The race season is upon us and we cannot wait to see all you fabulous ladies showcasing the most stunning outfits and extravagant couture millinery!
Ladies Day has been enjoyed across the nation at some of Britain’s most famous racecourses; including Ascot, Chepstow and Aintree. With Chester Racecourse being the oldest running racecourse since the late sixteenth century, the love of the races is still going strong to this very day.
A big event for the racing calendar is the upcoming Crabbies Grand National Event, which takes place from Thursday 9th April 2015 to Saturday 11th April 2015. The event begins with races starting on the 9th, followed by its Ladies Day on the 10th and finishes with the big Grand National on the 11th in Aintree, Liverpool.
When it comes to Ladies Day, it’s all about the outfit! It’s a fantastic opportunity to wear a fabulous outfit that makes you feel like you’ve walked straight off of the Catwalk! At Baroque we stock a gorgeous range of occasion wear that is perfect for a Day at the Races. With high-end collections from top designers such as Linea Raffaelli and Aideen Bodkin being available at our Boutique, we are confident that you’ll be in the line up for the Best Dressed!
The Ultimate Guide to Ladies Day Fashion for 2015!
One of the hottest trends this season is 70s Fashion.
Think fringes, textures and lots of flare!
Modern floral patterns influenced by the Flower Power era will be adjacent this year; big botanical prints and leafier styles make an edgy yet classy outfit, making you stand out from the crowd!
Fresh off the Fashion Week Runways, Monochrome is set to a popular choice this season! Favoured by celebrities on the red carpet and high-end designers, the Monochrome trend creates a timeless yet sophisticated look. Be inspired with beautiful black and white Linea Raffaelli dresses with intricate and bold patterns; the perfect choice for your upcoming Ladies Day!
Trousers & Jumpsuits
Trouser styles and jumpsuits provide a different yet stylish alternative to a Race Day dress! Culottes, flares and wide leg trousers are set to be a popular choice on the racecourse this year; pair them with a simple and streamlined top to create a classic outfit with a clean tailored look.
White is an integral part of this seasons must-have colours. White provides a stylish base for creating a statement summer outfit. Wearing a simple yet classy white dress or tailored trouser suit allows freedom and creativity when it comes to choosing additional colour schemes for accessories. Whether it is a stamp of pretty pastel, soft neutral or a luminous neon colour, it is guaranteed to create a unique outfit that is easy to wear and matches your personality.
The 70s trend has welcomed back the platform shoe! We can hear your sigh of relief as these heels can be much more forgiving on our feet! After a long Day at the Races, the platform shoe is a fashionable yet comfortable option. However, we would also recommend taking a stylish pair of flats that will fit in your bag, just in case the heels become a little too much for your feet!
If you’re looking for a headpiece that exhibits sophistication and fashion, a wide-brimmed hat is the perfect choice! Couture Milliner Alison Tod creates outstanding headwear pieces that are perfect for a Day at the Race. With the 70s trend being dominant this summer, we also predict wide-brimmed floppy hats paired with stylish jumpsuits being popular on the racecourse this year!
Blazers and matching Jackets are always a sensible choice when it comes to a day at the races, especially with the unpredictable British weather! Not only will a cover-up keep you warm but it will also add a stylish and sophisticated finish to your Race Day outfit. If you wanted a slightly more lightweight cover-up, a non-crease pashmina is the perfect choice; it is easy to carry and can be fit into your bag during the Day.
Altogether, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable in what you are wearing. The perfect outfit is one that makes you feel fabulous on the inside and out! At Baroque we can help you find an outfit that suits your personality, flatters your figure and leaves you feeling like a million dollars!
Preparation is key when it comes to the lead up to your Race Day Event. Call us on 01873 858030 or visit us at our Boutique in Abergavenny to have your own personal styling experience and find your perfect Race Day outfit!
Why not complete your look by having your hair professionally styled at The Room at Baroque? Our unique, contemporary and friendly salon service is run and managed by Phillip Mungeam who can offer you a personal and exclusive hair service that is individual to you!
With your hair and outfit sorted, why not treat yourself to some pre-race pampering by having your make-up professionally done? Book an appointment at Beauty at Baroque with our highly skilled beautician who will provide you with the utmost care and attention, giving you a look that matches your outfit and makes you feel fabulous!