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What To Wear To The Races

Jun 07,2024

What to wear to the races blog cover with model posing in a pink floral asymmetric midi dress
Heading to the races or a ladies day this summer? It’s only right you dress like a winner yourself!

Finding what to wear to these formal events can be a bit of a challenge, but if there’s one thing about the races, you can never be overdressed. That’s right, whilst the men are suited and booted in their smartest attire, the ladies certainly don’t miss their chance to stun in elegant and glamorous dresses and accessories. And you shouldn’t either  

So, if you’re looking for the perfect race day dresses to wear for the event, we’ve rounded up our best and most chic styles perfect for the occasion.  

Some races will have certain dress codes, so be sure to check ahead of the event, but popular race day trends include bold floral dresses, ruffle details and vibrant colours. Take the chance to showcase your style and make a lasting impression.  

Keep reading for your ultimate guide to race day outfits and ladies day dresses that'll turn heads. 


Floral dresses

A floral dress is your failsafe choice to stand out and make a statement. Opt for bright colours paired with silver or gold heels and a simple jewellery.

2 grid collage with models posing in a pink floral asymmetric midi dress and a blue floral puff sleeve midi dress

Pink floral asymmetric midaxi dress 

Blue floral printed milkmaid midi dress

2 grid collage with models posing in a red and pink floral satin asymmetric midi dress and a pink and read pleated midi dress

Red floral satin asymmetric midi dress

Angel sleeve floral printed chiffon pleated midi dress

Pretty pastels

Pastel colourways are a popular race day outfit choice and will guarantee you look elegantly chic. Style your pastel style with a pair or white heels and a matching bag.   

2 grid collage of models posing in a blue tie strap ruched bust jumpsuit and a sage green floral ruffle detail midi dress

Blue tie strap ruched under bust jumpsuit

Sage green jacquard midaxi dress

2 grid collage of models posing in a sage green belted blazer and trousers and a yellow floral ruffle detail midaxi dress

Sage green belted blazer & tailored trousers

Yellow jacquard ruffle detail maxi dress


White race day outfits

For a sleek premium look, white will be your go-to. Level things up with lace details and tailored styles that'll get you all the compliments. Team with coloured heels for a pop of colour.  

2 grid collage of models posing in a white lace belted shirt dress and a white lace tailored blazer and shorts co-ord

White lace belted shirt dress

White lace tailored blazer & tailored lace shorts

2 grid collage of models posing in a white sequin playsuit and a white waistcoat and tailored trousers co-ord

White premium sequin playsuit

White tailored corsage detail waistcoat & tailored trousers


Bright & bold

Feeling colourful? Go for one of our bright coloured dresses that'll stand out from the crowd. Wear with nude or white sandals to keep your dress the main focus.

2 grid collage of models posing in a hot pink slinky crop top and asymmetric skirt and a cobalt blue bandeau maxi dress

Pink slinky wrap co-ord top & slinky wrap skirt

Cobalt blue jacquard midi dress

2 grid collage of models posing in a red ruched wrap bodycon dress and a green asymmetric satin midi dress

Red bodycon ruched wrap midi dress

Green satin asymmetric neckline midi dress


Feeling inspired and have your eye on an outfit? Whichever one you go for, all of these race day ready outfit ideas are versatile and wearable for all your other summer events, including weddings and garden parties. See our full women’s occasion collection here 

From the In The Style Team x