Out and about at Glorious Goodwood

By Carla Passino on |



It may not rate as highly as Ascot on the fashion stakes, but Goodwood is as glorious for style as it is for racing. Here are some of the best dresses and most outrageous hats seen around the racecourse.

Aiming high

Towering, bold headpieces were all the rage among racegoers.

Glorious feathers

In particular, feathers were a popular choice this year.

Signature colours

Combinations of pale blue and white were popular on Friday as ladies got ready to contest the Best Dressed Lady Competition, open to racegoers wearing outfits in the signature hues of sponsor L’Ormarins.

A winning dress

Clad in a stylish white and blue dress and sporting a sculptural hat, Rachel Hawkins was crowned Best Dressed Lady on day four of Glorious Goodwood. She won a trip for two to the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate in South Africa.

In Vogue

Not everyone bowed to the white and blue trend: model and Mission Survive winner Vogue Williams, pictured here with Lisa Tan, chose a soft, pastel yellow dress, paired with silver sandals and statement headwear.

Floral triumph

Thursday — Ladies’ Day at Goodwood — saw a wider range of colours at the racecourse. The winner of last year’s Best Dressed Lady title, Charly Elmy-Britton, owner of Petworth’s Sloanes Boutique, caught every eye with an emerald dress and caramel floral hat.

Royal style

Princess Eugenie wore a chic white dress and elegant Nerida Fraiman hat on Ladies Day at Glorious Goodwood.

Pretty in purple

Fitness presenter Jenny Pacey chose a purple floral dress paired with a stunning hat.

From horsepower to horses

Formula One reporter Natalie Pinkham was stunning on Ladies’ Day with a pale blue dress and a daring headpiece.

Jockey fashion

Flamboyant outfits were also spotted on the racetrack. From model and showjumper Leonora Smee to milliner Emily Baxendale of Emily London, an extraordinary line-up of ladies, all clad in glamorous silks created by leading fashion designers, contested the Magnolia Cup, a charity ladies’ race in aid of Amref.

Image: view of the Goodwood racecourse, www.geograph.org.uk, CC-BY-SA 2.0 (cropped)


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