The races are one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, and if you are going to one for the first time, then the first thing you should know is that this is not just any old event. Well, it certainly is old, but it is quite specific. In fact, for decades people have been attending this prestigious occasion, and the outfits are one way to see just how eloquent it is. Which is why, you need to seriously look into your wardrobe and consider your options before you do anything else. The races are just as much a place for fashion as it is for horses. This guide for dressing for the races should come in handy.
Remember the word to bear in mind is ‘races’ not ‘racy’. Sleeveless is fine, but make sure your outfit is of a decent length and not revealing. Be classy. Think royal family if you must. However, it does not mean your outfit need be boring. In the 21st century, you can opt for bolder colors, prints and patterns, although remember not to go overboard with them. There are so many beautiful options out there, if you take the time to look.
What good are the races without some interesting and conversation-inspiring head gear? When it comes to racing hats, well the world is your oyster. You need not restrain yourself much, unless you feel it might take someone’s eye out which would never do. These too come in so many different styles and colors, and you are sure to find something to go with your outfit. Plus, come racing season, stores simply fill up with options so you can shop to your heart’s content. Make sure you go for something that suits the shape of your face mainly.
Sure you can accessorize, but do not forget the golden rule that sometimes, ‘less is more’. If your hat is particularly flamboyant and large, opt for small earrings and a thin necklace or bracelet. Certainly do not under any circumstances go big on all of them, you will definitely look like a clown and draw the wrong attention to yourself. You want your look to be polished and each piece to complement each other. The same goes for your shoes.
Of course, the men have to suit up. You certainly have much less to worry about than the ladies, so you cannot really complain there! Just make sure that your suit is well-tailored and fits, especially your blazer. Your pants should also have just the right hemline, and make sure your shoes are polished. Do not forget to wear a matching tie, and have your hair well-combed or slicked back, according to a style you like.