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Jade Holland Cooper at Cheltenham Festival

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While the annual Cheltenham Festival may not have a dress code, there is an unspoken rule to dressing for the event. Leave your Ascot florals behind and embrace all things tweed for these races.

As we know, March in Britain can make for tumultuous weather so trench coats are a Cheltenham mainstay. Seasoned veteran Jade Holland Cooper and her eponymous label know exactly how to make long coats work on the tracks. The Duchess of Cambridge is a fan, donning her Holland Cooper purple tartan trench last year at the Cruella screening at Holyroodhouse Palace. Pair with matching trousers for the ultimate ensemble.

Dresses are, of course, an option if you want to impress. Vintage-style tea dresses are a favourite of Francesca Cumani; another Cheltenham style stalwart. British label Suzannah London has an array of delectable designs or look to up-and-coming label Lola Tara for dazzling jumpsuits.

Millinery can be marvellous, but go for less eccentricism and more rural-chic. Feathered fedoras are a recurring theme among female attendees while the men opt for traditional flat caps. It’s boots over heels here, so adorn your head accordingly.

Go for Gloucestershire glamour with a sumptuous need for tweed. See below Tatler‘s edit of the best Cheltenham-ready fashion and accessories.