How to Dress for Ladies Day at the Races

I can’t believe that tomorrow is the 1st of March.  The year is flying by, Spring is fast approaching and before we know it, it will be time for the big race meets of the year and you know what that means- Ladies Day.

I absolutely LOVE going to Ladies Day, it’s one of my favourite events in my social calendar.  It is a time for dressing to impress and going out with the girls, sipping on champagne and Pimms and having the odd flutter on the gee-gees.  You might remember my post and vlog last year which was all about my VIP experience at Aintree Ladies Day.  It was such an amazing experience, glittered with so many beautiful people all glammed up and ready for a good time.  I remember spending ages planning my outfit and I felt gorgeous in the dress and accessories that I had chosen.  This year, Ladbrokes have asked me to put together an outfit ready for Ladies Day and I can’t wait to share my outfit with you all to give you a bit of inspiration.

Short Beaded Prom Dress in turquoise from Simply Be

Gold Peep Toe Court Shoe from Carvela at Debenhams

Hat Box Gold Ruffled Fascinator from Debenhams

Lulu Guinness Perspex Lips Clutch from John Lewis

Melissa Obadash Crystal Set Oval Link Bracelet and Triple Drop Earrings from John Lewis

Preparation is key when planning for an event like Ladies Day.  Don’t leave shopping for your dress until the last minute as panic buying will leave you feeling stressed.  It is an exciting experience that is to be enjoyed, so don’t waste it worrying.  If I were off to Ladies Day soon, I’d wear this gorgeous beaded prom dress from Simply Be.  The cut is so pretty and feminine, the embellishments add a bit of glam and the turquoise colour is simply stunning for the spring and summer.  I would leave the turquoise shade of the dress to do the talking and pair it with gold accessories.  Ladies Day is as much about the head wear as it is the dress.  I love this ruffled fascinator from Debenhams– its a great option for those who aren’t daring enough to wear one of the oversized pieces that are often seen at Ladies Day.  Keeping with the gold theme, these gold peep toe heels look pretty comfortable whilst remaining stylish, which is pretty important on such a fashion concious occasion as there is a lot of standing on your feet at Ladies Day.  For accessories, I’d skip a necklace as the top of the dress is embellished and instead, I’d wear these gold earrings and a bracelet from Melissa Obadash for a little bit of sparkle.  Oh and I would be carrying all of my Ladies Day essentials- race card, mobile, purse and lippy, in this gorgeous Lip shaped clutch from Lulu Guinness.  Simply perfect!

I hope this outfit gave you some inspiration, whether you’re off to Ladies Day or going to another event like a wedding, this outfit would be perfect.

What would you wear to Ladies Day?

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  1. Mammaful Zo
    March 1, 2013 / 4:06 pm

    Great post as always 🙂 Love everything!!! Especially the shoes and bag, I can't wear heels, the ones I had for my birthday party were about as high as it gets, I think they were 4.5 inches but a block kind of heel so not mega high 🙂 I can't wait to see what you actually wear 🙂 lots of love xxxxxxx

    • WhatLauraLoves
      March 7, 2013 / 10:35 pm

      Oh I bet they were lush! Im waiting for this dress to arrive, cant wait!! xxx

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