Ranked as the greatest flat race in the world the Investec Derby at Epsom Racecourse offers is a great opportunity to dress up and enjoy one of UK’s most traditional days out.

 For the Queen’s Stand on Investec Derby Day, dress code is a formal day dress or tailored trouser suit with a hat or substantial fascinator.

In the Grandstand Enclosure guests are required to dress up and for the Hospitality areas ladies are asked to wear a fascinator or hat.

For all areas, definitely no fancy dress.

Firm Favourites in the Fashion Stakes:  The Blues; Cropped Overlay; Iridescent; Bold Blooms.

Racing ahead is the Dominique print dress by Coast.

The cropped overlay is not only on trend but is also a flattering style to most body shapes as it defines a waist or it can give the illusion of one. Floral prints are blooming for summer with the larger flowers blossoming this fashion season.

Price £95.

http://www.coast-stores.com/dominique-print-dress/all-dresses/coast/fcp-product/1445798?locale=en

Wearing the blues is a winner this season so place your bets on all blue accessories.

See by Chloe box clutch in azure blue adds a touch of ladylike chic with its navy leather bow on the top. Available from Very Exclusive which allows you to pay in three monthly instalments.

Price £220 or £73.33 for three months.

http://www.veryexclusive.co.uk/see-by-chloe-small-bow-box-clutch-blue/1458472288.prd

 

Put your best foot forward in Emma Go’s peep toe shoes with their fashionable iridescent front and dazzling blue heels. The heel is high enough to complement the pencil style Coast dress but also thick enough to ensure you don’t sink in to the grass.

Price £145 or £48.33 in three monthly instalments.

http://www.veryexclusive.co.uk/emma-go-riona-scalloped-peep-toe-shoes-blue-iridescent/1458393606.prd?_requestid=27339

Add more blue with a statement necklace such as Very’s Blue tonal ombre necklace.

Was £25 now on sale at £12.50 so snap it up!

http://www.very.co.uk/tonal-ombre-necklace/1458051458.prd

 

Turn heads in this textured Royal Blue saucer headpiece from Beverley Edmondson with its scattered crystals and hand curled peacock swords.  Giving a subtle exotic feel is the banana leaf fibre with wired patent snakeskin leaves layered in to a central flower.

Price £250.

http://www.beverleyedmondsonmillinery.co.uk/

Multi-tasking is the Max Mara silk and linen scarf. It will take the chill off on an overcast day and keep the sun off your shoulders on a sunny day. Whether overcast or sunny, azure blue is a perfect shade for the summer racing days. Also available in yellow, beige and grey.

Price £150.

http://gb.maxmara.com/p-9541015206008-macao-azure

KAREN GRACE

Karen Grace is the Fashion & Beauty Editor for www.EclipseMagazine.co.uk.

She studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International. You can read more of Karen’s fashion advice at: www.frumpytofunky.com

For personal shopping and styling services you can reach her via frumpy to funky on contact@frumpytofunky

Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International. You can read more of Karen's fashion advice at: www.frumpytofunky.com For personal shopping and styling services you can reach her via frumpy to funky on contact@frumpytofunky

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