Image Consultant Suggestions: Winter racing events attire and Hennessey Gold Cup Competition


Quite a few of you have emailed me recently about the appropriate racing attire. Dressing for any races can be quite a frightening process for a non-regular racegoer. I enjoy races and as an image consultant I can clearly tell you that there are indeed some ‘rules’ to follow should you be heading to any races during this Autumn or Winter.


So what should you wear?

The conventions of winter race-wear for ladies dictate elegant daywear, including hosiery, closed toe shoes and winter-appropriate hats. Gloves are optional however if you choose to wear them then opt for leather or a blended wool because delicate materials such as lace and fine cottons are more suited to the summer months.

Few more tips:

  • Remember that you will be outside for a long period of time so dress accordingly. Autumn-winter racing fashion usually dictates the wearing of clothes representative of the season.
  • Start with choosing what dress / suit you will wear and then match the appropriate accessories. It is so much easier to match a hat to an existing frock than the other way round.
  • When it comes to autumn racing, the number one rule is that your headwear should be felt material as straw is reserved for spring/summer months only.
  • Wear a pair of closed-in shoes and leave your Stilettos for summer races.


I actually have a pair of tickets available to an amazing ‘The bet365 Festival – Hennessy Gold Cup Day’ to giveaway to my blog readers and Twitter followers so if you are interested then please enter my Twitter competition:

The bet365 Festival – Hennessy Gold Cup Day is a winter fashion and social calendar highlight offering the chance to fuse fashion with the enjoyment and long-standing traditions of horse racing. Traditionally it attracts a large numbers of celebrities including in recent years Stanley Tucci, James Norton, Carey Mulligan, Mel Chisolm, Jennifer Saunders, Martin Clunes, Tinie Tempah, Amanda Holden, Joan Collins, James Nesbitt, Rob Brydon, Hugh Bonneville, Cilla Black, Denise Lewis and Jackie Stewart to name a few.

As I will not be able to attend it-I am away during that time visiting my parents, one of you will have a chance to win the tickets. The Hennessy Gold Cup Day takes place on the second day of the bet365 Festival on the Saturday, 26 November 2016. It features the 60th running of the Hennessy Gold Cup as well as the bet365 Long Distance Hurdle at Run over 3 miles and 2½ furlongs. In addition you get a £5 off premier and grandstand tickets with code FUN16.

In addition, don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway to maximise your chances and win another amazing prize: a pair of tickets, a night in the hotel at the racecourse called The Lodge, a bottle of Hennessy and a Hennessy picnic for two:

A Rafflecopter giveaway

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!


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