As the big racing festivals continue through the Flat racing season, we are looking at 20 gorgeous dresses (including a few stunning alternatives) for summer racedays so you can #GoRacinginStyle.
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Bacanara on Etsy makes beautiful Haute Couture handmade dresses with embroidered overlays and fabrics. For longer sleeves or other style/fit adjustments message her before buying, as reviewers find her amazingly helpful.
Beautifully decorated with hundreds of 3D yellow petals this stunning gown, with its short sleeves, is sure to turn heads. With an A-line silhouette and sash it is comfortable while elegant – perfect for special occasions. Also available in pale pink.
Featuring all-over embroidery, blue mesh material and cotton/polyester work, this dreamy floral dress is giving us good summer vibes.
Designing and producing a wide ranging and covetable collection of dresses in the heart of London, Closet transcends seasons to bring you fashion-forward pieces that will always be in style and never out of stock. Closet London readers are pictured wearing their dresses with their full raceday accessories!
Featuring a multi pattern, this tie back midi dress is made from soft crepe (100% Viscose) in a loose fitting A-line cut. With puff sleeves, gathers on shoulders and waist it has a high neck line and side pockets.
ALIGNE believes in the ethos of saving the fashion industry by saving the planet first. A small brand bringing about big change, it creates contemporary but timeless collections comprising versatile style building blocks in planet-friendly fabrics.
This scoop neck midi dress is summer ready, made from organic linen with flattering shirred waistline and puff sleeves. Finished in a trending retro floral print, Frederika can be dressed up for more formal occasions or simply throw-on-and-go for summer days out.
Team the Fenmore oversized satin check shirt with matching Fayza wide leg trousers for a stunning combination.
The shirt is finished with a dip-back, curve hem for a flattering fit when worn loose giving a completely different look than when tucked in (as pictured). The trousers are high-waisted, wide leg, with flattering side split and contrasting piping detail.
Endlessly versatile, whether worn with matching Fenmore shirt, or with a simple, chic white tee. Both are made with LENZING™ ECOVERO™ Viscose.
A modern take on the classic blazer, Ferran is a single-breasted asymmetrical blazer with a fixed side tie. Finished in planet-friendly recycled polyester and trending buttermilk yellow. Wear with matching Fedde trouser or jeans for a put-together, relaxed look.
Team with Fedde Tailored Straight Trouser for a complete suit.
This statement midi length slip dress in lilac features with a low cut-out back and self-tie straps. With elasticated gathered side detailing, side splits, spaghetti straps, it is finished in planet-friendly LENZING™ ECOVERO™ viscose.
LK Bennett offers a full Royal Ascot X LKB Collection with a choice of dresses, trouser suits and accompanying accessories, so you can mix and match to suit the occasion and your personal style.
A garden party-inspired pretty style, featuring a vintage archive print – the 18th century apple blossom print. Crafted from beautiful yellow silk with blue and green florals, it has a V-neck with a frill edge, a trio of pearl buttons, short pleated sleeves and a tea dress shape with a dipped hem.
With a nod to vintage Haute Couture – and an androgynous twist – the Rosalind jacket works beautifully as a full suit with the matching trousers. Crafted in Portugal from an Italian satin floral jacquard in hyacinth blue with a green floral design, it’s a single-button style with a peak lapel, buttons at the cuffs, a welt chest pocket and tailored seams to the front, and a single vent to the back. A matching dress is also available as an alternative to the trousers.
The botanical print for this Montana dress has been reimagined from vintage archives in cream and red. Cut to the much-loved tea dress shape, this midi-length, short-sleeved style is crafted from pure silk with oversized pearl buttons and tie detail to the collar – adding a vintage touch to this modern design. Available in four different colourways, pictured here in Red/Cream.
A beautiful, Thirties-inspired style, the Amor dress is understated and elegant for summer occasions. Crafted from a pretty pale pink satin crepe, it has long, rounded collars, puff shoulders, pleated and cuffed short sleeves, fully-functioning fabric-covered buttons and pleat detail to the front, a crystal buckle belt and a flippy knee-length skirt with a centre slit. Also available in Pale Mint.
REISS creates modern menswear, womenswear, accessories, and childrenswear that transcends time and trends. With a London in-house atelier REISS offers attainable-luxury collections of unwavering elegance.
The Iona dress is cut out at the sides and back, giving the appearance of a top and skirt from behind. The plunging V-neckline ends in a large tie detail. This style is complete with flared short sleeves and a bodycon fit for an accentuated silhouette. Made from Linen-blend fabrication to midi-length cut.
This style is crafted in an elegant halterneck design with a sleeveless silhouette in a flattering midi-length, with a belt at the waist to cinch the profile. The striped finish adds minimalist adornment. Featuring a large keyhole detail to reverse and flippy hemline for eyecatching appeal.
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