frill hem. Just add nude heels and a clutch bag and you’re good to go.

Navy Floral Skater Dress

LTS Navy Floral Panelled Skater Dress
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Sometimes less is more, but for the races it’s your chance to go all out with a statement print. This dress is sure to breathe new life into your collection with a bold and bright floral print.

Designed in a fit and flare skater style, it features panel detailing and completes with short cap sleeves. Keep your accessories neutral to let the dress really pop.

Outfits For The Races

If you’re not the dress type you’ve still got options! There’s so many different ways you can dress smart and still meet the dress code.

Black Floral Wide Leg Jumpsuit

LTS Black Floral Wide Leg Strappy Jumpsuit
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Wide leg jumpsuits are great for giving the illusion of a dress but the comfort of wearing trousers. Best of both worlds right?

Bringing a pop of colour to the darker base with the pink florals, it features a v-neckline, elasticated waistband and slits to the legs. Slip into a pair of heels to complete the look.

Ivory Pleated Midi Skirt

LTS Ivory Pleated Midi Skirt
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This pleated skirt was made for race day dressing. Featuring a contrast elasticated waistband, it pairs perfectly with a bodysuit or blouse. We are obsessed! Whether you keep your look neutral or add pops of colour with accessories, it’s a guaranteed winner.

Smart Trousers & A Blouse

You can still wear trousers and look smart! These allegro bootcut trousers are available from 34″-38″ and complete with a bootcut flared leg. Paired with a printed blouse (polka dot once again) and a smart jacket, you’ve got yourself a sophisticated races look.

Shop the polka dot blouse | Navy allegro bootcut trousers

Choose Your Footwear Wisely

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

Comfort sole – key to wearing heels all day, it offers 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. block heels 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…

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