A spectacle of racing will entertain the crows, celebratory bubbles will clink and fabulous fashion will feature because, for as long as we can remember, fashion has been inextricably entwined with horse racing.
And although fierce competition between trainers, drivers and breeders is a timeless feature of the sport, the fashion stakes too are high as stylish racegoers prepare for this iconic event.
Off the track, hats, shoes and dresses which are as colourful and creative as the jockeys’ silks will as ever draw eyes from the national and international world of fashion, at this year’s Cup and Show Week.
Despite – or perhaps even because of – fashion’s increasingly casual constitution, the opportunity to honour a much more traditional aesthetic when it comes to refining a race day look offers an exciting change of sartorial pace for most.
Irrespective of the conservative nature of the day, there’s still plenty of room to have some fun with fashion. Hats, fascinators and block colour are just some of the ways you can stand out from the style crowd.