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Best outfit options for Boxing Day at the races or at home

For some of us, Christmas means the Boxing Day races.  For anyone not in tier three, it even looks as though that little bit of normality might be possible. For others it is going to be a very different festive season.

Whether you are going to get to the races or just spending the day at home sleeping off your Christmas dinner, here are a few great outfit choices.

Dress code for the races

Although jackets and ties are not required, we definitely do encourage you to wear them. Combine with smart trousers, a shirt with a collar and smart shoes.

Or just opt for one of your best suits.

A tweed, flannel or herring bone would be a great choice as it will be rather chilly at the course and anything that will keep you warm is a good idea!

Top Tip: Make sure you double check for any course dress code before you go

Sleeping off the Christmas pudding 

Boxing day is a great excuse to do nothing but sleep off Christmas dinner and watch some classic films.

Your best outfit options in this case will be a pair of loose-fitting trousers, maybe with a draw cord waist, a warm piece of knitwear with a basic t-shirt or button-down shirt.

It’s also worth putting on the socks that are sure to have appeared amongst your gifts.

Seeing relatives

Although we’ve been told to keep it ‘small, short and local’ this year you might still be able to see your relatives in a socially distanced way.

For this situation we recommend a smart casual look, maybe a pair of chinos or jeans with a sports jacket and a pair of trainers or boots.

Or add a great piece of knitwear and layer up under a sports jacket or blazer.


If you are lucky enough to be able to get to the pub this Boxing Day, then stick with the smart casual and relaxed fit look.

Pick a great jacket, add a pair of jeans or relaxed trousers and choose a piece of knitwear and you are good to go.

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