Ladies Day

Ladies Day at Sussex County Cricket Club

The judging panel for best hat - left to right, Denise Cobb, Mayor of Brighton and Jim May, Chairman of SCCC, Leah, Walk in Waradrobe

The judging panel for best hat – left to right, Denise Cobb, Mayor of Brighton and Jim May, Chairman of SCCC, Leah, Walk in Waradrobe

I was lucky enough to be invited to Ladies Day at Sussex County Cricket Ground to be on the judging panel with the Mayor of Brighton and Hove Denise Cobb and the Chairman of the Cricket Club, Jim May for a time honored tradition, the best hat competition.  The event, which took place on Friday 19th July 2013 was a truly glamorous event, with stunning dresses and the most extravagant hats and fascinators.  It was fantastic to see so much glamour under one roof, and all for a good cause – the Rockinghorse Appeal.

At the event, guests were truly pampered with a complimentary 15 minute beauty taster treatment by the newly launched Spa at the Grand Hotel, Brighton and celebrity favorite jewellery designers Stella and Dot were showing off their fabulous jewellery.  There were also some fabulous prizes up for grabs, including champagne afternoon tea for two at one of my favourite places to socialize in Brighton, Bohemia Grand Cafe and Late Lounge.

Thank you to Fiona and the events company Midnight Communications, for putting on such a fabulous event, we are looking forward to next year!  Thank you also to Stephen Lawrence, the professional photographer who took some fantastic shots at the event.  Please visit his website here:

If you are interested in attending Ladies Day at the Cricket Club next year, please  call 0844 264 0202.

All photographs by Stephen Lawrence



Could the ‘little beige dress’ take over from the ‘little black dress’?

It has become apparent in the last few months that the little beige dress could well be taking over from the little black dress in the UK.  These barely-there hues have been super-popular both on the catwalk and with our customers who are seeing a classy, sophisticated look.  Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham are particular fans of the nude coloured dress, but if you want that celebrity look for a fraction of the cost, our boutique is the place to be!

Beige coloured pencil dresses

Classic beige pencil dress

Classic beige pencil dress

Nothing says sexy-but-classy like a pencil dress does.  So if you add the elegant colour of nude to a sexy-but-classy dress, you are on to a real winner.  Our customers have found that these versatile little dresses are perfect for the workplace, lunch with the girls or are fantastic dresses for ladies day at the races.

Beige coloured maxi dresses

Beige one shoulder chiffon maxi dress

Beige one shoulder chiffon maxi dress

Nude is a fabulous colour for a maxi dress, my own personal favourite for a beige maxi is this one shoulder Grecian style long dress with a lace bust.  This dress is floaty, elegant and whimsical, guaranteeing that all eyes will be on you for all the right reasons!  This dress is the perfect dress for prom, black tie events, and would make gorgeous bridesmaid dresses.

What accessories go with beige dresses?

One of the great things about beige is that it’s so easy to accessorise!  Nude shoes go fabulously with a nude colour dress (providing you can find a similar colour-hue match), or virtually every other colour you could think of would match.  If you are wearing a nude dress and want to add some extra colour to the mix, try to match your accessory colours with each other.  If you are lucky enough to be going to the races this year, we have a gorgeous range of hats which will go fabulously with your dress.

So what do you think?  Could it be the little beige dress rather than the little black dress?  Let us know!

Beige race day hat - a great match for a nude dress!

Beige race day hat – a great match for a nude dress!


Nude sparkly bracelet

Nude sparkly bracelet

One of Britain’s most exciting fashion parades – it can only be Ascot!

Champagne Ladies Day Ascot dress with matching jacket

Champagne Ladies Day Ascot dress with matching jacket

Ladies day at Ascot is drawing very near and we have been inundated with ladies looking for fashionable outfits that adhere to Ascot’s strict dress code. Ladies day at Ascot is a very special day as it is a stylish parade of only the most fashionable attire mixed with traditional British heritage. The fashion police at Ascot will refuse admission to anyone who is not dressed appropriately, so it’s essential that you get it right. Our staff at Walk in Wardrobe have many years of experience of dressing ladies for Ascot, so we can help you dress correctly and avoid any embarrassing refusals on the day!

Ladies outfits for the Royal Enclosure

Although there is a strict dress code for the Royal Enclosure don’t think for a minute that you can’t still look sexy and glamorous. I can inform you now that midi-dresses are IN, so even though you are required to wear a dress which is just above the knee or longer, you will still look fashionable. Strapless, or off the shoulder dresses are a big no-no, and you need to make sure that your straps are at least 1 inch thick, regardless of whether you are wearing a jacket or not.

For Ascot, we have some stunning collections with fresh and modern designs make out of high quality fabrics in plain or with stunning prints.  Our race day outfits adhere to the dress code at Ascot and come with jackets which are very suited to the unpredictable English weather!

Fabulous feather hat - perfect for Ascot!

Fabulous feather hat – perfect for Ascot!

Hats and fascinators for the Royal Enclosure

Hats are required in the Royal Enclosure, although a substantial fascinator with a base of at least 4 inches is acceptable instead of a hat.

Ladies outfits for the Grandstand

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Classy yet sexy pencil dress for the Grandstand at Ascot

Although the dress code is slightly more relaxed in the Grandstand, ladies are still required to wear formal wear. As with the Royal Enclosure, regardless of whether you have a jacket, you are not permitted to wear strapless or sheer strap dresses. Our pencil dresses are particularly suitable for the Grandstand, and have the added benefit of being made out of stretchy fabric which are really comfortable – a must if you are going to be in the dress all day!

A comfortable, elegant and chic fascinator

A comfortable, elegant and chic fascinator

Hats and fascinators for the Grandstand
A hat, headpiece or fascinator must be worn at all times, so it’s essential to get the right one for you with reflects your personality so you feel comfortable.

Although no one likes to surrender wardrobe autonomy to anyone, if you adhere to the rules you will have a fun packed and fabulous day.  And if you get your outfits and accessories from us, you will not only have a fabulous day, you will be looking stunning and feeling confident too!