Now let it be said, I am always up for a challenge. So when EtailPR gave me a call this evening and asked me to style up an outfit suitable for Ladies Day at Cheltenham I jumped at the chance. Ladies Day for me always evokes images of leggy women dressed impeccably and giving off an air of luxury as they swan about the paddock placing bets and drinking champagne. In other words, total heaven. Of course, in these merry daydreams I’m equally as leggy, the sun is shining and I have a sharply dressed gentleman on my arm (and we win £££££ too…) whereas the reality is that I will forever be a hobbit – I can however, dress impeccably.
I wanted to make sure this outfit stayed in keeping with my usual style, so I decided to go for a strictly monochrome affair, with the block white jacket drawing the eye and also ensuring I don’t look like I’m attending a funeral rather than a race meet. I would never attend the races in anything other than a dress, so this little Topshop number was both necessary and the obvious choice. My favourite colour and clinging in all the right places, it gives a sexy silhouette while the interesting ruffle around the chest breaks up the shape and gives the dress a unique look. A pair of comfortable heels are a lifesaver, as a day at the races involves a lot of standing and walking around, so a chunky heel like these are the perfect choice. Finally, you can’t go to the races without a hat, and in my case a ridiculously large floppy affair is the only way to go!
What would you wear for Ladies Day?