Summer is the season for sporting events, although I'm not a die-hard spectator of any particular sport, if it's a sunny day and there is a promise of a picnic or a glass of something bubbly, I'm game. So when the opportunity to attend Great Goodwood Ladies Day with Dove popped up I was super keen to head to the Cotswolds for a flutter on the geegees.
So, what to wear? Although the dress code depends on which enclosure you pick, I think its fun to get your glam on when going to the races. 'Dressing as if you are attending a wedding' was the advice given from Great Goodwood and I think this is perfect guidance for the races for all seasons.
Dove had encouraged us to be colour confident and dress in brightly coloured frocks to celebrate their Invisible Dry Deodorant which has been proven not to leave white marks on 100 colours but still contains 1/4 moisturising cream to take care of your underarms. I love wearing colour, so I was really excited about hitting the shops, but I then realised that I was searching for a summer dress just as the first of the autumn collections were starting to come in and was unsuccessful... so decided to wear an old faithful. This bright coral number was my bridesmaid's dress at my best friend's wedding a few years ago, but the flattering cut has meant that Coast include something similar each season and here is a similar version in the sale. I teamed it with a pale pink-nude blazer and hat for contrast - although I must admit the hat didn't stay on that long! I wore some sparkly flip-flop sandals to and from the event as I was on and off trains, but stepped into my fave LK Bennet Sledge court shoes before getting out my car. I love how they elongate my legs and make me feel glamorous whilst still being really comfortable.
We were totally spoilt and spent the afternoon sipping champagne whilst we placed our bets, enjoying a three course lunch in our private box overlooking the finishing line. I cheered on my horses and jockeys but sadly this wasn't enough and I didn't pick any winners... luckily I had only ever placed the minimum bet!
I love a bit of people watching and really enjoyed seeing what all the other ladies were wearing - our box was a vibrant rainbow as we had all risen to the challenge set by Dove - I've made a mental note add canary yellow and emerald green to my wardrobe! I must now give myself the goal of staying colourful over the winter months rather than going into my black and grey uniform once October hits.
Thank you Dove for a fabulous day - stay colourful people!
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