Luxury and loveliness are at the heart of our Christmas gifts for women racegoers.
Prices correct at time of writing.
This flowing 100% silk dress is made from satin weave digitally printed with hand painted fabric. Available in two colours: fiery red Alice print with pleated skirt in a classic fashion (pictured); and solid green silk satin dress with box pleats. Adam and Alice presents timeless style with strength, femininity and effortless elegance inspired by British heritage, travel and art.
WE SAY: A perfect Christmas party dress that will also work with opaque tights, ankle boots and a winter coat for festive racedays.
PRICE: £445 from Adam and Alice.
Bellina has an upturn brim at the back with a medium depth brim. The design is finished with Sofia leather headband. Available in a choice of colours, Bellina is from a new range of hats entitled Epitome. The range comprises one inspiration style, each with differences in brim or crown height and shape. Find your shape, or ask if you would like advice!
WE SAY: Perfect to smarten up a casual outfit or finish off a formal one.
PRICE: £245 from Maggie Mowbray on Etsy.
Despite the name, this is handcrafted in Great Britain from pure sheepskin, featuring front pockets and button fastenings. Wear with the curly side out for eye-catching style or it’s reversible if you prefer a sleeker look.
WE SAY: It’s wool, but not as we know it…
PRICE: £875 from Celtic & Co.
Ponte panels along the sides give this stretch jacquard dress an instantly slimming effect. Ruching at the left waist adds to the flattering style and the pattern gives potential for a perfect day-to-evening piece.
WE SAY: Perfect for Christmas racing plus pre- or post-racing drinks.
PRICE: £155 from Ralph Lauren.
Infused with sumptuously soft cashmere this curved hem sweater is full of fine festive flair. With ribbed sleeves and a chic curved-back hem and a sparkly star to top it off.
ECLIPSE TIP: The sweater is available in seven different colour options but only the grey has the sparkle snowflake.
PRICE: £85 from Pure Collection.
This wrap-top jumpsuit with V-neckline is ankle-length with three-quarter length sleeves and tie belt. Made in London it is available in Brown (pictured) or Olive.
WE SAY: Enough cover to wear your thermals underneath for winter racing, but stylish enough for the after-party too.
PRICE: £75 from Closet London.
This statement ankle boot from Red Or Dead features a shimmering bronze leather upper with zig-zag overlay detail at the toe and ankle. Low heel and day-to-evening style make them a versatile option for the festive racing season.
WE SAY: A glam raceday alternative to brown leather boots.
PRICE: £85 from Schuh.
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.
She absolutely loves her job (how many people can say that?!) and is truly grateful to all supporters of and contributors to Eclipse Magazine.
If you are reading this she would like to say THANK YOU! (And please spread the word about Eclipse…!!)