The 2020 Races Ultimate Guide

All you need for an amazing day at the races all in one place.

Take a look at the best our brands have to offer for the 2020 race season.

It’s finally Spring and the 2020 race season is nearly here! Whether you’re heading to Chester or Aintree, Bolesworth or Haydock, it’s the perfect opportunity to pull out all the stops for a day of elegant fun. To help you look your best this race season, we have put together our essential style guide. We have all the latest trends to suit all tastes, whether you’re sipping champagne in the VIP enclosure or going for best dressed at Ladies’ Day. Take a look below at some of the best our brands have to offer to get you turning heads this season, whatever the dress code.

Spring Summer Trends

Chester Races

Bold monochrome prints and polka dots combined with classic 60s silhouettes are a big trend for this season and can really make a statement. Team with plain black or nude accessories so nothing draws attention away from the bold dress.

Jungle prints and safari styles are a big trend in menswear this season. Team a jungle print shirt with classic tailoring to add a modern twist on a classic outfit. Choose a suit in a neutral colour to avoid clashing with the bold print on your shirt.

VIP Enclosures

Races Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

So you’ve managed to bag tickets to one of the prestigious VIP areas but now you need the perfect outfit that meets the dress code. Jumpsuits and co-ords are great options for these areas, keeping it dressy but a little playful and making sure you are covered up but still show a little style. Team with wedges or block heels so you don’t get your heels stuck in the grass.

The dress code for gents in the VIP enclosures is also stricter so you’re better hedging your bets and opting for traditional tailoring. This grey suit paired a simple blue and white stripe shirt would be a great option. Use your tie and pocket square to add a pop of colour and you're on to a winner.

Ladies' Day

Ladies' Day Cheshire Oaks

Unlike the VIP experiences at Chester or Bolesworth, there aren’t as many rules for Ladies’ Day at Aintree so it’s a great opportunity to show off a bit more of your own personal style and who knows, you might even bag the prize for best dressed. A playsuit like this one is a great option for a more playful take on occasionwear. Pair with accessories like these in red to contrast with the black and white and team with a red lip to tie your make up in with your outfit.

Ladies’ Day is also an opportunity for men to try out something less traditional. Play around with different colours and opt for a short-sleeved shirt like this paired with pastel coloured trousers for a light, summery feel. Team with sunglasses and a straw hat like this one for an effortless, holiday feel.