Ladies Day at Bath Racecourse is when the fashion is as important as the racing.
Stylish outfits and beautiful headwear will be in abundance on Saturday 15 June as thousands of racegoers put their best shoes forward to impress the judges of the annual Style Competition, sponsored by SP Green jewellers of Bath. This year, the most stylish racegoer on the day will win a huge £500 cash prize plus pair of diamond earrings from SP Green Jewellers of Bath and six-month membership to F45 Training, worth more than £1,000!
Whether you'll be making a beeline to enter the Style Competition or prefer your outfit to shine out of the spotlight, the big question is, what to wear to Ladies Day?
Official Dress Code
There's no official dress code for people with a ticket to the Grandstand Enclosure, although we encourage a smart-casual dress code on Ladies Day.
Roof Garden Tickets
One of our more exclusive areas, people with Roof Garden tickets are asked to adhere to a smart-casual dress. Smart denim and tailored shorts are accepted, but ripped denim, denim shorts or sportswear will not be permitted.
Hospitality and Restaurant Tickets
With hospitality and people dining in one of the restaurants, we encourage smart attire. This means gentlemen are asked to wear a smart shirt (although a tie in not essential). Smart denim and long, tailored shorts are acceptable, however ripped denim, denim or sports shorts, t-shirts, vests, sports shirts, tracksuits, trainers, gentlemans flip flops or sandals and bare chests are not acceptable.
Here are some tips on how racegoers can style their Winning Chic outfit for Ladies Day …
Judges will be looking for eye-catching outfits on Ladies Day. Bold colour combinations, statement jewellery or an unusual hat can all help to make you stand out against the competition. That said, bear in mind…
Sometimes less is more
Some style never goes out of fashion. Black and white is a timeless colour combination; beautiful tailoring is understated and effortless; and a classic shift dress is a summer wardrobe essential for a reason. Pair with gorgeous accessories and your outfit will look effortlessly chic.
Add a hat
Unlike Royal Ascot and The Derby, there’s no official dress code at Bath Racecourse, except in hospitality areas, so racegoers are not obligated to wear a hat. However, adding a beautiful, sculptural hat, fascinator or even an on-trend headband can really up the wow factor of your outfit and also makes the occasion a little bit more special.
Style whatever the weather
A heel sinking into the grass or skirt revealing a little too much when the wind blows isn’t a good look. Be mindful of the weather and dress appropriately for an outside event. A transparent umbrella is a fantastic investment if the weather looks inclement as it won’t take away from your outfit.
Style your outfit with some personality and confidence but remember Bath Racecourse’s Ladies’ Day is an enjoyable event with lots to experience, not just the fashion. As long as you feel comfortable in your outfit, you’ll have a fantastic time
Registration to enter the Ladies Day competition is free for all racegoers who simply attend a special area on the day to have their picture taken or enter in advance via Bath Racecourse’s Facebook page.
Advance tickets for the event start from £13 in the Centre Course picnic enclosure and £27 for general entry tickets into the Grandstand Enclosure. but there are a limited number of places remaining in the Vintage Afternoon Tea Hospitality package, which includes full ‘Bath Racecourse’ afternoon tea served in a vintage marquee.
For further information about Bath Racecourse's Ladies Day and to book tickets please see www.bath-racecourse.co.uk