Best and worst of Dur­ban July


THE AN­NUAL Vo­da­com Dur­ban July is one of the big­gest horserac­ing events on the con­ti­nent – and it’s just as fa­mous as a fash­ion spec­ta­cle.

This past week­end’s event at the Greyville race­course lived up to its billing, with the fash­ion­istas de­scend­ing en masse, flaunt­ing the fash­ion theme “The Colour of Magic”.

Our re­porters Toby Ngo­mane (TN) and Modiegi Mashamaite (MM) dis­sected the best, worst and most un­usual out­fits. Worst dressed: Zodwa Wa­bantu

TN: From the front, back or side, I don’t un­der­stand this out­fit. Why is there a slit into her crack and why did she even bother with that beige bra? This is a miss of note.

MM: Where is the rest of your dress? Ev­ery­thing looks wrong. The dress, shoes, hair and make-up look like a last­minute ar­range­ment.

The thigh-high slit is way too re­veal­ing and the de­tail­ing at the back is ter­ri­ble. This look gets the fash­ion­istas’ award for Painful Cry for At­ten­tion. Best dressed: Ayanda Tha­bethe

TN: I’ll let Ayanda take best dressed, she didn’t look great but she was one of the bet­ter ones. She looked good, her make-up was beau­ti­fully un­der­stated and her dress had re­ally beau­ti­ful de­tail­ing.

With her glow, she takes my nod for best dressed.

MM: My favourite look of the day. She looked like a mag­i­cal god­dess. The make-up was per­fect and the sleek hair was gor­geous. Wow, what a lu­mi­nous glow. The de­tail­ing of the dress is amaz­ing. All round per­fec­tion!

Most un­usual: Keneilwe Mothoa and Shel­ley Mokoena

TN: The duo in red looked breath­tak­ing. From their makeup to their shoes and to their hair. These out­fits hit the mark. Al­though a lit­tle too Solange Knowles, I think these ladies dressed suc­cess­fully to im­press.

MM: I ab­so­lutely love the colour they wore. It was bold and fol­lowed the theme with­out be­ing too di­rect.

I also like the whim­si­cal blouse with ruf­fles and flirty fringe pants.

Al­though I thought it was an overuse of red, the hair and red lips def­i­nitely made a bold state­ment.


WORST DRESSED? So­cialite Zodwa Wa­bantu, among the celebri­ties who at­tended the Dur­ban July.


STRIK­ING: These two turned lots of heads at the Vo­da­com Dur­ban July, South Africa’s pre­mier horse rac­ing event.

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