What to Wear to The Del Mar Racetrack

Haute Racetrack Couture

Gorgeous Racetrack Attire Perfect for Del Mar

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The season of dressing for race day is among us, and it's vital for San Diego women to stay current on the modern southern belle trend. In the past, it was important for a woman to be conservative at the racetrack and put the most emphasis on her hat. The same traditional dressing is still appropriate today, but feel free to add a fashionable twist to whatever your personal style is. 

When planning your outfit for the races, you should remember the long day outdoors that is ahead and how your outfit is going to stand out in the crowd. With vibrant, colorful prints coming back into style on the runway, consider making your dress the statement piece with a simpler headpiece. 

Another thing to remember for the racetracks is the dress code. If you're attending for a fun day with your girlfriends, a flirtier ensemble can be pulled off. A way to keep your look fresh would be an off-the-shoulder, strapless, or above the knee dress. On the other hand, if you are fortunate to land in the box, the dress code may be stricter. Opt for a dress that falls below the knee and is not too revealing. 

When considering the shape of your dress, an A-line shape emphasizes the waist. Also, since the midi dress length is in vogue, there will be endless options to find a dress that is trendy, but appropriate. If you are having trouble finding the right style, look to vintage shops or websites that offer 50s era dress styles. Some websites take a twist to retro clothing and make it modern. 

Keep reading below to see our top picks to order to ensure that you are never struggling with what to wear to the racetrack again!

Halston Hertiage Del Mar Racetrack Fashion

This beautiful Halston Hertiage dress is perfect for spending the day in the San Diego sun. It will give you the look of a mid-length dress while remaining breezy and playful. Since the hem line is shorter, this dress remains balanced since it has a trendy higher neckline. The SS16 runway shows proved that pink is the color of the summer, so this mauve-pink dress is the right choice if you want to be the trendiest woman in the room. If you feel that this dress is daring enough, pair it with a white leather pump and clutch. If your adventurous side kicks in, add a metallic stiletto and structured headpiece. 

Available at Net-A-Porter, $425

Del Mar Racetrack Fashion

This red number is the perfect way to standout in a nonchalant way. Red is the natural color of passion, fire, and sexiness. Although this dress falls below the knee, the color ensures that you will not go unnoticed. This dress is also for the ladies that want to show off those Pilates-toned arms and shoulders. The cut-outs at the neckline will also draw attention to your cleavage without being revealing. Pair this dress with a pair of nude heels to make your legs miles long! 

Available at Nordstrom, $194

Phillip Treacy Hat Del Mar Racetrack Fashion

Accessory for this look: 

Phillip Treacy Hat; Available at Net-A-Porter, $1,118