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Goddiva’s Guide on How to Dress for the Races

by Goddiva Account 15 May 2024

Whether you’re heading to the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes, or a local horse race, dressing for the occasion is an essential part of the experience. Races are not just about the thrill of the sport but also about showcasing your style and enjoying the social atmosphere. If you're gearing up for a day at the track, here's your ultimate guide to ensure you turn heads and feel fabulous.

First and foremost, Race day fashion is your chance to dress up, so embrace the opportunity to wear something chic and stylish. Race days are often held in the spring and summer, so think light, airy fabrics and vibrant hues that scream sunshine and fun. Opt for a flowy midi dress adorned with floral prints for a fresh and feminine look. Not only does it exude elegance, but it’s also comfortable enough to last you through a day of festivities. If you’re feeling a bit bolder, why not go for a chic romper? It’s the perfect blend of sophistication and modern flair, sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.

Now onto Accessories can make or break your outfit, so choose them carefully. One of the most iconic elements of race day attire is the hat. From wide-brimmed beauties to intricate fascinators, your hat should be the centerpiece of your outfit.  For bags, A small clutch or crossbody bag is ideal. You want something compact that won’t be cumbersome to carry around.  When you think Jewelry, Opt for pieces that complement your outfit without overwhelming it. Think delicate necklaces, simple bracelets, and tasteful earrings.

Goddiva Crochet & Pleated Top Midi - Burgundy

When it comes to footwear, You’ll likely be on your feet for a good portion of the day, so choose your shoes wisely. pt for a pair of stylish sandals or wedges that will keep you on your feet all day without sacrificing style. Steer clear of stilettos unless you’re a pro at navigating grassy fields in heels – trust me, you’ll thank me later. As for the finishing touches, don’t forget about your hair and makeup. Keep it fresh and natural with soft waves or a sleek ponytail, and opt for a dewy complexion paired with a pop of color on the lips. Remember, the goal is to look effortlessly chic, not like you spent hours in front of the mirror.

Now, let’s talk about the all-important dress code. While every race day may have its own set of rules, the general consensus is to dress to impress. That means leaving your denim cut-offs and flip-flops at home and opting for something a bit more polished. Think cocktail attire with a hint of whimsy – after all, it is a day of celebration!

And finally, the most important rule of all – have fun with your outfit! Race day fashion is all about expressing your personal style and embracing the joy of the occasion. So whether you’re sipping champagne in the VIP lounge or cheering on your favorite horse from the sidelines, make sure your outfit reflects the excitement and energy of the day.

So, there you have it – your guide to winning race day style. With these tips in mind, you’re sure to turn heads and make a lasting impression wherever the races may take you. So go ahead, dust off your favorite dress, slip on your chicest hat, and get ready to steal the show – because when it comes to race day fashion, the only rule is to have fun!

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