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What do you wear to 'the races'?

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JellyBelly10 · 01/03/2012 20:32

Where I work is already organising the Summer 'do' and have said it's at the Windsor races. What can I get away with wearing? I hate hats, I don't do dresses...I can't imagine what would be appropriate if you don't like dresses and hats! I hate my arms (so cannot wear strapless or sleeveless) I would prefer to wear trousers (or is that just not done!?)......It's not until early Summer yet I'm worried already!!! Can anyone link me to anything appropriate or just give me a vague idea of how formally I'd have to dress, or whether can get away with trousers/smart top/no hat etc....HATE dressing up!!

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CMOTDibbler · 01/03/2012 20:40

You can wear whatever you like - the only time places have restrictions is for posh events, inside restricted areas.
Trousers, a top and comfy shoes would be perfect for a corporate event.

EnjoyResponsibly · 01/03/2012 20:43

Is there a dress code?

Do you have a budget?

As a starting point I'd say start thinking smart if its a corporate event, wedge heels if you're on the course but not essential clearly if you're in a box.

janmoomoo · 02/03/2012 11:20

You need to find out if it is Ladies day or one of their top events. And also which enclosure you are in - this is important and will define what you wear. Check their website, it will probably give the dress code.

If its ladies day and you are in a premier enclosure then dress like you are going to a wedding. You don't need a hat although people do tend to wear those fascinators. If you dont like a dress then you could wear wide trousers with platform sandals, camisole and a nice jacket with pashima or something like that.

If its not ladies day then its usually smart casual, so smart jeans with a jacket would be OK. I and going next week in the premier enclosure and I am wearing a day dress with boots, jacket and pashmina scarf or something like that. I have also been in the normal stand with the masses and that is jeans/trainers/tinnies/picnic blanket/anything goes.

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