Ladies day is on day two of the Cheltenham Festival and today is forecast is for good weather however due to the time of year and UK climate it can sometimes also be quite chilly which is why the racecourse website says this about the Cheltenham dress code:
What to wear
There is no dress code at Cheltenham. As we race largely during the winter months, the weather can be unpredictable, so we would advise you to dress accordingly. At The Festival, many ladies wear hats, but with the weather rather than high fashion in mind. Gentlemen usually wear a suit or similar in the Club Enclosure and in restaurants and hospitality facilities.
Fancy dress is permitted, there are no restrictions as long as the outfit is not offensive and we reserve the right to decline entry should the need arise
Unlike Aintree and Royal Acscot who do have a formal dress code the Cheltenham Festival event usually have a wide variety of dress styles from short dresses to body con style numbers as well as sleeveless designs. We are situated only 25 miles or half an hour from the the course at our boutique in Friar Street Worcester so we often get couples or partners looking for a dress.
Only the daring racegoers will go for a backless short number in the Spring, but there are plenty of pastel colours or perhaps follow the trend of Zara Phillips who is often seen at Cheltenham in her bright statement numbers such as the red coat she wore last year or bright yellow dress she wore recently when she was heavily pregnant pictured below.
Some ladies wear hats and fascinators although not as many do as in the summer events such as Ascot and again everything is weather dependent. It s really up to you, you can be both smart and comfortable. There are often lots of high heels, and shades. But whatever your style or shape requirements be sure to check out Espada and dress to impress at the races ladies!