A day out at the races can be a very exciting social event, it's not something that comes around often and provides the perfect opportunity to get dressed up. Our Invitations by Veni Infantino collection has a wide range of occasion wear outfits which are ideally suited to race attire. To help you narrow down your options, we’ve put together our top picks when it comes to perfect dresses for a day at the races.


Close up image of woman wearing special occasion mother of the bride dress lemon yellow with high neckline , long sleeves and 3d butterfly detail standing in front of a house Woman standing in front of a house in lemon yellow special occasion dress with a-line skirt, long sleeves and 3d butterfly detailing with matching fascinator hat

The races can be a great time to experiment and play with colour. As they are usually held in the warmer, sunnier months you can opt for brighter and more vivid colours that you wouldn’t consider in other seasons. Yellow can be a great colour for the races which is why we’ve picked style 29661 as our first race day dress. A feminine and floaty A-line dress creates a great silhouette that will also provide comfort all day. ¾ blouson sleeves and a high neckline create a relaxed yet put together outfit that's sure to have you featured in the best dressed highlights. If you feel that yellow is slightly too bold for your style, you're spoilt for choice with four other colours to choose from.


Woman in vivid yellow and orange floral a-line dress with off the shoulder detail and long blouson sleeves standing in front of vintage orange car Close up image of woman standing in front of a vintage red car wearing a vivid yellow and orange floral a-line dress with off the shoulder detail and gathered waist and matching fascinator hat

Florals can also be a fabulous choice for a day at the races. Even better they work great as a wedding guest outfit that you can recycle and wear again after race day. 29664A is a feminine, floral option with a striking off-the-shoulder neckline. The long blouson sleeves, waist tie detail and A-line skirt create a flattering and relaxed silhouette on a variety of body types. Vibrant colours make the style the ideal choice for a summer’s day at the races.


Close up image of blonde lady in special occasion mesh and crepe dress with round neckline, a-line and cap sleeves standing in a garden Lady in coral pink tea style a-line dress with cap sleeves and round neckline with matching fascinator hat and high heeled shoes standing in garden

If you’re looking for a traditional A-line, tea dress design, 29665 is the style for you. The classic A-line silhouette is artfully complimented with a modern and stylish combined mikado and mesh striped fabric. Sophisticated cape sleeves and a round neckline create an elegant and chic look that will meet the dress code of any races event. Available in the bold and modern colours of Aqua, Cherry Pink, Coral, and Ivory to keep you on trend.


Close up image of a blonde woman in one shoulder blouson sleeve special occasion dress in matching fascinator hat standing in a garden in front of plants Woman standing in garden in front of orchard trees wearing vivid magenta knee length fitted one shoulder detail special occasion dress with matching fascinator hat

Alternatively, to an A-line silhouette, a fitted and knee length dress can be a great choice for a day at the races. A sophisticated and elegant option, style 29666S is perfect for a more formal race day. With its statement one shoulder blouson sleeve style 29666S is a modern twist on a classic fitted silhouette. Available in colours Magenta and Teal this a bold option for a confident woman.


Woman leaning against orange vintage car wearing special occasion race day dress with pussy bow neckline detail and blouson sleeves and matching fascinator hat accessory Woman standing next to vintage red car wearing vivid blue a-line dress with blouson sleeves and bow neckline detail

Style 29678 is a great, traditional A-line dress with a little something extra that makes it ideal for a day at the races. The pleated design throughout and pussy bow neckline keep the classic silhouette modern and stylish. Long blouson sleeves create a relaxed look perfect for a summer’s day.


Woman standing in garden wearing fitted knee length crepe dress with one shoulder ruffle detail and matching fascinator hat accessory Close up image of woman in coral pink fitted knee length dress with ruffle one shoulder detail with matching hat accessory standing in a garden  

Another great knee length, fitted option, style 29670 is a race day showstopper. A crepe, one-shoulder dress with a unique and distinctive ruffle detail this style is bound to turn heads at the racecourse. Available in six colours this dress gives you the chance to customise to your preference. Make a bold statement in our vivid Magenta, Coral or Teal or opt for a more subtle and traditional Baby Blue, Navy, or Silver.


Woman standing in garden in front of colourful plants wearing matching trouser and top set with ruffle shoulder detail and matching hat fascinator accessory Close up image of a woman standing in a garden wearing matching trouser and top set with ruffle one shoulder and drape detail and matching fascinator hat

Races fashion does not necessarily dictate that ladies must wear a dress; in many cases a trouser set can be just as chic and elegant. If you would prefer a trouser suit, style 29681 is the perfect choice for you. A stylish trouser and top set with a ruffled shoulder detail and drape detail that keeps the look formal and sophisticated. A waistband detail finishes the look and creates a great silhouette for any body type. Available in five fabulous colours this set is sure to win you best dressed!

We hope we have been able to provide you with all the race day outfit inspiration you needed.

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