What to Wear for Ladies Day: Equestrian Horse Racing Fashion Guide

by Laura Stockley


As the UK's equestrian calendar springs into action, it's time to prepare for a season filled with thrilling competitions, elegant attire, and quintessentially British charm.

What to wear is paramount for many racegoers. Whether you're attending a prestigious horse race, a glamorous Ladies Day, or even a casual countryside event, dressing the part is essential to fully immerse yourself in the spirit of the occasion.

At Hamilton Hatt, we believe that impeccable style and equestrian events go hand in hand. Join us as we explore the art of dressing for these prestigious gatherings, featuring a selection of exquisite garments and accessories that capture the essence of timeless elegance.

So, celebrate the jump racing’s top event with Cheltenham Festival just a few weeks away, with bright colours, floral prints, contemporary tweeds and rich silks:

The Classic Elegance of Silk Dresses

For those seeking an ensemble that effortlessly combines femininity with sophistication, look no further than our collection of Liberty silk dresses. Available in a range of colours, some with floral prints, others adorned with pleats, each is and crafted from luxurious silk fabric. These dresses are a timeless choice for any event:

Timeless Tweed and Warm Wool: Capes and Coats

But, with the British weather being ever changeable - especially in March - layering up will be key, so make sure your outerwear offers both style and warmth.

And, no country outfit is complete without the timeless, British elegance of tweed, the warmth of wool, a hint of fur, or a classic cape.

The iconic Troy London Donegal Tweed Cape: offering classic British style with a contemporary twist, will be an instant hit, designed to protect you from the elements. Or opt for the Hunt & Hall Bilsdale Cape: a stylish and practical outerwear piece, available in two classic colours: Navy and Olive. Pair with tailored trousers or a tweed pleated skirt for a polished look that exudes sophistication:

Refined Charm: Blouses and Silk Bow Shirts

Elevate your outfit with a touch of refined charm with a classic shirt or blouse that will impress at Ladies Day and the Gold Cup. Our Liberty Print V Neck Silk Frill Blouse tucks perfectly into denim or flared skirts taking you to the races in style.

A crisp white shirt is always a staple for any wardrobe, or why not incorporate one of the hottest trends this year: Bows! Add a Troy London bow shirt into your ensemble - or the Hunt & Hall burgundy silk bow blouse.

Whichever shirt you choose, when worn alone or layered under a tweed jacket, they add a touch of luxury to any outfit and are perfect for Ladies Day or a day at the races:

Sophisticated, practical knee high boots

Complete your equestrian event ensemble with a pair of stylish and practical boots from Really Wild Clothing and Dear Frances.

Our La Mancha Waterproof Spanish Brown Leather Boots combine timeless style with durability, making them the perfect choice for outdoor events. Or opt for the Jia Tall Boot Terracotta Boots, featuring a chic silhouette and artisanal craftsmanship:

Luxurious Accessories: Silk Scarves

Complete your look with a luxurious Clare Haggas silk scarf, featuring exquisite designs inspired by the beauty of the British countryside.

Whether draped elegantly around your neck or tied as a chic accessory to your handbag, these scarves add a pop of colour and sophistication to any outfit. Choose from a variety of stunning prints and patterns to complement your ensemble and make a statement at any equestrian event: