Tweed: Stylish Ways to Wear it for Cheltenham Races

Tweed has always defined horsing events. However, you could be forgiven for thinking that the heavy material has no place in racing, probably from looking at pictures of summer events heralding soft fabrics and extravagant hats. However, if you go to a racing meet in the colder months, it can be difficult to dress appropriately and ensure that you don’t catch a chill at the same time. Tweed has become synonymous with the folk who grace Cheltenham’s ground, due to the Festival being in March. If tweed is something that you can’t imagine yourself wearing, then we’ve rounded up some of the key pieces, which might just inspire your race day outfit and make you change your mind.

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Since Coco Chanel reinvented the tweed jacket with the launch of Chanel, they have been pushing the boundaries of tweed style. The latest collection is no exception. With suiting moving into the mainstream, a tweed suit makes the perfect Cheltenham outfit, as you can invest in a piece from Chanel and continue to wear it in or out of work for years to come.


If you’re not into structure, this elegant midi skirt makes a great pairing with a dark fitted top for an alternative race day look. Whilst you float around the clubhouse, you could check out the horsing tips on Oddschecker. For the Cheltenham Festival they have Ballyandy at 25/1, so you can have an informed flutter on the horses whilst looking your part in tweed.


If it’s quintessential British glamour that you’re looking for, then look no further than Mulberry. Tweed at Mulberry is both feminine and practical. Take this coat for instance: perfect for the chillier months, but also softly structured, and beautifully finished with a bow. It makes the perfect formal coat, and the practical nature of the fabric makes it perfect for race day. If you want to go minimal but still follow the tweed trend, you can opt for one of the Mulberry tweed bags.


If head-to-toe tweed doesn’t ignite your bones, then accessorising with the fabric might suit you better. You could pair your outfit with a tweed scarf or bag and still join in with the statement. tartan tweed eye makeup was seen on the runway this season, so maybe if you are a head-to-toe tweed lover it might be something to try, and if you aren’t then it might make a good accent to your outfit.
Fashion statements will come and go, but tweed will always reign supreme on raceday at Cheltenham. The practical nature of the fabric alongside the glamour of a racing event ensure that it is a quintessentially British event, and in tweed, it’s easy to be both elegant and warm.

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