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What to wear to a day at the races?

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hoolagirl Thu 26-Jul-07 09:59:53

red and white dress

Do you think this would be suitable, i've never been before, its ladys day and I want to look fab!

MrsBadger Thu 26-Jul-07 10:09:12

which racecourse?
which enclosure?

Nbg Thu 26-Jul-07 10:32:07

this would look great with the dress

ahundredtimes Thu 26-Jul-07 10:33:52

Ladies Day where? This makes a difference.

Also get a decent raincoat.

hoolagirl Thu 26-Jul-07 10:37:42

Thanks, computer going really slow this morning.
Its at Ayr racecourse, don't know about enclosures?

MrsBadger Thu 26-Jul-07 10:44:12

aha, if Ayr you should be ok - some places have rules re skirt length, shoulder coverage etc.

fascinator is a good idea, hat less good in rain

remember to wear wedges not spike heels so you don't sink into the grass

Nbg Thu 26-Jul-07 10:45:53

Btw should have said, that fascinator comes in red.

Nbg Thu 26-Jul-07 10:47:24

have just found this too

hoolagirl Thu 26-Jul-07 10:51:30

I like the hat, hope its not too windy!
Thanks for tip on shoes, was just looking at spikey heels!
So dress ok then?

Nbg Thu 26-Jul-07 10:53:26

Dress is great

MrsBadger Thu 26-Jul-07 10:53:38

yes, but do take something to put over it (wrap, pashmina, fitted red or white mac)

Nbg Thu 26-Jul-07 10:55:10

and I would get one of those clear umberellas just in case it pees down.

hoolagirl Thu 26-Jul-07 10:56:57

Mac sounds good, will probably be freezing seeing as its Ayr!

hoolagirl Thu 26-Jul-07 12:24:23

what about this mac or this one

MrsBadger Thu 26-Jul-07 12:52:11

second one looks better - more fitted

chopster Thu 26-Jul-07 13:02:21

I was at ladies day at ascot, and I don't recall seeing anybody in a mac. Mostly wore short summery dresses and pashminas. Lots wore spikey heels too, was hilarious watching them walking in them. I'd take an umberella rahter than a mac.

(btw, i was there watching with the kids, not in the enclosures!)

MrsBadger Thu 26-Jul-07 13:05:17

yeah, but I bet some of them wish they'd had macs...

chopster Thu 26-Jul-07 13:08:09

oh yeah, they looked bloody freezing. We had macs, and wellies.

Just not sure if it is the done thing...

MrsBadger Thu 26-Jul-07 13:09:41

(NB we are suggesting pretty fitted macs suitable for eg wearing to a wedding, not Millet's finest, you know )

hoolagirl Thu 26-Jul-07 13:21:15

I do have some nice pink wellies

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