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How you can look your best on race day

Central and North Burnett Times - - ADVERTISING FEATURE -

THE races are a day when you have the op­por­tu­nity to go all out with your out­fit in an ef­fort to stand out from the crowd.

How do you achieve this while still stick­ing to the norms of race day fash­ion.

Lucky for you, we have com­piled a list of how to dress for the races.

Ladies

■ Head­piece: Your head­piece should bring your whole out­fit to­gether, it is a fash­ion es­sen­tial for race day.

■ Make-up: Go for a nat­u­ral look, or if you would like to ven­ture out with colour, bright lips are of­ten the way to go.

■ Clutch or hand­bag: This should be an el­e­gant ex­ten­sion of your out­fit, it should also be big enough to hold all of your race-day essen­tials.

■ Shoes: For com­fort, opt for a wedge, or try stilet­tos if you are brave. Your shoes should be clean and if new, make sure they are bro­ken in be­fore the big day.

■ Hair: A clas­sic chignon or a low pony­tail when wear­ing a larger head­piece will al­low for the hat to be show­cased with­out com­pet­ing with the rest of your out­fit.

■ Jew­ellery: Fin­ish­ing touches can heighten your style. You should opt for a state­ment piece or some­thing more clas­sic that never dates.

■ The Dress: Cel­e­brate rac­ing with prints, pat­terns, flo­rals and colour or pick a dress that suits this year’s theme of Fash­ions Through Time.

■ Dress length: Keep your dress length classy, you should think con­ser­va­tively, a lit­tle bit for­mal and lady-like.

Gen­tle­men

Fash­ion do’s

■ Get the right fit on your suit: Make sure that your suit fits per­fectly.

■ So fresh and so clean: Start your day off clean and well groomed. ■ Ac­ces­sorise: Keep your ac­ces­sories sim­ple and sub­dued but don’t be afraid to add a lit­tle flair with items like pat­terned pocket squares.

■ Shoe game strong: This is the per­fect oc­ca­sion to bust out your fancy shoes, just make sure they are clean.

■ Re­lax: No mat­ter what you are wear­ing it is im­por­tant to have a good time.

Fash­ion dont’s

■ Sport sun­glasses: Re­mem­ber that you are here to watch horse rac­ing, not com­pete in sport. Leave the sport sun­nies at home.

■ Ill-fit­ting suits: Don’t show up to the races in a suit that is miles too big.

■ Shoe crimes: Don’t wear dirty shoes to the races, and sneak­ers are a big no-no on the day.

■ Satin: Al­ways opt for real silk in­stead.

■ Nov­elty at­tire: Just be­cause you may love The Simp­sons doesn’t mean that you should wear Homer around your neck.

PHOTO: FELIC­ITY RIP­PER

LOOK­ING GOOD: It is im­por­tant to look your best at the races.

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