The Greatest Flat Race in the World
The Investec Epsom Derby 2016
For ladies, Investec Derby Day means a formal day dress, beautiful shoes and a hat that really makes you stand out from the crowd. Of course, there’s always the option of a tailored trouser suit, too.
For a truly classic look, you could pair an embroidered lace dress with sandy suede mules. A suitably stylish headpiece will complete the look. If you’re going for sleek chic, pair a vibrantly red silk and wool blend crepe dress with strappy leather pumps Rossi.
If you really want to stand out from the crowd, then go loud with a printed satin dress. A pair of metallic leather pumps and a stunningly elaborate rose-embellished wool-felt hat will mean there’s no chance of your being missed.
Most attendees at Investec Ladies’ Day tend to use the occasion as an excuse to really dress up, so don’t be nervous about donning your finery. The races are all about having fun with fashion so think fun prints, eye-catching colours and stand-out accessories
A floral print stretch cotton dress is perfect for a day at the races. The bold print will help you stand out in the crowd, while the mid-calf hemline and cinched in waist ensure an elegant silhouette. For a fun twist on a classic LBD, try a polka dot number. Once again, the combination of a fun print and an elegant silhouette make it a winner for a day at the races.
When it comes to accessories, Ladies’ Day is all about the headwear. Hats or substantial fascinators are mandatory in the Grandstand Hospitality areas and the Queen’s Stand, but you’ll also see hundreds of women sporting statement hats and hairpieces in the Grandstand Enclosure - Some of which have been fashioned and created by Cherry Tree Fashions...
Investec Ladies’ Day isn’t all about the women and most men will be dressed to impress in a smart suit. You can’t go wrong with a classic three-piece suit. A high blue suit is a popular alternative to charcoal, the bright shade will ensure you won’t look like you’re on your way to the office.
For a more relaxed look, why not opt for a statement blazer teamed with tailored trousers and a crisp white shirt. A double-breasted blue jacket is a twist on a classic, while a polka dot jacket will make you stand out from the crowd.
On Investec Derby Day, if you’re visiting the Queen’s Stand, men are required to wear full morning dress. The traditional look for weddings and formal daytime events, usually in the presence of HM The Queen. This means a tailcoat, a waistcoat, smart trousers and, of course, a top hat.
If you’re going for a darker look, why not try a black wool morning coat. Pair it with a brighter waistcoat, such as a tan single-breasted number, and a pair of black and grey striped trousers with a pleated front and smart cut. A dark tie will offset the waistcoat brilliantly, and black two-eyed derbys will give you a sophisticatedly British look. Finish everything off with a high-crown fur-felt top hat.