Used in the summer, Newmarket’s July Course has more of a quintessential garden atmosphere to its sibling course The Rowley Mile. However the dress guideline for this garden party is less boho and more formal summer wedding.

Add European chic with Italian designer Nico Didonna’s Nina dress in vibrant teal – a shade that suits most complexions. Juxtaposing the formal with an ethereal feel, this silk wrap dress offers a timeless style with a modern twist. Sleeves are designed with fashionable open slits to show off those sexy shoulders whilst providing coverage if you are conscious about your arms. Price £420.

Nico is one of our five stylish womenswear designers to follow. See our article: https://eclipsemagazine.co.uk/designer-guide-ss18-five-to-follow-inspirational-womens-fashion/

Although headwear is not compulsory, many ladies embrace the racing atmosphere and sport a beautiful hat or fascinator. Plus it will increase your chances of winning The Style Awards Best Dressed Lady competition.

London based milliner Agnieszka Stanczyk’s dove grey percher hat is adorned with a large hand made feather dandelion and trimmed with deep pink crin twigs and delicate blue veil. Price £190 via Etsy.

For a bespoke design using fabric to match your outfit contact Agnieszka via her website:

https://www.hatsbyagnieszka.com/contact

Hats by Agnieszka is one of our five marvellous milliners to follow. See article link:

https://eclipsemagazine.co.uk/designer-guide-ss18-five-to-follow-marvellous-milliners/

Step out in style with Lucy Choi’s Bouvier blue snake print stiletto heels in patent leather with gunmetal Perspex sides. The snake print and metallic textures of the shoe complement the simplicity and smoothness of the silk dress. Price £225.

Lucy Choi is one of our Shoe Superstars in article: https://eclipsemagazine.co.uk/six-to-follow-handbags-and-shoes-super-stars/

The course has many grassy areas so not always good for the stiletto. Don’t forget to bring along the racegoer’s essential foldable flats by CocoRose London. (Also one of our Shoe Super Stars.) The Barbican silver shimmer ballet pumps will put the spring back into your step. Price £45.

Mix up the animal magnetism and choose Attavanti’s Carbotti croc print leather grab bag handcrafted by Italian artisans. In bright blue, yellow and pale pink, this bag is sure to grab your attention. Price £319.

Rather than contrast with the dress, go tonal with larger jewellery such as this dark blue necklace from Konplott’s Cathedral collection. Price £305.

Small sparking earrings can act like mini spotlights and brighten the main attraction – your hat. Boost the sharpness of that yellow in the percher’s dandelion with a pair of H.Azeem’s brilliant citrine earrings in sterling silver surrounded by layers of cubic zirconia. Price £155.

Also available is a matching citrine ring. Price £125.

Both Konplott and H.Azeem are in our fabulous four designers to follow article:

https://eclipsemagazine.co.uk/fabulous-four-jewellery-designers-to-follow/

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

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