Emma Spencer’s Raceday Secrets

8 Nov
Known for her trackside style as well as her commentating prowess, not many ladies know racing fashion like Emma Spencer. From Roland Mouret frocks to Royal Ascot, the Channel 4 presenter shares her top tips and insider secrets for ladies days at the races. Having learnt the hard way how unbearable cold weather can be in the wrong frock, she joins the chorus of many racegoers by ushering us into weather appropriate outfits.
Emma Spencer

Emma Spencer

Where do you get the inspiration for your outfits?

I spend a lot of time browsing the latest looks on top fashion websites……Net-A-Porter so I have a fair idea of what is current. I personally prefer fitted and tailored clothes as opposed to clothes that are loose and flowy.

What do you think is the secret to being successful at Best Dressed competitions?

To dress accordingly for the occasions and the weather and of course to be comfortable.

Who are your style icons?

I liked Victoria Beckham’s old style but I am not so keen on her current look.

What is your favourite accessory?

Shoes and boots as these are the most key accessory for an outfit. I have a weakness for them!

What tips would you give for anyone who wants to enter a Ladies Day competition but has no experience?

Wear a hat as you have to have a hat to win. Wear an outfit that is in accordance to the day i.e. you are not going to a wedding or a night club!

What are big no-no’s for ladies who are dressing for the races?

Skirt too short, heels you can’t walk in and too much flesh on display.

Who is your favourite designer?

In my ideal world if I had the budget  I would choose Roland Mouret for dresses and Gucci for everything else. In reality Zara are totally up to date with fashion.

What festival do you most enjoy?

Royal Ascot as it’s flat racing centrepiece and the ultimate fashion parade.

What are you up to at the moment?

Last night, I had the most fabulous night celebrating Tony McCoy’s  4000th win with all his family and friends, it was a special night. Thankfully I have today to get back on track as I head to Doncaster tomorrow for Channel 4, the final day of the flat season. Its home now to change the wardrobe around and prepare for cold jumping Saturdays.

© Copyright Fiona Sherlock 2013

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