A day at the races…

We had a great day at York Races which was blessed with mainly good weather which often brings out unsuitable attire for many of the ladies who should perhaps follow the ‘cover up’ rule. This applies to short dresses and skirts on those without the thighs to show off, also low tops and bare arms on show when there is way too much on show!

We were guests of Juddemonte Farms owned by Prince Khalid Abdulla who puts so much into British racing, it was great to see him win his sponsored race with his trainer Henry Cecil bagging both first and second, not a dry eye in the place, it is great to see Henry doing so well. The lunch was a delicious lobster confection – Pouilly Fume and all things good, everyone had made an effort and both men and women looked smart.

For the more mature ladies Paddy Campbell suits were a plenty, neat jackets and beautifully tailored to emphasize a waist and cover a hip if necessary – she is a master tailor.  For the younger, plenty of killer heels and short dresses and hardly a pair of trousers in sight –

with shrugs which look so much better than a heavy jacket on a little dress in summer. The girls really had made an effort with fascinators and hats all round. My pick of the best went to Sara Cumani wife of Italian trainer who was wearing a pale blue fitted jacket over a pale blue chiffon skirt which looked fitted over the hips but had plenty of movement and came to just over the knee, ideal with pretty ballet shoes or pumps, it wont crease and with that shape you dont have to wear heels which can be a killer for a days racing! It is always better to have a raincoat or jacket with you – nothing looks worse that goose bumps!

The racing fraternity has gone to Deauville where the French still manage to show us a trick or too –

if any of you need help with your outfits for Race days either home or away – do get in touch Gail and I are delighted to help.

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