A wonderful alternative to the fascinator is a small beanie percher hat – a neat but classy, simple, and elegant design.
If you are looking for a larger hat, the races are the ideal opportunity to go wild with sweeping satellite dishes and wonderfully chic mushroom-shaped brims.
Or you might try classic pillbox shapes with dramatic height and structured details.
Just try to remember: racecourses are windy and often cold so it makes sense to try to dress appropriately. You can still be elegant, though. Maybe a trouser suit and a funky trilby hat or fedora are more in keeping with a fresh autumn race meeting.