Much as we love to dress mothers of the bride or groom with fabulous hats and fascinators, we’ve got some exciting race days coming up in August and September. Ebor in York runs from 17th-20th August, with Ladies Day on the 18th August, while the St Leger will be held on 10th September at Doncaster.
Ebor is right on our doorstep, and we love to see all the fabulous outfits on display at Ladies Day events. July is of course sale season, so you don’t need to spend a fortune on a dress for the outing.
As we love to tell you, you can always create a stunning vision with the correct accessories – even with the plainest of dresses. So, shop a bargain or even look through your own wardrobe and find an outfit you haven’t worn for a while. Then come to us for your hat and fascinator and we will help you look a million dollars!
We’ve chosen some beautiful sale outfits from our favourite retailers to match up with our gorgeous statement race day hatinators – and some simpler ideas for those who don’t like to be “out there”.
Our choice of the Bombshell floral dress above would go perfectly with the main photo – a lovely crin hatinator in sea green. Or you could just as easily choose either a magenta or pale pink hatinator such as the one below:
The current trend for coloured prints and floaty maxi dresses also gives you plenty of options for finding a fascinator to match your outfit, since you probably have a number of different colours from which to choose.
And here’s one of our lovely customers wearing a beautiful print dress with our statement hatinator, which unfortunately is no longer available in orange, (though we do have it in other colours), but would look just as stylish with our very popular “wiggle” hatinator in coral or hot pink (both in stock).
We all love Ted Baker outfits, especially for our younger clients, and this little Ambyr pink dress is reduced from £195 to £97. For a cute accessory, we’ve teamed it with our signature fascinator in pale pink (below). Add a pale or contrasting hot pink pashmina, and you’re good to go.
We love Needle and Thread dresses – and so do a lot of our lovely customers – this Seren design is reduced from £460 to £230 and would be perfect with our cute crin fascinator in ice blue.
Finally – since it is not good form to wear a white dress to a wedding, but is perfect for the races – how about this beautiful pencil dress in ivory from The Pretty Dress Company? It’s reduced from £159 to £69.
The beauty of this is that you can choose almost any colour fascinator or hatinator you like. You can stick with an all-white palette, or jazz it up with a bright pop of colour – red, hot pink, orange, emerald, navy or cobalt. But we love the sophistication of the monochrome look and would love to see how this would look:
Whatever your choice of outfit, we will always be delighted to see you in our specialist hat shop in Tadcaster. To save disappointment, it is always best to book – and we can see you outside our normal trading hours. Just ask!