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A Day At The Races and Statement Jewellery

Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady

In Britain horse racing became well established all the way back in the 18th century. The sport has taken place since roman times and many of the sports traditions and rules originated from there. Horse Racing is currently the second largest spectator sport in Great Britain and according to the British Horse racing Authority it generates 3.3 billion pounds in the British economy. 

The major horse racing events in Britain being Royal Ascot and Cheltenham festival. Gambling on horse races has been one of the cornerstones of the British betting industry.       

Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is one of Britains most well known race courses. Ascot holds a special week of races in June attended by the king and queen who has had interest in horses since childhood. This week has now become Britains most popular race meeting, welcoming around 300,000 visitors over five days, all dressed up in the finest clothes,hats and statement jewellery.  

At Ascot each day begins with the royal procession with the king and queen accompanying members of the royal family as they arrive along the track in horse drawn landaus. They spend the day watching the races from the royal enclosure. 

The Ascot racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711, and has since received support of a further twelve monarchs. The Ascot summer race meeting officially became a royal week in 1911. 

Horse Racing Painting

What to wear to royal ascot


Ladies can wear a skirt or a dress which must be just above the knee or longer. A jacket or pashmina may also be worn and shoulder straps must be a minimum width of 1 inch. Ladies can also wear a trouser suit of matching material and colour, a jumpsuit that falls below the knee and hats MUST be worn. 

Accessorise your outfit with statement jewellery to really complete the look. 


Men must wear a morning dress of black, grey or a navy material, a waistcoat and necktie, a black or grey top hat and black dress shoes with socks covering the ankle.  

For more information click here

Audrey Hepburn in


One of the most iconic looks has to be our favourite actress Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady where she attends the races with Rex Harrison. Her iconic and fabulous black and white ensemble was designed by the genius costumne designer and photographer Cecile Beaton; who was fascinated by the
bourgeoisie and upper classes. This statement dress with it's bows and stripes is one of the most iconic looks in film history.

Model in vintage jewellery


Continuing that look and bringing it more for the modern day, we adore how French influencer @barinovael has put together this black and white look using our statement necklace......

Audrey Hepburn
Race Outfit Inspiration


Once again inspired by Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady we love this flattering soft pink ensemble. Dress by The Pretty Dress Company, Hat by Phase Eight and our Audrey Hepburn Necklace

The beautiful Kate Middleton in a polka dot dress with a gorgeous floral hat and a pair of diamante crystal and pearl earrings. Get the look and shop a very similar pair of earrings on our website now.

Race Day Outfit Inspiration
Kate Middleton


Try using block colours when styling your outfit and finish the look off with some statement jewellery for example a necklace or earrings.


Places to shop for racing day outfits:

Peak and Brims Hats

Coast Fashion

The Pretty Dress Company


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