Edinburgh stylists offer experts tips for women ahead of Musselburgh Racecourse Ladies Day

by Alicia Simpson

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Icons of Scotland’s style scene  offer advice to fashion-conscious women as part of racecourse PR.DSC_8272

MUSSELBURGH Racecourse has teamed up with top Edinburgh stylists to offer expert tips for women ahead of the hotly-anticipated Stobo Castle Ladies Day.

With only exclusive packages now remaining, the fashionistas have highlighted the importance for race goers to organise their outfits sooner rather than later for the biggest fashion event in Scottish sport.

From this year’s hottest summer trends to avoiding a headwear mishap, the stylists will ensure that attendees have a stress-free experience when getting ready, so that they can focus on enjoying the day in their most stylish attire at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Cathy Owen, Project Manager at Edinburgh Fashion Week, advises guests to take full advantage of the unique opportunity to get fully dolled up that Stobo Castle Ladies Day offers.

Cathy said: “I have a personal mantra that it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. Most people only get the opportunity to really dress up for the occasional wedding or festive party, so I would encourage everyone attending to make the most of it.

Summer Styles

“Long dresses can be a little awkward at the races. Navigating heels, hats and grass is enough to contend with never mind having to grasp the hem of your dress all day, so I would recommend trying a new silhouette, such as a tea-length style or a Bardot neckline, which is great for highlighting shoulders and clavicles.

“With June not so far away, some great summer styles are already dropping into high street stores, so I would suggest planning an outfit early by browsing these styles, tearing pages from magazines or starting a Pinterest page in advance, so as to have a clear idea of how fabulous you want to look.”

Laura Russell, personal stylist and shopper and blogger at Satisfashion, hosted a variety of sessions as part of the recent Edinburgh Fashion Week, two of which were dedicated to occasion wear and Stobo Castle Ladies Day.

Laura said: “I’d definitely say anyone attending should start to think about their look now. Go for an inspirational shop and try on some different styles to get fresh ideas – it’s never too early to find the perfect outfit.

Ladies Day is typically all about the dresses, but some great alternatives are jumpsuits and skirt co-ord sets. The trouser suit has made a massive come back this season so I’d love to see some ladies sporting this trend at the races.

“It can be particularly challenging to last the whole day in heels, so I would recommend a good platform or a thicker heel or wedge for stability. For shoes with straps, Vaseline and gel pads work wonders.”DSC_6879 (2)

As well as being just a few miles from Edinburgh, the East Lothian course is a one of Scotland’s best known five star venues, with superb facilities. That, combined with the thrill of a high-quality race card, has turned the June event into one of the highlights of Scotland’s social and racing calendars.

Aisling Johnston, Marketing Manager at Musselburgh Racecourse, said: “We are thrilled to have teamed up with Cathy and Laura to provide expert style tips for those attending Scotland’s premier racing and fashion day.

“Although general admission tickets have now been snapped up in record time, we have two appealing packages still available, including the Picnic Pavillion package with which offers first class views, guaranteed rain cover and the opportunity to bring your own picnic.”

The Champers and Hampers Package and Picnic Pavillion Package are still available for Stobo Castle Ladies Day. To book, go to:

www.musselburgh-racecourse.co.uk

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