The Exaggerated Hat
The Floral Dress
There is something about a floral printed dress that seems ideal for an event such as the Queen's Plate. A floral printed dress is ladylike, summer appropriate and fresh which works seamlessly with the the exciting day event. Attending a formal event during the day includes wearing the right shoes and nude pumps are an awesome choice as they evoke the same feelings as a floral printed dress and look good with everything. However if you are in a daring mood, you could always try a pink pump, printed pump or even a very current colour blocked pump to wear with your outfit. The colour of the shoe you wear all depends on the colours on your dress. A fascinator is a standout and ladylike option that is sure to pair nicely with a floral printed dress.
No outfit is complete without a handbag especially an outfit that is worn to watch the horses go at it on the racetrack! Considering the feminine nature of an outfit worn at the Queen's Plate, a smaller handbag for all of your daily essentials is a safe bet. For your handbag, you may go the root of Lupita N'Yongo and match your handbag to your dress or you could go with a neutral handbag to compliment your dress or go with a handbag in a contrasting colour. The sky's the limit in terms of colour but I suggest sticking to a more ladylike handbag. A wide brim hat keeps within the tradition of horse race fashion.
The Monochromatic Look
When in doubt, wear matching colours! A monochromatic outfit consisting of one solid colour is a simple and effective way to standout in the horse match crowd. Now wearing a monochromatic look does not mean that you cannot add a few different colours to your outfit. Case in point, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton breaks up her monochromatic look with by carrying a black clutch handbag to compliment her blue dress and matching fascinator. Adding a complimenting colour to a monochromatic outfit helps create interest in your look while not veering too far away from the solidarity of the outfit.
The No Hat Look
Although wearing a fascinator or ginormous hat are style staples for the horse races, if you find yourself unable to find one in time to attend the Queen's Plate I recommend wearing a beautiful, summery maxi dress. In the photo above, Alessandra Ambrosio is wearing a printed maxi dress and stylish belt that may go against the grain in terms of horse race style, but it is still a look that elegantly and appropriate.
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The No Hat Look