What To Wear For The Races

What To Wear For The Races

One of the highlights of the summer season is the English horseracing calendar and, on a sunny day, Ascot is surely one of its most celebrated events.

What to wear for the races? Ascot is known for its strict dress code, for which Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle famously wore her signature ivory ribbon embroidery lace dress and hat in the film My Fair Lady.


Outside of June's Royal Ascot week the fashion stakes at the racecourse are more relaxed but smart, with hats and pearls still the winning bet.

Winterson went to Ascot in support of the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, the largest dedicated brain tumour charity in the UK. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and people under 40 in the UK, with diagnosis times falling short of international standards.

The Brain Tumour Charity

The Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust recently launched its HeadSmart campaign, to promote awareness of tumour symptoms amongst parents and health professionals as improving diagnosis times can significantly help reduce life-limiting disabilities.

To find out more about the symptoms to be aware of in your child and to support this important initiative, visit HeadSmart here.

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By unknown (Warner Bros.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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