Fashion for the Guineas Festival: British Champions Series starts with the first Classic races of the British Flat season as part of the QIPCO Guineas Festival from 30th April to 1st May.

Dress code in the Premier Enclosure is smart occasion wear. No fancy dress, sportswear or swimwear.

Firm Fashion Favourites in the Fashion Race: Billowing Pleats, Monochrome, Rose Quartz.

Pleats are BIG news this season transforming the sensible and neat preppy style into a softer and light billowing chiffon look. This new look can be dressed up for evening or dressed down for daywear.

Polo Ralph Lauren pleated dress in cream is a simple shift dress in a cloud of pleats flowing from top to bottom. A classic, it is available in cream or black.

Price £260 from House of Fraser.

Continuing with the pleats theme is the Trudie pleated fascinator from Phase Eight.

In diaphanous black for a light airy feel.

Price £49 from Phase Eight.

Anchor this feminine floaty dress with a structured jacket.

Star by Julien Macdonald black scuba jacket’s loose fastening ensures those pleats are not crushed. The short length and slightly fitted style accentuates the waist whilst allowing the dress to billow freely in the breeze. Picture perfect, the collarless and low V-neck opening of the jacket frames the top of the dress so as not to hide the pleats or any statement necklace worn.

It’s a flawless juxtaposition of neat tailoring and ethereal elegance.

Available in black or ivory.

Price £59 from Debenhams.

The low V neckline of the jacket is just wide enough to accommodate Miquella’s Black Collection Drop Necklace. This silver-plated mutli-chain necklace is made with grey Japanese silk and clear Swarovski crystals. Multi chains are an ideal way to make a statement without the chunkiness.

Price £189 from Cadenza.

Go dotty with footwear and team with Hobbs’ Lillian slingback in monochrome polka dot print. The low kitten heel combines a fun and flirty style with comfort for a day at the races.

Price £139 from Hobbs.

Add a splash of colour to your monochrome look. Instead of a bold colour, choose one of The Colours of 2016: Rose Quartz (pale pink) or Serenity (pale blue).

DKNY Saffiano satchel bag in light pink has the cute and very fashionable ladylike top handle plus a more sensible and detachable shoulder strap.

Was £215 now £150.50 from House of Fraser.

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