Who, What, Wear ? OUR GUIDE TO STYLE THIS 2018 SEASON AT
The countdown to the beginning of the 2018 race season on the Roodee continues. Very soon gates will open to horsemen and racegoers alike, as thousands are invited on-course to revel in three days of spectacular racing, at the Boodles May Festival. Running Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 May, 21 races, a prize fund totalling more than £1,000,000 and an array of spectacular contenders will entertain the stylish crowds , with top-class group and handicap action. Competition will be just as fierce off the track, with racegoers aiming to be first past the finishing post in the fashion stakes. Chester Racecourse have teamed up McAthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks, to present this season’s Style Guide. The guide brings to life Chester’s dresscode guidelines across the full range of areas and enclosures, whilst providing some fashionable inspiration from the fabulous designer brands located at the outlet.
Still not bought the most important raceday accessory? A limited number of Chester Racecourse badges for the 2018 Boodles May Festival are still available and can be purchased online at chester-races.com
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is home to over 145 designer and luxury brands, always available at up to 60% less than the RRP. Located just 10 minutes from Chester, 30 minutes from Liverpool and only 45 minutes from Manchester.
These areas of the racecourse are the most premium and afford the most coveted badges available. Attention to detail is key to ensure you’re top of the style stakes and you’ll want to utilise your badge as part of your raceday accessories. These are the areas to be seen in and you may even spot a celebrity or two here on your day at Chester Races.
LADIES With dresses and skirts, it’s safe to opt for a modest length, just above the knee or longer is our recommendation. Smart trousers are also acceptable. Power dressing is a key Spring/ Summer 2018 trend and a chic trouser suit makes a refreshing change. For cooler days, pairing your outfit with a small tailored jacket or pashmina is advised to ensure the weather doesn’t spoil your day.
A handbag or clutch may not be essential, but can certainly make the outfit. It is also a useful accessory from which to display your badge or to even hold your Official Chester racecard, Chester Bet betting slip and of course, your winnings from the day!
GENTLEMEN Fix up look smart! Raceday dressing is becoming increasingly competitive for men. Use this opportunity be daring and combine great tailoring with pops of colour to inject personality into your look. In these areas we recommend a shirt, tie and well tailored suit. Blazer jackets and trousers (including chinos) could be a classy alternative and remember matching a great pair of shoes and classic timepiece can really make a winning outfit. 3
ANNUAL MEMBERS & PRIVATE HOSPITALITY Clockwise from top: Ladies Look 1 Reiss Jumpsuit- RRP: £175/Outlet: £116 Karl Lagerfeld Jacket- RRP: £289/Outlet: £195 Kurt Geiger Bag- RRP: £59/Outlet: £39 Skagen at Watch Station- RRP: £ 49/Outlet: £34 Gentlemen Look 2 Hackett Socks- RRP: £12 /Outlet: £8 Armani at Watch Station- RRP: £695/Outlet: £ 451 Paul Smith Suit- RRP: £525/Outlet: £349 Paul Smith Shoes- RRP: £28 0/Outlet: £89 Paul Smith Tie- RRP: £50/Outlet: £33 Gentlemen Look 3 Reiss Jacket- RRP: £275/Outlet: £170 Hackett Shirt- RRP: £105/Outlet: £70 Paul Smith Tie- RRP: £9 0/Outlet: £29 Paul Smith Pocket Square- RRP: £50/Oultet: £33 Armani at Watch Station-RRP: £695/Outlet: £ 451
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Ladies - Product Shot Coast Dress- RRP: £119/Outlet: £ 49 Coast Necklace- RRP: £35/Outlet: £23 Coast Fascinator- RRP: £ 49/Outlet: £32 Kurt Geiger Bag- RRP: £ 49/Outlet: £39 Kurt Geiger Shoes- RRP: £79/Outlet: £39
ENTER OUR EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN THE ULTIMATE RACEDAY PACKAGE Up for grabs: Two Hospitality packages in the Final Furlong at Chester Racecourse on 188BET Chester Cup Day; Friday 11 May 2018, an overnight stay at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel and to make sure you’re ready for the main event and get you races-ready,
£500 to spend at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet. To enter simply complete the competition entry form online at www.outlets.mcarthurglen.com/ en/uk/designer-outlet-cheshireoaks/whats-on/races-style-guide between 17 - 27 April for your chance to win. Remember to share your raceday outfit planning with us on social media! We’ll also be giving away three pairs of tickets to opening
day of the Boodles May Festival, City Day – Wednesday 9 May. Simply share what you plan to wear on raceday with us on social media using #ThisIsStyle and tag us in your post @ChesterRaces @Cheshireoaksdesigneroutlet The winners will be drawn at random and notified by Tuesday 1 May 2018. Entrants must be 18 or over, please visit the website for further terms and conditions.
