Cheltenham 2013

Unfortunately due to other commitments I was unable to attend Cheltenham. But that didn't stop me from keeping up to date on the Racing Post App, whilst watching the highlights on the television, and searching the internet for photos of the winners and losers in the fashion stakes.

For Jump racing fans, Cheltenham is the highlight of the year, and around 250,000 race-goers descend on the Cotswold course for three days of exhilarating sporting action. The fashions at Cheltenham range from gentlemen dressed in tweed to Ladies in elegant winter coats and fur, with felt and feather head pieces adorning their heads.

Below I have compiled a list of who I felt were the best dress from the photos which I have seen. I love the colours of the Lady Amherst feathered hat, I think it definitely stood out from the crowd. Pippa Middleton looked elegant in yellow, whilst the Lady in red is a little ostentation for my personal taste although the whole look comes together quite nicely and definitely has the wow factor. Princess Catherine looked faultless as usual in her last minute shock visit to Cheltenham on Friday. I feel the monochrome look is very fashion forward although.I preferred the red coat that Zara Phillips wore on Thursday as opposed to the Beige and purple ensemble on Wednesday.

My favourite look overall all was Charlotte Hamilton who deservedly won overall best dressed on Ladies day. I love everything about this outfit; she has dressed for the weather without compromising her style. The colours of the coat, hat and scarf all compliment her skin tone. I think she looks faultless. This is a look that I would have been supporting.

We will have to wait for next year to see what the fashion stakes hold at Cheltenham.


All thoughts & prayers to JT McNamara for a full recovery!