What to Wear To Beverley Racecourse

What to Wear to Beverley Racecourse.


Located near the town centre of Beverley this racecourse is one of the smallest Flat racecourses in the UK.

The racecourse’s main events are the Hilary Needer Trophy in May and the Beverley Bullet Sprint stakes in August. Their Ladies Day is also held in August.

If you’ve got an interest for Fashion at the Races – then this insightful guide for What to Wear to Beverley is for you!

Official Dress Code

Premier Enclosure

This is Beverley’s smartest enclosure and when deciding what to wear, it is encouraged to dress up.

Tailored shorts and t-shirts are permitted but the overall appearance should be smart.

Sportswear and fancy dress is not permitted (other than on the Bygone Raceday and ’70s Racenight).

Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure

On busy days – dresses and smart jackets would not be out of place, but on quieter days attire is generally more relaxed.

Jeans, trainers, sportswear and non offensive fancy dress are all welcome.

Course Enclosure

This is the most relaxed area so feel free to dress comfortably – shorts, t-shirts and non offensive fancy dress are all fine.

What to Wear to Beverley at Hilary Needer Trophy in May?

Ladies, We Say…

This is a chance to wear the first of the summer fashions hitting the stores.

The Hat

Hats are not compulsory and a large majority of the ladies opt not to wear one. If you do love a hat, keep it toned down with something understated like a fedora or a headband. Alternatively instead of a hat add sparkle to your hair with bejewelled hair decorations.


Unless you love wearing high heels, choose a pair of colourful flats, wedges or chunky heels to put a spring in your step the whole day.

Gentlemen, We Say…

Although a jacket is not obligatory, a smart blazer always brings a touch of casual dapperness to a pair of smart jeans or chinos.

What to Wear to Beverley Racecourse for the Bullet Sprint Stakes and Ladies Day in August.

Although there is no strict dress code, both the Bullet Sprint Stakes and Ladies Day are the highlights of the season so racegoers usually like to dress for the occasion.

For the Ladies, We Say…

The Yorkshire lasses do like an excuse to strut their glamorous stuff so join them and show off your fashion style whether it be glamorously flamboyant or understated elegance.

The Hat

Most ladies will be wearing a headpiece especially if they are entering the Most Stylish Lady competition. From a simple fascinator to a show stealing hat, nothing will look out of place.


High Heels elongate the legs and add elegance to an outfit. If you do decide to wear high heels, remember, the sharp stiletto may look sexy but not so good if you are on your feet all day. So pop some foldable flats in to your bag for those times when your feet just need a rest.

Gentlemen We Say…

Don’t let the ladies down and complement them by dressing for the occasion.

The Shirt

It is the middle of summer so your shirt will be the most on display. Show off your fashion flair with something different to the white or pale blue shirt. Go wild with pattern and bold with colour.

Maybe wild patterns and bold colours are not your sartorial taste? You can still stand out from the crowd of white and pale blue shirts with more subtle patterns and softer colours.

The Trousers

Stay cool in a pair of light coloured chinos or tailored shorts.


Slip into comfort and style with a pair of smart soft loafers. These are ideal for the summer and easy to wear with or without socks.

Sunglasses & Fedoras

August is the month to wear sunglasses and is a popular accessory in all of the enclosures.

Click here How to Spice up Your Suit – Part 2 – Eclipse Magazine to see our article on what style of sunglasses to wear for your face shape.

Don a fedora or trilby hat to keep and look cool.

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