We love any excuse to get all dolled up here at Jane Norman and if there’s ever an occasion where you need an extra-special dress, it’s Ladies Day!


With fascinators and fizz aplenty, horse-racing events are nothing if not glamorous. If you’re looking to get your SS18 wardrobe race day ready, rise to the occasion in a Jane Norman dress! From fancy florals to lovely lace, we’ve got all of this season’s hottest trends in the bag. We can’t guarantee that you’ll win lots of money but we can guarantee a dress that knocks spots off the rest…

Go fancy in florals

No print gives us a spring in our step quite like florals and for SS18 we’ve got dresses featuring only the prettiest of prints! Our floral frill bardot dress nails three hot spring trends in one and is an uber-elegant choice for race day and beyond. If you’re looking for something long-sleeved, this chic wrap dress is a super-flattering option for all occasions!


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Look lovely in lace

If you’re aiming for a look that’s truly lovely, you can’t go wrong with some luxurious lace! Lilac is bang on trend for SS18 and this strappy bodycon dress is an elegant option for any occasion. If you’re looking to go for bold, if ever there was a time to embrace a racer neck, it’s race day! This pink bodycon dress is ideal for giving your day an extra touch of sparkle…

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Colour you pretty

If prints aren’t your thing, why not go for a one-colour show-stopper?! If you’re thinking pink for race day, this bow bandeau dress is a must-have! If none of the above are what you’re looking for, don’t forget that you can always rely on a trusty Jane Norman LBD…


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Four hot tips to make your race day an odds-on favourite!

1. Leave plenty of time to get your nails/tan/hair done

If you’re really looking to get your glam on, you might need a bit of professional help! Make sure that you book any relevant appointments nice and early to avoid disappointment, be that for your nails or your hair. An elegant up-do is perfect for race day or if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd why not go for a big, bouncy blow dry?!


Your tan is an especially important one – if you’re going to fake it, you’ll need to have it done at least 24 hours before to minimise the potential of streaks and smudges!

2. Put your best foot forward…

Shoes are a tricky one when it comes to race day! We’ve all seen those paparazzi pics of girls walking around bare-footed after struggling with their super-high stilettos all day but how can you reach your full glam potential in flats?! Select a pair of shoes that you’ve worn before and know that you can stand up in all day to ensure no impromptu trips to A&E as the horses cross the finish line!

3. Go easy on the fizz, darling!

It can be easy to get carried away on race day when it comes to the fizz, especially if you have a win worth celebrating! Race day is usually long, so smashing the champers first thing in the morning might not be the best shout – you don’t want to end up face down in a pile of mud or horse you-know-what, after all!

4.Plan ahead…

If you’re really keen to pick a winner it might be worth doing a bit of research into the form of the horses that are racing beforehand. If you’re just looking to have a bit of fun, make sure you’ve got any relevant hotels and transport all booked up because you might struggle to get a last-minute taxi or a place to stay once everyone leaves the event!