Often imitated, but never bettered – the original Ladies Day is fast approaching and it’s time to prep your outfits for an incredible day at the races.
If you’re on the lookout for a show-stopping outfit to wear on Friday 8th April, look no further than Smudge Boutique at Metquarter. Smudge is a family run, independent boutique that showcases the best of established and up and coming designers – keep reading for our rundown of the best outfits to turn heads this Ladies Day.
Pretty In Pastel – Elliatt Elaine Mini Set
Make a statement with this stunning two piece skirt and top in a pretty pastel floral lace pattern. The top has a high neckline and deep lace scalloped cuffs that will make you feel both demure and chic, and the scalloped lace hemline on the skirt adds sophistication to the outfit.
The Smudge Boutique team recommend pairing the outfit with block colour heels and some delicate hoops – check out the accessories here to complete the outfit.
Ladies Day Pastels – Elliatt Alba Dress In Floral Print
Elliatt is pulling out all of the stops with its recent collection, with another sophisticated pastel floral number which is ideal for Ladies Day. The print is perfect for many skin tones and a one shoulder neckline helps to draw emphasis to the neck and collarbones. The flattering shape and the single seam across the waist for definition really makes this a perfect choice for the races.
The Power Of A Maxi Dress – Fabienne Chapot Mia Indy Dress
Nothing welcomes in the good weather quite like a maxi dress – this dress comes in a striking blue shrimp print and comes with beautiful butterfly sleeves. The stand-up collar with a ruffle trim and gold top button really adds a finishing touch of sophistication.
Is Anyone Satin Here? – Arielle Satin Floral Mini Dress By Hope & Ivy
We’ve gone from mini to maxi, now for a midi dress that brings the drama. This Hope & Ivy design brings sophistication and style – the hand-designed stylised florals bloom and blur across the bright blue satin base, in power greens, teals and blues. Finished with a puff blouson sleeve and high cut neckline, this gorgeous silhouette will make you stand out at the races.
Ladies Day Lilacs – Essentiel Antwerp Beatrix Dress
Effortlessly stylish, this oversized knee-length dress plays with volume and textures with the high ruffled neckline and wide-cuff sleeves. The fabric belt disappears at the back, ensuring that the waist is accentuated at the front, with the flowy movement taking centre-stage at the back.
The Smudge Boutique stylists recommend pairing this dress with a matching clutch and elegant heels – get some accessories inspiration here.
From The Wanderlust Collection – Hope & Ivy Carmen Midi Dress
Another beautiful piece from Hope & Ivy, this plunge-front midi dress features hand-finished embroidery on the soft ivory base, completed with florals and a flutter sleeve, this one has summer vibes all round and would suit a day by the race track.
Complete the outfit with a pair of bold block colour heels.
Last But Not Least – Hope & Ivy Cameron Mini Dress
Another fantastic dress from the Wanderlust collection, this Hope & Ivy dress has contrast trim detailing and a ruffle skirt. Yellow florals scatter the pastel base and the shape makes it the perfect outfit choice for Ladies Day.
Finish the look with a pair of strappy heels and a matching clutch and you’ll be race ready!
The Smudge Boutique team is on hand to help pick out the perfect Ladies Day look, pay them a visit today at Metquarter.
Smudge Boutique is open 10am-5pm Monday – Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday.