Dresses For The Races: The LOOK Edit

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The hunt for a dress for the races can be a bit of a major fashion dilemma.

Finding the perfect frock to rock for this occasion is certainly easier said than done. Not only do you have to find a show-stopping dress at a purse-friendly price, but most of the major races have dress codes to contend with as well. Nightmare.

And now we’re officially in the summer months (please can someone let the weather man know?!), our calendars are building up with plenty of outdoor occasions to get dolled up for. Our edit of the perfect race day dresses is here to make sure you stand out from the crowd, in all of the right ways.

Our eclectic pick of gowns includes classic prom-style shapes, season-appropriate florals and a wide range of different colours. Whether you’re looking to mix up your print and accessories, or stick to some tried and tested colour blocking, there’ll be something here to work with your occasionwear staples.

Off-the-shoulder styles are perfect for those hotter daytime events, keeping you cool and chic whilst still looking sophisticated.

A-line cuts are always a flattering option for most body shapes, cinching in at the waist for a gorgeous, feminine shape. Mid-length or maxi lengths are always a trusty style to opt for, particularly if you’re weary of a stricter dress code.

We’ve also got some handy hair inspiration to help you pick the perfect quaff to go with your chosen dress. If you want to go for a little more of a relaxed beauty look, perhaps opt for a topknot hairstyle or one of our easy hairstyles to do at home.  Alternatively, we love these A-list approved updos that will get you feeling ready for any smart occasion.

Shop our race day dress edit and find a head-turning frock without any of the hassle. And if you love a good bargain, it’s always worth giving our Black Friday dresses and Black Friday clothing deals pages a little look.

Now all that’s left is to pick a winning horse… Sorry, we can’t advise on that one.