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Cheltenham Races Fashion Ideas

Posted by Hay Brunsdon on January 23 2014.

Cheltenham Races Fashion Ideas - start with your warmest coat

This weekend thousands of visitors will flock to Cheltenham Racecourse to enjoy The Open from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th of November. Our Cheltenham Races Fashion Ideas, complete with 5 Winter Outfit Dos and Don’ts will ensure you’re on trend and look glamourous in Gloucestershire this weekend.

What with three days of top class racing, The Open is one of the highlights in the British Racing Calendar, so whilst you’ll want to look your best you’ll have to pace yourself. Don’t peak too soon; be sure to save the showstopping outfit for Saturday; Gold Cup Day.

Cheltenham Races Fashion Ideas: Winter Outfit Dos and Don’ts

Friday at The Open is ‘Countryside Day.’ With an atmosphere resembling that of a country fair, we’ve compiled our favourite outfits to make sure you look the part, and stay warm for the whole weekend!

Cheltenham Races Fashion Ideas - Do wear warm fur hats

Do wear faux-fur

Hats, jackets, and snuggly scarves are top on our list of Cheltenham Races Fashion Ideas. Not only do they look elegant, but just the one statement piece will ensure the overall look is not too much of an over-statement. Remember, stay chic with darker hues; whereas white fur jackets will cheapen the ensemble (and make you look like R. Kelly.)

Do wear a transitional outfit

You’ll want to wear an outfit that will work at the racecourse, as well as during post-race cocktails in the sophisticated Montpellier Wine Bar. Be sure to dress up snug skinny jeans with a pair of heels and a sparkly shawl or bolero.

Do wear tweed

When it comes to our top Cheltenham Races Fashion Ideas, it’s important to remember that in Gloucestershire, you can wear as much tweed as you like! From top to toe in tweed is perfectly acceptable in this neck of the woods. It’s a sure bet that every Henrietta and Herbert will be donning their favourite Harris tweed jacket to The Open.

Cheltenham Races Fashion Ideas - embrace the tweed

Don’t wear floral prints; save that for Ladies Day

Winter at the races means no to opulent fascinators, pastel shift dresses and bright floral prints – they’ll all end up looking a little flashy so stick with stylish green, navy or brown hues.

Don’t wear any form of trousers that resemble jodhpurs

It doesn’t matter if you’re a true equestrienne, or if you bought your pair from Nicolas Ghesquière himself. Do not wear jodhpurs as a spectator at Cheltenham Races. You’ll be riding straight into a fashion faux pas, or get mistaken for Katie Price peddling her latest line of horsey-wear.

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