Across the UK and Ireland, keen National Hunt fans are counting down the weeks until the Cheltenham Festival kicks off on the 11th of March, looking forward to that iconic, spine-tingling roar as the tape goes up for the start of the first race on the first day. Racing fans are busy keeping track of key contenders ready for a flutter and planning their outfit for one of the biggest meetings of the year.

The Cheltenham Festival is known for the stunning array of tweeds on show in every shape and size possible. Which, although traditional, can present a problem for those who like to stand out from the crowd! Emma Brown Tweed create beautiful British country wear with an elegant twist here and an eye-catching feature there, so that the wearer can be sure that they are fields ahead of the rest of the crowd in the fashion stakes.

Here are some of the highlights from the fabulous country attire collection from Emma Brown Tweed, perfect for those who want to wear that iconic tweed but ensure they turn heads on the day. The whole collection is handmade in England from tweed sourced from a mill in Yorkshire. With no compromise on elegance or provenance.

Rowan Berry Tweed Cape

Emma Brown Tweed’s take on the classic Tweed Cape (£175.00) is available in Gorse, Rowan Berry, Sloe or Willowherb. All lined in beautiful paisley or gamebird print lining and bound with contrasting cotton binding. This versatile cape can be worn swept over the shoulder for a relaxed look or secured at the front with the signature Emma Brown tab for a more styled finish.

Take a look at the Rowan Berry Tweed Cape here.

The Lace Skirt

The Lace Skirt (£145.00) combines classic British tweed with beautiful matching lace. For the perfect blend of countryside style and ladylike elegance. This fabulous, unique design is available in Cloudberry, Gorse or Thistle. Each with carefully chosen lining and lace for the perfect finish. This skirt will certainly catch the eye at Cheltenham. It also works just as well for weddings, work meetings or smart Friday evening drinks with friends.

The Lace Skirt in Cloudberry

The Tweed Bow Waistcoat

Emma Brown Tweed love to add an unexpected twist to the classic silhouette. And the Tweed Bow Waistcoat (£150.00) is the perfect example of that. An elegant and perfectly-cut tweed waistcoat, it features a stunning tweed bow and flattering pleats at the back. As well as a cut-out front to make the body look longer. The Tweed Bow Waistcoat, available in Bayrose or Gorse tweed, looks fabulous paired with a matching tweed skirt and layered over a crisp white shirt for the perfect race day outfit.

The Tweed Bow Waistcoat in Bayrose

Another ingenious twist on the classic tweed skirt is Emma Brown’s Loader Skirt (165.00). Originally designed to help preserve the modesty of a lady loader in the shooting field when she bends down. This is beautifully elegant, flattering piece works just as well paired with a matching waistcoat or cape for a day at the races. As it does with a pair of wellies and a waxed jacket. The clever ‘folded’ back of this skirt with a signature tab fastening displays the bright printed lining. Giving a fabulous shot of colour to an outfit.

Take a look at the Loader Skirt in Sloe here