Orange is the new black at race day
LOOKING GOOD: Fashions on the Field are always a highlight on race day. FOR some people horses are just a background feature and dresses, shoes and fascinators are the main attraction at the track.
A lot of thought goes into a race day outfit and some say there’s even more involved than just clothing.
Hairdresser Debby Ford said hair could make or break an outfit.
“If you are wearing a strapless dress, the lady’s hair must be down and flowing but if the top has a full collar or she is wearing a coat, the hair must be up and on display,” Mrs Ford said.
She said colour was also important and although orange was the new black, all warm colours should be embraced.
“Warm colours are in fashion and with the winter winds around, warmth is everything,” she said.
Although a frock was often the most popular choice for ladies on the race track, Mrs Ford urged women to branch out and be creative with their style.
“Racegoers have looked stunning in tight-fitting skirts and designer jeans as well.”
Former fashion consultant, Pastor Carol Palmer said fascinators, hats and other accessories were just as important as the dress.
“Matching shoes, bags and clutches are simple accessories and can make a huge difference,” Ms Palmer said.
She agreed warm, winter colours were “in” and perfect for a race day outfit.
“Winter colours are warm and exciting and make you feel great about yourself,” she said.
No matter what style or colour chosen, Ms Palmer said the races were a fantastic opportunity to dress up and have some fun.
The Gayndah Cup Race Day will be held on Saturday, June 6.
Event organisers said everything was on track and to expect it to be a successful day for all who turned up. For more information visit www.gayndahraces.com