Your summer social calendar is filling up. From summer weddings to Wimbledon, race days to regattas, for family gatherings, parties and special occasions, you’ll find the perfect Gina Bacconi dress for every event.

The right dress for the right occasion is sometimes all you need. But what if the occasion brings certain expectations with it? For example, some race meetings have different dress codes dependent on the day, or even the Enclosure.

ROYAL ASCOT

Race Day – suiting the formality of Royal Ascot (June 14th-16th) we have a great selection of formal daywear. Watching the races from the Royal Enclosure? Dresses and skirts should be of “modest length, hats should be worn, dresses should have straps of one inch or greater”. The Queen Anne enclosure asks ladies to wear “a hat, head piece or fascinator, and sheer strap dresses or tops are not permitted”. In the Windsor enclosure, racegoers need smart clothes but no formal dress code applies here.

 

As Royal Ascot is in high summer, we would recommend wearing something a little lighter. For the Royal Enclosure, this is your chance to really dress up. Our beautiful cookies and cream Bouquet guipure dress will be sure to make heads turn.

  

For the Queen Anne Enclosure we would recommend our chiffon over crepe dress with a pretty beaded edge, which really has the wow factor, the layered chiffon cape give just the right amount of arm coverage. Team with our navy and chalk cinamay swirl fascinator.

  

And for the Windsor Enclosure, we recommend a pop of colour with our bias cut chiffon dress with the pretty guipure over top, teamed with a contrasting clutch and heels for the perfect day-into-evening look.

   

LADIES DAY

Ladies’ Day at Epsom (Friday June 3rd) has a smart casual dress code – in other words, another great excuse to dress up. We suggest wearing something like our printed scuba dress. A perfect summer dress with an abstract floral print, this frock is sure to be a high stakes winner. Or how about adding some glitz with our spotty chiffon dress with a beaded neckline and waist? This highly elegant dress offers a high-fashion note to your look.

  

EBOR FESTIVAL

 

In York, the Ebor Festival in August will be a chance to show off your finest attire. A perfect choice would be our hot pink long pleated chiffon dress – a great summer investment. This dress can be accessorized with a simple long pendent necklaces and some metallic sandals. Or if you are looking for something ultra-sophisticated, our navy soft ponti dress with beaded mesh neckline – the piped seams are totally slimming.

   

GOODWOOD

Dressing for Glorious Goodwood is all about informal elegance: after all, King Edward VII said it was a garden party with racing tacked on! We have the ideal monochrome spot and floral jersey dress. This dress is flattering for all shapes and sizes, featuring a v-neck wrap bodice, and will really WOW at the starting line. Or to celebrate the fashionable outing, why not add a splash of pink with our floral stretch cotton godet dress. This dress features a flirty kick out hem for a feminine look.

 

WIMBLEDON

Summer isn’t all about the races, though. If you find yourself on Murray Mount, it’s casualwear all the way, but if you’re lucky enough to be sitting on Centre Court, look for an outfit that suits the occasion like strawberries and cream!

Why not turn heads in our twin printed chiffon and satin dress? Great for those hot summer days, but also in the unpredictable summer showers. Or how about our jacquard and crepe jacket and dress, with some contrasting accessories – this elegant outfit is the perfect summer item piece.

  

HENLEY

For Henley (starts 29th June) you’ll need a beautiful dress, together with matching hat. We have just the combinations to show off at the Royal Regatta.

For a feminine look, how about our  daisy chain embroidered mesh dress? Or for a little sparkly glamour, our moss crepe dress with beaded bodice teamed with our pewter feather fascinator.

 

 

Whichever event you go to this season we'd love to hear more about your special day and see snaps from your events, of you in your Gina Bacconi outfits, celebrating with friends or family. Tag #GINAATTHERACES on social media and we will publish the best ones on our blog!