This Friday I am off to Sandown Race Course with Closet London and after deciding on what to wear I thought I would put together a post with a few tips on dressing for the races

I have been kindly invited along to my first ever race day at Sandown Race Course with The Jockey Club and Closet London. After deciding on what to wear I am excited to share with you my tips on dressing for a day at the races.

The big question, what does one wear to the races. Closet London has a large selection of formal and evening dress to choose from. 

I knew in my mind, I wanted something fitted and preferably white. Their different online collections (Woodland Tales and R.S.V.P) allowed me to easily find what I was looking for.

I chose the White Lace Front Band Pencil Dress in a size 8. Being 5ft the dress comes up a little longer on me than it does the model on the site, but I expected that. 

The length is still perfect for me and easy to walk in, which can be difficult in some pencil dresses. It has a detailed gold zip on the back, making it easy to get into. 

You also don’t need to worry about the dress being see through as it comes with the perfect little white slip dress for underneath. 

Never did I think I would wear a Fascinator, but after a quick look on Pinterest it seems they are a big deal at the races. 

I decided to go for Navy accessories for the day. 


It’s going to be a long day so ensure you have worn in those new shoes and if you’ve not put a box of plasters in your bag. 

If your bags big enough take a pair of flip flops, for on the way home.


It’s important to know which race day you are going to and what event they are holding as sometimes it is compulsory to wear a hat or fascinator. 
It’s also nice to see what other people have worn previously.


Here in the UK the weather can be very hit and miss. 

Make sure you check the forecast before you leave, and if it gives out for rain you won’t be caught short. 

Grab a brolly. 


My most important tip is to match your shoes and accessories. Choose a colour that is outstanding. 

After all, it’s the only time of the year you can go all out.


Lace Dress | Closet London

Created in collaboration with Closet London. Words, styling and opinions my own. 


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