Style Steal: How To Copy Our Favourite Race Day Looks For Your Next Big Occasion

Our favourite Irish celebs turned out in style, as always!

Whether you’ve lost count of how many times you’ve been to the races, or have never actually been in person, there is no denying Irish ladies know how to bring the style.

There are numerous race day events on this month and through September, so we’re spoiled for choice in terms of inspiration.

We’ve picked our favourite looks from the fashionable events around the country and found the best dupes for you.

Whether you have race day plans yourself or you have a wedding or formal event coming up soon, we’ve got you covered.

Aoibhin In Red 



Aoibhin looked cool and classy at Ladies Day at Dundrum Town Centre with a pleated red dress and accessories to match.

If you’re looking for a more casual, versatile version of the guna, opt for ASOS, which has the same gorgeous pleats and vibrant red without the formality of the full sleeve. It also features belt to accentuate your waist a la Aoibhin. Get this one for only €34!


If you’re more of a sleeve gal, opt for this one from iClothing for €55.


Ciara O’Doherty’s Jumpsuit 


A bright yellow is a great way to make a statement without needing to add any accessories or extra colour.

If you want race day elegance this blazer style jumpsuit with a paper bag waist has a designer vibe that goes far beyond its €76 price tag.

It’s elegant but strong and structured.


If you’d prefer to opt for mustard over canary yellow then you’ll love this Dorado jumpsuit from Lulus. It features a ruched top and wide-leg trousers just like Ciara’s look.

Nadine Reid’s Blue Pinstripe

Nadine is pretty much always race day ready with her amazing collection of crowns and bright dresses. She’s been flat out covering the races for Xpose so there are plenty of looks on her Instagram to be inspired by. But we adored this bright blue striped guna pair with silver accessories. We just want to wear it on a yacht in France, is that too much to ask?

You can get Nadine’s exact dress from Monsoon, which you can pick up for €70!


Una’s Bandeau Guna 


Una kept it simple in a bodycon purple dress and silver and white accessories. The dress is so versatile and could be dressed up for a day at the races and worn again and again for weddings or a big night out!

You can find a more casual version of this on ASOS for just €20, which could be worn a million ways.

But if you’re looking for more of a showstopper, this lilac bodycon is perfect for a big day out, with its frilled hem giving it a fun twist. You can get it on ASOS by Pretty Little Thing for €62.


Remy in Rixo 

If you see a pretty printed dress you can pretty much assume it’s Rixo. If you don’t have a couple of hundred to spend on the dress but love this style, there are plenty of dupes online. This tackles two trends at once, with both the floral print and the monochrome polka dots. It’s like an updated version of that Zara dress everyone has! We love it!

You’ll find a more muted version of Pretty Little Thing for €50, which has the same full sleeve but with an added neck tie details.

If you love the idea of the two prints but would prefer a shorter, more casual version, Nasty Gal has you covered with a very cute mini. It’s currently on sale for under €30!

And you’re good to go!



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