It’s time to prep for racing season. Whether it be the Grand National’s notorious fabulous Friday, Royal Ascot or the delights of Aintree, all eyes turn to the hats, summer dresses and statement clutch bags. Sometimes you need a little inspiration, so we’ve taken a look at some of the key trends celebrities are sporting and put together a collection of our favourite occasion dresses. If you’re fashion clever, all you need to do is invest in one key piece, then use your styling skills to switch up shoes, bags, hats and accessories to completely transform your look.
Channel whimsical luxe with OTT graphic prints. A big trend for spring/summer ’16, fantasy prints are taking centre stage on and off the red carpet. Offset by simple accessories and a sleek up-do, the Versace Collection Swan Dress adopts this day dreamy aesthetic for a look you can’t go wrong with all day.
Bold hues are always a good idea for Race Day. Stand out in the crowd like Nora Zehetner in the McQ Alexander McQueen body con dress. Complemented by a zip detail to the waist to accentuate a feminine silhouette. Simple is the key here so keep your hair sleek and make up minimal to make the burnt orange really pop.
A signature look for red carpet label of the moment, Self-Portrait channeled by Miranda Kerr. Adorned in intricate floral embroidery and cut out details, the Self-Portrait Azaelea Dress create a completely unique appeal. Super sleek straps and a plunging neckline complement the decolletage while the a-line and lace hem give an ethereal finish perfect teamed with delicate heals and loose waves.
Keep it elegant and keep it feminine with a full skirt to show off those pins like Troian Bellisario. Intricate embroidery suits any figure and with a structured lining to create an hourglass shape. Emulate Troian’s look with the Alice + Olivia Morganne Dress loose waves and nude heels for a delicate yet structured look.