British Horseracing’s Jumps season is a little more relaxed when it comes to dress code. The season falls primarily across the winter months, and as such, preparing for inclement weather is of paramount importance. Practical yet smart outerwear is the order of the day, with appropriate footwear another must-have. Look for stylish separates in complementing hues to maintain a smart appearance, and layers to adapt to the changing weather conditions.
Choose fine knits to keep warm while avoiding a bulky look, and make your statement coat the hero piece for smarter occasions. Here, we give a run-down of some stylish looks for your winter racedays.
If you need to be smart for a jumps race meeting, a skirt in a thicker fabric would be ideal. Opt for luxurious accessories like this faux-fur scarf to add some punch to your outfit.
A low wedge heel is ideal for the often uneven terrain, and will also remain comfortable throughout the day. Keep colours tonal to complement each other – blues and greens are popular choices for Winter race meetings. This attire would be suitable for Premier Enclosures at courses such as Ascot.
This look would be appropriate for the smart dress codes required for Premier Enclosures, yet would also keep the wearer warm on a chilly Jumps race day. Keep separates in a tonal theme for an elegant look, and utilise longer lines to keep the look streamlined. Lace is a perennial favourite in the style stakes, and this navy dress is very up-to-date. Opt for lower heeled shoes for practicality on the day.
This look aims to keep the wearer warm and comfortable at a winter jumps meeting, yet also stylish. A smart shirt under a cashmere jumper is an elegant and warm look, and a standout coat combined with sturdy and fashionable footwear will see you through all eventualities.
This look marries practicality with style once more. Keep on trend with textures such as suede and felt, and look for relevant shapes and colours of accessories to remain up-to-date. This classic jacket and jeans pairing is made more fashion-forward by the addition of a floral shirt and stylish navy hat, and should keep off the chill in the winter months. Note, however, that these jeans would not be appropriate for Premier Enclosure admission.
For a more practical look, perhaps appropriate for wet weather, these items would be ideal, however would be more suited to Grandstand areas or more relaxed racedays. Look to brands such as Musto for performance outerwear with style, and layer with lightweight down gilets for extra warmth. Cosy hats and wristwarmers can also be invaluable at winter race meetings. Opt for bright colours to create a more eye-catching look.