The York Ebor Festival takes place on Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th August 2018 and with prizes for the Best Dressed Racegoer, Smartest Headgear and Best Dressed Couple, this is a festival to go to town and show off your fashion style whether it be glamorously flamboyant or understated elegance.

Look hot but keep cool in the heat with Michaela Frankova’s silk blue marine dress.

This simple slip dress oozes glamour with its bold print and diaphanous black lace hemline adorned in a smattering of shiny beads. Price £220.

For a hot sunny day it is worthwhile to choose a hat that that looks stunning but will also provide some shade. With a wide brim the aptly named Silver Glam hat from Elena Shvab is the perfect choice for a sunny raceday. Made from paper straw and decorated with a silver hatband. Price £215.

Photographer: Ternavskaya Luba.

The Ebor ladies are not afraid of heights and many wear towering heels. The Helena Pearl sandal from Freya Rose is approx four inches high but has the added advantage of a special memory foam lining to help keep you comfortable all day. This sandal adds glitz to your outfit with its shimmering silver leather embellished with Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls. Price £375.

Be prepared and take a pair of foldable flats for when your feet really need a rest. Keeping up the glamour is Cocorose London’s Barbican silver shimmer ballet pumps. Price £45.

Contrast the silky smoothness of the slip dress with a matt suede handbag for texture. Ted Baker’s Sophina suede shoulder bag in mid grey with chain strap. Price £215 from House of Fraser.

A pair of sunglasses is a must for a day at the races. Michael Kors matt blue round sunglasses from House of Fraser. Price £144.

Accessorise with lapis lazuli jewellery. This semi precious stone is said to have many properties, one of which is ideal for a day at the races: good luck and fortune to the wearer – we say every little bit helps with the betting! Meaning blue stone, its deep intense colour is dappled with either gold or white flecks creating a unique pattern and depth to each piece.

Lapis Lazuli sterling silver bracelet by Maramaia Designs. Price £62.99 via Etsy.

Lapis Lazuli cabochon sterling silver ring from Jewellery by Charles. Price £78 via Etsy.

Lapis Lazuli cabochon long stem sterling silver earrings from Jewellery by Charles. Price £58 via Etsy.

Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International.

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