What to Wear to the Races

You’ve bought the ticket, and now you’re wondering what to wear on race day – never fear, you can always bet on Ted to have the answer. As a general rule, racegoers are expected to dress smartly, but sometimes there are strict dress codes around dress lengths, hats, and even socks, so it’s always best to check the website before you go. Ted has something for every enclosure, so if you’re wondering what to wear to Ascot, or how to dress to impress at Cheltenham, you’ll soon be on the right track with his handy guide for men and women.

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Race Day Dresses & Skirts

Whatever event you attend, when it comes to skirts and dresses for the races, Ted’s got you covered. From sleek midis to pretty pleats, dipped hemlines to Bardot necklines, there’s a style to suit everyone.

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Race Day Jumpsuits & Trouser Suits

Forgo tradition and achieve sartorial elegance courtesy of a jumpsuit or tailored suit from Ted. Ted’s race day tip? Bright colours help you stand out for all the right reasons.

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There are plenty of specialist shops for your hats and headpieces, but turn to Ted for the rest of your race day accessories. Heels for races are the way to go, whether you’re more of a kitten fan or like to walk tall in stilettos, and a clutch is perfect for holding essentials – including some sophisticated sunglasses, of course.

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Race Day Suits

Tailoring is his forte, so Ted’s the man to see about men’s suits for races. For most race fixtures there’s no such thing as overdressed, so break out the three-piece; Ted’s front-runner for the season is a slim, checked style.

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Race Day Shirts

If you’ve gone for a patterned suit, pare things back with a crisp plain shirt. Going more neutral with the suit? A playful printed design in complementary tones is great for adding personality, particularly if you’re in a more casual enclosure where a tie isn’t required.

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Accessories are key when it comes to races fashion. The right tie can completely transform a look, and Ted’s got plenty of styles to choose from. Wondering what shoes to wear to the races? Suede and leather lace-ups are your safest bet. Bare ankles are strictly against the rules at Ascot (a cause Ted is very much in support of) – so keep those socks firmly on your feet, gents.

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