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3 Ways To Wear The Cape Dress

This Autumn Winter the cape is making a come back. Capes, ponchos and yes even cape dresses. But this style isn’t only for the adventurous fashionistas out there! Nope, there is something for everyone!

Famous Faces Wearing Cape Dresses

We have seen the likes of J-Lo, Kim Kardashian and Cameron Diaz amongst many other famous faces sporting the cape dress. When done right it can be elegant, sophisticated and look darn right powerful. But we would like to stress…WHEN done right.

Ladies there are 3 ways to wear this style in…style.

Wear it: Long

Cameron Diaz does this look in an elegant floor-sweeping gown. This style of dress might well be the polar opposite of the LBD but still sexy.

The fitted silhouette is suggestive yet flattering to her curves and the stunning cobalt blue goes hand in hand with a women’s best accessory…her eyes!

Long-Cape-Dresses

 

 

Elise Ryan Maxi £ 68.00 Fame and Partners Cape Dress £ 160.00 Halloween Cape Dress from Plus brands at ASOS £ 49.99

Wear it: Mini

Keep it cute like Alexa in a mini dress, but this time with a twist. We think the cape style transforms the classic mini dress into something a little Alice and Wonderland. Making this dress a winner in our eyes.

Mini Cape Dresses

True Decadence Tall Embellished Neck Cape Dress £45.00 Warehouse Premium Embellished Cape Sleeve Dress £80.00 Missguided Plus Cape Dress £35.00

 

Wear it: Hollywood

Angelina Jolie does Hollywood glam like no other. This style resembles true Hollywood style from years gone by. The short cape is classic, classy and therefore timeless, so it’s the perfect choice for a “Black tie do” or the office Christmas party.

Glamorous-Cape-Dresses

 

ASOS Extreme Cape Maxi Dress £50.00 Frock And Frill Allover Embellished Maxi Dress With Cape Detail £165.00 Coast Va Va Voom Dress With Pleated Cape £139.00

Categories: Shopping inspiration, Trends

What To Wear To The Races

What to wear to The Races

That time of the year is here again, summer is upon us, the sun is shining, hopefully…place your bets now. But the question still remains, “What to wear to The Races?”. Here at MyDress we can’t deny that we love an excuse to get glammed up and slip on our summer dresses, show a little leg and well get out in that summer sun. The Races is a great excuse to do just that, embrace everything about it, get your “hair did”, “nails did” and get your hands on that perfect dress.

Here in the UK we have a huge amount of Races going on all the way through the spring and summer and at different races courses, all different in event style. So, it’s important to dress accordingly. Don’t freak out, we are here to help with that part…

Essential Tips: What to wear to the races? 

Take a handbag that’s big enough to put your race cards, tickets, lippy and sunglasses in. But not so big that it gets in the way. Perhaps a bag that can be worn over the body is a savvy choice.

Wear heels BUT not too crazy high

There is a lot of walking involved and Lingfield Races even have a concert after and you’ll be wanting to dance. Take a small pair of pumps is also an option or wedges could be wise choice.

Take a jacket or coat that is has beautiful as your dress.

The reason? Well, although we all have our fingers crossed for gorgeous sunshine the whole summer through…it might not happen…and so this way, if your coat is flattering, then you will look fab the whole day and there’s no need to freeze! Good options are tie-waist coats, such as a trench coat style or a classic evening coat with rounded, soft shoulders. You could also opt for a more structured blazer to add some definition to your outfit.

Do I have to wear a hat or a headpiece?

No, it is not compulsory to wear a hat to certain race course. But, saying that, for Ladies Day you must wear a hat!! Check out The Hat Club London for tips and yes…rules on this extravagant occasion.

It could be handy to check out the main events going on (for all you fair weather racegoers). One of the biggest events that combines the races and fashion is, of course, Ascot “Ladies Day”.

 Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

This has to be one of the biggest events in our social and racing calendar and if it isn’t in yours yet, then it should be! Pencil it in, right now, we’ll wait.

If you want to make an impression at Ladies day, you have to think a outside the box and you absolutely must wear a hat or some kind of spectacular head piece, like these racegoers did…here are some of the weird, the wonderful and the actually quite crazy hats last year’s Ladies Day saw.




Unfortunately in recent years, some racegoers have turned up in novelty outfits and fancy dress and slightly taken “the need to make a statement” to the max and not in the way Ladies day was intended for. This means that the organisers have now set some fashion rules, so it might be helpful therefore to check out the guidelines.

The Classic Race Day Dress

Some great brands for more classic dresses are; Karen Millen, Elise Ryan and Ted Baker, which has some great printed dresses.

What Dress to wear?

Please, please, please make sure that you check the dress code on the race course site. Some race events are more casual and will allow strapless or spaghetti strap dresses. BUT some, such as, Ascot, will not! To avoid disappointment make sure you check the guidelines before buying your dress.

What to wear to The Races

When choosing the colour of your perfect Race Day Dress, decide on what look you are going for. This is one occasion were you really can have fun with the “matchy matchy” cliche of times gone by. Shopping for your perfect race outfit is similar to shopping for a wedding, except you don’t have to worry about outshining the bride.

Tips

The weather is ever changing here in the UK, so think about layers or Maxi dresses

Where you will be…in a private box or walking around? Think about your shoes and your poor feet!

Hair (and again the weather) BE PREPARED

Last thing…promise!

Enjoy yourself! Don’t panic too much on what to wear to the races. Nothing will go better with your stunning outfit than a smile (cheesy as it sounds!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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