As if picking an outfit for the races wasn’t already hard enough, we have the added pressure of respecting local culture too. That’s why we teamed up with multi-brand boutique Per Lei Couture to put together this fool-proof guide to race day dressing. Vibrant colours, structured shapes and plentiful ruffles are everywhere on the catwalks this season so here’s our Editor’s Picks….. Plus a few handy tips and tricks about race day dressing.
This floaty organza blouse and structured flared trousers are a match made in fashion heaven. The neutral blouse tones down the dial on these loud canary yellow trousers. Team with nude platforms for a polished look.
Top tip: The trousers are the statement piece in this outfit so stick to neutral accessories, shoes and makeup.
Geometric print, tick. Bardot neckline, tick. Our top two fashion boxes are ticked – add to that an ethereal, ivy print and you’re in for a treat. Dress this up with a pair of black court shoes and an enormous black hat, or tone things down a bit with some matching mules.
Ruffles are totally on trend this season. This sexy Spanish señorita dress is the epitome of elegance with it’s bossom sleeves and high neckline. Dancing lady emoji goals.
An alternative to heels are a pair of super-chic mules. Coliac are our favourite; available in a variety of colours, including a scrumptious blush pink. We just love the simple details and pearl accents of this pair.
Top tip: Heels will get stuck in the grass so watch where you step, or just don a pair of flats for the day.
For something a little more edgy, this Isa Arfen number will do the trick. Pair with flat knee-high boots for a more casual approach to race day dressing. Liven this otherwise dark outfit up with a vibrant tote handbag.
Shake a tail feather or two at the race after parties in these pink printed beauties. Go from day to night in a matter of minutes courtesy of Malone Souliers famed heeled mules. The metallic accents contrast perfectly against the pretty pink fabric.
You might be wondering where to purchase the impossible in Doha. Head over to Accessorize or Ted Baker for the best selection of truly delightful headwear.