2017 Racing Diary for all your hats and headwear!

To help you prepare for the upcoming racing season, we have put together a racing calendar of the main horse racing events that require fabulous headwear! If you’re thinking about looking at hats for the races, then read on for a better idea of what’s required of you.

Cheltenham Festival 14th – 17th March 

The season kicks off at Cheltenham, where the fashions still have a winter feel and tend to attract a more country look. Think tweeds, velvets, faux furs, pheasant feathers and decorative trilbies. It can be pretty chilly on an exposed racecourse, so warmth is key for early March. We have lots of wintery or multi-season options available for you.

cheltenham races hat

Aintree Grand National 6th – 8th April

Again, at Aintree there tends to be cooler weather, but the fashions don’t care, so think big, bright and bold!

hats for the races

Epsom Derby 2nd – 3rd June

Epsom Derby is a tasteful event. One for the style conscious; delicate fascinators and classic shapes are the order of the day.

hats for the races

Royal Ascot 20th-25th June

For Royal Ascot, please don’t forget to follow the dress code! But in terms of hats and headwear, for Royal Ascot, all style rules go out the window. Be bold, be wacky, be classic, be clashing, be vintage….anything goes. (So long as you hat has a base of 10cm or more in the Royal enclosure!)

hats for ascot

Glorious Goodwood 1st – 8th August

Classic and classy wins the day again at Goodwood; a well put together co-ordinated outfit can never go wrong!

hats for goodwood

We love creating your Ascot hats, ladies day hats and racing hats for all the racing meets. With an eight week lead-time we can design hats, headpieces, fascinators and hatinators with love to meet all your bespoke racing requirements. We have oodles of style advice on hand from our advisors, so why not use our services and free style advice to complete your wedding guest or mother-of-the-bride outfit with us?

We always have hundreds of designs available in-store, if you are short on time, and we pride ourselves on being able to turn around any alterations within tight lead-times! But please do bear in mind that completely bespoke orders will require a 6-8 week lead-time, so it’s great to start thinking about your outfit now!

Being located only 30 minutes from Ascot, Epsom and Goodwood means we are perfectly located for some of the biggest horse racing events of the year! Pop into our multi award winning Farnham boutique and book an appointment, or if you are not local, you can also book a Skype consultation with us today! If you can, bring the outfit that you have in mind with you, as it can really help our lovely advisors complete your outfit!