Dressing for the Epsom Derby Races


This Friday I’m heading off to the races – the Epsom Derby with gorgeous dress brand Chi Chi London.

I’ve visited both Ascot and Newbury racecourses before, and whilst I’m not ever so clued up on horse racing (or betting), it’s a fantastic day out with friends and the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new dress!

Different racecourses and different enclosures have their own dress code, so if you’re heading to the races this year, be sure to take a peek at their website first to make sure you are dressed correctly. Some dress codes are more formal than others, so it is best to be prepared.

Chi Chi London have kindly invited me to the Epsom Derby this year for Ladies Day, as they have joined forces with The Jockey Club this year to sponsor the style awards. Chi Chi London are best known for their beautiful array of dresses, but they also sell shoes and accessories, to ensure you have everything you need when you’re searching for occasion wear.

At my previous visits to the races, I’ve worn tightly fitted midi dresses, but this year I wanted to try a new style. I chose the Chi Chi Abi dress which is a cream skater style dress with gold embroidered detailing around the body, delicate spaghetti straps, and a netted skirt which finishes just above the knee. As the detailing of this dress is so intricate, I’ve decided to keep accessories to a minimum – stud earrings, no necklace and a simplistic nude clutch bag and court shoes. I’ve styled the dress with a selection of small beaded bracelets on one wrist and a single bangle on the other arm.


Dress – Chi Chi London

Heels – ASOS

Bracelets – Accessorize


What do you think of my outfit? I’m so excited about going to the races on Friday – have you ever been before?