1 Be stylish, but conservative
Consider your hem-length. Your dress or skirt should come to your knee. Classic, elegant styles of dresses are usually a safe bet. You should also leave the sequins and strappy dresses at home. Make sure your hair is nicely groomed, as your head will be the focal point. A neat ponytail or chic chignon are your best bet, as they let your hat do all the talking.
Buy: White Dress, Dhs129, H&M, various locations including Dubai Marina Mall, www.hm.com/ae (050 103 2973)
2 Wear headwear
The races are the perfect opportunity to wear a hat. There has been some really great catwalk inspiration from high-end brands lately such as Giambattista Valli. Your headwear needs to be tasteful and needs to work back with your overall outfit. Make sure it’s comfortable and not too heavy.
Buy: Fascinator, Dhs710, Judith Hobby Clothing, www.judithhobbyclothing.com (050 459 1366)
3 Think about accessories
Your accessories don’t have to match your outfit perfectly. You can wear bold florals with stripes as long as you are clever about it. Adding a cool clutch or a gorgeous pair of gloves are a great way to make a statement but make sure you wear simple jewellery to complement your outfit. This isn’t the time for bling.
Buy: Pink Clutch, Dhs895, Ted Baker, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 434 0623) Gold earrings, Dhs110, Cinderela B at Sivvi, www.sivvi.com.