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WINNING POST, COUNTY LONG ROOM & CONCOURSE BADGES Clockwise from top right:
WINNING POST ENCLOSURE
COUNTY LONG ROOM & CONCOURSE Don’t be upstaged by your fellow racegoers, style competition in these areas is fierce – take your opportunity to dress to impress! 3
Ladies Look 1 Paul Smith Jacket- RRP: £ 430/Outlet: £258 Paul Smith Trousers- RRP: £245/Outlet: £147 Kurt Geiger Shoes- RRP: £130/Outlet: £ 49 Furla Bag- RRP: £307/Outlet: £19 9 Coast Fascinator- Outlet Exclusive: £25 Gentlemen Look 2 Paul Smith Suit- RRP: £1130/Outlet: £39 9 Paul Smith Pocket Square- RRP: £50/Outlet: £25 Paul Smith Shirt- RRP: £130/Outlet: £79 Moss Bros Tie- RRP: £15/Outlet: £12 Burberry at Watch Station RRP: £ 425/Outlet: £276 Ladies Look 3 Coast Dress- RRP: £139/Outlet: £39 Furla Bag- RRP: £220/Outlet: £143 Kurt Geiger Shoes- RRP: £79/Outlet: £59 Michael Kors at Watch Station RRP: £89/Outlet: £57 Michael Kors at Watch Station RRP: £ 45/Outlet: £15
Dressing for the Winning Post and County Stand areas requires the same level of detail as the hospitality zones, but with some
As with hospitality areas, smart tailoring is suggested. Should a suit feel too restrictive, smart blazer jackets and trousers are
added fun! Do mix statement colours and bold, bright accessories to make your look pop in the crowds. Don’t opt for low cut tops, sheer panels and short skirts.
acceptable (including chinos). Inject something unique into your outfit, why not put your best foot forward with a pair of polished brogues and a vibrant pocket square.
These enclosures are the most relaxed and do not operate strict dos and don’ts. It is advisable to dress for the elements, but style your look for the more comfortable setting.
OPEN COURSE 1
TATTERSALL ENCLOSURE Clockwise from top right:
To stand out from the crowd as you make your way between the Grandstand and Paddock area, you’ll need an outfit that makes a statement. 4
Ladies Look 1 Karl Lagerfeld Dress- RRP: £215/Outlet: £159 Ted Baker Shoes- RRP: £140/Outlet: £8 0 Karl Lagerfeld Sunglasses- RRP: £165/Outlet: £109 Kurt Geiger Bag- RRP: £59/Outlet: £ 49 Armani at Watch Station- RRP: £19 9/Outlet: £129 Gentlemen Look 2 Paul Smith Jacket(sold as a suit)- RRP: £715/Outlet: £349, Hackett Shirt- RRP: £85/Outlet: £55 Hackett Chinos- RRP: £10 0/Outlet: £65 Paul Smith Shoes- RRP: £275/Outlet: £149 Hackett Socks- RRP: £14/Outlet: £8 Armani at Watch Station- RRP: £695/Outlet: £ 471
LADIES Fewer rules apply here, skirts, tailored shorts, maxi-dresses and jump suits are all perfectly acceptable. Choose a classic colour combination or opt for block colouring. A fabulous print won’t go amiss either.
Gentlemen Look 3 Hackett Blazer- RRP: £375/Outlet: £20 0 Hackett Pocket Square- RRP: £ 40/Outlet: £15 Ted Baker Chinos- RRP: £9 9/Outlet: £55 The Kooples Shirt- RRP: £130/Outlet: £8 0 Ladies Look 4 Coast Dress- RRP: £129/Outlet: £8 6 Furla Bag- RRP: £117/Outlet: £69 Armani at Watch Station- RRP: £19 9/Outlet: £129 Michael Kors at Watch Station- RRP: £115/Outlet: £29
Whilst a stylish stiletto may start out as an exercise in comfort, take care to remember there is plenty to see around the racecourse and lots of walking may be involved. A day’s racing can often lead to an evening of celebration, a long day for sore feet! Hats and fascinators aren’t compulsory but can really make an outfit. 2 3
GENTLEMEN Take a more relaxed approach in Tattersalls, but smart casual attire is best advised and usually adopted. Jackets and ties are not mandatory in this area, so be feel free to mix and match your jacket and trousers for an on-trend look. Add an extra element with a modern loafer and top things off with a retro pair of shades.
LADIES Enjoy racing on the Roodee in floaty summer dresses, smart jeans, pretty tailored shorts and summer tops. Think colourful accessories and layering oversized scarfs to finish off your look.
GENTLEMEN Keep things relaxed in these areas. Why not mix up prints and patterns, for a pop of colour with chinos and a tennis shoe for comfort as well as style.
DEE STAND & OPEN COURSE Opposite Page from left to right: Gentlemen Look 1 Paul Smith Shirt- RRP: £19 0/Outlet: £79 French Connection Jacket- RRP: £115/Outlet: £69
Gentlemen Look 2 Hackett Jacket- RRP: £295/Outlet: £195 Paul Smith Shirt- RRP: £125/Outlet: £69 Hackett Chinos- RRP: £10 0/Outlet: £65 Kurt Geiger Trainers- RRP: £ 49/Outlet: £39 Hackett Wallet- RRP: £10 0/Outlet: £55 Burberry at Watch Station - RRP: £ 425/Outlet: £276
This page from left to right: Ladies Look 3 Ted Baker Dress- RRP: £159/Outlet: £9 9 Paul Smith Scarf- RRP: £10 0/Outlet: £67 Furla Bag- RRP: £235/Outlet: £152 Ladies Look 4 Coast Top- RRP: £75/Outlet: £ 49 French Connection Jeans- RRP: £75/Outlet: £ 45 Lulu Guinness Bag- RRP: £275/Outlet: £110 Kurt Geiger Shoes- RRP: £34/Outlet: £24 Karl Lagerfeld Sunglasses- RRP: £135/Outlet: £9 9
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