Everyone has heard of the Grand National and the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but they aren’t the only important horse races that happen each year in the UK. There are countless meetings of varying size and importance in the calendar, so if you’re a fan of a flutter and a day at the races you’ll be spoiled for choice. Here are 20 of the biggest UK horse racing events divided into 10 jump and 10 flat races.
Whether you’re dressing up for Ascot, Newmarket, Cheltenham or Aintree, the race season offers a great excuse to show off your finest attire. Whilst dress codes aren’t always mandatory, it’s a fun and traditional part of the race day experience, and you’ll feel underdressed if you don’t make an effort. These tips will help you look great and feel comfortable at the races this season.
The Season is the name given to the annual period during the spring and summer when the best known and most quintessentially British events are held. The Season has an illustrious history, which evolved during the 17th and 18th century when the British elite was dominated by landowning aristocracy and gentry families. It peaked during the 19th century and up until World War I the Season was the appropriate time to be resident in the city rather than the country in order to attend the events.
Dress codes can cause a lot of confusion. You should be looking forward to that upcoming wedding or big bash, but instead you’re fretting about what to wear. Everyone worries about getting it wrong and looking out of place, but with a little bit of preparation there’s no need to worry.
Here’s our guide to the 10 rules of social dress codes (of course, in some exceptional circumstances – rules were made to be broken)…
There are a million things to think about ahead of your wedding day. While your flowers will likely be one of the last things to arrive on the big day, they need to be ordered early on.
But where do you start?
Dressing for the races can be a tricky one, for both men and women. As it’s not the kind of event you attend every day, and the dress code for racecourse events tends to be more formal than other occasions, it can be difficult to know quite what to wear.
How formal should you go when dressing for the races? Will you end up buying something that you don’t really feel comfortable in and that you may not wear much again?
Below are our essential tips for choosing an outfit for the races, to help you feel and look amazing. Let’s start by looking at what to avoid.
Here at Compton House of Fashion, not only do we provide our services to Mothers of the Bride & Groom, we also cater for Mature & Second Time Brides.
Our buying team are very mindful of this when they go to London to see the Designers and they choose versatile outfits suitable for everyone regardless of shape or size.
Choosing a theme is the first and arguably one of the most crucial parts of your wedding planning, but it can be difficult to know where to start. No need to panic though, as we’ve put together this useful guide to help you choose a theme that reflects you and your partner and will wow your guests.
It’s time to start shopping for the big day! If you’re a mother of the bride/groom, you’re going to need something fabulous to wear. But where to start? Bridal magazines and blogs are brimming with ideas for what’s on trend, but the most popular styles don’t necessarily suit everyone.
Rather than following fashion trends, it’s much more important to find something that flatters you and your body shape. You want to feel comfortable and confident at the wedding, from holding back the tears in the ceremony to all those photographs taken later on.
Here then is our handy guide to help you find a figure-flattering plus size outfit that will make you feel simply fabulous (but not too fabulous – you don’t want to upstage the bride after all.)
According to Bridebook’s 2018 Wedding Report, the venue is reported to be the highest associated cost to the wedding with spend in venues and marquee reaching £6,152 and £5,468 respectively. There was also a 22% increase in venue dressing (transforming a venue to meet the theme of your wedding) which now amounts to £882.