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Get ready to saddle up as the horse racing season begins!

As the horse racing season gallops into view, it's time to get ready to dress to impress. Whether you’re cheering on the favourite at the Grand National or heading to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot, it’s time to bring out the feathered hats and tweed jackets.

 

As the horse racing season gallops into view, it's time to get ready to dress to impress. Whether you’re cheering on the favourite at the Grand National or heading to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot, it’s time to bring out the feathered hats and tweed jackets.

Horse racing events are the perfect opportunity to dress to impress, but think about the next event you can repurpose your purchase for A wedding? A Christening or even holiday…

Queensgate’s and Westgate Arcade’s retailers have everything you need to stride into the races with elegance and flair. Let’s take a look at some of the options that are now available at Queensgate.


1. Classic Elegance:

Ladies, you’re up first. If you dress confidently you are confident! Embrace the timeless charm of traditional race day attire like spring dresses with floral prints or opt for a more subtle dress choice with patterns. Alternativity, keep it simple with classic monochrome.


Rock the races with this gorgeous blue floral dip hem midi dress! It features a plunge neckline, elongating your neck and allowing you to style it with a beautiful necklace from Style in Westgate Arcade. You can also layer a lightweight white cardigan from Primark over the top to shield you from England’s cool spring breeze.

Blue Floral Dip Hem Tiered Midi Dress
£64.99 - Quiz


If you prefer something more subtle that you can add some bright coloured accessorises to, then this dark green Leopard Mini dress from TK Maxx is the choice for you. The leopard print adds depth to the dress but doesn’t overpower it, allowing you to add a bright feathered head accessory that can be the focal point of your outfit.

Dark Green Leopard Tina Mini Dress
£29.99 TKMaxx


The power of a black dress! This ribbed bodycon dress from H&M is the perfect canvas for a bold and chic horse races outfit! Its simplicity caters for numerous styling options. A good way to style this dress would be to pair a bright blue blazer to add a pop of colour. The structured silhouette of the blazer contrasts beautifully with the figure-hugging nature of the dress, creating a balanced and polished outfit.

Ribbed bodycon dress
£12.99 - H&M


2. Dapper Gentlemen:

Gentlemen it's time to get suited and booted, and place those bets on your favourite horse. Dress as confident as you feel! There are so many options that you can choose from but remember nothing beats a well-fitted suit in classic colours. When shopping for your race day attire, be sure to visit Westgate Arcade, where Cavani By Maysons, an independent retailer, is located. Their in-store range is perfect for the horse races, offering a variety of suits, blazers, shirts, accessories, knitwear, coats, and jackets.


Clarks is a classic choice when it comes to smart footwear. These Brandon Lace Black Leather shoes are a versatile option! Not only can you wear them to place your bets and collect your winnings, but they can also be worn to an upcoming wedding or an important work meeting—they might just become your lucky charm!

Brandon Lace Black Leather
£60.00 - Clarks


Dress to impress with these Clapham tassel woven loafer shoes from OFFICE. You want a shoe that is going to be comfortable for all day wear, and these are the shoes! Whether you're enjoying the excitement of the trackside or mingling in the hospitality area, these loafers provide both style and comfort.

Clapham Tassel Woven Loafers - Tan Leather
£52.99 - OFFICE


If you fancy something slightly different than the traditional smart shoe, then look no further than the Carlson Mule Dr Marten Sandals in beige. They offer a modern and stylish look plus they add sophistication to your race day outfit without compromising on comfort.

Dr Martens - carlson mule sandals in beige
£74.99 £99.00 - Schuh


3. Head-turning Headwear:

No horse racing event is complete without the perfect headpiece. Make a statement with an extravagant hat, fascinator, or pearl headband adorned with feathers.


This headband fascinator from Quiz has a delicate blush pink colour that exudes femininity and elegance, and captures the spirit of springtime perfectly. The diamante flower detailing adds a subtle sparkle and glamour, elevating your look with a hint of sophistication without overpowering your outfit. The headband design ensures ease of wear, providing both comfort and stability throughout the eventful day at the races.

Blush Pink Diamante Flower Headband Fascinator
£14.99 - Quiz


A statement piece of headwear that is guaranteed to get people’s heads turning at the races! Especially, with a giant bow as a centre piece. The sleek lines and elegant curves of the design create a striking silhouette, ensuring that all eyes are irresistibly drawn to it.

Tia Bow Fascinator Pink
£49.00 - Accessorize


Casual yet chic! The straw material provides a lightweight and breathable option, ideal for hotter summer days. Keeping you cool and comfortable throughout the day. You don’t just get one wear out of this monogram straw fedora hat, as it can be dressed up or down silhouette exudes classic charm and sophistication, making it a versatile choice that can be worn time and time again for various occasions beyond the races.

Brown RI Monogram Straw Fedora Hat
£20.00 - River Island


4. Finishing Touches:

Complete your race day look with some accessories that elevate your race day look to new heights. Add a touch of glamour with jewellery, a chic shoulder bag, or oversized sunglasses. Gentlemen, accessorize with a classic watch, leather belt, and stylish cufflinks, showcasing your impeccable attention to detail.


A staple accessory for White Embossed Woven Satchel Bag. Made with attention to detail, this sophisticated accessory is the perfect addition to your race day look. It’s big enough to the necessities but small enough not to take focus away from a floral dress.

White Embossed Woven Satchel Bag
£35.00 - River Island


Sometimes simple with sweeter, especially when you have some bold accessories already like bright blazers or pink fascinators. pendant earrings are the perfect choice, as they are eye-catching yet simplistic, making them versatile enough to complement any outfit. After the races, they can be worn to a wedding or even for everyday wear.

Silver Cubic Zirconia Freshwater Cultured Pearl Pendant and Earrings Set
£95 - Beaverbrooks


Men's watches are an excellent accessory for the races, not only adding a touch of sophistication to your ensemble but also serving a practical purpose. With their precision timekeeping, they ensure you never miss the start of the next thrilling race.

Citizen AT2370-55L Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Chronograph Watch - W38112
£149.50 - F.Hinds


Queensgate offers a varied selection of outfits and accessories to ensure you stand out with style at the races. From bold statement pieces to timeless classics. Queensgate has everything you need to make the perfect race day outfit that will leave a lasting impression on and off the track.


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