What to Wear to Great Yarmouth Racecourse

What to Wear to Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Located just one mile north of the popular seaside town of Great Yarmouth (and just over an hour’s drive from Newmarket) this racecourse is popular with both locals and tourists.

The racecourse hosts around 23 Flat races a year but mostly in the summer with the main events being the Eastern three-day Festival held in September.

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Curious about What to Wear to Great Yarmouth? Find out here, in a guide from our Fashion & Beauty Editor!

Official Dress Code

Premier Enclosure. private hospitality, restaurants and champagne bar

The dress code is smart casual which includes smart jeans and tailored shorts with smart footwear.

Not permitted are sportswear, beachwear, flip flops, casual shorts and ripped jeans.


Here a casual more relaxed attire is permitted. Remember to consider the weather and dress accordingly.

Gentlemen are requested to keep their shirts on at all times.

What to Wear to Great Yarmouth Racecourse for the Eastern Festival held in September?

Day three of this festival is Ladies Day where both the ladies and gentlemen racegoers enjoy dressing up for the occasion. Most ladies wear summer dresses and don hats, but this is not obligatory.

For the Ladies, We Say…

It may be mid September but Great Yarmouth has that summer holiday vibe and it should still be warm enough to give your summer dress a twirl around the racecourse.

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The Hat

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


High heels will elongate your legs and complement your glamorous outfit. If you do go for the stiletto, don’t forget to bring along the racegoer’s essential foldable flats for when you want to rest your feet. Wedge and block heels are the most sensible high heels for the races and can still look elegant.

The Sunglasses

Great Yarmouth does have a holiday atmosphere so don’t forget to accessorise and complement your outfit with a pair of cool sunglasses. 

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It’s A Wrap!

If it becomes cloudy and the weather cools down, a lightweight pashmina will provide some warmth.

A thin pashmina will not take much room in a medium sized bag or if you decide to take a clutch bag then just drape over your arms to complement your outfit.

Gentlemen, We Say…

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

The Blazer

It is a relaxed holiday atmosphere and smart casual is the official dress code so gents if you don’t want to wear the full suit and tie, then go for a tailored jacket/smart blazer with a collared shirt and a pair of smart jeans or chinos. The blazer also gives an opportunity to introduce a more flamboyant flourish of colour.

The Smart Loafer

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.

The Sunglasses

It may be September but it should still be sunny enough to sport a pair of cool sunglasses, an accessory which is popular 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.

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