Spring / Summer Racing

Getting dressed up and wearing a hat to the races…how exciting!

These days, there aren’t many opportunities to wear one, so you should definitely make the most of it when you attend a race day. For most people, wearing a hat may only be a once-a-year occasion and it can be a bit daunting choosing a hat or fascinator.

Wearing a hat to the races is a tradition highly upheld, even today. The tradition dates back to the 1800s when men and women would dress in their finest, to represent their class and wealth status, which often included a hat. Not only were hats worn to protect against the elements, but also to display personal style.

In the past, horse racing was a sport enjoyed by the elite and provided the ideal platform for showcasing wealth. If you are attending the races today, you should definitely wear a hat to pay respect to a century long tradition, and hey, when else do you get the chance to dress up to the nines and wear a fabulous hat?

Wearing a hat is also a requirement if you wish to enter the Fashions on the Field competition, held at most race day events and in some member’s areas at race courses.

Which Comes First – Dress or Hat?

Some people like to decide upon their outfit first before selecting a hat, others are inspired by a hat and plan a whole outfit around it.

We are real milliners and, while we offer many exciting off-the shelf designs, we can always create a style to go with your outfit or match the color if required.

Racing Hat or Fascinator?

When it comes to what to wear, it depends on many factors and your own preference is one of them. You should feel good and this is what counts.

We can help you to chose a perfect racing hat or fascinator to go with your outfit. Browse our extensive range or get in touch and we will help you.

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