With cooler temperatures soon to return (praise the Lord) and autumn racing season just around the corner, it’s good to be aware of the basic ground rules around dressing for the occasion.
1. Straw is against the Law
Well not literally, but it might as well be. Straw is strictly for spring or summer racing, so make sure you don’t rock up to an autumn race day with anything on your head that’s not made of felt, metal or leather.
2. Midriff is a no-go
Always. A visible midriff at the races (outside summer perhaps) is frowned upon, and if attending the Members’ Reserve you may be refused entry.
3. Strappy, skimpy outfits
Your brief for autumn racing is your outfit should reflect the cooler weather. Think sleeves on your dress, boots or closed toe shoes. These days the traditions are relaxing a little around this, but you should still definitely stay away from the kind of strappy, strapless, or cut-out numbers you would usually wear to the club.