In the early 1900s, horse racing was the sport of the elite and affluent. They mostly took a punt with high bids on the table, the spectators took an opportunity to showcase their wealth and status through couture fashion.

Fashion at the tracks was and still is associated with class, and to go to a horse racing event was a regal affair then and now.


2017 Racing Fashion Tips For The Track

While fashion and style are undoubtedly an important part of the races, it’s worth researching if your event has a specific dress code before you hit the shops.

Below are some ideas on how to stand out and help you achieve that fabulous race day look and to keep you abreast of the latest trends for 2017 so you can pop them in your diary.

  • Solid Colours

Loud and proud colour combinations make for a dynamic, confident look. Feel free to mix it up with another colour or be bold and stay true to your chosen colour from head to toe!  Accent with accessories of course!!

  • Modern Prints

This is a fun trend to go with no matter what the occasion. Mixing up abstracts with colours can create a bold fun look that will have heads turning everywhere you walk.

Pair a print skirt with a solid top, or go big and mix two prints together! These types of prints can give you free reign in your millinery choice. You can pair your outfit with something totally different than what you would normally wear and it will all flow together! This type of outfit shows you as the fashionista you truly are!  Shows you can take a risk…and still look fabulous!

  • Monochrome

Black and white may be the staple for the Belmont Stakes in New York but there is no reason why a little New York can’t be brought to the Curragh.

  • Accessories

Accessorizing is a must and it’s a great way to bring your personality in to your outfit from shoes to hats to bags.

One good tip to remember is that your accessories don’t have to be big and flamboyant sometimes less is more.  Really it’s all about complementing the outfit and getting that polished look – it’s the combination of the whole look and the fact that you should feel comfortable wearing it.

  • And for the Guys

Spend a day at the races in a suit and you’ll notice a big rise in the attention you’ll get from the ladies. There are so many different styles and types, it’s impossible not to be able to find one that makes you look great and don’t be afraid to depart from the classic Grey/Black/Navy –  try a little color!