ou’ve got your Iroquois Steeplechase tickets, you’ve planned your tailgating or party tent strategy, but the biggest question still remains: what to wear to Steeplechase. Have no fear; we’ve got your guide to the perfect Southern styles for your day at the races.
Steeplechase Women’s Fashion
Ladies’ fashions at Steeplechase run the gamut, but the best looks combine fun, fashion, and comfort. If you prefer a classically chic look, start at Steeplechase partner Gus Mayer for elegant Steeplechase dresses and haute hats from your favorite designers. Oak Hall has show stopping spring dresses sure to make a statement, whether you’re dancing in the Fox Den or toasting in the Hunt Club.
For relaxed, easy elegance, explore Vineyard Vines for dresses, skirts and rompers in preppy Palm Beach pastels, bright pops of color, or bold florals. Their signature seersucker dress is perfect for your tailgating celebration and beyond. Or serve up sweet Southern charm in darling dresses from Draper James, where you can also find gorgeous totes to carry all your race Steeplechase provisions!
The Crowning Touch
Hats and horse racing go hand in hand. Whether you’re aiming for elegance, edginess or ease with your ensemble, one thing’s for certain: you’ll want to top it off with a hat! Christine A. Moore, the official milliner of the Iroquois Steeplechase, offers beautiful confections in every style and size, adorned with ribbon, handmade flowers and other surprises. From the broadest of brims to the flounciest of fascinators, you’ll find the perfect custom hat to compliment your clothing. Dare to be dramatic with your headwear; you may just win the annual Steeplechase hat contest sponsored by Nashville Lifestyles!
Steeplechase Men’s Fashion
Fear not, fellas: you might think it’s all about the horses and hats, but Steeplechase still offers men a chance to get dressed up and decked out. Head to Vineyard Vines for looks that are preppy and traditional, with a colorful touches of fun: brightly colored pants, easy button-downs, and that Steeplechase staple, seersucker. The perennial southern stripe comes in pants of every length including shorts, with blazers to match. Race day is a fun and festive time to experiment with accessories. Consider suspenders or a pocket square. Browse fun bowties in contrasting patterns, and top everything off with a hat, whether it’s a traditional straw boater, a fetching fedora or a sporty ball cap.
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