It’s Ladies Day at the races
Since 2012, Ladies Day at Fakenham Racecourse has become one of the key dates in the Norfolk society calendar. On Sunday, June 4 this year, Ladies Day will be sponsored by the award-winning, family-owned Jarrold’s department store in Norwich.
If you haven’t experienced a Ladies Day at the races before, Fakenham Racecourse will open your eyes to a day of fashion, fillies and, of course, a glass of fizz! Jarrold will be taking the leading role in running and supporting the Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Couple and Best Hat competitions on the race day ... and the store is full of inspiration to put the winning outfit together!
EDITOR’S CHOICE 1 Celebrity styling
TV presenter Holly Willoughby caused a stir recently when she wore this Ted Baker Gem Garden dress on This Morning and it’s my perfect choice for race day. An ideal length and printed with an exquisite floral and jewel print – possibly one of the most sensational garments I’ve seen this season. Walking through Jarrold’s store, it immediately took my eye as being a dress that will see you through a day at the races, summer wedding guest couture and a romantic evening out. The perfect ‘investment’ dress, keep it safely at the back of the wardrobe through the winter, because I can guarantee it will make a reappearance in spring 2018. Ted Baker Layli Gem Gardens bodycon dress Sizes: 6-16 Price: £170 All from: Jarrold, London Street, Norwich, NR2 1JF; 01603 660661; www.jarrold.co.uk
Bring your outfit into full bloom and pair up with the Emelyn cross-body bag, beautifully designed with Ted Baker’s Gem Gardens print, this compact piece can be styled on the shoulder or used as a clutch for versatile style that exudes elegance. Ted Baker Emelyn Gem Gardens Cross Body Bag Price: £70
This wonderful fascinator has echoes of Hollywood glamour from a bygone era. Imagine Sunset Boulevard and old-time movie stars – this is the type of piece you can see the stars of yesteryear wearing. A large disc of crin embellished with swirls, ribbons and delicate feathers – absolutely perfect styling for the dress, especially if you choose the delicate shade of silver. J Bees Millinery Fascinator – style JB584 Price: £ 69
2 Jump to it!
I was surprised when Royal Ascot’s organisers released their style guide for this year’s racegoers, and despite the formal dress code, jumpsuits are to be permitted into the Royal Enclosure. Allowing the humble jumpsuit into the event’s most elite area is a significant leap, and Michael Kors has the perfect design for you to test the trend at Fakenham Races. This sleeveless wrap-front jumpsuit ticks all the style boxes and is ideal if you want to dress in a more relaxed style, but
remain elegant. Team it up with a pair of wedges and a larger hat to give the ensemble a more St Tropez feel or the fascinator for a more structured edge. Michael Kors wrapfront jumpsuit Sizes: XS to XL Price: £175 All from: Jarrold, as before.
This glamorous navy and white hat inspired by the lakes of Italy is from Pia Rossini and has a sense of effortless style. Since 1999, Pia Rossini has been on a mission to turn simple designs into something truly stunning, ensuring that you always look and feel fabulous when wearing them. Pia Rossini hat Price: £19.50
Or you could try... Phase Eight Lara fascinator Price: £49
3 Floral finesse
This fitted shift dress features a pretty floral print, and is finished with a seamed waist and concealed back fastening. Wear with a fitted jacket or pashmina for a great raceday look. Phase Eight Jessica floral dress Price: £110 All from: Jarrold
A chic, collarless cropped knitted jacket featuring an open front and threequarter sleeves, smart and structured with pleats at the shoulder for a clean, boxy fit. Ideal for layering over the Jessica floral dress or teaming up with Capri pants on a summer day at the beach. Phase Eight Salma Knit jacket Price: £ 69
4 The elegance of grey
Opt for understated elegance at special occasions with the scallop layered lace dress from Jacques Vert. A sleeveless shift style that falls to the knee, this dress features a round neckline with keyhole detail at the nape and soft scallop layers over the delicate lace bodice. With a
vent to the back allowing for ease of movement, team up with strapheeled sandals and an envelope clutch for a polished silhouette. Jacques Vert scallop layered lace dress Price: £169 All from: Jarrold
Finish your look stylishly with this gorgeous occasion overcoat. Made from a beautiful textured fabric, this coat is designed to tie in your occasion look. Personally, as the look is quite understated, I would add a statement brooch from your jewellery box, in keeping with the racing theme. Jarrold offers some fabulous raceday-themed accessories – it’s all in the detail! Jacques Vert textured occasion overcoat Price: £169
Hats off to this gorgeous headpiece - the icing on the cake, this hat is designed to complement. Jacques Vert feather flower hat Price: £119
Jarrold Ladies Day takes place at Fakenham Racecourse on Sunday, June 4, 2017. The first of six races will be at 2pm, with gates opening at 1pm. Entry starts from £10 per adult, and children (17 years and under, accompanied by adults) are free.
For tickets and further information, call 01328 826388 or see the website www. fakenhamracecourse.co.uk
Action at Fakenham Racecourse.
Jacques Vert Flower Point bag Price: £ 69
Jacques Vert Flower Point shoe Sizes: 36 to 41 Price: £ 99