Con­fi­dence boosts out­fits

Gatton Star - - SPORT - Ali Kuchel [email protected]­ton­star.com.au

FOR the past eight years, Cheryl Beaton has been dress­ing up and putting her best foot for­ward at race days across the coun­try for Fash­ions on the Field.

The Rose­wood mum of four said race days be­came “her time”, al­low­ing her to en­joy a day out.

“As a mum, fash­ions on the field days are my day,” she said.

“It’s a day out for me to get dressed up and hang out with friends.”

The fash­ion­ista is no stranger to pulling to­gether an out­fit at the last minute, hav­ing pre­vi­ously won at Caloun­dra four years ago with a $10 dress from an op-shop.

“It just goes to show, you don’t have to spend lots of money to win,” she said.

For the ladies head­ing along to the Lai­d­ley Cup at the Lock­yer Val­ley Turf Club this week­end, Miss Beaton said there were a few ne­ces­si­ties for en­ter­ing fash­ions on the field.

Gloves, shoes, ap­pro­pri­ate head-wear and make-up were must-haves, along with a stylish hair-do, and of course, a dress.

Miss Beaton said an­i­mal print was in fash­ion, es­pe­cially near­ing win­ter sea­son.

“It’s a per­sonal choice,” she said.

At race days, Miss Beaton opted for big­ger, bolder head­pieces to draw at­ten­tion to her out­fit, if she was look­ing for a vic­tory.

“If you’re en­ter­ing fash­ions on the field, you want some­thing that’s out there and not go­ing to be missed,” she said.

But the take-home point Miss Beaton pledged was com­fort and con­fi­dence.

“If you’re com­fort­able and feel con­fi­dent, it will show in your move­ment,” she said.

For the men, Miss Beaton’s rec­om­men­da­tions in­cluded a tie or bow-tie, along with a suit jacket and dress shoes.

“It de­pends on how se­ri­ous they are and if they’re just get­ting up for a bit of fun,” she said.

Harry & Miss Tiff Bou­tique Gat­ton will be or­gan­is­ing the fash­ions on the field events.

Nom­i­na­tions will open from 12.30pm, and the pa­rades are ex­pected to com­mence fol­low­ing the sec­ond race of the day’s pro­gram.

There are four cat­e­gories for race day, in­clud­ing young ladies 18 to 35, ladies 36 and over, gen­tle­men and cou­ples.

PHOTO: PA­TRICK WOODS

FLASH­BACK: Cheryl Beaton at the Sun­shine Coast Turf Club in 2018.

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