Are you ready for Steeple Chase…Nashville style?
One of best experiences I have had in College is having the opportunity to attend Steeple Chase in Nashville after my exams freshmen year. The experience was so great, simply because I got to wear a fancy hat; a sun dress, and be with all friends while watching horses! I mean who doesn’t enjoy dressing up? Every girl around seemed to enjoy the preppy, age-old look of brightly colored dresses with huge Kate Middleton like hats. And of course you can’t forget the “young gentlemen” with the plaids, seersuckers, and goofy bow ties. The horserace, which may seem silly to most, is a way to show the society that you are that Southern Belle and the wealthy tradition means great honor to you. But let’s be honest… you get to wear a hat! So now that Steeple Chase has arrived once again, what will you wear this year? Since I seem to be an “experienced” Steeple Chaser these days, here are a few do’s and don’ts of Nashville Steeple Chase.
To start, DO wear a hat. PERIOD. You will look silly and ruin all of your friends’ pictures. Hats are what make the experience that much more fun and special! Second, DO wear a flowy dress or one with bold print. The day will be hot and no one wants a dress clinging to them and making them sweat through. (Gross, I know) Third, DO NOT wear stiletto heels. You will look crazy and I will personally laugh! Wedges are a girl’s best friend, especially when it comes to soft grass at a horse race. Fourth, DO bring a rain jacket. Learned that mistake the hard way! The weather can be your worst nightmare, whether it is sunny or rainy. So do bring a rain jacket because you certainly do not want your make-up running, hair freezy, and looking like a wet dog in the middle of a high society horse race. (Yes, I may have been that girl last year…) Fifth, DO NOT wear a complicated dress when it comes to using the restroom. Yes, I had to say it because believe me there are no nice restrooms with mirrors. Bottom line be aware of how complicated it may be and plan accordingly! Finally sixth, DO take lots of pictures and laugh the day away! Steeple Chase is not the norm, so take advantage of the privilege of being there. You and your friends are guaranteed a fabulous day if you allow it. So take pictures and remember the fun you had in your hat and dress with your best friends!
So here is the main question…what will you wear to Steeple Chase this year? I know what I am wearing and it screams Emma Graham! Meet Meg and Ann, they assured me they are Steeple Chase ready and fabulous!