With Ascot approaching, here is the first of our inspirational posts for a perfect day at the Races.
Historically, the races, and Ascot in particular, have been important places to show off.
The famous horse race scene in Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina, set in late 19th century Russia, recalls the atmosphere when Anna’s husband reflects:
“- There’s so much splendour here, one’s eyes are dazzled”, being unable to spot his wife in “that sea of muslin, ribbons, feathers, parasols and flowers“.Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina
As the races have been a place to dress up in feminine attire, a white or light palette look could be a clever and stylish choice for a day at the races.
In T.ba’s London stores, there are many examples of scene-stealing looks in summer’s hues: