ON the track it’s the horses that are competing but in the stands there’s a very different sport being played out at race meets up and down the country.
In the past decade or so, a day at the races has become an annual event in the social calendar. For many attending it’s a chance to shed the shackles of the daily 9-5 wardrobe as it provides a perfect excuse to dress up.
"But with the combination of horse racing being a mainly outdoor event and the Great British weather, what to wear to the races can be almost as tricky to navigate as the course itself."
Winning the style stakes at the races is a covetable accolade, with Ladies’ Day at the Races being one of the most popular days in most meet’s calendars but there’s a fine line between getting it right and wrong and what shoes to wear at Ladies’ Day could be the difference between a good day out and a great day out.
Anyone who has been to the races will know what a long day it can be, you’re on your feet for the majority of the time so ideally you should be looking for the most comfortable dress shoes for standing all day, whether you’re cheering on a winner or being jostled in the bustling crowds. But of course, with fashion playing such an important part of the day’s proceedings, you don’t want to sacrifice style for comfort.