Sig­na­ture Style what to wear...

Karlya Smith brings you the lat­est in fash­ion.

The Dominion Post - Your Weekend (Dominion Post) - - Fashion & Beauty -

AT THE RACES AND BE­YOND

Rac­ing sea­son kicks off with the Mel­bourne Cup next Tues­day. When at­tend­ing wed­dings, cock­tail par­ties ties and the races, it pays to put the work in early to or­gan­ise an out­fit. Last-minute panic pur­chas­ing of­ten re­sults in one-wear-won­ders.

Take the time to find a dress which ex­cites you but also fits flat­ter­ingly and com­fort­ably. Some­thing which has scope for years of wear, and d the make and ma­te­ri­als to last the dis­tance.

Kate Sylvester’s Paloma dress is ex­pen­sive, but it’s t’s the kind of dress you would only have to buy once a decade, ddecade,d such is the ver­sa­til­ity of a nipped-waist waist lace dress.

Chang­ing the slip un­der­neath from om dark to light al­ters its look dra­mat­i­cally, and d the neu­tral shade would work in well with your r ex­ist­ing jack­ets, ac­ces­sories and un­der-dresses. sses.

1. Silk & Steel Temptress ear­rings, s, $119 2. Next mini quilted bag, $70 at Ez­ibuy 3. Mi Piaci Shorty mid heels, $260 0 4. Kate Sylvester Paloma dress, $675 5. Natalie ata e C Chan a Etoile to e hat, at, $ $295 5

largely due to how nat­u­ral they look. Ap­plied like a body mois­turiser daily, you’re able to s slowly achieve a golden glow, which you can d dial up or down de­pend­ing on how many days y you ap­ply. The new Bondi Sands Ev­ery­day G Grad­ual Tan­ning foam, $25, is also en­riched with a aloe and vi­ta­min E to mois­turise a at the same time. The per­fume is pink, the stop­per is sexy, exy, sassy and sen­sa­tional and the scent of Jean Paul ul Gaultier’s new of­fer­ing, ffer­ing, Scan­dal ($148 for or 50ml), is worth kick­ing ick­ing up your heels for, r, with notes of gar­de­nia, a, blood or­ange, honey and patchouli. I haven’t been this de­lighted with a per­fume in quite some time.

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