Luxury and loveliness are at the heart of our Christmas gifts for women racegoers.
Prices correct at time of writing.
This Windsor Tweed Herringbone wrap in teal blue, slips over your head easily and features a simple turnover collar. It’s lined in soft gold and aqua paisley lining, and finished with mixed gold and enamel buttons to the shoulder.
ECLIPSE TIP: The capes from Leger & Oaks are all handmade in England using 100% British wools and tweeds with fun satin linings. Wear, over jeans and boots or a stylish raceday outfit! #RockItForRacing
PRICE: £135 from Leger & Oaks.
This classic Toscana Gilet with suede tie fastening is softly tailored for a figure-flattering fit. A luxurious piece, it is reversible so can be worn with the sumptuous Toscana wool facing in or out.
Also available in White/Coffee, Black, Harbour (Blue/White) and Mocca Snow Tip.
ECLIPSE TIP: All of the sheepskins used by Celtic & Co are a by-product of the food industry – the hides would otherwise go unused. Sheepskin is naturally warm and breathable making it a lovely cosy and stylish layer for winter racing days out.#RockItForRacing
PRICE: £415 from Celtic & Co.
The Metalic Ankle Length trouser is cut to a flattering shape in a striking bronze metallic print fabric. With a rich, subtle shine and understated colour, it is versatile and fun.
WE SAY: This is a classic day-to-evening piece of clothing, perfect for Christmas racing-and-party meetings and we also think there’s a bit of Cheltenham Festival potential! #RockItForRacing Dress down with a cashmere jumper, or dress up with a silky top and blazer – the choices are endless.
PRICE: £99 from Pure Collection.
Georgina coat is a modern classic and features a four-buttoned front and funnel neck collar with two additional buttons for a contemporary, elegant look.
Designed in a beautiful wide herringbone tweed, it will endure all seasons – wear over a dress for cooler spring/autumn days or button up the collar for a crisp winter raceday.
Butler Stewart uses only UK based Mills for their tweed and each garment is produced by their Savile Row experienced tailor.
WE SAY: Perfect for both town and country, team the coat with the matching Camilla Skirt for a smart and timeless raceday suit. #RockItForRacing
PRICE: Coat £445, skirt £145 from www.butlerstewart.co.uk
The Martha features a soft leather upper, inside and out, which ensures comfort. The heel is three inches high, but solid for superb stability.
Available in four colours, Nude Pink, Navy, Red and Black, each with contrast trim and button detail. The heels are a real statement, with a bold black and white stripe design.
Made in Spain for Mod Shoes, a small, exclusive UK business specialising in small runs of retro inspired, stylish shoes.
ECLIPSE TIP: Each colourway is limited to just 22 pairs, so it’s unlikely that you are going to bump into another pair of them – hurry while stocks last!
PRICE: £85 from Mod Shoes.
A modern take on a classic shape, this elegant skater dress from is from the GOLD collection. With its pleated skirt, V-neck back, front slit, and pockets (yay!) it is made in a sturdy heavy weight satin fabric with a bit of stretch for comfort.
Famous for their prints, Closet London is “Quirky, Social, Thoughtful and Loyal” and its passionate team design and make every garment in London, just as they have for over 20 years.
WE SAY: This dress is understated enough to be worn during the day but exciting enough to transition to a party night out, and the gold makes a great winter or summer colour for racedays too. #RockItForRacing It’s highly versatile so a great investment piece – or a fabulous gift!
PRICE: £120 from closetlondon.com
A modern ladies’ boot from Barkers with contrasting colour buckled strap and side gusset detail on an elegant Cuban heel. Made and lined with leather, and featuring a Goodyear Welted 6mm Leather Sole and rubber tip heel. Available in two colourways: Cedar Calf/Blue Strap or Navy Suede/Cedar Strap.
Barker is one of England’s oldest shoe brands, specialising in hand crafted, hand sewn shoes. Traditional methods are still employed, including slow natural drying, polishing and the uppers shaped on the last by hand.
ECLIPSE TIP: Each pair of shoes comes with complimentary gifts comprising shoe bags, a shoehorn and spare laces. With their flat sole and stylish colours they make a great boot for winter racedays. #RockItForRacing
PRICE: £250 from www.robinsonsshoes.com
For more ideas on how to make on trend fashions, products and designers work for your day out at the races, search #RockItForRacing
Karen can usually be found glued to her computer or at the stables. Having edited several national magazines she co-founded Eclipse Magazine in 2008 after realising that many of her friends were nervous about going racing due to lack of information – what to wear, how to bet etc.
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